Summary: The The Underdark Gazette is awesome. That is all.
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I just wanted to point out how awesome The Underdark Gazette is. James reports on all the stuff that is going on in the Old School Renaissance (OSR). People releasing modules, campaign settings, rule variants, magazines, contests, reviews, maps, map – it blows my mind.
Back in the days EN World was the place to get D&D 3E news. These days I go and read the Underdark Gazette.
Since I’m running the One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 I’m always on the look-out for news concerning it. The current issue of the Gazette links to GIMPing Monaco’s Belly which illustrates how the author cleaned up a map that was submitted to the contest.
Personally, I confess to using a different technique for my own maps:
The end result would look like my Water Temple.
If I were to do the Water Temple again, I’d add some more over and under elements, more shortcuts and bypasses, and some monster stats.
Anyway, all I wanted to say is that the The Underdark Gazette is awesome.