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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. Our second release this month goes back to the very early days of the Patreon campaign – Aurelon’s Keep.

Aurelon's Keep (with grid)

Aurelon’s Keep (with grid)

A victim of a fairly recent power struggle, Aurelon’s Keep was besieged by a small attacking force and rapidly conquered with the assistance of a few earth elementals who built up the ramp leading to the destroyed wall and completely bypassing the outer bailey and main gates.

Today it is home to a few poor clans of goblins and their ilk who base hunting and gathering operations from the old wooden buildings of the keep while keeping away from the old stone keep itself that they believe to be haunted.

Aurelon's Keep (without grid)

Aurelon’s Keep (without grid)

The keep map itself is based on one I started a campaign with back when the Rules Cyclopedia was released (I distinctly remember bringing my brand new copy of the book to the University gaming club with the original version of this map in the inside cover to launch the campaign). This map shows its age in that it still has “pencil-thin” walls for the wooden building walls, something I try to avoid when drawing maps these days.

For this commercial-use re-release of the map, I cleaned up the scan a little bit and painstakingly added a grid for those who prefer them on their maps.

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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:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

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