The Crypt: An Advanced Battlemap Tile tutorial

 

Creating a Hallway with a Secret Entrance

In This Lesson:
In this video, you will learn Advance Battlemapping Techniques like creating battle tiles of complex crypt rooms.

After watching this video, try these on your own maps:

  • Create a hallway and a secret entrance to a secret room.
  • Create a hallway NOT showing the secret room.

 
 

Creating Inner Walls and Adding Symbols

In This Lesson:
This video shows you how to create interesting rooms using the multipoly tool.

Try these on your own map:

  • Create crypts with odd shapes and alcoves
  • Create hollow crypts and add symbols for a creepier effect.

 
 

Creating Complex Rooms with Curved Alcoves

In This Lesson:
This video demonstrates how to use the multipoly tool to create complex rooms, cutouts, and curved alcoves.

After watching this video, try these on you own maps:

  • Use arcs to manually draw curved alcoves
  • Place cut outs in your floorplan

 
 

Manually Drawing Walls

In This Lesson:
This video shows you how to manually draw walls and make your own adjustments to your map.

Try these on your own map:

  • Manually draw walls.
  • Change the properties to create different walls using fill styles.

 
 

Creating Secret Layers

In This Lesson:
In this video, we create a secret entrance and hallway, then use the Layers to dynamically hide or reveal these to create two different printable tiles from the one design!

Try these on your own maps:

  • Create secret entrances.
  • Create a secret layer that you can turn on or off 

 
 

Putting it All Together

In This Lesson:
This video shows you how to create new secret rooms in just a few minutes, then see how the tiles can be fitted together on the gaming table.

 
 

Creating Multiple Levels to your Map

In This Lesson:
You will discover how to use the Battle Tile template sheets to create a split level room with a main and raised floor. 

You will also see the use of the 'edit node' (or move point) tool to correct mistakes.