Monday, July 13, 2015
The Secret of Raven Hill Mine
I haven't been doing much writing or drawing maps over the past couple of weeks. I guess I needed a break. I sat down and drew this map on Friday. I spent a lot of time on the rock details. And I've been using different shades of color to give the map details a little contrast/depth.
Then on to the writing. I rarely write an adventure then draw a map. My artistic skills are not good enough to work in that direction. I create a map and then rift off of what I see or hear in the map. Whadda mean hear? You are asking. I look at a map and I get something rolling around my head. I sometimes hear what's going on in any given moment during the adventure. When I looked at this map I heard shouting from a distance. Running through an overgrown path to a hillside where I saw three men, two looked to be miners (because for some reason they are still holding onto pick-axes) and another man I recognize as a king's guard. There is a sign at the end of the path on a crooked wooden plank with Raven Hill Mine printed in sloppy black lettering.
+Rafael Chandler and fantastic art added by +Scrap Princess. I looked through the PDF because I wanted something creepy. Raphael has never disappointed in that area. I came across this one little beauty that I shall not name here. But it has a special ability to tell the outcome of an event in the future, but at a gruesome cost. Perfect!
I then slammed my map into Xara and did he fancy numbering and filled in the silhouettes. I played with a few color schemes and the dark yellow (I'm sure there is a name for it and probably a candle scent, but to me it's dark yellow) seemed to fit.
The Secret of Raven Hill is on the verge of completion. I like this adventure because of the consequences could echo for some time.