The Stiff: Chapter 4: Page 175
July 23rd, 2014

The Stiff: Chapter 4: Page 175

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve noticed that since early 2013, I’ve been drawing a series of maps based on classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures for the Wizards of the Coast website. I’m proud to announce that those maps are now available as prints!

The maps are available here in the Mock Man Store. At the moment it’s actually a pre-order: I’ve just done test prints of the maps and gotten an estimate, but the final printing probably won’t be done until sometime in August. Since I’m moving to California in late August-early September, I probably won’t be able to actually fulfill orders until September. But yes, I’m making the maps into printed posters at sizes ranging from 13″x18″ (for Tomb of Horrors) to 18″x36″ (for Ravenloft, the biggest one)! Please check them out as you’re gearing up (I hope) for the new edition of D&D coming this Fall (and available now in “Basic D&D” core-rules as a free download from Wizards of the Coast)!

NEXT UPDATE: Monday!


Dungeons & Dragons Walkthrough Maps Now Available!


Some of the most enjoyable artwork I’ve done over the past year and a half has been the Dungeons & Dragons classic module Walkthrough Maps for Wizards of the Coast. I’ve really loved making these: drawing and ‘plotting out’ each one gives me the vicarious experience of both DMing and playing the adventures, and it’s incredibly fun to flesh out all those two-dimensional, graph paper maps into little worlds in pseudo-isometric color.

After many months of people asking about them, I’m proud to announce… the D&D Walkthrough Maps are finally available as full-size art prints!! Each map depicts a different classic adventure from the ’70s and early ’80s, namely:

* S1: Tomb of Horrors by Gary Gygax (13″x18″ print)
* S2: White Plume Mountain by Lawrence Schick (16″x18″ print)
* S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Gary Gygax (11″x22″ print)
* S4: The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth by Gary Gygax (18″x27″ print)
* A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity by David Cook (18″x24″ print)
* X1: The Isle of Dread by David Cook & Tom Moldvay (18″x24″ print)
* I6: Ravenloft by Tracy & Laury Hickman (18″x36″ print) (!!)

Every inch of bloodsoaked battle and every copper coin of treasure is thrillingly depicted in ultra-detailed style with mock men in the role of the human (and demi-human) characters. I hope you love looking at these maps as much as I loved drawing them. And I’m still drawing more of them on the Wizards of the Coast site, so please stay tuned for future announcements!