Posted By Billiam Babble on July 30, 2015
My Adventures & Shopping blog post exploring the Map&Dice cards in a little more detail:
Posted By Billiam Babble on July 30, 2015
My Adventures & Shopping blog post exploring the Map&Dice cards in a little more detail:
Posted By Billiam Babble on May 23, 2015
A big “thank you” to all Inked Adventures customers who a answered the call. You guys are fab.
We had products in both bundles.
Cross posted from Adventures & Shopping blog:
The recent charity bundles DTRPG/RPGNow to raise money for earthquake relief in Nepal were both an astounding success. Thank you to anyone reading this who purchased either the Games 4 Nepal (hosted by Kabuki Kaiser) and/or Cardboard Warriors Charity Bundle for Nepal (hosted by Brave Adventures). After some transaction costs the total amount raised and donated to CARE Nepal and Doctors Without Borders were $3320 from the Games 4 Nepal bundle and $4665 from the Cardboard Warriors bundle (US dollars). When you think about it these are incredible results in terms the support from any community or customer base. Massive respect to Kabuki Kaiser and Ryan of Brave Adventures for hosting the bundles, hats off to the publishers who donated products and a firm salutary celebratory handshake to every single person who purchased and donated to the cause. It’s also thanks to the OBS sites (DTRPG/RPGNow/WGV etc) that the bundle facility and charity donations were possible. Hopefully Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and CARE Nepal will be able to put the money to good use in their ongoing disaster relief in earthquake hit Nepal.
Nice one. :)
Posted By Billiam Babble on May 15, 2015
DriveThruCards (and DriveThruRPG/RPGNow) can provide clear plastic deck boxes with the Inked Adventures Map&Dice Playing Cards upon purchase. However, some customers prefer a card tuck box. We are providing a free printable box design for customers to download, which works well when printed to card, trimmed and glued.
Letter size format:
IA_PlayingCardsBox_Letter (PDF 5MB)
A4 size format:
IA_PlayingCardsBox_A4 (PDF 5MB)
See previous post for more information about the Inked Adventures Map&Dice Playing Cards.
Posted By Billiam Babble on May 13, 2015
Specialised pre-printed Inked Adventures Map&Dice Playing Cards are now available through DriveThruCards (also on TheGameCrafter soon). These are standard sized US-Bridge playing cards with a smooth professional finish and rounded edges. Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.25 inches.
Ideal for roleplayers of any games which use d20s, d6s and d%. Especially useful D&D players planning or exploring dungeons (or any fantasy roleplaying game), Savage Worlds and systems which employ card based mechanics.
Guide card: maps & dice results explained:
Inked Adventures Map&Dice Playing Cards product page on DriveThruCards
$12 usd/ 10.71 euros / £7.75 gbp plus postage as determined by location.
Can’t wait for your professionally printed cards? Or want to “try-before-you-buy”?
Why not try printing out the “micro-card” version of our playing cards?
Super portable and fun!*
(Dimensions: 1.4 x 2.2 inches)
A4 paper size
Letter paper size
Please remember that these files are a rough and ready sample and the designs are very tiny when compared the shiny pre-printed playing cards from DTCards.
*Disclaimer: “fun” may differ from person to person.
Posted By Billiam Babble on May 3, 2015
This Nepal earthquake relief product bundle is now live on DriveThruRPG. $15 for 30 products by nine publishers. All proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders/MSF
Inked Adventures have donated Crypts, Tombs, Catacombs; Rustic Timber Blocks; Large Dungeon Entrance; Rooms for Warlocks; Heroically Sized Furniture Counters 1 & 2.
It’s a genuine honour to be listed amongst such talented designers in RPG publishing for this important cause.
Posted By Billiam Babble on April 30, 2015
It’s really cool to see that many game publishers have been so willing to set up and donate profit directly from their products to charities who will, and currently are, helping in the utterly tragic Nepal earthquake disaster zone. Inked Adventures were pleased to have been approached by Kabuki Kaiser, who has allowed us to submit our Crypts, Tombs and Catacombs pack to their Game For Nepal charity bundle. The bundle includes some really high quality Asia/Wuxia fantasy themed Old School Renaissance RPG rules and accessories. Already this PDF bundle is going down a storm with tabletop gamers, who were willing to donate to the fund whilst picking up some damn fine tabletop RPG products. Check out the description and you’ll see that it is really something very special as far as gaming deals go.
We are also donating four products to the (yet to launch) Cardboard Warriors charity bundle. This will contain 20+ printable papercraft minis, vehicles, monsters, floorplans etc from some of the most innovative publisher-designers in the industry.
Check out the other charity donation deals on DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_charity.php
Thanks for reading.
Posted By Billiam Babble on April 27, 2015
OldSchoolDM has been organising an inspiring project over at the Cardboard Warriors forum. Different designers and publishers have been submitting papercraft scenery pieces (25-30mm scale) based on one page cut-file nets of pop-up/out steps. I thought I’d give it a go, but I must confess the members of the Card Warriors community are always much better at crafting then I. I present to you some dungeon steps and a small tavern piece which works well with our Rustic Timber Blocks. OldSchoolDM is also providing a modified version of the dungeon steps for those players who desire an exact scale of two steps per 5ft sq. Keep checking out that thread for news on the final designer sampler product.
-Thanks for reading, Billiam B. (Late April 2015)
Posted By Billiam Babble on April 8, 2015
Wooden Floor Cut-Up Sheets (Free Download)
Now available as a free download on DriveThruRPG: http://bit.ly/WoodenFloorSheets
Or download the PDFs from this site (see below)
Scale: 1inch grid suitable for 25/27/30mm minis or figures. Printable PDFs. Letter and A4 page format. Colour and black/white line art provided. (4x 1 page PDFs)
These wooden floor cut-up sections will be included with a forthcoming set of Inked Adventures Blocks as a base tile, however they work well as a versatile product in their own right.
The one page (6×10 squares) can be printed multiple times and assembled together to create a large battlement tile, or it can be cut into individual sections to represent corridors, small rooms in building floor plans. They can used in abstract ways to represent square huts, tree houses, trapdoors, wooden bridges in the wilderness and so on. This is very much along the lines of simple gaming accessories which were used in the 70s and early 80s.
The black and white art sheet is ideal for referee’s who wish to save on printer ink, or alternatively, can be coloured in with felt pens (a creative pre-play option for very young players).
The hand drawn style can compliment a referee’s freehand dry-erase map, with wooden floor sections being used within the scenery drawn on the battlement.
Low resolution preview of the Wooden Floor Cut-Up Sheets:
Download files directly from this site:
PDFs (under 4MB each)
Thanks for downloading this product, may your dungeons (and urban adventures) be beautiful!
-Billiam Babble, Inked Adventures.
Posted By Billiam Babble on April 5, 2015
It’s always an honour for our products to appear in the games by other publishers (with permission, naturally). Trapdoor is a fast play dungeon crawl which reminds us a lot of games like miniatures-focussed games like Advanced HeroQuest and Warhammer Quest, games from which Inked Adventures have drawn stylistic inspiration. Illustrated with black and white line art by the talented Joni Heinonen, Gareth Shaw’s text, with the illustrative photos (taken by the author) employing Inked Adventures sections and other scenery, provides an “old school” yet modern feel to this highly adaptable and compact system of rules.
Photos of Inked Adventures sections from the Trapdoor rule book:
(The cut-up sections depicted are from the Inked Adventures Basic Pack )
Posted By Billiam Babble on March 28, 2015
We’re happy to announce that this modular dungeon sections product is finally complete and ready for sale of DriveThru and the OBS sites (Paizo to follow).
Scale 1in/25mm = 5ft for use with 25/28/30mm figures. Compatible with other 1inch scale plans, battlemats and ideal for use with other hand drawn Inked Adventures Dungeon Sections products.
This is a pack of printable PDFs in a Zip file (29MB). The PDFs include A4 and US Letter page formats as well as full colour and printer line-art-only designs.
0. Introduction (1MB PDF free to download)
1. Arcane Library.
The four page PDF will print one large library “tile”. These are four corners of one multilevel room. Once trimmed, they create a 18×13 in tile (including 3D-effect walls). The floorspace equates to 17 squares by 12 squares, in mapping terms this 85x60ft when 1inch = 5ft. There are four levels, concentric walkways, each linked by steps. The design works equally well as a dungeon room or a building interior. Entrances and exits can be added using the Connectors and Door Counters in the gaps between the bookcases (see below).
2. Small Rooms
These antechamber designs are a Study, Scriptorium, Abandoned Archive and a Tome Vault. The two page PDF will print three of each room.
3. Connectors and Door Counters
Connector archways, doorways and doors, shaded to compliment different flagstone colours.
4. Bonus section: Bookish Hallway
This is an optional room-section which fits in with the library theme of this pack.
The Bookish Hallway can be act as a gallery, corridor or secret library with four small exits (perhaps to the Small Rooms)
Paper Format / Colour vs. B/W Line Art
The PDFs included are in A4 and US Letter size formats (in separate folders). As well as colour designs, the original black and white line art has been included for players who wish to save on printer ink, or those that like to colour-in their gaming accessories (especially rewarding for very young players and their artistic parents!).
Colour and black/white line art versions of all sections.
The Wizards Study can be downloaded as a free sample here.
One of many possible layouts using main library tile with the optional sections in this pack.
Disclaimer: This hand drawn product may lack the finite precision of computer generated plans, and may contain unintentional marks left over from the original art process. Hopefully this won’t detract from your overall enjoyment in using this product in your games. If it does, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The PDFs in this product do not use layers (restricted for use with Adobe PDF software), so that it can be viewed in a variety of software, devices and platforms.
Please Note: This is a printable product only and is described as being so. PDFs only. No graphics files are included for map editing or VTT programs. Please do not leave reviews berating a lack of VTT graphics.
Posted By Billiam Babble on February 28, 2015
Inked Adventures are honored to announce that we have been given the opportunity to share a few of our products in a charity drive on DriveThruRPG through Roleplayers Chronicle in the GM’s Memorial Fund. For a $20 donation the purchaser will acquire over $270 in games titles donated by publishers in the industry. Persephonee’s story is tragic and harrowing. Kudos to RPC for setting this up.
-Is set to run until mid-March 2015.
Posted By Billiam Babble on November 13, 2014
A little delayed from August, but here is a photo of the exuberant GeekyLyndsay at the Ennies 2014 in an awesome dress she made herself with patience and dedication, using the printed cotton sporting our geomorphic map designs. In fact it was by GL’s request that we started to submit designs to the Spoonflower site. Thanks to her and others who are crafting such wonderful stuff. The fabric shown here can be purchased from Billiam Babble’s Spoonflower page.
The Spoonflower fabrics are perfect for home tailored clothes, curtains and, presumably, the ultimate in gaming tablecloths.
Posted By Billiam Babble on October 27, 2014
Link corrections. We’re having some trouble with our bitly links and the Hero Sized Furniture counter packs (on DTRPG). Perhaps it’s also because DTRPG are updating their database this afternoon. Anyhow. Here are the corrected links to both packs. If the links are not working, please check again later.
Thanks – Billiam babble, Inked Adventures.
Heroically Sized Counters 1
Heroically Sized Furniture Counters 2
Posted By Billiam Babble on October 26, 2014
Heroically Sized Furniture Counters 2
$2.50 (USD) for four page PDF.
Hand drawn printable 2D dungeon furniture counters with exaggerated perspective and size for use with 1 inch scale floor plans for use with 25/28mm+ figures.
Sheet A: Wooden Crates, Wooden Barrels, Jars (inc. smashed jar), Chests, Pillars
Sheet B: Shelves, Dark Stone Thrones, Blacksmith’s Forge, Cauldron, Piles of Gold, Cages, Fungi
Plus a 6×6 Inked Adventures room on Sheet C for your immediate enjoyment
Four page printable PDF in A4 and US Letter formats.
$2.50 (USD) for four page PDF on DTRPG.
Posted By Billiam Babble on October 14, 2014
The Inked Adventures Blocks will be available as a printable PDF shortly.
Posted By Billiam Babble on September 26, 2014
We have executed our layout artist and proof editor for errors and omissions from the Crypts pack. Tonight many Bothans died in the struggle to deliver new files to appropriate websites. In the possible event of a failure to update customer libraries in time we are providing the amended Page 8 here (the corridor sections on that page were eleven squares long but measured 10 inches … something was very wrong) Please feel free to download the following one page PDF.
After feedback and reviews we also felt that Crypts PDF would benefit from some extra “decrepit” rooms and corridor dead-ends.
BonusSheet_A4format_CryptsTombsCatacombs_IA2014 (PDF A4 6Mb)
BonusSheet_USLetterFormat_CryptsTombsCatacombs_IA2014 (PDF Letter 6Mb)
(DriveThruRPG link: http://bit.ly/BonusCrypt )
Thank you for your custom and patience. :)
Posted By Billiam Babble on September 25, 2014
Heroically-Sized Furniture Counters – printable PDF
Currently $1.50 USD on DTRPG / RPGNow and other sites.
These Heroically-Sized Furniture Counters are inspired by scenery from an older style of dungeon board game where dungeon furniture is standardised by area and not proportion. In this PDF the cut-out counters roughly cover 3×1 squares and 3×2 squares, with the exception of the chest which is 2×2 squares. (1 square = 1 inch when printed at 100% scale)
(*slightly wider than 1 square when wall edge isn’t trimmed away)
Plus a 2×2 Chest counter
One page printable PDF in A4 and US Letter format
Posted By Billiam Babble on September 24, 2014
We’ve had requests for rooms in line with the “decrepit” theme for the Crypts, Tombs & Catacombs pack.
So here is the free to download bonus sections PDF:
Free on DriveThruRPG and the other OBS sites.
Contents of A4/Letter PDF
Two pages ( and an advert) depicting printable designs
- Three rooms, 20x20ft, 20ftx30ft, 15ftx15ft.
- “Dead-ends” for 5ft and 10ft corridors.
Posted By Billiam Babble on August 19, 2014
Printable PDF 6 pages of foliage and grass (three colour schemes)
Image files: 300DPI 2100×2700 graphic files for personal use in art programs
Merged sample of art
Suggestions of use in play (mock-ups)
Dark tree counters on one printed sheet of light green grass
Or … light green grass path sections and clearings laid over two sheets of dark green foliage
Downloadable PDF How-to-Use guide (free)
Click on graphic to view / download
Thumbnails of pages in Forest Cut-Ups PDF file
The sheets/counters are printed here on matt white card with inkjet set to “normal” print settings
Thanks for browsing!
Posted By Billiam Babble on June 8, 2014
Award winning UK company All Rolled Up have adopted an Inked Adventures (Billiam Babble) fabric for their Premium ARU range. If you like your dice, pens and rulebooks in one portable cloth roll, then take a look at the hand made ARU and TARU gaming accessories on their website: allrolledup.co.uk
Premium ARU dressed in Inked Adventure’s (Billiam Babble’s)
Dungeon Geomorph Pattern (to see more ARUs and purchase)
Dungeon map printed fabrics are available to home-crafters and companies at Billiam Babble’s page on Spoonflower.
Posted By Billiam Babble on May 25, 2014
Inked Adventures dice bags from Greyed Out
Dice bag makers Greyed Out have chosen to produce exquisite dice bags with a reversible linings using some of Inked Adventures own designs. Greyed Out produce a variety of hand sewn, custom made and hand-printed pouches for all your dice transportation needs.
Greyed Out store on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/greyedout
Inked Adventures fabric and wallpaper prints
Crafters of a sewing nature may appreciate the textile prints Billiam Babble has made available on Spoonflower (also wallpaper!).
ARU All Rolled Up
Some Inked Adventures fabric prints are also being used by the All Rolled Up company – purveyors of specialised tabletop gaming roll-wallets. All rolled Up will have a stall at this year’s UK Gaming Expo.All ARU products can also be ordered through their site: http://allrolledup.co.uk/
|Inked Adventures quality tester, Lucy-cat,
demonstrates the durability of the
Greyed Out dice bag drawstrings.
Belated thank you
Thanks (and apologies) to gamers and fans who have sent photos of their games and examples of customisations of our dungeon tiles and cut-up sections. We will endevour to post the pictures up soon in a suitable location with credits. May we also draw attention to our Tumblr page which features works-in-progress and submitted photos from gamers: http://inkedadventures.tumblr.com
Also a very quick thank you to Ye Olde Inn for nominating us for a Liebster award (grin).
Happy gaming and may your dungeons continue to be beautiful!
Posted By Billiam Babble on October 13, 2013
I am amazed at the resourcefulness of some DMs. Tabletop gamer, Steve Clarkson, sent me these maps, which are composited using different commercial mapping graphics -including adapted Inked Adventures products (plus EVG’s Vexing Sands) and even old rough pieces I’d stashed away on my deviant art page.
I think that they are rather awesome. :)
Inked Adventures primarily publish printable dungeon sections (which are cut up and assembled at the gaming table) – and have yet to wander to deeply into the electronic world of VTT maps, but it’s something IA are looking into. Steve, like other customers, has also requested outdoor sections/tiles, especially forests – which given enough time will definitely become a reality (given enough time … and a little self-cloning…).
Billiam Babble, artist for Inked Adventures.