I swear, one of these weeks, I'll make something other than a map. I've been itching to do some papercraft or mini-painting, but the ol' homestead is looking a little post-apocalyptic at the moment, leaving me with no place to set up.
Two of my players managed to decode the goblinoid scribblings found on last week's map and were given bonus XP as promised.
For this week, I decided to try out some fancy new artist pens I picked up. I drew up a simple encounter map for a river crossing where my last session ended. This otherwise pastoral scene was made decidedly less so when my players discovered that the bridge was rigged with arcane blast discs. That happened about half a second before their scouty types got blasted by a lightning-hurling mage who emerged from the cover of an invisibility spell to mark the cliffhanger end of the session.
I'm kinda digging the pens. I think I may run with it. It adds a bit of painterliness to an otherwise old-school map.
Oh, I also set up a page with a list of all my Make-it Mondays as they progress.