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Release-The-Kraken

Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a selection of maps that my patrons then vote on as to which will be released under the free commercial-use license. We ended last month at the $500 mark, so I put the roster up with TWO old maps being re-released this month – so for Christmas morning I’m sending out the first; the map that took in the most votes for release this month:

The Ruins of Lawrence Hall

The Ruins of Lawrence Hall

Lawrence Hall was a place of worship dug out of the stone by demented deep gnomes trapped upon the surface. It was supposed to be a fortress and church of the Lord of Spades, Prince of the Eclipse commissioned by Duke Lawrence of Three Hills… but in the height of warfare nearby, the work of the slave gnomes went mostly unmonitored and many side areas were not even noticed until the scaffolding was removed when the construction was aborted.

The resulting twisted and half-complete structure contains a number of odd shrines, convoluted side chambers, and bizarre incomplete bas-relief carvings of dark underworld gods and monsters.

Lawrence Hall (with grid)

Lawrence Hall (with grid)

This map was originally drawn (three and a half years ago!) in a 4″ x 6″ book where it spanned three pages (it is over 15 inches long) and was stitched together in photoshop. For the Kraken release I’ve gone back to the original scan, cleaned it up a bit and smoothed out some roughness in the lines. I’ve also included a version with a grid which I do for most modern releases, although I don’t think the gridded version will provide all that much help in play since the structure is so weirdly shaped and mis-aligned.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

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under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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