Category Archives: Maps

Battle Maps: The Pleasure Barge

The pleasure barge has yet to be finished, but is open to adventurers seeking shelter.

The middle deck, comprised mostly of a large ballroom and galley (in addition to an entrance hall), is ringed by a narrow gang-way that provides access to the ladder leading to the wheelhouse on the top of the barge. The crates here are full of furniture parts and ornamentation.

The bottom deck contains the engine room (complete with functioning boiler) and a yet to be installed spa/bath area. The crates on this deck are full of tiles and plumbing.

The top deck provides beds for special guests (as well as the master bedroom and attached vault) in addition to a mezzanine. Opening the crates on the top deck reveals more furniture parts and ornaments.


The map is designed to be printed on a single sheet of A4 paper with each square representing 10 feet. It was created in GIMP using assets from the Dunjinni Archive.

Pleasure Barge

Dungeon Maps: The Vault of the Shifting Sands

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been teaching myself the basics of GIMP, an open source alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop, in an effort to upskill myself (but mostly because I enjoy learning new things). Today I am happy to present the fruits of my labours!

I already know a few things I could do better and will probably make a few more maps until I am comfortable with layer masks, texture work and the like. As a first attempt though, I’m happy with what I’ve done. If you have any advice, please feel free to leave a comment.

A few notes; the .pngs on this page are full size and, if printed, should measure 1 inch to a square, as is standard for D&D battlemaps. If you use these maps in a digital campaign, each square measures 100px to a side. Room descriptions (including an array of traps and puzzles) and art credits can be found in the .pdf here.

This is primarily intended for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, but you should be able to adapt it smoothly to any system.