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Desert Cut-Up Sheets

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Inked Adventures Desert Cut-Up Sheets
Printable PDFs and Graphics Files (PNGs)

The Inked Adventures Desert Cut-Up Sheets PDFs are a hand drawn print-and-cut-up style accessory, designed for tabletop roleplay, but it can also be used with skirmish wargames using miniatures.

The grid is set to
1in=5ft for 25/28/30mm
play when printed at 100% scale.

We recommend printing the PDFs straight onto card, photopaper or paper (A4 or Letter size).

Possible layout using desert cut-up sheets

How to use the Cut-Up Sheets

(text taken from the Read Me / Introduction document)

The Desert sheet (sand dunes, p1) can be printed multiple times to create tiles which when brought together will create a large play area (like a battlemat). The Canyon Rocks sheet can be cut-up and used as counters to represent rocky scenery. The Rocky Outrop sheet is a set piece, a natural ziggurat, best left whole, but referees can experiment by cutting it into different shapes.

A PDF containing black and white line art has been included in cases where printer ink is limited. These designs can also be fun to colour in with paint or felt pen.

desert_pages3 PDFs (9 sheets)

The PDF files are prefixed with "A4" and "Letter" to denote the page format to print to.

1. Desert (colour) 
   1. Desert (dunes, sand)
   2. Canyon Rocks
   3. Rocky Outcrop
2. Desert (black and white line art)
   1. Desert, line art only
   2. Canyon Rocks, line art only
   3. Rocky Outcrop, line art
3. Bonus PDF Red Planet Desert (colour, Martian shades)
   1. Red Planet Desert
   2. Red Planet Canyon Rocks
   3. Red Planet Rock Outcrop

desert_line_art_pages desert_red_planet_pages

Graphics Files
Design your own desert tiles

Graphics editing exampleEditable PNG graphic files have been included should you wish to customise your own desert tiles in an art program of your own choosing. These designs work well when imported as layers.

Using a trim tool, the top layer -perhaps the canyon graphic- can be trimmed away revealing the desert sand layer beneath. In some programs you may need to activate “transparency” to do this, or use a “mask” tool. Alternatively, the files can be cropped to create scenery counters for a dungeon mapping application.

The Graphics Files Zip Folder:
9 cropped image files, PNG, 300 DPI, 2100x3000px

Please note:

The Graphics Files are not specifically prepared for use in Virtual TableTop software and may require a lot of modification before being imported into a VTT library. 

The PDF files do not use layers so that they can be previewed in most platforms, applications and devices without problems.  Please do not leave reviews berating the lack of this function.

Hand drawn art: We cannot guarantee the exact accuracy in dimension or the “joining” precision that is standard in some computer generated art. Despite this, we hope that this product retains a “rough and ready” charm for the improvising referee for whom the product is intended.

Tip: If you intend to only print plans from the PDF files and have a slow internet connection, download the PDFs individually as listed by title after checkout or in your library, to avoid downloading the large graphics Zip file.

Usage and Copyright: Inked Adventures and the artist Billiam Babble retain the rights to the original art work supplied herein. The customer is purchasing this product for “personal use” only – or to share with a small playing group – within reasonable limits. If you would like to use any element of this pack in a commercial or free-to-use product, please do not hesitate to contact Inked Adventures to discuss options.
© All art / Desert cut-up sheet PDF contents and files – Inked Adventures / Billiam Babble 2014 

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File Last Updated:
October 05, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on October 05, 2015.