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Hex Kit Volume One: Fantasyland

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HEX KIT VOLUME ONE

FANTASYLAND

Good News!: Hex Kit is getting it's own desktop app for making maps even easier! This app is kickstarting right now, and if you own Hex Kit Fantasyland already you'll be able to save some cash on a backer level just for current owners. Search Kickstarter for 'Hex Kit' and give it a look! This product will be getting an update to be compatible with the Hex Kit desktop app before the software releases in April. Thanks!

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Hex Kit Volume One is a collection of over 1,000 hand drawn, hand painted hex tiles you can use to make your own great hex maps! These tiles are prepared and delivered in the form of single file hex tiles for virtual table top use, as well as in the form of high resolution tile sheets to use with your favorite image editing software. The kit includes vibrant hex tiles for over two dozen different terrains and over 120 unique location icons all with a fantasy theme.  There are even dynamic tiles with transparent backgrounds that fit over the terrain tiles.  Rivers, coast lines, icons, etc!

Be sure to read through the PDF and the included text files for tips, instructions, and more information about licensing! Rather than writing out a super long description, I have prepared an F.A.Q. with answers to what will most likely be the most asked questions.

Note: If you are purchasing Hex Kit for the first time, you do not need to download the Single Fixes file. The files in question were fixed in the main file as well.  - Cecil 9/1/2016

What can I use these for?
Use this kit to make your own really cool hex map and then go on an adventure!

How would you describe the style of art in these hex tiles? 
They have been described to me as really pretty, and a lot of people have mentioned that the icons have an old school feel to them.  If it means anything to you, I used mostly water colored pencils and ink for these.  There is some white gel here and there too. 

When I zoom in to 6000% these look like butt, and some, if not all of the lines are not straight. What gives?
HEX KIT was hand drawn and painted in tiny, hand stamped hex templates. They were scanned and touched digitally as little as possible. They are not meant to be zoomed in 600%.  A grid is provided for image editing software to help you make your maps.  WARNING: using this kit without a grid will likely end up in a funky looking map.  Always use your grid and you won't ever have to rotate or resize your tiles!

Cecil, you seem to have put quite a lot of work into these, why are they so cheap?
I spent hundreds of hours over the course of two and a half months to make this kit. That being said, the goal is to appeal to people who know and love hex maps already, and also people who like really pretty things but may not know about hex maps. A low price ensures that Hex Kit can get into a lot of hands.

How do I make a map?
Either load the individual files into your virtual table top, or copy and paste the tiles from the tile sheet. The individual files are low res, and the tile sheets are 600 DPI high resolution files, which can be used in any image editing software that supports layers. A grid is included in the file that matches the size of the tile sheets.

Why are there 7,694 different grass tiles, but only five volcano tiles?
Before I started drawing and painting the icons, I looked at hundreds of hex maps and took mental notes of the most used terrain features. Grass tiles are often used, whereas volcanoes are not. But also I drew a lot of the things that I like the most. Hex Kit was an art project long before it was an RPG tool.

What terrains are included?
 
A lot! Arctic, badlands, desert, canyons, coasts, coniferous forest, crystals, decaying forest, farm land, fey woods, regular woods, plains, hills, ice flows, jungle, meadow, mixed woods, mountains, muddy bog, mushroom, ocean, rivers, salt flats, savannah, swamp, volcano, and wasteland.  It is quite a lot of terrain choices but there aren't any rules.  The bog tiles can be used for swamp land or even quicksand, and the wasteland tiles look great as extended salt flat tiles. 

Are these hex tiles compatible with any hex mapping software?
None that I am aware of, no.

Will there be more Hex Kits?
You bet your cute face there will.  Not only is there already a second volume planned, there are also packs to supplement Volume One that will be ready as soon as possible.  More icons, more terrain, more pretty colors! 

My Man! You did such a favor by organizing the files into neat and tidy folders! But then I noticed that the location icons are just tossed into a single folder and tile sheet; why didn't give them names and folders?
The icons are only numbered because there shouldn't be any prejudice on what they are. Sure, something may look like a monolith but it could also be anything else. If you go searching for something specific you may miss something else that is just as good.

I bought Hex Kit, and I made a map so good that I want to use it for an adventure (or anything else) I am selling! Is that okay?
Hex Kit Volume One: Fantasyland is meant for private, personal use only.  Any distribution of package assets or commercial use of any of the artwork is prohibited.  It would also be really uncool.  A plain english license is included to explain what you can and cannot do with the Hex Kit, but if you have any questions please email me.


 
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Richard Guy J September 09, 2016 2:07 am UTC
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Great product! I'm having a great time tooling around with GIMP and the hexes. A quick note though, I bought the 9.99 version, not the commercial use one, but my download came with the commercial use license.
"HEX KIT VOLUME ONE: FANTASYLAND COMMERCIAL LICENSE AGREEMENT

Thanks for upgrading to a commercial use license! Here are the details of your permissions granted by this license." ... etc. etc.

You should remove that from the download.
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cecil H September 09, 2016 2:49 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Holy crap! Thanks for the tip Richard!
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