Map – Explorer’s Camp

I’m, as ever, playing around in Dungeon Alchemy and trying new things from the new update. It’s a good way to also get inspiration for encounter spaces so that’s an added bonus. This evening’s quick map depicts a campsite in some ruins on the edge of a lake. At the bottom of the lake is a flooded mineshaft, and a hazy low fog hangs over the opening to that pit. The tent is large and of good quality – a covered wagon is parked up nearby, and assorted torches and barrels stand alongside pots, pans, waterskins, and other signs of recent use. It is night time and the campfire isn’t lit. Is the owner inside the tent? Or have the nearby will o the wisps witnessed something come out of the lake?

I enjoy environmental storytelling, so there’s all sorts of bits and pieces I’ve been able to place like a bear trap and a raft tied by the shore. As usual I’ve uploaded Explorers for Roll20 export, or you can just right click and download the map and size accordingly. It should be a 32×32 map if you are manually sizing it. If you use it, let me know what adventures it led to.

Plans and Catch-Ups

Its been, dare I say, a fairly productive morning, and hopefully that will continue and I haven’t jinxed it. I’ve been in discussions around setting up a dyslexia awareness talk in mid-July at one of my libraries with the aim of providing support and signposting for families where there is a new diagnosis or the thought that there might be need to investigate. We’re aiming it then to try and tie in with end-of-year school reports when this might be part of some families’ conversations.

I’ve also had a catch up with our corporate sponsor for the LGBTQ+ Staff Network to talk about recent initiatives and how we can look to drum up engagement across the organisation, as well as encourage people within the network to take part in contributing to events and initiatives. It was a good gathering of minds and marked as ever by lightness to balance the serious elements. It’s always nice to hear that people look forward to our meetings because of the smiles.

Just one more meeting to go – a catch up with the managers in my group to compare notes, pass on information and let off steam. We might even have a look at the rotas.

Non-work related, I was also out last night for a rare evening excursion while everyone else was busy – catching up with Lady G and putting the world to rights in a quiet pub corner while ignoring sports coverage on big screens nearby. I had forgotten how nice it is sometimes to just step out for a couple of hours as a break. It was also two for one on burgers so it was a cheap night which is always a bonus.

Right, lunch finished, back to the grindstone