Old West Map

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I was poking around the other day and came across this post on a site called From the Sorcerer's Skull, which was new to me.  It had two cool maps, on of Tombstone and one of Deadwood.  The Tombstone map is from a book and very accurately depicts the town at the time, but the Deadwood map was more of thing of art.  It is a very beautiful black and white illustration that sparks the imagination. 

I was at school with some time to kill so I started messing around with the map, giving it some color and a parchmenty feel.  Once I was finished I couldn't help but think that this map would be great for my upcoming Aces & Eights campaign.  

However, since the campaign will be taking place in New Mexico primarily I doubt they will ever get up that way.  Then I figured with a little work I could "file the serial numbers off" the map and re-tittle and re-label it for my own purposes.  I thought I'd share the blank  edited version in case anyone else was similarly inclined.  Please note that I don't own this map.  As I said above, I didn't make it.  So I can't give you permission to use it for X, Y, or Z project.  



A big thanks to Trey over at From the Sorcerer's Skull for sharing!

KenzerCo Cyber Monday Sale

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I just wanted to stop in and let everyone know about the Kenzer & Company Cyber Monday Sale. Until midnight tonight almost everything for sale on the KenzerCo website is going to be listed as half off. So if you've been looking at the gorgeous Hacklopedia of Beasts, currently rated as the third best RPG book of all time over at RPG Geek, until the end of the day you can pick it up for only $30. Interested in trying out Hackmaster Basic? Pick up the book for only $10. And if you've always wanted to try the best Western RPG ever made, you can get the Aces & Eights PDF for only $12.50.

A Free Campaign Map

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Here is a Free Campaign Map for you.  This one took some time, but I'm really happy with the end result.  Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. It is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy!

Pathfinder MMO on the Way

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Paizo has officially licensed the Pathfinder MMO Rights to Goblinworks.  Details about the game are still somewhat scarce but here is some info from the Goblinworks website...

Pathfinder Online takes place in the world of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, an industry-leading tabletop roleplaying game based on more than a decade of system development. The Pathfinder world includes elements inspired by classic and modern fantasy, from lost cities shrouded in misty jungles to decaying pyramids in deserts of burning sands to a fantastic island metropolis where folk from countless kingdoms live side by side with all manner of exotic creatures. If a player wants to tell a fantasy story, the world of Pathfinder has a place for it. (For more information on the world of Pathfinder and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, please visit paizo.com/pathfinder.)

Pathfinder Online is a hybrid sandbox/theme park-style MMO roleplaying game where characters explore, develop, and dominate the River Kingdoms, a treacherous no-man's-land of squabbling kingdoms on the edge of wilderness. Players explore, adventure, develop, and dominate their domains by playing fighters, rogues, wizards, or any of Pathfinder's many character types, or they can use the game's archetype system go beyond the standard options to create nearly any sort of character imaginable.
Pathfinder Online's robust trading system puts players in control of the world's economy with player-created items, consumables, fortifications, and settlements. Character-controlled settlements can grow into full-fledged kingdoms that compete for resources as they seek to become the dominant force in the land, raising vast armies to hold their territory against the depredations of monstrous creatures, NPC factions, and other player characters.

Social organizations scale from small parties of a few adventurers to player nations inhabited by thousands. As settlements develop, the surrounding wilderness develops more complex and challenging features, including randomly generated encounters and resources as well as exciting scripted adventures.
The design process for Pathfinder Online has only just begun, and there is plenty of opportunity for gamers to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new project. Paizo and Goblinworks are committed to soliciting player feedback about the Pathfinder Online project, and will track the game's development here at goblinworks.com. Add your email address in the box on this page to receive regular updates on the Pathfinder Online project!

Early indications seem to be that we are looking at another World of Warcraft clone that can't hope to compete against the juggernaut that inspired it, but we'll see.   I wish Paizo and Goblinworks luck.  Even if I don't like MMOs and don't think this game will be very good, I would like to see them succeed. 

Hell it's not like it could be much worse than the piece of shit that was the Dungeons and Dragons MMO...

Game of Thrones: Season 2 Sneak Peak

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A great early look at season 2 with a chance to get a glimpse of some of the new characters including Margary Tyrell and Melisandre. 




This Week's Free Map

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Here is this week's free map.  Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. This map is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy!

Free Map Monday

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Here is this week's free map.  Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. This map is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy! 

Free Map - Dungeon Edition!

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This is the dungeon map I was supposed to post yesterday, but since I didn't it looks like there will be two free maps this week.  This dungeon is a cavernous maze.  It has an entrance and an exit (easily seen by the break in the map border).  If people enjoy it then this map will be the first in a series of modular dungeon maps.  I went with a square grid because they seem to be much more popular.  If there is a desire for a hex version email me or leave a comment and I'll add one.

For those who have been following along, this map builds upon the random dungeon generation I used for the Lair of the Formorian King map.  Obviously this one was a bit more involved, but beginning concept and technique were much the same. 

Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. This map is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy!

Free Bay Map

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Here is this week's free map.  Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. This map is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy!
 
 

Free Map: Power Outage Part 2 Edition

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Yes this map is late, but as I, and over half a million other people in this state, have no power there wasn't much I could do to help that. I was going to post a dungeon map today, as was requested by one of our readers, but unfortunetly that map is on my desktop.  Fortunetly I have another finished map on my laptop and that is the map that I present here today.

Like all of our Free Map Monday Maps, this map is 100% free for your personal use. This map is devoid of city/town markers, mountains, forests, or anything else which leaves you free to add anything you want to the map with ease. Please feel free to leave thoughts on this map or the series of free maps in general in the comments section or email us by clicking on the "Email Us" scroll in the far right hand column.

Enjoy!