Building The Hex Key

Roleplay Rescue’s Blog

Having been inspired to draw a small hex map to facilitate my new world of Hiraeth becoming an Open Table hexcrawl/dungeoncrawl game, I now need to focus on getting the damn thing keyed up. With a 10 x 10 initial map, that’s 100 hexes of content…

Here’s what I did first:

  1. Put the “Starting Town” (actually a village) in the middle hex.
  2. Added a Megadungeon to the map – I picked an appropriate hex and slapped the dungeon entrance in next.
  3. Made a list of cool ideas that immediately popped into my head and slapped them each into a different hex.

To be fair, the map was designed with the Megadungeon in mind and I made sure there was appropriate terrain on the map to accommodate it. I also hard-coded (with a symbol) the starting location in the middle.

From there, my plan is to do the following:

  • Come up…

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