Happy Free RPG Day 2013!
If you haven’t already downloaded all of the free stuff that we put on our DriveThruRPG store page you may find this link handy: http://bit.ly/IAfreestuff
There’s free products there all the year round.
(and don’t forget Father’s Day tomorrow…) ;)
Happy Free RPG Day 2013!
Frugal DM are running a cool competition where you can win Inked Adventures products (or DTRPG gift-card equivalent) when you submit a winning photo of Inked Adventures tiles or sections being used in-game.
Full details here:
Grey Matter Games release Deadly Missions Fantasy Dungeon
Grey Matter Games have put together a smooth bundle which combines printable figures, special combat rules and our square tiles pack. All of the items can also be bought separately. The bundle is in fact a complete stand-alone dungeon crawling battle game. If you like to try out new systems with great looking accessories be sure to check this out. (Also ideal as a gift) http://bit.ly/GMGbundle
Free Sample Tiles
Download six 10″sq tiles taken from the new large geomorph pack for free!
On DriveThruRPG: http://bit.ly/6FreeTiles
|Full product (124 printable tiles
with counters, doors and jpgs)
|Free 10in hand drawn tiles on DriveThruRPG
To illustrate the versatility of just the 6 free tiles I’ve composited a low-res large dungeon map which you are free to download and use in your campaigns as a guide or player’s handout. (Please note that only printable tiles in a PDF are included in the free sample pack – jpgs for every tile map editing are provided in the full product)
Right-click on the fully opened images to save to your computer, or “save target as…” from the thumbnails.
Just out! Inked Adventures Hand Drawn Large Geomorph Tiles (25/28/30mm scale)
Instructions PDF (5mb)
Inked Adventures Hand Drawn Large Geomorph Tiles
“Downloadable ZIP pack includes: 128 printable numbered 10×10 tiles – print to paper or thin card for minimal assembly (64 designs plus mirror versions – entrance and edge tiles included) Numbered notes sheets with tile thumbnails. Graphics files for use with image editting and VTT software. Bonus printable free-standing doors, rubble, spiral steps, chest and pit-trap counters (black and white art)”
Click on thumbnail to view large version of promotional poster image.
Launch immanent! ;)
Our first glimpse of the Hand Drawn Geomorph Tiles from The Game Crafter in their new packaging. The foam inlay has two bays which are handy in play for organising the tile deck. We’re also considering a more compact box, but for now this is what the pre-print tiles from TGC arrive in. (The tiles are 3.5 in sq appx each)
The Game Crafter preprinted cards:
Or the PDF version on DTRPG:
Prototype testing for large scale/figure geomorph tiles. The larger tiles are 10”x10” – to the standard scale of 1″=5′=1sq – as requested by many of the customers who bought the hand drawn geomorph tiles (which are a small, yet handy, 3 to 3.5 inches square). Each tile is cut from two pages printed on card.
The art was originally intended for small tiles only, I’m impressed at how the pen art looks at a larger size – naturally all of the inaccuracies have been expanded too. ;)
I must confess, I ended up playing with the Lego whilst setting this up. I dedicate these images to everyone who supplements their tabletop games with Lego minifigs.
3 March 2013
We’ve having a few hiccups just trying to make the Geomorph Dungeon Tiles available in printed form through TheGameCrafter site.
I’m now able to buy my own boxed tile packs (72, 3.5in square, cards per pack) from this page:
Hopefully everyone else will be able to too, and hopefully our product will appear in the searchable store index.
These tiles are slightly larger than the those in the PDF on DTRPG – they are three and half inches square. I’ll be working on figure scale geomorph tiles soon.
TheGameCrafter is a Print On Demand site, so prices can sometimes be a little higher than card games that are printed in bulk. Also watch out for postal insurance and high shipping charges. In the UK I had an extra handling charge after the package was stopped by customs. If it happens again I’ll but up a note on the TheGameCrafter store page recommending the product to US and Canadian customers only – all other buyers beware! ;)
I’ve found in the original pack that there were a couple of repeat tiles (tiles 97 and 98 in the DM’s notes file) so I’ve replaced them with the following graphics.
If you bought through the OBS sites (DriveThru, RPGNow, WargameVault etc) the product will have been automatically updated in your Library. This design may also become available in a free sample pack – to be published shortly.
Hand Drawn Geomorph Tiles on DriveThru: http://bit.ly/IAgeomorph
Thanks for reading. :)
If you’ve tried to create your own dungeon crawl game or tried to play something resembling D&D with your own children then you’ll appreciate most of Rab’s observations in his blog, The Geekly Digest
Rab has been working on a children-friendly fantasy RPG called GoblinQuest (working title). In the play-testing with his sons I’m honoured to see that he has been using the Inked Adventures Modular Dungeon Sections. Check out his blog for more information.
(All photos courtesy of Rab’s Geekly Digest)
Jack Berberette / The Game Hermit has been constructing a HUGE dungeon map on his game room wall using Inked Adventures Modular Dungeon Sections (with some designs from the Square Dungeon Tiles, I believe)
Slide show of a few photos (flash required)
These were taken from one of The Game Hermit’s photo albums on Facebook.
Here’s wishing you all a great holiday season. Thank you for following, downloading and buying, or just dropping in to the tiny corner of the net that is Inked Adventures. Here’s also hoping that the New Year and MMXIII will bring you ever so slightly closer to your dreams.
May you dungeons be beautiful!
-Billiam Babble, December 2012.
Please Note – Small Scale ProductUnlike some of the other Inked Adventures products these Geomorph Tiles are not scaled for use with 25-28mm figures. Each tile represents a large dungeon area and is only 8cm (3.2 in) across to minimise whitespace waste. The 10×10 grid on each tile means that each square 8mm (0.3in) wide.Small geomorph tiles have been used in gaming since the 1970s mainly for map planning and reference in play (wikipedia)
Another mock-up lay-out of the geomorph tiles. (Deviant Art entry http://fav.me/d5nlynn )
Adapted from this:
(Deviant Art: http://billiambabble.deviantart.com/gallery/4084911 Tumblr: http://inkedadventures.tumblr.com/)
- Inked Adventures Hand Drawn Geomorph tiles can be used with alternate rows being staggered.
- This also creates increased variety when exiting an area in random play because one tile now can connect to 6 other tiles.
- The Hand Drawn Geomorphs Tiles can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/IAgeomorph
Okay I know this is a bit random and I apologise for the low quality, but here are a few more samples of some of the initial art for the pack of geomorphs I’m working on. (I’m preparing this post on an iPad – hopefully, everything will get beamed to the right place when finished!)
Not much new news. I’m still plodding away on these geomorphic style tiles (see previous) and a few top secret projects. If you’re a bit of a networking addict and would like to follow random pictures from Inked Adventures on Tumblr, the address is
These geomorphic dungeon tiles are still a work in progress, intended primarily as a pre-print product, but possibly a PDF as well. The trick is to make enough tiles for the pack to be truly random and fun to use (at least 40 unique tiles plus a few corridor repeats). The final cards will be approximately 3.5 inches square with blank parchment coloured backs so that they can be laid out on the table and turned over when a new area is entered. The grid scale is either 5ft or 10ft depending upon how grand the Dungeon Master like their dungeon to be – still too small for minis, but a fun RPG play-aid nonetheless. I’m currently working on entrances and exits from the megadungeon map “within” the tiles (whilst retaining all four exits). The edge of the tile map will be the edge of the table. I’m still divided about whether or not to include terminating “edge” tiles. I may throw in some blanks because part of the attraction of geomorphic style tiles is drawing your own. So many “mights” and “maybes”!
Watch this space! Digging in progress …
Billiam Babble’s Store Page: http://www.cafepress.com/billiambabble
… character sheet, record sheet, stats card etc..
In a break from our usual programming I’ve decided to have a go at designing a character sheet with hand drawn elements for the Tunnels & Trolls game. Not an official product (free download), I reckon a player could get by using this landscape character sheet -inspired, mainly, by gamebooks.
Since the elements were drawn on paper and then assembled in GIMP, the text then added in open office, I’m hoping that I can get away with it’s roughness being a homage to Letraset and wood print. ;) Next time I’ll plan it better and just draw the whole thing as one art piece.
I hoping I haven’t missed anything out that’s too obvious.
The PDF: aDelversAdventureSheet_billiambabble_inkedadventures_2012_v1.pdf (350KB)
Image file (click on thumbnail, then right click on image to save):
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Some early designs for small geomorphic tiles. Not quite sure where I’m going with these – maybe the colours will be brown-sepia ink on parchment. If I make enough I guess I could actually get some pack printed through TheGameCrafter.
The Dungeon Master can choose if the grid is 5ft or 10ft.
Ideally a respectable pack of geomorphs needs to have at least 36 tiles (possibly all being unique). So far I only have a handful – but they are lots of fun to draw. :)
I wasn’t comfortable with the standard doors which I have supplied in the Square Dungeon Tiles Pack, so I thought I should add these new designs as a free product.
The Zip file containing the PDFs are free to download from the RPGNow/DriveThru/WVault http://bit.ly/freedoors
Inked Adventures Free Doors
Hand drawn free-standing double doors (to fit width of 10′/2″ corridor). Double-sided wooden and stone work designs – with connected bases. These can also be cut in in half to make single doors (to fit width of 5′/1″ corridor)
Will enhance any 2D floor plan or dungeon tile system – suitable for use with 25/28/30mm. They make an ideal accompaniment to the Modular Dungeon Cut-Up Sections range (Basic Pack) and the newly released Square Dungeon Tiles.
Two page, easy print PDF – 1. Wooden Door. 2. Stone Door.
Can be printed to paper, card or photopaper.Very easy to assemble. Perfect for younger players. Both A4 and US Letter page sizes are in included in the Zip file.
This promotional graphic was fun to make since it provides an example of a dungeon layout using the new square tiles. :)
Composited in GIMP. Feel free to share this on blogs and forums. ;)
Product link: http://bit.ly/squaredungeontiles
Oops, it appears that some goblins stole a few rooms from the original Square Dungeon Tiles set, but with the help of elven scouts we have retrieved the missing parchments!
Yours for free – three 4×4 rooms to supplement the Inked Adventures Square Dungeon Tiles set.
Free on DriveThru / RPGNow / Wargames Vault et al.
FREE! – It also works well as a sample of the style of the tiles in the main set (found here)
-Bb July 2012.