Simon Forster is creating Maps & Lairs
21

patrons

$53
per month

BOOKS OF LAIRS

Back in 2014 I started a Patreon site to support the creation of a generic fantasy Book of Lairs, using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System RPG (ACKS for short). Took a year before it was finished and published, and soon after I started working on a second book, the Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters, which was completed last year. I then started on a third Book of Lairs: The Vale of the Iron God.

I'm continuing this series now, publishing a new map/lair combination on a monthly basis (at least one a month), and in addition to these I'll be drawing further lairs based on the encounters in the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System Lairs & Encounter book that I drew maps for. These will be published on my website, but I'll be posting them here for my patrons before anyone else sees them.

These lairs will be more or less in order, although they may be mixed around if inspiration grabs me, or if someone suggests something that I cannot resist. Each new book will be about 10-12 new lairs, themed in some way.

The first will be Abandoned Places: ten abandoned locations that are now being used as lairs by new inhabitants.

Second new book will be People: ten lairs inhabited by NPCs (bandits, for example).

Third: The Desolation, a hex-crawl similar to the Vale of the Iron God, with ten larger (i.e. multiple page) lairs.

Fourth book will be the Dungeons, which I am envisioning as a set of twelve dungeon-tile lairs and another six entrance/exit lairs, that can be fitted together in different ways and produced as a small random dungeon.

For those pledging at higher rewards, I'm also going too throw the Postcard Maps into the mix again, as well as a higher level reward for those who fancy grabbing a personal map for a fraction of the cost it takes too commission one.

I'm also open to suggestions of what to draw, any tips or advice other map-makers and illustrators have, and I hope to engage you with work-in-progress shots, videos of me drawing the maps, and anything else that inspires me.

For all who pledge, whatever amount and for whatever length of time: thank you! Without your support I wouldn't be able to keep up buying the pens and paper that I use to draw these maps, and I truly do appreciate all the support you have given me.
Thank you,

Simon. www.theskyfullofdust.co.uk

Previous Work:

  1. Mischievous Monsters
  2. The Curse of Ravenmere
  3. Book of Lairs
  4. Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters
  5. Book of Lairs: Vale of the Iron God
  6. Spire

Future Books of Lairs

  1. Book of Lairs (#4): Abandoned Places
  2. Book of Lairs (#5): People
  3. Book of Lairs (#6): The Desolation
  4. Book of Lairs (#7): Dungeons
Rewards
Giver of Gifts
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
As a Giver of Gifts your generosity is reciprocated by the giving of gifts in the form of:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
Seeker of Lore
$5 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
As a Seeker of Lore you offer coins in exchange for maps to forgotten places and lost tombs.


You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
  • A unique postcard map, posted at the start of every month (to anywhere in the world)*


* limited to 7 for the moment, as I work out how long it takes to create these postcard maps.

Weaver of Dreams
$15 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
As a Weaver of Dreams you conjure dreams into being, shaping imagined places into the real world.


You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
  • A unique postcard map, posted at the start of everything month (to anywhere in the world)
  • In addition, once a month, you can suggest a map for me to draw, and I'll post it here for yourself and others of this pledge level to use for personal use: these maps will be on A4 (or thereabouts), but I could throw down multiple ideas on the same page.


Note: while I work out how long this extra work takes, I'm limiting this to three for the moment.

Goals
$53 of $100 per month
This goal will allow me to:

  • Purchase additional resources to create better maps
2 of 3

BOOKS OF LAIRS

Back in 2014 I started a Patreon site to support the creation of a generic fantasy Book of Lairs, using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System RPG (ACKS for short). Took a year before it was finished and published, and soon after I started working on a second book, the Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters, which was completed last year. I then started on a third Book of Lairs: The Vale of the Iron God.

I'm continuing this series now, publishing a new map/lair combination on a monthly basis (at least one a month), and in addition to these I'll be drawing further lairs based on the encounters in the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System Lairs & Encounter book that I drew maps for. These will be published on my website, but I'll be posting them here for my patrons before anyone else sees them.

These lairs will be more or less in order, although they may be mixed around if inspiration grabs me, or if someone suggests something that I cannot resist. Each new book will be about 10-12 new lairs, themed in some way.

The first will be Abandoned Places: ten abandoned locations that are now being used as lairs by new inhabitants.

Second new book will be People: ten lairs inhabited by NPCs (bandits, for example).

Third: The Desolation, a hex-crawl similar to the Vale of the Iron God, with ten larger (i.e. multiple page) lairs.

Fourth book will be the Dungeons, which I am envisioning as a set of twelve dungeon-tile lairs and another six entrance/exit lairs, that can be fitted together in different ways and produced as a small random dungeon.

For those pledging at higher rewards, I'm also going too throw the Postcard Maps into the mix again, as well as a higher level reward for those who fancy grabbing a personal map for a fraction of the cost it takes too commission one.

I'm also open to suggestions of what to draw, any tips or advice other map-makers and illustrators have, and I hope to engage you with work-in-progress shots, videos of me drawing the maps, and anything else that inspires me.

For all who pledge, whatever amount and for whatever length of time: thank you! Without your support I wouldn't be able to keep up buying the pens and paper that I use to draw these maps, and I truly do appreciate all the support you have given me.
Thank you,

Simon. www.theskyfullofdust.co.uk

Previous Work:

  1. Mischievous Monsters
  2. The Curse of Ravenmere
  3. Book of Lairs
  4. Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters
  5. Book of Lairs: Vale of the Iron God
  6. Spire

Future Books of Lairs

  1. Book of Lairs (#4): Abandoned Places
  2. Book of Lairs (#5): People
  3. Book of Lairs (#6): The Desolation
  4. Book of Lairs (#7): Dungeons

Recent posts by Simon Forster

Rewards
Giver of Gifts
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
As a Giver of Gifts your generosity is reciprocated by the giving of gifts in the form of:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
Seeker of Lore
$5 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
As a Seeker of Lore you offer coins in exchange for maps to forgotten places and lost tombs.


You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
  • A unique postcard map, posted at the start of every month (to anywhere in the world)*


* limited to 7 for the moment, as I work out how long it takes to create these postcard maps.

Weaver of Dreams
$15 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
As a Weaver of Dreams you conjure dreams into being, shaping imagined places into the real world.


You get:


  • Access to the new maps and lairs
  • Early access to the ACKS Lairs & Encounters maps
  • Plus access to all previous posts, including discounts for pervious Books of Lairs
  • A unique postcard map, posted at the start of everything month (to anywhere in the world)
  • In addition, once a month, you can suggest a map for me to draw, and I'll post it here for yourself and others of this pledge level to use for personal use: these maps will be on A4 (or thereabouts), but I could throw down multiple ideas on the same page.


Note: while I work out how long this extra work takes, I'm limiting this to three for the moment.