Friday, June 23, 2017

Map and Story Block 2

Good evening everyone,

Continuing our series developing a world a 5 mile square block at a time, we bring you:

Block 2


Scale: 1 square = 1/2 mile

Further south the Sparkling River runs adjacent to a forest known as the Gnutty Forest. It is named for one Alfred Gnutty who used to roam the forest handing out random nuts to travelers along the way. Those who refused to take one of these kindly offered nuts would receive a pelting of said nuts for a good few minutes.  Anyway, back to Gnutty forest, which does have a variety of nut trees in it.  There is also a species of willow tree that runs along the bank of the Sparkling River.  During a recent rain, one of these willow trees now has mostly fallen into the river revealing a crypt that was hidden underneath it.  No one knows how old the crypt is; but I hear that the Mayor of Westshire, along with some other dignitaries, are offering 50 gp for any adventurer brave enough to explore it.

Next Block: Continuing along the Sparkling River.

Text and map (c) 2017 Andrew and Heleen Durston
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Map and Story Block 1

Good evening everyone,

Heleen (http://on-creating-games.blogspot.com/) and I are beginning a series of posts developing a world a 5 mile square block at a time. Heleen provides the initial inspiration. I draw a map and then Heleen will build a story of the world based on the map. Without further adieu, we bring you:

Block 1

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Scale: 1 square = 1/2 mile

The Sparkling River runs through the town of Westshire and provides a variety of goods for its denizens.  Westshire isn’t large by any stretch of the imagination, though they do have their own church to the god of Time.  The area surrounding Westshire is filled with mostly farmers.  Westshire has a couple of docks that provide a place for travelers on river boats to make a pit stop. The docks are also used to bring the extra produce to bigger towns farther down the Sparkling River.

Next Block: Down the Sparkling River.

Text and map (c) 2017 Andrew and Heleen Durston