Dynamic Dungeons is creating animated maps for tabletop RPG and miniature games
1,197

patrons

$4,976
per map pack
Thank you for visiting this page.
My dream was to  bring gaming maps to life since I first used my TV as a gaming table in a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. 

Animated maps? 

Me and my friends really enjoy playing these "living maps", thanks to which the water flows, the fog wreaths, and the flickering flames of the campfire illuminates the swaying trees of the forest in our encounter scenes.

Each one of my maps is a looping HD video (and still images for online platforms), a carefully designed action scene not to affect the story of a roleplaying game. In addition to the wonderful live fantasy environment, each motion map features well-composed ambient sounds, creating a perfect atmosphere for you to take your imagination to the next level.

I'm not just creating looping video files in grid and gridless versions but high quality still images of each map for virtual tabletop platforms.

Check out my  PATREON ARCHIVE



Your Support

I'll continue to create and release 3-4 animated map packs (including statics) monthly, a Wilderness, an Underdark or a Cave encounter scene, dungeon rooms, chambers  and corridors. With your support I'll be able to afford to spend even more time doing so - my dream is to eventually be able to afford to work on Dynamic Dungeons full time, creating even more maps.

How does it work?

If you click "become a patron", you immediately get access to all previous rewards for free and be able to choose a donation tier for the future releases. I currently have tiers ranging from $1, $2 all the way up to $5, most of which have a rewards like HD video files and high quality still images. You can cancel or adjust your patronage at any time.
The number of map packs I publish in the month determines how much you contribute.  
For example, if you pledge $3 per map pack and that month I publish 3 rewards, you'll contribute $9 for that month. If I fail to release maps, you will not be billed. 
In February I released 3 rewards. Even if the rewards (packs) contained more maps, like night versions, or alternate versions, patrons were charged only once/reward. 
I released the Dungeon of Skulls which contained 5 maps + 5 others with torch for chaotic good patrons but all of it was released as one reward (in several posts), only $5 was charged total for this theme not for each single map in this package. (Usually a reward comes in four posts, but it doesn't mean you'd be charged more times.)
Then I released the village also for $5 even if it contained the night versions and the day and night version of the outer walls.
The last reward of the month was the airship (day and night versions, with ballon and magical propulsion) and the maps in this reward also cost 5$ total.
I also posted free giveaways, so a chaotic good patron in February was charged only $15 for more than 16 maps. In March I released the modular dungeon packs, more than 10 maps in each pack for the price of one reward. A Chaotic Good Patron was charged in March for $15 and received more than 25 map variations. In April I improved the quality of the maps, a Chaotic Good Patron was charged $15 and received 15 map variations of the three rewards. Check out the next month's rewards in the Archive


If you're concerned about going over your budget, you can easily set a monthly contribution limit when you're entering your payment info. That way there's no surprises at the end of the month.
For example, you can pledge $5 per release and get access to the rewards at that tier, but cap your monthly contribution limit to $10, thus supporting 2 releases that month. Patrons without cap will get extra discounts to my products and special rewards. 



Large part of the money donated to this Patreon goes to supporting this project. (I'll buy new 3d models and plugins and bring you new themes like the Town, Sailing ship, Forgotten swamp, the Dead forest, snowy and desert scenes, fog/mist ruins) as well as enabling me to allocate more time into doing what I love.

The Dynamic Dungeons Modular System

If you become a Patron you help bring the Dynamic Dungeons Modular Editor and Player App to life, which is a unique modular dungeon building system. The v.0.0.1. version is available now freely for all Patrons.  Also two modular pack was already released, different themes will come soon.

Who am I?

My name is Tamas, a 3D designer, musician and dungeon master, father of two.
Thank you for noticing and paying attention my Patreon page! I hope you are inspired by my work and you'll will have a lot of good time roleplaying!

Join to my Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/dynamicdungeons/
Subscribe to my Youtube channel for the updates:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DynamicDungeons




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to play on the TV screen with minis?
Playing on the Tv screen is easier than you think. Simply lay flat your TV. You can protect the screen with a cheap plexiglass sheet, and use dry or wet erase markers on it, so miniatures and dice rolls won't damage the surface of the Tv. You can also project down the video onto a physical table with a HD projector.

How can the grid be displayed precisely as a 1” grid on my setup?
The gridded HD maps are optimized for a 40” Tv, where the size of the squares are exactly 1”. The 4k maps are optimized for a 50”TV.
If you have smaller or larger screen, I suggest to play the gridless versions of the maps with the Dynamic Dungeons Editor and Player app where you can set custom hexa and quad grid overlay.

TV or projector?
Although both solutions are possible, TVs are more widespread and it’s what I would recommend as well. Let’s look at the pros and cons for the various forms of display:

Horizontal or table-installed TV
Pros:
  • superb brilliance and contrast even in bright surroundings at an affordable price
  • The TV remote controller offers fast access to detailed color settings, which can effectively modify the display
  • HDMI audio is available through the speakers of the TV
Cons:
  • the screen has to be protected with Plexiglas against scratches
  • The use of metal dice should be avoided on Plexiglas surfaces and it should be protected against spills from drinks (unless the display is installed under a closed protective surface)
Projector
Pros:
  • No need to protect the projected surface from spilled drinks or scratches
  • Play surfaces of varying sizes can be projected depending on the positioning of the device
Cons:
  • Designing a suspension system and mounting a projector on the ceiling can be difficult and troublesome
  • Only the most expensive devices offer the contrast and brilliance of a TV set in bright surroundings
  • The hands of players cast a shadow on the table
  • Most projectors don’t feature speakers or in a lower quality than TVs.

What kind of TV should I use?
A 40” full HD resolution LCD device is a perfect choice. If you are planning to buy a TV for gaming purposes, I recommend choosing a device with HDMI ports on the side and not the back. Avoid using TVs with an installed glass surface significantly distanced from the screen surface. (This was typical of older models. Due to the distance between the glass surface and the screen, you might experience a floating effect when viewing the figures placed on the screen from the side)
A 30” screen is fine, yet it will result in a smaller play surface.

Will it harm my TV if I lay it down on its back and put miniatures on top of it?
You can use plasma, lcd or Led Tv (wich is basically an LCD screen, but with LED backlighting), but which type TV it is doesn’t really matter for this predicament, as no flat screen is filled with floating gasses or millions of drops of anti-gravity techno-color liquids :). Nothing is going to settle at the bottom of your screen no matter how many years it stands on your table or hangs on your wall.
No, it’s not going to harm your TV internally to lay it down.
Special ventillation is only needed if you have a built in tv enclosed in the table.

How can I play the motion maps?
All media players are suitable, yet I recommend using Quicktime Player, as it provides smoothing looping. The Dynamic Dungeons Editor and Player can also loop videos smoothly. Additionally, it offers the advantage of playing videos with quad and hex grids and fog of war settings.

Questions related to Patreon, support and tier levels

How much does it cost to be a patron per month?
As I usually add three rewards per month, it will cost you 15 dollars a month to be a chaotic good patron. If you feel that’s too much, you can set a limit, e.g. a 10 dollar cap for your support. You can delete your support at any time. Read more about it here.

Can the maps be purchased separately?
My maps are only available through Patreon for the time being, yet the older maps will soon be available separately and in thematic packs. Chaotic good level supporters can make purchases through the webshop (coming soon) at a 50% discount.

Is there a list of the previously released maps?
Yes, here’s the list: PATREON ARCHIVE

If I decide to become a supporter, will I have access to previously released maps?
Yes, you will have free, instant access to all previously released maps, which you can download without making any additional payments. When joining, you can choose a donation tier for future releases.

What is a map pack?
A reward consists of more than a single map and instead involves at least two or even more designs. I make a number of map variations so the scenes could be used in multiple ways. I will strive to provide an increasing amount of content for future rewards.

Can I recommend themes?
Yes, I’m happy to hear your suggestions and I’ll do my best to satisfy the requests that inspire me, yet Patreon is fundamentally a platform of support that puts a great deal of emphasis on creative freedom.

Do you also make maps to order?
That depends on how much time I have left in the month apart from the works through Patreon. Should you have any questions, get in touch through the [email protected] address.
Tiers
True neutral
$1 or more per map pack 59 patrons
  • You get a still image of the maps in JPG for VTT platforms (like roll20) in gridless and with 1 inch grid overlay version (35x20) and my deepest appreciation for your support. (Some of the maps in a pack won’t be available for this tier)
Lawful neutral
$2 or more per map pack 67 patrons
  • All of the True neutral Rewards and
  • FULL HD animated maps in mp4 format (1920×1080 px) rendered with a 1inch square grid overlay
  • Access to the community and the right to vote on theme choices for one of each month's maps. 
Neutral good
$3 or more per map pack 52 patrons
  • All of the Lawful neutral Rewards +
  • carefully composed ambient sound for the video 
  • grid and gridless versions are included


Chaotic good
$5 or more per map pack 1106 patrons
  • All of the Neutral good rewards +
  • Day and night / Lit and dark / furnished and unfurnished versions of the maps or extra rooms and special giveaways
  • 4k UHD maps (still in experimental, some selected scene/reward is rendered and released in UHD) 
    95% of over 1000 Patrons chose this Tier. 
Goals
$4,096 – reached! per map pack
4K images and videos
additional 4K images and UHD versions of some maps for Chaotic Good Patrons
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Thank you for visiting this page.
My dream was to  bring gaming maps to life since I first used my TV as a gaming table in a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. 

Animated maps? 

Me and my friends really enjoy playing these "living maps", thanks to which the water flows, the fog wreaths, and the flickering flames of the campfire illuminates the swaying trees of the forest in our encounter scenes.

Each one of my maps is a looping HD video (and still images for online platforms), a carefully designed action scene not to affect the story of a roleplaying game. In addition to the wonderful live fantasy environment, each motion map features well-composed ambient sounds, creating a perfect atmosphere for you to take your imagination to the next level.

I'm not just creating looping video files in grid and gridless versions but high quality still images of each map for virtual tabletop platforms.

Check out my  PATREON ARCHIVE



Your Support

I'll continue to create and release 3-4 animated map packs (including statics) monthly, a Wilderness, an Underdark or a Cave encounter scene, dungeon rooms, chambers  and corridors. With your support I'll be able to afford to spend even more time doing so - my dream is to eventually be able to afford to work on Dynamic Dungeons full time, creating even more maps.

How does it work?

If you click "become a patron", you immediately get access to all previous rewards for free and be able to choose a donation tier for the future releases. I currently have tiers ranging from $1, $2 all the way up to $5, most of which have a rewards like HD video files and high quality still images. You can cancel or adjust your patronage at any time.
The number of map packs I publish in the month determines how much you contribute.  
For example, if you pledge $3 per map pack and that month I publish 3 rewards, you'll contribute $9 for that month. If I fail to release maps, you will not be billed. 
In February I released 3 rewards. Even if the rewards (packs) contained more maps, like night versions, or alternate versions, patrons were charged only once/reward. 
I released the Dungeon of Skulls which contained 5 maps + 5 others with torch for chaotic good patrons but all of it was released as one reward (in several posts), only $5 was charged total for this theme not for each single map in this package. (Usually a reward comes in four posts, but it doesn't mean you'd be charged more times.)
Then I released the village also for $5 even if it contained the night versions and the day and night version of the outer walls.
The last reward of the month was the airship (day and night versions, with ballon and magical propulsion) and the maps in this reward also cost 5$ total.
I also posted free giveaways, so a chaotic good patron in February was charged only $15 for more than 16 maps. In March I released the modular dungeon packs, more than 10 maps in each pack for the price of one reward. A Chaotic Good Patron was charged in March for $15 and received more than 25 map variations. In April I improved the quality of the maps, a Chaotic Good Patron was charged $15 and received 15 map variations of the three rewards. Check out the next month's rewards in the Archive


If you're concerned about going over your budget, you can easily set a monthly contribution limit when you're entering your payment info. That way there's no surprises at the end of the month.
For example, you can pledge $5 per release and get access to the rewards at that tier, but cap your monthly contribution limit to $10, thus supporting 2 releases that month. Patrons without cap will get extra discounts to my products and special rewards. 



Large part of the money donated to this Patreon goes to supporting this project. (I'll buy new 3d models and plugins and bring you new themes like the Town, Sailing ship, Forgotten swamp, the Dead forest, snowy and desert scenes, fog/mist ruins) as well as enabling me to allocate more time into doing what I love.

The Dynamic Dungeons Modular System

If you become a Patron you help bring the Dynamic Dungeons Modular Editor and Player App to life, which is a unique modular dungeon building system. The v.0.0.1. version is available now freely for all Patrons.  Also two modular pack was already released, different themes will come soon.

Who am I?

My name is Tamas, a 3D designer, musician and dungeon master, father of two.
Thank you for noticing and paying attention my Patreon page! I hope you are inspired by my work and you'll will have a lot of good time roleplaying!

Join to my Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/dynamicdungeons/
Subscribe to my Youtube channel for the updates:
https://www.youtube.com/c/DynamicDungeons




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to play on the TV screen with minis?
Playing on the Tv screen is easier than you think. Simply lay flat your TV. You can protect the screen with a cheap plexiglass sheet, and use dry or wet erase markers on it, so miniatures and dice rolls won't damage the surface of the Tv. You can also project down the video onto a physical table with a HD projector.

How can the grid be displayed precisely as a 1” grid on my setup?
The gridded HD maps are optimized for a 40” Tv, where the size of the squares are exactly 1”. The 4k maps are optimized for a 50”TV.
If you have smaller or larger screen, I suggest to play the gridless versions of the maps with the Dynamic Dungeons Editor and Player app where you can set custom hexa and quad grid overlay.

TV or projector?
Although both solutions are possible, TVs are more widespread and it’s what I would recommend as well. Let’s look at the pros and cons for the various forms of display:

Horizontal or table-installed TV
Pros:
  • superb brilliance and contrast even in bright surroundings at an affordable price
  • The TV remote controller offers fast access to detailed color settings, which can effectively modify the display
  • HDMI audio is available through the speakers of the TV
Cons:
  • the screen has to be protected with Plexiglas against scratches
  • The use of metal dice should be avoided on Plexiglas surfaces and it should be protected against spills from drinks (unless the display is installed under a closed protective surface)
Projector
Pros:
  • No need to protect the projected surface from spilled drinks or scratches
  • Play surfaces of varying sizes can be projected depending on the positioning of the device
Cons:
  • Designing a suspension system and mounting a projector on the ceiling can be difficult and troublesome
  • Only the most expensive devices offer the contrast and brilliance of a TV set in bright surroundings
  • The hands of players cast a shadow on the table
  • Most projectors don’t feature speakers or in a lower quality than TVs.

What kind of TV should I use?
A 40” full HD resolution LCD device is a perfect choice. If you are planning to buy a TV for gaming purposes, I recommend choosing a device with HDMI ports on the side and not the back. Avoid using TVs with an installed glass surface significantly distanced from the screen surface. (This was typical of older models. Due to the distance between the glass surface and the screen, you might experience a floating effect when viewing the figures placed on the screen from the side)
A 30” screen is fine, yet it will result in a smaller play surface.

Will it harm my TV if I lay it down on its back and put miniatures on top of it?
You can use plasma, lcd or Led Tv (wich is basically an LCD screen, but with LED backlighting), but which type TV it is doesn’t really matter for this predicament, as no flat screen is filled with floating gasses or millions of drops of anti-gravity techno-color liquids :). Nothing is going to settle at the bottom of your screen no matter how many years it stands on your table or hangs on your wall.
No, it’s not going to harm your TV internally to lay it down.
Special ventillation is only needed if you have a built in tv enclosed in the table.

How can I play the motion maps?
All media players are suitable, yet I recommend using Quicktime Player, as it provides smoothing looping. The Dynamic Dungeons Editor and Player can also loop videos smoothly. Additionally, it offers the advantage of playing videos with quad and hex grids and fog of war settings.

Questions related to Patreon, support and tier levels

How much does it cost to be a patron per month?
As I usually add three rewards per month, it will cost you 15 dollars a month to be a chaotic good patron. If you feel that’s too much, you can set a limit, e.g. a 10 dollar cap for your support. You can delete your support at any time. Read more about it here.

Can the maps be purchased separately?
My maps are only available through Patreon for the time being, yet the older maps will soon be available separately and in thematic packs. Chaotic good level supporters can make purchases through the webshop (coming soon) at a 50% discount.

Is there a list of the previously released maps?
Yes, here’s the list: PATREON ARCHIVE

If I decide to become a supporter, will I have access to previously released maps?
Yes, you will have free, instant access to all previously released maps, which you can download without making any additional payments. When joining, you can choose a donation tier for future releases.

What is a map pack?
A reward consists of more than a single map and instead involves at least two or even more designs. I make a number of map variations so the scenes could be used in multiple ways. I will strive to provide an increasing amount of content for future rewards.

Can I recommend themes?
Yes, I’m happy to hear your suggestions and I’ll do my best to satisfy the requests that inspire me, yet Patreon is fundamentally a platform of support that puts a great deal of emphasis on creative freedom.

Do you also make maps to order?
That depends on how much time I have left in the month apart from the works through Patreon. Should you have any questions, get in touch through the [email protected] address.

Recent posts by Dynamic Dungeons

Tiers
True neutral
$1 or more per map pack 59 patrons
  • You get a still image of the maps in JPG for VTT platforms (like roll20) in gridless and with 1 inch grid overlay version (35x20) and my deepest appreciation for your support. (Some of the maps in a pack won’t be available for this tier)
Lawful neutral
$2 or more per map pack 67 patrons
  • All of the True neutral Rewards and
  • FULL HD animated maps in mp4 format (1920×1080 px) rendered with a 1inch square grid overlay
  • Access to the community and the right to vote on theme choices for one of each month's maps. 
Neutral good
$3 or more per map pack 52 patrons
  • All of the Lawful neutral Rewards +
  • carefully composed ambient sound for the video 
  • grid and gridless versions are included


Chaotic good
$5 or more per map pack 1106 patrons
  • All of the Neutral good rewards +
  • Day and night / Lit and dark / furnished and unfurnished versions of the maps or extra rooms and special giveaways
  • 4k UHD maps (still in experimental, some selected scene/reward is rendered and released in UHD) 
    95% of over 1000 Patrons chose this Tier.