Friday, February 25, 2011

Post-Apocalyptic Ruined City Map Generator

One creative endeavor I've been frequently seeing on other RPG blog sites are dungeon geomorphs. These nifty little squares can be randomly fitted together in a variety of ways and -BLAM- instant dungeon map ready for delvin' into. But I didn't think the post-apocalyptic genre lent itself to this kind of map generation.

Happily, I was proven very wrong.

Blogmeister Djeryv over at Djeryv's Graveyard has produced a Post-Apocalyptic Ruined City Map Generator using a set of Blasted Earth geomorphs created by Amanda Michaels of the Cartographer's Guild. According to Djeryv, there are 50 geomorphs that can be flipped and rotated, creating about 400 different layouts. Lay them next to each other, you have a ready-made map of an Ancient ruined city. The default size is a 10 by 10 map, but you can grab a screenshot of the dimensions you need for your game. And if you want to use the entire randomly generated map, you have a whole city to explore. Click below for an idea of the scale -- keeping in mind this map is reduced to about 15-20% of its full size.

15 comments:

  1. That's fantastic, thanks! I'm adding it to my Mapping Resources page :)

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  2. Genius, fantastic, and awesome-squared have already been taken...so I'm going to have to go with outstanding.

    Thank you!

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  3. Any map that hangs around my house will eventually be ruined.

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  4. that is really, really cool.

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  5. Unfortunately, Djeryv's site seems to have disappeared, taking that awesome PA ruined city map generator with it. :(

    -Ed Green

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  6. It's available here now: http://www.wizardawn.com/rpg/tool_acity.php

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  7. Awwww, nowhere to be found now :(

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    1. It moved to here:
      http://wizardawn.and-mag.com/tool_acity.php

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    1. It moved to here:
      http://wizardawn.and-mag.com/tool_acity.php

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    2. Thanks Tim, it helped me a lot!

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