Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Dyson's Random Morph Map

I'm a little behind the curve on this one (the Ruminator beat me to the punch), but Rob Lang over at the Free RPG Blog put together a handy-dandy little web-page that randomizes the totally awesome geomorphs being produced by Dyson (of A Character For Every Game fame). I absolutely adore Dyson's map work. His style totally resonates with me. His maps evoke an old-school aesthetic, are easy to read, and best of all are bursting with ideas for cool encounters. These particular geomorphs do what I didn't think was previously possible... they incorporate multi-level ideas on a two-dimensional map in such a way as to seem totally natural.

If I get the time (and I'm not sure when I will), I may try to expand on Rob's script. It seems to me that the only thing missing is the ability to rotate or flip the geomorphs. I also can't wait to see what this all looks like when Dyson completes his set (as of today, he's on geomorph #39). At 100, there's bound to be a staggering variety.
This all makes me want to do another solo dungeon-crawl. I've done some with Mythic using my AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide (or OSRIC depending on my whim). But the dungeons produced seem to lack coherence that I hope geomorphs could provide.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous andremade said...

Hey this is andremade from the Mythic Yahoo Group, great post! Please post results if you run a solo with Mythic again!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Risus Monkey said...

It's good to see the Mythic folks around here! My goal is to provide one Mythic scene per day. I'm going to post the rest of Moon Goddess and then will leap into the next story (I've got several waiting on deck). I may even preview them on the Mythic list, if I get organized enough to edit them early.

8:10 AM  

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