Monday, December 27, 2010

Sticker Shock

I converted the two .jpg images I posted for the Moathouse into PDF format and took those down to a local Fed Ex Office (formerly Fed Ex Kinkos) to see about getting a color print of them.
Unfortunately, due to the size of the files and the fact that Fed Ex charges about $7 per square foot, it winds up being somewhere over $100. That was a bit of a shock and disappointment.

Oh well, I guess I will have to just draw out the map on a square grid without all the pretty details and color.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Moathouse

I want to extend my good holiday wishes to the my readers. Posting has been light lately and to make up for it, I am posting links to a really nice set of maps I found online of the infamous Moathouse from the AD&D Module T1: The Village of Hommlet. It's scaled for a 1" square grid, nice if you are using minis. The grid is hard or nearly impossible to see on some parts of the map, especially the courtyard of the Moathouse. That could be remedied by drawing out the grid by hand or making a transparency sheet with a 1" grid which overlays ontop of the map. I'm tempted to take these files to a Kinkos and see if they can print out a color poster map.

Moathouse Map

Moathouse Dungeon Level

In my 4E game, the party is making their way into the Witchlight Fens, where I am using the Moathouse map as the base of operations of a human witch and her Cult of the Elemental Eye allies. We tentatively have a game coming up next week on Thursday, so I am making my preparations.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gelatinous Cube!

Over at the Warlock's Home Brew, you'll find tips to make your own Gelatinous Cube. If you are lazy and not good with tools like I am, Bliss posted a link to a person on eBay selling fake ice cubes. I did not know such a thing existed until now. This looked to be the perfect mini for the iconic dungeon cleaner.

Yes, I know that WoTC has a Gelatinous Cube mini, but the prices on the second-hand market are "recockulous" (as a friend of mine has a knack for saying), around $40.00+!! I paid $10.00 which includes shipping and I get TWO of these bad boys. They measure 2" x 2", which is the scale for a Large-sized creature in D&D 3.0 to 4E.

Behold my new Gelatinous Cube...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Disappointed about the Green Hornet Trailer

Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet? Seriously?!? I'm disappointed that the long awaited Green Hornet movie is going to be more of a comedy by the looks of the movie trailer. And that the producers of the movie decided to cast comedic actor Seth Rogen in the lead role as the Green Hornet, only confirms this is going to be a comedy. That's too bad, as I was looking forward to a more serious tone to the movie, with a better dramatic actor.

The classic Green Hornet TV show from the 1960's will still be better and cooler than this updated farce.