The flight paths of Porky's Expanse! may be growing slowly into bustling space lanes, but the mission remains the same. In just the same way, tenuous links may become major thoroughfares and well-worn dirt tracks be paved over, with purpose unchanged. Imagined landscapes are made real.
The first post in the series offered ideas found treading the paths of cyberspace, a range of approaches to mapmaking for wargaming and roleplaying, from 2D to 3D. This second post will too, but with an emphasis on giving an idea for a landscape a fixed final form. Stunning vistas await. Click and lose yourself somewhere out of this world.
Mainly fantasy 2D
- In Places Deep reminds us of a useful resource, a geomorph mapper.
- A host of links to make mapping easier at Old School Heretic.
- Thoughts on a fortress at A Wizard in a bottle.
- No maps, but time is brought into the equation at A Paladin in Citadel.
Fantasy and sci-fi 2D / 3D
- Ogre Miniatures shows us how to make a 2D hex-board a 3D crater field.
- Over at Plastic Legions is a skirmish battle board of cellars and caverns.
- Building vertiginous virtual caverns at Some King's Kent. Don't look down!
- The Sin of Alacrity emerges from the Warp at A Gentleman's Ones...
- A while back Blue Table Painting put up a vid of a pulp docking bay. There's one of it in action too.
Fantasy, modern and sci-fi 3D
- The Angry Lurker has a funky diner. Food in games too... Yum.
- Will this breathtaking landscape for Mordheim ever be outdone? Why not?
- This might just help you do it - some research at Marvelous Miniatures.
- Some tiered Eldar terrain at Bell of Lost Souls, with links to more pics in the comments - yet another reason to learn Italian.
- Apocalypse is no small-scale affair.