Zero-G Nexus

is creating Battlemaps with Dungeondraft and Scenic Views with Inkarnate

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Cavalry
reward item
$3
per month
Our soldiers learned quickly to depend upon the rapid and brutal efficiency of our Cavalry in the thick of battle. Striding into battle atop armored warhorses and adorned in the finest gear, you emerge at the enemies flank and throw their ranks into chaos. Always on the move, striking with lightning precision and vanishing into the skirmish like a phantom, you are the vital backbone of our army.

The benefits of this Tier include:

  • My deep appreciation and gratitude

  • Access to Patron-only Polls

  • Exclusive Battlemaps

  • High Quality JPEGs and VTTs. Grided, Gridless and No Canopy (when applicable), as well as a printer friendly versions of each map.

  • Night (or otherwise altered) versions of each map/scene

  • Discount / Priority Commissions: You receive 10% off the price of any commission you order. In addition, should I need to choose between you and a non patron's commission request due to limited slots, your request will be considered and fulfilled first.

Includes Discord benefits
Air Support
reward item
$5
per month
Only the finest engineers, pilots and fighters are ultimately recruited as Air Support. Piloting the best airships our people can create, you patrol the skies and provide rapid support and intel. When danger inevitably rears its head, you descend from the clouds with weapons at the ready and spells hurtling towards our foes. Not to be outdone by the opening salvo, the boarding party that follows never fails to finish the job.

The benefits of this Tier include:

  •  All Cavalry-Tier benefits

  •  Once per month you may request an Airstrike. When requesting an airstrike battlemap you can either give me a brief description, even as simple as a couple of words, or you can go into further detail. Each side can be a minimum of 5 squares and a maximum of 20, with the two sides totaling no more than 30 squares. Your submission will be placed into a pool with any other Air Support members submissions, and I will select one or two at random each monthIf a previous winner is drawn again, they will be skipped until all other Air Support members have had their submission created, so that everyone gets a turn. Patron requested airstrikes will only be shared with Patrons.




Includes Discord benefits
Summoner
reward item
$10
per month
When the tides turn against us and hope has faded from view, you join the fight with a thunderous beckoning, calling forth mighty beasts and terrible elements, laying waste to our enemies and keeping our people safe. Masters of ancient magics and wielders of Eldritch artifacts, Summoners provide sanctuary and wrath alike.

The benefits of this Tier include:

  • All Air Support-Tier benefits

  • Access to Summoning Circles which contain the DungeonDraft files for all of the battlemaps that I publish. Learn from my process, make specific adjustments for your game, whatever you'd like.


Includes Discord benefits

4

patrons

$20

per month

About


Welcome to the Nexus!

Hello there, I'm Zach and I make Battlemaps and Scenic views for TTRPGs. Please feel free to send any questions or concerns to my email, [email protected]

I've been drawing up world maps and dungeons since pretty much the moment I discovered D&D at the local gaming shop when I was thirteen. I just had a pencil and paper back then, but now thanks to incredible programs like DungeonDraft and Inkarnate, I've been able to make the jump to digital. I've never really considered myself an artist and generally kept sketches to myself or my close friends, but this has really given me a boost in confidence and enjoyment.

Choosing to back me is a great way to show your support, but you are always welcome to the free map packs and scenes that I post here as well. The way I have the tiers priced is so that the upper tiers are primarily just additional support towards me with all the good stuff being unlocked at the base tier.

For now I'm making approximately one map pack a month, which can consist of a large multi-level map, or three individual maps of a given theme. Each map not only comes with variations, but most will also have matching scene that I make beforehand with Inkarnate. I also create random scenes from time to time and share them here first.

Thank you so much for you interest, encouragement and continued support, it means the world to me.

A Note About VTT


I used a number of "Invisible" walls to achieve the various lighting effects in my maps. These walls may or may not cause you issues in in programs using the VTT files, though I'm not familiar enough with them to say for sure. Please be aware that this could cause some issues and may require some tweaking on your part in whichever VTT program you're using.

Licensing


All content shared here is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Creative Commons license unless otherwise specified. Feel free to share them around, but please provide credit. All free maps will now be 128 PPI with branding and Patron maps are anywhere between 128 PPI and 256 PPI, depending on what my computer lets me export any particular map at.

Attributions


I'm very mindful of copyright when picking assets to use/purchase for these, and as such I try to include links to each creator who's assets I use in any particular map. In case I ever forget, or you're just curious what creators are helping me out by providing assets, please check out any/all of these awesome creators.

- Tyger_purr -
- Gnome Factory -
- ElvenTower -
- Synecdoche -
- Germophile -
- ApprenticeOfAule -
  - Nexoness -
  - RaianStar -
- Geordi__LaForge_ -
- Assendi -
- Magicspook -
- vevedere -

Commissions

If you just have a specific map that you'd like made, you're welcome to commission me.. All commissions are priced by their total squares x price p/sq. All prices are subject to change, and maximum map sizes can be negotiated.

Payments are to be made 50% upfront, 50% upon completion and are non-refundable unless the product has not been delivered within 30 days, after which time you may request and will receive your money back.

When you commission a map, you will receive a 256 PPI JPG with Grid and No Grid file, a 70 and 140 PPI No Grid UVTT file, and a 256 PPI Printer Friendly file. Larger maps may need to be exported at slightly lower resolutions. If you need something more specific, please inform me.

When placing your Commission, please inform me if you would like this piece to be kept Private between us, shared with just my Patrons as a Supply Drop, or shared with the Public as a Free Supply Drop.

  • Non-Commercial Commissions: You may commission maps licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0. The length and width may each be a minimum of 5 squares and a maximum of 25 squares at $0.10 USD p/sq.
 ($2.50 USD minimum, $62.50 USD maximum)


  • Commercial Commissions: You may commission maps licensed under CC BY 4.0. The length and width may each be a minimum of 10 squares and a maximum of 50 squares at $0.15 USD p/sq. 
($15.00 USD minimum, $375.00 USD maximum)

Goals
4 of 10 patrons
I will make a Patrons-only battlemap. There will be a patrons only poll to decide what this map should be.
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