Geomorphs


The geomorph mapping project was a self-challenge to produce 100 dungeon geomorphs in my old-school pen-and-paper style. It took quite a bit longer than I expected to be finished, from October of 2009 to October of 2010.

Here is a compilation of the various sets of six geomorphs I’ve posted in that time – with links to the source posts.

You can also download the challenge as a PDF here. (Please, if linking to this in your blog, website or forums, link to this page, and not directly to the file, as the file gets updated and renamed, whereas this page does not get renamed)

A lot of other people are also making geomorphs that link up with my 100 x 100 design. It seems that I’ve started something, and that it is pretty awesome!

  • The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms makes awesome thematic geomorphs
  • Aeons & Auguries has released hundreds of geomorphs in this format now including alternate shapes
  • RisusMonkey is now well over 100 geomorphs into his version of my geomorph mapping challenge
  • Stonewerks makes geomorphs that are almost perfectly matched in style to my own

Plus there’s a cool twist on the theme:

And if you want to see my geomorphs in action, check out:


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Geomorph Set 1

Geomorph Set 2

Geomorph Set 3

Geomorph Set 4

Geomorph Set 5

Geomorph Set 6

Geomorph Set 7

Geomorph Set 7

Geomorph Set 8

Geomorph Set 8

Geomorph Set 9

Geomorph Set 9

Geomorph Set 10

Geomorph Set 10

Geomorph Set 11

Geomorph Set 11

Geomorph Set 12

Geomorph Set 12

Geomorph Set 13

Geomorph Set 13

Geomorph Set 14

Geomorph Set 14

Geomorph Set 15

Geomorph Set 15

Geomorph Set 16

Geomorph Set 16

Geomorph Set 17

Geomorph Set 17

6 thoughts on “Geomorphs”

  1. These look awesome. How about “vanilla versions” – i.e. with hidden things not shown – that can be used as dungeon tiles?

  2. These are great. I like the pen and paper aspect.

    I’ve got two similar (though 3D) projects going, a rough-panned city with odd angled streets and a hex-tile set for tunnels.

  3. Yeancientone said:

    It gladdens my heart and renews my faith in humanity that folks are still doing wonderful stuff like this.

  4. For those of you interested in more Geomorph tiles, check this article. There’s a little contest that gives you a chance to win a complete set of Inked Adventures’ Geomorph Tiles. http://yeoldeinn-heroquest.blogspot.nl/2013/07/inked-adventues-review-and-contest.html

  5. Thanks for you tutorials. i’ tryng to learn drawing dungeons and you are my best inspiration and teacher! Keep going!

  6. Again, thanks for posting these. To make the geomorphs align with the metric graph-paper used here I had some fun converting these to a 5mm grid (1′(=25.4mm) to 20 mm, therefore scale by 78.74% ). A 1cm grid (157.48%) would make them slightly too large to fit on an A4 sheet (there are only 297mm to play with and there are 32 squares worth of height). When scaled down to 5mm grid, and printed in landscape orientation, the actual tiles take up less than half of the A4 sheet and after printing half of them, I just stuffed the stack of printed-out ones back in the paper tray (making sure to get the orientation right) to print the other half of them. Came out pretty nice, currently cutting these out and laminating them.

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