Friday, October 26, 2018

Birthday Loot

Hit the big 5-0 today.

My wife got me a three-volume French-language edition of all Robert E. Howard's Conan stories.


Oliver (our cat) got me a tribble.



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mucking About with Layers in Hex Kit

Trying the same map with different solid background layers, and using only "transparent" geography and site tiles, just to see what I can do with the system. Instead of using river tiles, I made a river using "coast" tiles for a large-scale map. This would probably be something like one hex equals one mile or so.

Version 1: "Meadow" Background Layer
(Probably my favorite version)


Version 2: "Grass" Background Layer
(I don't much care for this one)

Version 3: "White" Background Layer
(Not bad, but I still like "Meadow" better)

Version 4: Black and White Filtered
(I ran this through a grayscale filter on Microsoft Picture It;
maybe my second-favorite version).

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Another Hex Kit Map and a Bit of Zazzle

Another experiment with Hex Kit. I paid closer attention this time to the ends of the road and river tiles, and got them to line up a bit more nicely.


I also just got a new binder with a custom spine from Zazzle. They had a font that passes for a reasonable approximation of the original D&D title font (though alas the "&" is wrong). But with a bright red field and yellow lettering, I think it evokes the Moldvay Basic rule book colors pretty well. I've put my printed-out version of the B/X Essentials rules in it.