Calligraphy – Critical Role

So a while ago I made some place cards to practice my textura quadrata (gothic). I used the cast of Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role for practice and figured that now is as good as time as any to share since they just wrapped up an epic story-line.

Place Cards (4)
Matt Mercer is an amazing DM.
Place Cards (1)
I made these before Tary so it doesn’t reflect the current party.

Calligraphy – Tiny Writing

What would a map be without town names and other labels? Well, it would still be a map I guess, but just not as interesting. Since I plan on writing all the labels on my maps I better start practicing tiny calligraphy. The alphabet below was written at 1/16th of an inch high.

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Text is 1/16th of an inch high. D20 for scale.

Calligraphy – Campaign Podcast

I’m pretty sure in the title of my blog I promise to provide some calligraphy,¬†cartography, and role playing games…and I’ve been pretty light on the calligraphy so far. To make up for that here is something I made for one of my favourite podcasts, Campaign.

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Close-up of the ‘opening crawl’ from Episode 1 of Campaign

Campaign is a long-form storytelling podcast set in the Star Wars universe. Hosted by the amazing Kat Kuhl, the podcast tells the story of the crew of the Mynock as they flee the empire with the plans to the Murderball…or at least that’s how it started.

One of my favourite parts of the podcast is when James D’Amato, host of the One Shot Podcast and voice of Bacta in Campaign, reads an ‘opening crawl’ in an old-timey radio voice, summarizing recent events. I decided to take the opening crawl from Episode 1 and write it out in calligraphy because I just enjoy the show that much.

If you haven’t listened to Campaign yet I highly recommend heading over to¬†One Shot Podcast network’s website and checking it out, along with all their other amazing podcasts.

Anyways, here is the calligraphy.

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The letters are only 4mm (about 3/16th of an inch) high.

Cartography – You start in an Inn…

How many adventuring parties start in an inn, or at least visit one from time to time? I would guess almost all of them, so it’s only appropriate that my fist blog post be an inn your players can visit. Hopefully this gives you some fun ideas for things that can go on in an inn other than talking to that mysterious stranger in the corner…

 

Cat Paw Inn
Come for the food, stay for the entertainment!