I’ve been writting the next adventure for the role playing game I’m occassionally running today. As well as the traditional overhead map of one of the key locations I’m considering using elevations of the streets to help players visualise their surroundings. The small sample above is a section from a trial elevation I sketched tonight.
I can’t remember ever seeing elevations used in any roleplaying game. So I thought I’d throw the example out there to see what any gamers reading this thought.
I’m wondering if I should add textures to some of the surfaces or leave it as line art. If I leave it as line are I’m thinking I’ll use different pen styles / weights to enhance the look. I’m also wondering if I should include people and cars on the drawing. Do you think I should add in postboxes, lamp posts, pedestrian crossings and other street furniture. One detail that’s missing from the example: I’ll be including labels on the final elevations. Is there anything else you’d suggest?