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Turgenev's Friday Freebie Maps

Turgenev

Explorer
I'm still working on the next Eye of Shum'Morak map so in the meantime, here is the July 5th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
* The grey section represents water.
* Areas 1 and 8 have pillars.
* Area 2 has a falling block trap.
* Areas 7 and 16 b) have covered pit traps.
* Area 8 has statues.
* Area 9 has a tapestry.
* Areas 10, 14 b), and 5 has rubble.
* Area 11 has an open pit.
* Area 15 has a chute trap.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/281845/Friday-Enhanced-Map-07052019

The July 5th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $1 (US)!

Cheers,
Tim
 

Satyrn

Villager
I'm still working on the next Eye of Shum'Morak map so in the meantime, here is the July 5th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
* The grey section represents water.
* Areas 1 and 8 have pillars.
* Area 2 has a falling block trap.
* Areas 7 and 16 b) have covered pit traps.
* Area 8 has statues.
* Area 9 has a tapestry.
* Areas 10, 14 b), and 5 has rubble.
* Area 11 has an open pit.
* Area 15 has a chute trap.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/281845/Friday-Enhanced-Map-07052019

The July 5th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $1 (US)!

Cheers,
Tim
Another excellent map I can readily slot into a corner of my megadungeon! I always like the mix of natural caverns and constructed rooms, and a river is always welcome.

I'm also looking forward to seeing how the Eye of Shum'Morak turns out.
 

Turgenev

Explorer
I'm a huge fan of dungeon/cavern combos so I'm surprised I haven't done more of them. I also like doing waterways/flooded dungeons so combing that with the dungeon/cavern combo is just icing on the cake. This week's Friday Freebie will be the next instalment of the Eye of Shum'Morak lair.

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Explorer
Here is the July 12th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Background:
* In the frozen plains of the far north lies the Eye of Shum'Morak. It is a large oval pit with a solid inner pillar. From above, the hole resembles an eye carved out of the earth. It is said that the wizard known as Shum'Morak had complete domination over the element of earth. He commanded the earth and it obeyed by forming his sanctum.
* The Eye of Shum’Morak penetrates nearly a full mile into the earth. The top half of this level has rooms showcasing Shum’Morak’s trophies and objets d’art (such as his exquisite oil paintings of himself in many poses, lifelike paintings of various outer plane locations, exotic pornographic paintings of various non-human species, etc.).
* The bottom half of the level consist of his private studies and magical workshops.
* Naturally a DM/GM can ignore all this and go with their own ideas.

Map Details:
* Areas 2, 3, 20, 22, and 24 have pillars.
* Areas 6, 9, 11, 12, 27, and 30 have wall basins.
* Area 14 has a pool of water.
* Area 20 has statues and a magical circle.
* Area 24 has a pentagram flanked by braziers.
* Area 25 has a thaumaturgic circle.
* Area 32 has a open shaft that runs the length of the Eye. A knotted rope hangs in the centre of the shaft. It allows quick access to the lower levels for those who can utilize it (via flight, feather fall, climbing, etc.).

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282642/Friday-Enhanced-Map-07122019

The July 12th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $2 (US)!

Note about the price change: Since I'm putting twice the work into the freebie/enhanced versions, I figured the price should reflect that. The enhanced versions help to subsidize the freebie maps.

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Explorer
I was working on a series of Old School Blue maps for a client and it gave me the urge to do a OSB dungeon of my own (since I haven't done one in ages). Here is the result. Click to enlarge.



Map Details:
* The scattered blue dots are rubble.
* Areas 10, 14, and 29 are false doors.
* Area 12 has an altar.
* Areas 12 and 25 have statues.
* Areas 12, 18, and 22 have pillars.
* Area 19 has a pentagram.
* Area 25 has a pool.
* Area 26 has a chute trap.
* Area 28 has an open pit.

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Explorer
Here is the July 19th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Background:
* In the frozen plains of the far north lies the Eye of Shum’Morak. It is a large oval pit with a solid inner pillar. From above, the hole resembles an eye carved out of the earth. The Eye of Shum’Morak penetrates nearly a full mile into the earth.
* This level holds the various creatures he has collected for his private menagerie. Any beast too dangerous to keep alive is slaughtered and its parts are harvested for arcane purposes. One of his henchmen is a cleric who can cast Create Food and Water spells as needed when natural supplies run low.
* Naturally a DM/GM can ignore all this and go with their own ideas.

Map Details:
* Area 1 is the bottom of the Eye. It has cliff faces sloping upwards.
Areas 2, 3, 19, and 20 have statues. Shum'Morak is a very vain man and he loves having statues of himself throughout his lair.
* Area 3 has a dais.
* Areas 4 b), 5 d), 6 b), 7 b), 8 b), 9 d), 12 b), 13 b), 14 b), 15 b), 17 b), 18 b), 21 b), and 22 b) have wall basins.
* Areas 4 b), 5 b), 5 c), 5 d), 8 b), 9 b), 9 c), and 9 d) are holding cells for newly acquired creatures and/or captives.
* Areas 6 b) and 7 b) are used for large creatures (like griffons or hippogriffs).
* Area 14 b) has a heavy curtain in front of the cage. This cage is used to hold basilisks. Shum'Morak uses a special contraption with mirrors to view his captured basilisks without the danger of becoming petrified.
* Area 16 has a open shaft that runs the length of the Eye. A knotted rope hangs in the centre of the shaft. It allows quick access to the lower levels for those who can utilize it (via flight, feather fall, climbing, etc.).
* Area 17 b) has several unicorns.
* Area 18 b) has perytons.
* Area 24 is a large pool that if fed via an underground water source. The tunnels that feed fresh water into the pools are too small for the pool's occupants to use to escape. The pool is divided into three sections via bars/cages. These pools hold aquatic creatures (but not amphibious ones). Area 24 a) has giant sea creatures (such as giant sea eels). Area 24 b) is often stocked with various fish and is used as a food source. Area 24 b) is often used for new aquatic acquisitions.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283355/Friday-Enhanced-Map-07192019

The July 19th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $2 (US)!

Note about the price change: Since I'm putting twice the work into the freebie/enhanced versions, I figured the price should reflect that. The enhanced versions help to subsidize the freebie maps.

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Explorer
Just a quick note that there won't be a Friday Freebie map this week. I'm going away for a short vacation visiting friends and family. The next Friday Freebie will be on August 2nd.

Cheers,
Tim
 

ParanoydStyle

Peace Among Worlds
Turgenev, you are the best and this is the best and THANK YOU! I wish my life allowed me to spend enough time gaming that I could use even 25% of these amazing maps, but I greatly prefer having them and not needing them to the alternative. Huzzah!
 

Turgenev

Explorer
Here is the August 2nd, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Background:
* This is the final official level for the Eye of Shum'Morak.
* In the frozen plains of the far north lies the Eye of Shum’Morak. It is a large oval pit with a solid inner pillar. From above, the hole resembles an eye carved out of the earth. The Eye of Shum’Morak penetrates nearly a full mile into the earth.
* This level consists mostly of natural ice caverns. It has a large icy underground river that has ice floes on it. This level is the territory of the adult white dragon, Vlenserkontradix (also called Dragonclaw). He has been subdued by Shum’Morak and will obey his commands.
* The constructed chambers of the bottom part of the map have their own heat source (magical or geothermal?). The cold isn’t felt until one travels past the double doors of areas 9 and 10.
* Naturally a DM/GM can ignore all this and go with their own ideas.

Map Details:
* Areas 2 a), 2 b), 4 a), 4 b), 5, and 7 have pillars.
* Areas 2 b), 4 b), and 6 are on a dais/raised platform. The entrance section of area 7 has a dais/raised platform
* Area 6 has an altar and a statue.
* Area 8 has a magical circle. Perhaps this chamber is used for communicating with a being from the outer planes (such as an arch-devil, demon lord/prince, god, etc.).
* Area 13 has an open shaft in the cave ceiling that connects to the open pit on the upper levels.
* Areas 14, 15, 16, 18 b), 19, and 20 are part of an icy underground river. The white shapes within the water represent ice floes. The pale blue shapes are also ice floes but in their case, the ice is thin (with a risk of falling into the freezing water).
* Area 18 a) is the lair for the adult white dragon, Vlenserkontradix (also called Dragonclaw).
* Area 23 is a long tunnel that eventually leads to the surface several miles away from the Eye.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/284621/Friday-Enhanced-Map-08022019

The August 2nd, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $2 (US)!

Note about the price change: Since I'm putting twice the work into the freebie/enhanced versions, I figured the price should reflect that. The enhanced versions help to subsidize the freebie maps.

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Explorer
Here is the August 9th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. Back to a dungeon for this week's FF map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Areas 1 and 24 have pillars.
  • Areas 2, 13, 28 a), 29, 30, 31, and 33 a) represents water. Areas 29 - 31 are completely submerged.
  • Areas 2, 3, 4, 9, and 18 b) have statues.
  • Areas 6, 16, and 23 have covered pit traps.
  • Area 8 is a 40 ft. by 10 ft. open pit.
  • Area 11 has a tapestry.
  • Area 12 has a stone bridge crossing the water of area 13.
  • Area 17 has stairs leading deeper into the underworld.
  • Area 18 has a raised platform.
  • Area 22 has a partially caved in tunnel.
  • Area 25 has a series of (trapped?) notches/grooves carved in the western and southern walls.
  • Area 26 has a full-length (magical? cursed?) mirror.
  • Area 34 has a sarcophagus on a dais with a secret trap door in the floor.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 08-09-2019 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The August 9th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $1 (US)!

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Explorer
I pulled my Mentzer Basic D&D books out and was flipping through them. I had forgotten that I drew a dungeon on the blank map page in the players book way back when I first got them (c. 1983/84). The map isn't my first attempt at making my own dungeon (I can see faint traces of previous works on the page) but it is pretty close. Here it is...



So I decided to update that map with my current style. I was tempted to add additional details but I decided against it (for the most part) because I wanted to remain close to the original. I did change the numbering and added a falling block trap to area 8. Area 10 has a stone wall blocking the eastern entrance. Click to enlarge.



Map Details:
Area 1 has a dais with a covered pit trap on top.
Area 2 has a giant altar.
Area 6 has a covered pit trap.
Area 8 has a falling block trap.
Area 10 has a stone wall blocking the eastern entrance.
Area 16 has a pool of water.
I don't know why the doors from areas 14 to 16 are raised higher in the adjoining walls (with steps leading up to/down from them).

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Explorer
Here is the August 16th, 2019 Friday Freebie map. It's another dungeon. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Areas 1, 10 a), 15, and 21 have pillars.
  • Area 2 has a falling block trap.
  • Area 3 has a chute trap.
  • Area 7 has a covered pit trap.
  • Areas 9 and 26 have connecting teleporters.
  • Area 11 has a secret trap door in the floor that connects to the corridor on the lower level. The dotted lines show the location of the lower tunnel.
  • Areas 14 and 24 b) have tapestries.
  • Area 24 c) is a dais with a statue on it.
  • Area 24 d) has circular stairs that lead down.
  • Area 25 has a pool.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 08-16-2019 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The August 16th, 2019 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off) and a zip file with all relevant map files as individual jpg images. All for a $1 (US)!

Cheers,
Tim
 

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