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Inkwell Ideas Patreon Map Icons Preview

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As many of you know, Inkwell Ideas has a Patreon (sort of an opt-in subscription) which supports further development of Worldographer and new map icons. Our icon theme this month is “Weird Natural”.

For our World/Kingdom classic icons, we considered many unusual geographical features, and came up with this list:
  • Rainbow Mountains
  • Rainbow Hills
  • Tall Wood Forests
  • Swamp Mountain (Somehow Keith, Andrew & I stumbled onto the idea of a mountain sized Shambling Mound that occasionally shakes & releases regular Shambling Mounds.)
  • Geysers
  • Crystal Caves
  • Underwater Chasm
  • City on a Turtle
  • Shell City, Town & Village
  • Several Vine and Web icons to lay on top of either terrain or features.
Here they are:
202102-classic.jpg


We also do a set of isometric style world/kingdom icons (usually the same concepts as the classics):
202102-isometric.jpg


Our third mini-set of icons are used for settlements. They are usually mostly buildings. But because the theme is “Weird Natural” stuff, we keyed in on creating a town of shell buildings. Maybe there are giant shell creatures nearby or the people who live here are tiny or a combo of those ideas. As you can see we have a few houses, town hall, guild hall, inn, temple, theater, and several other buildings.
We’ve also got a texture of a turtle shell and some edging–so in the sample a small village on a turtle is visiting. (The turtle himself is shy though.) Below that you see one of several weird crevasses we’ve included. And below that is a tree branch (one of a couple in the set) and elevator going up to it. The idea is you could add some buildings on the branch for a tree city. But one or two of them (like this one) also have a nook suggesting people live in the tree.
202102-settlement.jpg


The icons will go out to Patreon backers on the last day of the month. But we've got one more set to preview (battlemat icons) between now and then.
 

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