View Full Version : ROTV set skirmish map
March 4th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Here's a small map I threw together. It's symmetrical, has 18 starting spaces for each side, only requires the ROTV set, and has 2 spots for random glyphs (optional). I've played this a number of times with a friend of mine, though we have yet to play with the glyphs (which I believe is why the Krav Agents have tended to dominate).
I can't upload PDFs, so I just saved it as a PNG file:
March 4th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Great first map Corpsy! It may also be helpful to put some ruins in there so the Krav don't dominate. I really like how you used the water to block the ways to the glyphs. +rep.
karl with a k
March 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Good but glyph should not be high ground.
March 4th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Putting glyphs on height is a mistake I believe a lot of people make when they are new to map making. I know I did.
March 4th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Good concepts, there. I agree that glyphs tend to balance better on low(er) ground. I think the ruins would go well near the middle if you flattened out some space for them, but it's your call.
March 4th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Btw, all you need to do to upload pdfs is download cutepdfwriter.
March 4th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
On the glyphs, they were added as kind of an afterthought on what seemed the most natural places on this map. Although they're easier to defend, those spots are isolated, lower than the middle, and take longer to get to than anything but the middle. However, I have yet to play test with the glyphs. Perhaps they'd be better in the water spaces adjacent the outcroppings, or perhaps this just isn't a map that supports glyphs well.
As far as PDFs, I actually did use cutepdfwriter to create the original schematic, but as a new member I don't have permission to upload files to the site yet. Thanks for trying to help though.
I have a few more maps that I created, but I don't want to clog the forums with maps that I haven't at least played a few times.
Thanks again for the help!
March 4th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Oh, and as far as ruins, I might just look into it. I didn't want to use them because I was trying to make the map 100% symmetrical, but with ranged dominating the limited space, LOS blockers do seem in order.
karl with a k
March 5th, 2009, 02:40 PM
For the glyphs I would move them into the valley between the inner hill and the outer mini hill.
March 10th, 2009, 06:02 PM
You could always create an account on Filefront.com and upload your pdfs there. Then provide a link. Or some other file sharing site. I prefer filefront though.
karl with a k
March 10th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I use mediafire.com for my PDF files.
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