Table of Patterns for Rock

Here’s one of the kinds of things I loved coming across in books when I was a kid.  This is probably a part of why I love drawing dungeons like I do, and that’s why I’m sharing it here.

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I think this is a great resource.  The full size plate is a thing of beauty.  This came from the Gutenberg project, so it is a work in the public domain, and I’m happy to see it shared widely.

Already, this has figured into a couple of the maps I’ve posted (whether to good effect or not is a separate question), and I hope to do more from this chart (maybe eventually at least one of each, but there are no promises about that).

For reference, the kind of hatch that I do most often (and that Dyson Logos popularized) is #58, “Massive igneous rock,” but there are clearly other choices available, if you’re open to mixing it up a bit.

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One Response to “Table of Patterns for Rock”

  1. More Hand Drafted Patterns | Antherwyck House Games Blog Says:

    […] is not as extensive as the geologic one, but is certainly another nice set of hand drafted patterns.  This is also the kind of thing that […]

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