Dungeon Backgrounds
Dungeon Backgrounds

This week’s sketch is a few dungeon-y backgrounds that I doodled while hanging out in the woods with some friends. The topic of tabletop RPGs had come up, and myself and the sole other gamer in the group spent about a half hour persuading a third friend that gaming was actually pretty awesome. He was quite skeptical at first, since he imagined the games as a type of non-graphical video game where the whole point was merely to smash enemies and argue about who’s character was cooler. (We both laughed, saying that we knew a few gamers who thought that too!)

But, after recounting a few D&D adventures to him, as well as a few stories about particularly scary Unknown Armies moments, he was grudgingly willing to admit that creating interesting stories with your friends might be a worthwhile pass time, after all.

What does that have to do with these sketches? Not much, but it’s a good story, and this picture reminds me of the rain tapping on the windows while we talked.

News: Posted January 6th, 2012 by Alina

^ 12 Comments to “Dungeon Backgrounds”

  1. Ky Says:

    Long time reader first time writing. Just wanted to say, thanks for making my life. I don’t know a single person as geeky as me so this is where I go to remind myself of all the good things in the world.

    By the way, the gelatinous cube is adorable.

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 4:08 am
  2. gnrrrg Says:

    I don’t know if it’s cooler or not, but I subconsciously based a Pathfinder character on Abby’s Shadowrun character.

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 8:48 am
  3. Ysidro Says:

    Oooh, I didn’t know you’ve played Unknown Armies!

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 10:59 am
  4. JB Says:

    Have you ever used Mythic’s Game Master Emulator? You’re certainly not at a loss for capable human storyweavers, but I wondered if you’d tried it. I’m dabbling with it a little myself.

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am
  5. Albert Says:

    That Crystal Lake background reminds me of Macalania Forest from Final Fantasy X…

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 6:41 pm
  6. JR Says:

    Is that a mouse skull in the jello cube?

    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
  7. Raptor2213 Says:

    It’s not a Jello Cube, it’s a MINECRAFT SLIME!

    Posted January 7th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  8. Bookwyrm Says:

    1. Love the gelatinous cube! Adorable! I so want to figure out how to make that as a desert 😉

    2. I squeeeeeeed some more as we printed out our commission drawing for our friend. The team looks great & you can see the strokes in the art! Lovelovelove!

    Posted January 7th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  9. Chakat Firepaw Says:

    @Bookwyrm: Have you tried using a box as a jello mould?

    For the floating stuff, add it once the Jello is thick but not set.

    Posted January 7th, 2012 at 11:52 pm
  10. Theogrin Says:

    That gelatinous cube looks disturbingly happy. I suspect it just ate something – or someone…

    Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  11. KenderBryant Says:

    Found a website with some AWESOME dice bags for you table-top geeks: http://www.dragonchow.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12_18

    Posted January 9th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
  12. Harrow Says:

    +1 for the dice bag link KenderBryant. Also: I seriously dig Dustin’s fashion sense. He’s the most conservatively dressed person in the club, yet fits in perfectly with that vest and tie.

    Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:44 am