Post by adrianmcknight on Apr 24, 2014 16:23:30 GMT
hey all, just wondering, has anyone tried to include a painting or mural in any dungeon tiles they have created?
A number of rooms in the Temple of Elemental Evil call for murals or frescoes along the walls and corridors depicting various bits of evil. I am thinking for these sections I can patch together some photographs of frescoes and paintings of various demons and whatnot (searching demon fresco and demon painting on google image search gave me a ton of material), and print the composite image as long strips for hallways. Maybe 1 - 1 1/2 inch tall, and then go over them with some watered down elmers glue on a brush to create a bit of a painting texture.
Post by adrianmcknight on Apr 24, 2014 17:14:16 GMT
Sadly there is not a huge amount of included artwork with the module. Most of the descriptions Gygax gives are along the following lines:
From the look of this chamber, it was once the sanctuary of some lesser priest of the Temple. The walls are plastered and painted with scenes of evil nature, featuring the earth principle. The rotting remains of a large bed, two couches, and several carved chairs, now broken, testify that the room was once a comfortable place. The whole room reeks horribly. Bones are tossed here and there, and a partially eaten orc carcass lies on the floor near the south wall. No exits are visible, save the normal door to the north.
Not a huge amount to go on but I still want to detail it out as much as I can. I will play around with the murals I was able to pull from google and see what I can come up with. Worst case I can post some examples of what not to do
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