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Cavern-Tunnel Passage (small cavern) Set C (M1-12C)

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The Cavern-Tunnel Passage (small cavern) group of Naked Geomorphs contains 12 tiles, each with one two-position opening (CD) and a connected tunnel opening (T), with the three remaining positions filled with rock (R).  Sets A, B and C are completely interchangeable.  I.e., tile M1C can be replaced with tile M1A or tile M1B, without changing the basic structure of your map.  Set C has sections of narrow, one-hex wide, passages with deadend branches.

We've listed Cavern-Tunnel Passage (small cavern) Set C only for completeness, as this set is included as part of the free Guide to Naked Geomorphs, which also includes Cavern Basic Set D.

Geomorph with 8 columns of 10 vertical hexes and 6 connecting positions

Naked Geomorphs are 10 hexes tall, with vertical columns, and 8 columns wide, trimmed to a rectangular shape. There are six connecting positions on each rectangular geomorph, one on each short side and two on each long side. Tiles may be arranged in a rectangular grid, or in brick fashion with each column of tiles offset vertically one-half tile from its neighbors.

Why "naked"? Because they are undressed or undecorated, allowing you more flexibility in choosing the scale and genre of your maps. Why rectangular 8x10 hexes with 6 positions instead of square 10x10 squares with 8 positions? Because many, many 10x10 geomorphs are readily available and we wanted to provide something a bit different, and because hex grids lend themselves to more organic and flowing boundaries, like tunnels, coastlines, and biomes, and also to star sector maps for interstellar games.

The five position colors and their matching colors

Depending on the tileset, there are five possible colors or phases for each of the six positions on a geomorph: Rock, Space, Tunnel (a rock-space-rock sandwich) are the basic colors, augmented with C (rock-space-space) and D (space-space-rock) to bracket larger runs of open space. Some basic rock/space compatibility rules for adjacent positions produce 1,137 possible colorings from which we select our tilesets. R, S and T match themselves when placing tiles next to each other, while C matches D.

NG tiles are printed eight to the sheet, and provided as double-sided printable PDFs with tiles on odd pages and labels on even pages so you can cut sheets into cards with labels on the back.  Each NG product supplies two PDFs: one with hex boundaries and the other with sculpted or natural boundaries. The product previews and cover images show the sculpted boundaries. The tiles as-printed measure 2.425" x 3.5" (61.6 x 88.9mm), or the same height and just slightly narrower than a US poker card (2.5" x 3.5" or 63.5 x 88.9mm). When cut out as individual cards, the tiles fit nicely in standard card boxes and cases.

Additionally, each NG project includes a ZIP archive of GIF image files with transparency, sized for use with popular virtual tabletop systems, and a ZIP archive of SVG vector files, nominally sized at 1" (25.4mm) across a hex face-to-face.  The GIF files look like the sculpted PDF file contents, with transparent areas where the PDF has the hex grid open areas.  The SVN files contain just the curves separating rock and open areas, and can be recolored, retextured, or edited to suit your needs.

To summarize, each tile is proved in four formats: hex boundary PDF, sculpted boundary PDF, sculpted GIF with transparent open space, and sculpted SVG vector format.  See our free Guide to Naked Geomorphs for tips and technical info, and check out our full line of Naked Geomorphs!

There are four general series of NG products: Tunnel where all connecting positions are either rock (R) or a tunnel entrance(T), Cavern where all connecting positions are either rock (R) or a larger multi-position opening (CD, CSD, CSSD, etc.), Mixed where connecting positions can be either rock (R), tunnels (T), or a larger multi-position opening (CD, CSD, CSSD, etc.), and Special which don't fall into one of the other series.  Each specific NG product supplies all tiles with a given type of internal connectity, and most products are available in two or more completely interchangeable sets.  Over 600 different tiles are available across the NG product line.

Cavern Basic A B C D C1-15 Tunnel Basic A T1-76 Cavern-Tunnel Passage (small cavern) A B C M1-12
Cavern Passage A B C16-34 Tunnel Passage A B T77-78 Cavern-Tunnel Passage (large cavern) A B M13-30
Cavern Wall A B C35-56 Tunnel Passage and Deadend A B T89-118 Cavern-Tunnel Wye (small cavern) A B M31-57
Tunnel Double Passage A B T119-136 Cavern-Tunnel Wye (large cavern) A B M58-75
Open Space with Rocks A B S1-8 Tunnel Wye A B T137-149 Cavern Basic and Tunnel Passage (small cavern) A B M76-93
Tunnel Wye and Passage A B T150-164 Cavern Basic and Tunnel Passage (large cavern) A B M94-105
Tunnel Single and Double Deadends A B T165-179
 
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