Friday, June 26, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #6

For +Inkwell Ideas 's sixth #geomorphmapcontest theme of #traps my 2nd set of entries :

The tunnels that the Dwarves once thought safe, now fall prey, due to their complacency, to the simplest of Underdark traps.

(A) The Dwarven hallways, with their ornate and timeless decorations, meander through the depths. (B) Their enemies (variously Orcs, Kobolds or other digging races) delve underneath and about those passageways. (C) Concealed nooks provide spots for spies to watch for high value targets.  (D) Below the weakened floor, a deep deadly spiked pit awaits, eager enemies filling the chamber between.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #6

For +Inkwell Ideas 's sixth #geomorphmapcontest theme of #traps :

The passageways in the Vault of the Titan converge on the central chamber but may never reach it.

(A) Explorers encounter animations who question the intruders. Their answers cause the corner hall to rotate (B) in various directions. Some lead to corridors with dead-end secret doors (C) triggering terrible traps. Others lead to identical paths with working secret doors (D) (but retaining possibly deadly traps) leading to the Titan's Vault (E) and its defenses, traps and treasures therein.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #5

For the 5th #geomorphmapcontest theme of #water (http://inkwellideas.com/2015/06/tomb-geomorphmapcontest-winners-next-contest-announced/ );The tunnels of the deeps rise to the surface where the river cascades down the mountainside. The spray wets paths nearby creating slippery surfaces for the unwary traveller. #waterfalls  

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #5

For the 5th #geomorphmapcontest theme of #water (http://inkwellideas.com/2015/06/tomb-geomorphmapcontest-winners-next-contest-announced/ ) In the deeps, rivers inexorably carve their path through the softer stone. The process sometimes leaves arches of harder material spanning the waters. Those arches becomes bridges used by the denizens of the deep. Here at the #crossroads   two such bridges, one high and one low, cross the Greencold Flow.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #4 - my 2nd entry

For the #geomorphmapcontest no. 4 theme of #tomb - (http://inkwellideas.com/2015/05/early-tomb-geomorphmapcontest-entries/) - In the abyssal depths a lone earth servant stumbled upon a wondrous geode of magically infused rock. Breaking into the core the servant, and its kin, discovered a great yellow-blue crystal hovering in the center. They sensed something entombed within but dare not break its seals.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Geomorph Map Contest #4

For the #geomorphmapcontest no. 4 theme of #tomb - (http://inkwellideas.com/2015/05/shrine-geomorphmapcontest-winners/) - the Ziggurat of  Ah-kata-ton the Corpulent, fond of ostentatious presentations during and after life (his spirit continues to appear atop his tomb, in full regalia, to this day).

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Inkwell Ideas Geomorph Map Contest #3

Inkwell Ideas has continued the theme with a third contest (http://inkwellideas.com/2015/05/initial-shrine-geomorphmapcontest-entries/ ) with the theme of shrine. (Entries are due by May 18th.)

My two entries, returning to the surface world, are the "Shrine of the Eastern Wind" and the "Shrine of the Western Seas."
Playing around, again, with multi-level geomorphs with paths in non-standard forms (walkways and docks for example).