[Map] The Fallen Lighthouse


The old lighthouse that used to provide the ships a safe passage around the rocky shores of the Shardy Waters, has fallen into ruins a long time ago.  The cellar of the lighthouse has a secret room with a secret escape route through the caverns that are located under the ruins of the lighthouse. Now the caverns are infested with underground dwelling creatures.

This map was fun to play and I wanted to use to hone my skills with coloring maps. It’s still surprisingly time-taking and I learned again a lot while doing this map. You’ll probably see more of colored maps in the near future, as I’ll try a couple more techniques to speed up my work and reduce the amount of redundant techniques.

For this map I used Photoshop to color the scanned lineart (see below). I just colored different elements, like trees, rocks, floors and wooden furniture, on their own layers and added the shadows and light on separate layers. I used different blending modes and opacity levels to have the desired look.

I hope you like it.


Here’s how I design adventures. I scribble notes on print outs of the maps. Fast and handy 🙂


For high-resolution and different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in April 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.