Justin David Russell is creating RPG MAPS & TOKENS
22

patrons

$73
per creation
(Please note that all materials published here are for private use only. They are the express property of Justin David Russell. If you are interested in publishing my work, please contact me privately)

A sample Dwarf Creature Token

All well, traveler! Thank you for visiting this page.

My name is Justin David Russell. I'm a freelance fantasy illustrator inspired by classic fantasy role playing game imagery. I do professional illustration work for table top role-playing games and books. Drawing, painting, literature, and playing the Basic edition and Advanced 2nd Edition of the world's leading roleplaying game are my passions.

My favourite thing about playing tabletop role playing games is that I can blend my love of art with my love of literature. I get to write and illustrate my own stories! The best way I can share that inspiration with you is to provide tokens, maps, and stories for use with your tabletop and online rpgs.



Sample Daily Map

Freelance is my life. It is the only thing I have ever wanted to do for a career. My next career move is to attend the Illustration Master Class. You can help me by pledging here. Each penny is a step toward my goal. Any other funds go toward helping me purchase art supplie and support my family.


A sample pack of Dungeon Dressing

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?

All creations are free, though higher resolution files are available to patrons. I provide quality tokens as .pngs, and old school maps as .jpegs. I will also release one Exclusive Creature Token. I provide some hooks and flavour for maps and Exclusive Tokens. At the beginning of each month, I release a 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine containing the previous month's maps in higher resolution, with all flavour text, for patrons pledging at the $3 level. I keep the current month up until patrons are charged, then take down the prior month's issue and release the new one. I am in the process of making back issue available from online rpg content vendors, such as RPGNow and DrivthruRPG. 

I love AD&D and Basic D&D. My work is inspired by the art from those editions. Any of the tokens and materials found herein can easily be adapted for your favorite fantasy tabletop system (online, or otherwise).

Your support is on a per-creation basis. I usually release one Exclusive Creature Token and as many Daily Random Encounters black and white maps as I can as 'content' per month, depending on how industrious I feel and how busy I am with freelance work. You can set a maximum for how many creations you pay for per month. Patreon charges you at the beginning of each month for the month prior. So, at the beginning of October you pay for what was released in September.

A sample Exclusive Creature Token: Gromdul, Orc Leader

NEW MYTHOARD CRATE AND DICE FANATICS PARTNERSHIP!

Are you looking for quality rpg content delivered to your door every month? Then sign up with Mythoard and let them know I sent you!

As an added bonus for pledging here at Random Encounters, Dice Fanatics is offering new and current patrons a FREE set of selected polyhedral dice (shipping covered up to $5). Sign up for Mythoard now and you won't be disappointed! Read this endorsement from Mythoard's Jared about what you can expect from this adventurous partnership!

"Cartography inspires the imagination and fires the creativity of any old school gamer. We remember the days of the pale blue interior covers that housed the original D&D maps with the iconic symbols of secret doors, stairs going up and down, and skeletons in the corner. It was the good old days of Magic Arrow and Fireball and things were poignant and simple. Justin's cartography brings us back to that time when we were young ourselves, 11 years old gaming in the living room, and while the maps were just black and white lines on graph paper, in our imagination there were gigantic dragons blazing fire, hoarding enough gold to build a castle keep in our character's retirement.

"This is why we are pleased to partner with Random Encounters and the creative talents of Justin David Russell. We will be including maps in our monthly subscription crates from his stunning library of cartographic artifacts that you can use on your own gaming table. We are the first RPG crate, the longest running RPG crate, and the largest monthly RPG crate - shipping monthly with full size 8 1/2 x 11 RPG hardbacks and softcovers... not some tiny box filled with little samples! We also homebrew our own campaigns with our Dwarven Epics storylines that you can enjoy each month.

As a thank you for just giving us a look, we are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Justin's Patreon with a free set of polyhedral dice from www.DiceFanatics.com! Just for being a current or new patron of Justin's site, you'll score a cool set of acrylic polyhedrals at no cost and we'll even cover up to $5 in shipping to wherever you are in the world. Just let Justin know and he'll connect you to get your free set of dice. If you haven't already sponsored his Patreon, why wait? This is your chance to become his patron and score a cool set of dice at the same time. Join today!"

NOTE: When you become a patron, please message me your address so you can receive your free dice.

HOW TO GET STARTED
First, you roll 3d6 six times… oops, wrong campaign!

Patreon bills your credit card or PayPal account at the end of each month and sends me 90-95% of what they charge you.
  1. Do not pledge more than you can afford and make sure you want to be a patron.
  2. Figure out how much you want to pledge per piece of 'content' I release each month. Set a monthly max. This way, if you pledge $1.5o per creation and you only want to spend $9 per month (up to six creations), you enter 6 where Patreon asks you how many times you would like to pledge to Random Encounters.
  3. Remember your monthly maximum pledge. Write it down somewhere so you’re not surprised each month.
  4. Have fun and, GAME ON!
I want to extend a personal 'THANK YOU' to all patrons for their generous support. I love tabletop role-playing. This provides me a way to give back for the years of inspiration and fun I have experienced with this hobby.

Random Encounters is on Facebook!

Feel free to visit my online
portfolio, or 'like' Epic Werkes Studio (my freelance illustration business) on Facebook.
Tiers
Hireling!
$1 or more per creation 4 patrons

  • Hired Sword: Access to my Random Encounters Subreddit, The Green Wizard Tavern, where you can interact with me, other patrons, and offer suggestions for future Dungeon Dressings, Tokens, and Random Encounters Maps.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
Henchman!
$1.50 or more per creation 0 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Companion in Arms: Access to any high-resolution basic Dungeon Dressings and Non-Exclusive Creature Tokens I may make.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
1st Level Adventurer!
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • Novice Adventurer: Access to an Exclusive Monthly NPC or Monster Token with flavour text.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
10th Level Adventurer!
$3 or more per creation 9 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st level Adventurer! access.
  • Seasoned Adventurer: Download a high-resolution collection of my Daily Random Encounters Maps in PDF format the previous month.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution PDF collection of my 5-Minute Daily Random Encounters Maps from the past month.
20th Level Adventurer!
$5 or more per creation 7 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st Level Adventurer! access.
  • 1oth Level Adventurer! access.
  • Veteran Adventurer: On the 1st of each month, I will make a post in which I will ask all $5 patrons to pick their favourite map from the previous month. I will then turn the first 5 picks (first come, first served; ignoring any duplicate picks) into classic blue maps, then send them, in high-resolution, zipped, to all $5 supporters.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution PDF collection of my 5-Minute Daily Random Encounters Maps from the past month.
  • 5 high-resolution Classic Blue Maps.
Goals
$73 of $100 per creation

All goals reached bring me one step closer to attending the Illustration Master Class. Help me achieve one of my life long goals that will take my career to the next level.
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(Please note that all materials published here are for private use only. They are the express property of Justin David Russell. If you are interested in publishing my work, please contact me privately)

A sample Dwarf Creature Token

All well, traveler! Thank you for visiting this page.

My name is Justin David Russell. I'm a freelance fantasy illustrator inspired by classic fantasy role playing game imagery. I do professional illustration work for table top role-playing games and books. Drawing, painting, literature, and playing the Basic edition and Advanced 2nd Edition of the world's leading roleplaying game are my passions.

My favourite thing about playing tabletop role playing games is that I can blend my love of art with my love of literature. I get to write and illustrate my own stories! The best way I can share that inspiration with you is to provide tokens, maps, and stories for use with your tabletop and online rpgs.



Sample Daily Map

Freelance is my life. It is the only thing I have ever wanted to do for a career. My next career move is to attend the Illustration Master Class. You can help me by pledging here. Each penny is a step toward my goal. Any other funds go toward helping me purchase art supplie and support my family.


A sample pack of Dungeon Dressing

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?

All creations are free, though higher resolution files are available to patrons. I provide quality tokens as .pngs, and old school maps as .jpegs. I will also release one Exclusive Creature Token. I provide some hooks and flavour for maps and Exclusive Tokens. At the beginning of each month, I release a 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine containing the previous month's maps in higher resolution, with all flavour text, for patrons pledging at the $3 level. I keep the current month up until patrons are charged, then take down the prior month's issue and release the new one. I am in the process of making back issue available from online rpg content vendors, such as RPGNow and DrivthruRPG. 

I love AD&D and Basic D&D. My work is inspired by the art from those editions. Any of the tokens and materials found herein can easily be adapted for your favorite fantasy tabletop system (online, or otherwise).

Your support is on a per-creation basis. I usually release one Exclusive Creature Token and as many Daily Random Encounters black and white maps as I can as 'content' per month, depending on how industrious I feel and how busy I am with freelance work. You can set a maximum for how many creations you pay for per month. Patreon charges you at the beginning of each month for the month prior. So, at the beginning of October you pay for what was released in September.

A sample Exclusive Creature Token: Gromdul, Orc Leader

NEW MYTHOARD CRATE AND DICE FANATICS PARTNERSHIP!

Are you looking for quality rpg content delivered to your door every month? Then sign up with Mythoard and let them know I sent you!

As an added bonus for pledging here at Random Encounters, Dice Fanatics is offering new and current patrons a FREE set of selected polyhedral dice (shipping covered up to $5). Sign up for Mythoard now and you won't be disappointed! Read this endorsement from Mythoard's Jared about what you can expect from this adventurous partnership!

"Cartography inspires the imagination and fires the creativity of any old school gamer. We remember the days of the pale blue interior covers that housed the original D&D maps with the iconic symbols of secret doors, stairs going up and down, and skeletons in the corner. It was the good old days of Magic Arrow and Fireball and things were poignant and simple. Justin's cartography brings us back to that time when we were young ourselves, 11 years old gaming in the living room, and while the maps were just black and white lines on graph paper, in our imagination there were gigantic dragons blazing fire, hoarding enough gold to build a castle keep in our character's retirement.

"This is why we are pleased to partner with Random Encounters and the creative talents of Justin David Russell. We will be including maps in our monthly subscription crates from his stunning library of cartographic artifacts that you can use on your own gaming table. We are the first RPG crate, the longest running RPG crate, and the largest monthly RPG crate - shipping monthly with full size 8 1/2 x 11 RPG hardbacks and softcovers... not some tiny box filled with little samples! We also homebrew our own campaigns with our Dwarven Epics storylines that you can enjoy each month.

As a thank you for just giving us a look, we are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Justin's Patreon with a free set of polyhedral dice from www.DiceFanatics.com! Just for being a current or new patron of Justin's site, you'll score a cool set of acrylic polyhedrals at no cost and we'll even cover up to $5 in shipping to wherever you are in the world. Just let Justin know and he'll connect you to get your free set of dice. If you haven't already sponsored his Patreon, why wait? This is your chance to become his patron and score a cool set of dice at the same time. Join today!"

NOTE: When you become a patron, please message me your address so you can receive your free dice.

HOW TO GET STARTED
First, you roll 3d6 six times… oops, wrong campaign!

Patreon bills your credit card or PayPal account at the end of each month and sends me 90-95% of what they charge you.
  1. Do not pledge more than you can afford and make sure you want to be a patron.
  2. Figure out how much you want to pledge per piece of 'content' I release each month. Set a monthly max. This way, if you pledge $1.5o per creation and you only want to spend $9 per month (up to six creations), you enter 6 where Patreon asks you how many times you would like to pledge to Random Encounters.
  3. Remember your monthly maximum pledge. Write it down somewhere so you’re not surprised each month.
  4. Have fun and, GAME ON!
I want to extend a personal 'THANK YOU' to all patrons for their generous support. I love tabletop role-playing. This provides me a way to give back for the years of inspiration and fun I have experienced with this hobby.

Random Encounters is on Facebook!

Feel free to visit my online
portfolio, or 'like' Epic Werkes Studio (my freelance illustration business) on Facebook.

Recent posts by Justin David Russell

Tiers
Hireling!
$1 or more per creation 4 patrons

  • Hired Sword: Access to my Random Encounters Subreddit, The Green Wizard Tavern, where you can interact with me, other patrons, and offer suggestions for future Dungeon Dressings, Tokens, and Random Encounters Maps.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
Henchman!
$1.50 or more per creation 0 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Companion in Arms: Access to any high-resolution basic Dungeon Dressings and Non-Exclusive Creature Tokens I may make.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
1st Level Adventurer!
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • Novice Adventurer: Access to an Exclusive Monthly NPC or Monster Token with flavour text.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
10th Level Adventurer!
$3 or more per creation 9 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st level Adventurer! access.
  • Seasoned Adventurer: Download a high-resolution collection of my Daily Random Encounters Maps in PDF format the previous month.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution PDF collection of my 5-Minute Daily Random Encounters Maps from the past month.
20th Level Adventurer!
$5 or more per creation 7 patrons

  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st Level Adventurer! access.
  • 1oth Level Adventurer! access.
  • Veteran Adventurer: On the 1st of each month, I will make a post in which I will ask all $5 patrons to pick their favourite map from the previous month. I will then turn the first 5 picks (first come, first served; ignoring any duplicate picks) into classic blue maps, then send them, in high-resolution, zipped, to all $5 supporters.


Includes

  • Patron-only subreddit access.
  • High-resolution Tokens and Dungeon Dressings.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution PDF collection of my 5-Minute Daily Random Encounters Maps from the past month.
  • 5 high-resolution Classic Blue Maps.