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    Lightbulb Old School 'Blue' D&D Maps

    I was dusting out my attic this week and stumbled across my old collection of D&D 1st Edition books. I took some time out to look through some of my favourite adventures including Slave Pits of the Undercity and Tomb of Horrors. Ah fond memories ...

    Anyhow, I thought it might be fun to convert some of these to 4E for play later this year. After some deliberation with my group we thought it might be fun to use the old retro-blue map style used in the late seventies and eighties for FGII online play.

    So, here's my stab at some old school blue D&D maps.What do you think?



    I re-created (as best I could) the colour and symbols used back then. Here's a sample of some of the symbol set I have created. Can anyone see any that are missing?




    If there's any interest I may upload the symbol set and map templates I have created. The symbols and templates are available as a black and blue .png files.

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    That is actually really awesome, I've been converting some of the old D&D adventures into 3.5 dungeon crawls, keep up the good work
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    Wicked! It brings back fond memories.

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    Keep of the Borderlands! Before I was double digits in age, I know this module inside and out. Epic!

    Excellent find, I like the old school 'blue' map-age myself...
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    Awesome map! I like the old school blue...

    I have also been considering running some of the older stuff - either as a conversion to 4e or using an old school ruleset like OSRIC. I just might use this for inspiration.

    Thanks for all of your contributions, DrZeuss!

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    i started making my maps with nice pretty graphics and adter a while i decided to go old school too. im playing castles&crusades which is pretty much old school dnd so i thought it shoudl be ok. they seem to take me just as long but at least I feel that the map is complete. when i do full detail maps i never know when to stop ading more detail!

    cant post any bigger shots as the party are still only on level 2 of this complex....
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    Quote Originally Posted by damned
    cant post any bigger shots as the party are still only on level 2 of this complex....
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    Yes please do upload your files. They are brilliant!
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    If anyone is wanting to create these old school blue maps in Campaign Cartographer 3 check out http://sub.profantasy.com/2007/december07.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dittotb
    Yes please do upload your files. They are brilliant!
    All uploaded to my site under the FGII Miscellaneous section. See the banner in my sig for the link.
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