Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blue Dungeon Mapping Help

I just finished the first draft of my megadungeon map.

I've rounded out at 375 keyed areas, excluding sub-areas. So likely 450-ish total rooms.

I used Dungeon Crafter with the blue tile set from Dragonsfoot.

It does the job, but it doesn't get style points.

Has anyone bumped into easy-to-use but aesthetically pleasing mapping software? Alternatively, is anyone particularly adept at this sort of thing and want a challenge?


  1. Send me an email and I can share some tips on map making with Adobe Illustrator if you like.

  2. I don't like blue. Just saying.

    Oh, and I heard on the internet (yeah... but it sounds plausible to me), that TSR just used blue to screw with the xerox machines of that time, which couldn't do blue.

  3. Yep, that's basically the reason.

    I imagine the map both in blue and in black and people can use whatever they prefer.

    The dungeon will be old school in style and content, thus the blue is appropriate.

  4. I like Dungeonographer. The free version is good, and in the pay verrsion you can swap tile sets. I haven't felt the need to do so. Incidentally, Hexographer is pretty amazing for wilderness maps.

  5. IMO, nothing beats good old pen and paper for mapping.