Inked Aventures is a line of hand-drawn dungeon tiles for use with tabletop miniature games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder or even HeroQuest. The creative mind behind these tiles is Billiam Babble, and he has created a lot of interesting tiles and furniture. They are easy to print and easy on the ink too. All of his products can be bought from DriveThruRPG. Some of his works:
|"We specialise in hand drawn printable accessories for use with table top roleplaying games."|
|"The fantastic line art really sets the mood for your old school style dungeon games. I can recommend this for any basic RPG player and Gamemaster who wants quick and great looking dungeon tiles for their next adventure."|
|"Many combinations -including "staggered" layout. "Access" and "edge" tiles are also provided."|
There are also many free sample packs you can get for free!
I've printed some of the Geomorph Dungeon Tiles to try them out. They are rather large, but the PDF is made for A4 paper, and all tiles have been split in 2 parts. The package contains 64 unique tile designs and their mirror images. After printing them, you need to cut them out and glue them together. The best way to go is to glue the printouts on some cardboard or White Poster Board. You can also glue tiles on the back of the tiles, so you have double-sided tiles. This is even encouraged, as the pack includes mirror images of all the 64 tiles, totaling 128.
The pack also includes JPG versions of all tiles, so you could also print those directly on A3 paper if you have an A3 printer available to you. Plus, you can downsize them, and print smaller versions for map making and quest building. Inked Adventures also has a PDF pack available of all these tiles in smaller format for a cheaper price if you only need them for map-making, and aren't planning on using large tiles for playing on with actual minatures.
I found these tiles to be very pleasing to the eye. In truth, I wish these were in full colour, like the modular and square dungeon packs shown above, but the greyscale has its charm, and does save on printer ink. Because of the clever way these tiles have been designed, you can connect them in countless ways to create unlimited dungeons. You can place them in straight squares, but you can also "stagger" them like so:
Even just planning a quest and designing a dungeon with these tiles is great fun. Actually playing on them makes it all the better. I suggest you give them a try, they are well worth it! Some other people's pictures can be found here.
On to the fun part! You can WIN one FREE download of these Geomorph Dungeon Tiles!
How? you ask? Easy:
- Download the FREE sample pack here.
- Design a dungeon with these tiles. You may use multiple tiles of the same design if you wish.
- Print them out, and take a picture of your dungeon. (Populate them with your miniatures and furniture!) You can upload images to sites such as imgur, photobucket or flickr and then post the link in the comments here.
- Write up a (short) explanation or story about your design. (Does this dungeon have monsters, treasure, some evil liche hiding inside? Who will venture inside? What would you use these tiles for? How did you like them?)
Post your story plus a link to your picture(s) or image(s) in the comments section here, and I will select the most original, exciting, funny, whatever, entry and that lucky person will win a FREE download of the full set of these excellent tiles! (Well, honestly I will choose at random, but do your best to impress me!)
- Contest is open to all viewers and followers of this blog.
- The web location of your image(s) must be publicly viewable, and the pictures must be original.
- Maximum of one (1) entry per person.
- This contest is open until the end of july 2013.
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All rights to the art shown here and in these products are held by Inked Adventures (Billiam Babble 2012-13) Permission is given for personal and non-profit use and limited distribution to own playing group – preferably without any perceived commercial competition to Inked Adventures.