Sunday, June 25, 2017
Recently I've become enamored with hexcrawls. A mixture of things came together in my brain and inspired me to start creating my own hexcrawl: Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea, a great series on hexcrawls over at the Hobbs and Friends of the OSR podcast, and playing in +Jason Hobbs Kalamata hexcrawl game. I started casting around for hexcrawl resources (well googling anyway), and found load of neat stuff. Check out the resources below for your own hexcrawl games.
Hexographer - Pretty much the de-facto standard for hexmapping these days.
Two awesome hexmaps for Hexographer, the Isle of Dread and the outdoor survival map.
ASSH encounter tables made by a kind soul on the ASSH board.
Meatshields, the classic NPC generator
The Book of Lairs by Simon Forster.
The AD&D Book of Lairs
While at NTRPGcon I picked up two great print books. Off the Beaten Path by Thom Wilson and Dungeonesque Chronicles Malloy's Almanac. Off the Beaten Path is another great book of small encounters you can drop into a hex. I'm not sure where you can get it other than from Thom himself. Maybe write him at his site Throwi Games. Malloy's Almanac is a neat little book of random tables that can be added to encounters. It should be available from Rogue Comet and some point.
Also make sure and check out the show notes from Episode 10 of the Hobbs and Friends of the OSR for more hexcrawl resources.