Chris Perkins' Blue Water Inn Map Sketch For CURSE OF STRAHD
  • Chris Perkins' Blue Water Inn Map Sketch For CURSE OF STRAHD


    Here's another of Chris Perkins' hand drawn map sketches for Curse of Strahd. This is the Blue Water Inn (following on from Old Bonegrinder and the Vistani Camp). As with the previous sketches, these may contain spoilers, so view them at your own peril! The book itself comes out March 15th (11 days earlier for preferred stores).


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    1. Z. H. Darkstar's Avatar
      Z. H. Darkstar -
      I smell a barfight in the near future...
    1. Curmudjinn's Avatar
      Curmudjinn -
      So, it's clear to me that Perkins traded his hands for a CAD unit.
    1. Istbor -
      Is it wrong for me to say that I love that man?
    1. pming's Avatar
      pming -
      I hope those are the style of maps in the actual book....b/w, clean, easy to read. I hope these aren't "sketches" that he's going to give to some other artist-cartographer to wreck them by turning them into a blurry, coloured mess that costs several thousand dollars to create.

      Perkins maps there give me a feeling of the old hand-drawn Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay maps (1st edition) at the back of the core rules ("Wayside Shrine", "Typical Farmstead", etc). Those maps always brought forth such a strong feeling of...believability?...to me. To this day, my mapping style for above-ground mapps looks much like those do (and, consequently, Mr.Perkins maps here, with some slight artistic changes, of course).

      *crosses fingers*

      ^_^

      Paul L. Ming
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by pming View Post
      I hope those are the style of maps in the actual book....b/w, clean, easy to read. I hope these aren't "sketches" that he's going to give to some other artist-cartographer.
      I'm afraid you're going to be very disappointed. These are sketches given to the cartographer.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      I hope the sketches are made available somehow. Maybe DMSGuild
    1. THEMNGMNT's Avatar
      THEMNGMNT -
      Perkins is good. Damn good. Definitely a 20th level Dungeon Master.
    1. JeffB's Avatar
      JeffB -
      Thats impressive.

      Id like to see them make it into the book like that, but those dont have enough eye candy for a WOTC product.
    1. Mason4444's Avatar
      Mason4444 -
      I really like this style of map too. This is enworld, perhaps we could encourage him to do some kind of cartography/sketch book on kickstarter. Or maybe Morris can sweet talk him into doing some maps for EN5inder?
    1. pming's Avatar
      pming -
      *sigh*

      You guys harsh my buzz sometimes... I think a lot of folks here already know my stance on the whole "colour/glossy-pages/fancy-artwork" thing, so I'll sum up. Ick. Don't find it very appealing, and definitely not easy on my eyes. Give me paper from the 1e books, modules, or, better still (and mentioned) the hardback 1e Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Damn that book felt, looked and smelled awesome! Black and white art that is easy to read and easy to copy/print for my own modification and use? Pure DM gold if you ask me.

      Ah-well...there's always Dyson's Dodecahedron and my own paltry scratching's.
    1. Twizz Stonefist's Avatar
      Twizz Stonefist -
      Have to say I enjoy both styles.
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