Cave Map Tiles
Explore the lair of a Dire Cave Bear, or venture underground in search of a troll horde! The Cave Map Tiles set of role-playing map tiles expands on the success of the original Dungeon Map Tiles with a new range of gritty underground cave tiles and new wilderness map tiles.
What is a Map Tile?
A map tile, in the context of this set, is square of artwork depicting a specific 5ft by 5ft area of terrain. Such as the floor of a cave, an area of grass, or where the floor meets a wall. In order for a Game Master to build an adventure map for players to explore, map tiles are placed onto the digital canvas one by one until the desired terrain is constructed. Be that terrain a wilderness area, a Castle, Dungeon, or cave system.
Each map tile is a combination of hand drawn artwork and photographic source material that gives us the unique style of all Studio WyldFurr Map tiles. All of the tiles have been rendered from a birds eye view of the landscape, with shadowing used to give the illusion of depth.
Expands on the Dungeon Map Tiles
This set of map tiles was designed from the beginning to expand on the range of map tiles found in our Dungeon Map Tiles set. Now you don’t need the Dungeon Map Tiles set to use the Cave Map Tiles set, but we recommend getting both so your players can explore caves and dungeons!
We have included a range of interlinking tiles to link a cave system into a dungeon complex, plus the wilderness dirt tiles come with a range of tiles that link up with the wilderness grass tiles from the Dungeon Map Tiles set.
Map Tile Scale
The Studio WyldFurr range of digital role-playing tokens and map tiles all use a standard scale of 1 inch to 3 pixels, for a standard Dungeons and Dragons (3.5ed) character square of 180 pixels. Thus each map tile is a depiction of a 5ft square of terrain. But we have also included smaller 50 pixel square map tiles for those of us who use the smaller 50 pixel square size.
Sample Sheet PDF
Want to have a look at every map tile that is inside the Cave Map Tiles pack before committing to buying the pack? Then we have a PDF that is just perfect for you. We have a Sample Sheet PDF that displays every map tile that is inside the Cave Map Tiles pack. You can simply download it here and check out what is inside the pack.
How to use the Map Tiles?
The map tiles have been made as a kind of ready made art pack that you can simply just drag’n’drop onto a digital art canvas to build a map. To do this all you need is a graphics editing program such as Photoshop, Gimp, or another Map Making program that permit you to use pre-created tiles to build maps. We recommend using Gimp, it is free and is a very powerful program for this task. If you are not sure about what to do, we have a tutorial about building your own maps, which we have also added to the products zip file as a tutorial PDF.
If you are new to building your own adventure maps, we recommend checking out the MapForge Edition of the Cave Map Tiles package. This edition of the pack is specially configured to take advantage of the features of the MapForge application.
If you are an experienced map builder with apps such as Photoshop, the Raw Image Files Art Assets Edition of the Cave Map Tiles pack can be purchased as a stand alone pack from RPGnow.com.
The package contains a wealth of raw image files in JPG and PNG file format. These image files form the building blocks which you can assemble into the form of a monster lair, cave system, or whatever kind of adventure map you desire.
Don’t have access to Photoshop or other such expensive graphics editing programs? Want to use a cartography program that does all of the hard work for you? Then you need to get your hands on MapForge! MapForge makes building adventure maps easy.
The MapForge Edition of the Cave Map Tiles set has been specially configured to take advantage of all the automatic features MapForge has to offer. Thus streamlining and simplifying map construction within an App that is purpose built for map building.