A Cottage, a Key, a Ruin, and a Change in Policy

Today’s release day is bringing you some free illustrations and maps under Creative Commons. I’ve also got news regarding the Creative Commons policy I am using as well as Map Commissions.

Everything in this post has been added to the Illustration Gallery and the Map Gallery.

Firstly we got here a cozy little cottage, and a key that I quite like.

In addition, a map and an image has left Early Access on the Patreon so I present them to you here. This is the Briarfolk Settlement:

The hill tribes and meadow clans called them the Briarfolk and thought of them as (and fashioned wooden icons of them as) a hairy and bearded people that could speak with sea birds and woodland creatures. They worshiped at strange standing stones or communed with their mysterious horned goddesses by leaping over bonfires atop hillocks beneath the gibbous or crescent moon.


This map is of a ruined complex left behind by these people, partially built into a cave system on a precipitous near-inaccessible island. Now the island is home only to black-beaked oyster catchers, sea-spry puffins, and the occasional seal colony – or so the locals say, though the keen observer will notice that they never draw too near it on their fishing vessels.

From the 9th Key Press Patreon Page

Over on the Patreon today we released an early access map to our patrons, an Abandoned Dwarven Outpost. Check it out if you are a patron, or want to be a patron.

Click on the highly filtered preview above to go to the Patreon and give me free money.

Woof! That was a lot.

Now some news:

Regarding the free-to-use policy: from here on out any image (map or illustration) that I put here on my website or up on my Patreon will be covered by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. I made this change because I saw no reason why I should have some content that is and some content that isn’t. If I make a piece with intent to use it in a product, I’ll preview that image but not actually release it.

I feel like this will simplify things for both me and you guys. It also means a lot more content for you to play with or hopefully use to get your foot into the tRPG design space.

Regarding Map Commissions: I am now opening myself up for Map Commissions. Check out my Commissions page here to get started. If you yourself are an artist or map maker that does commissions, I would be eternally grateful if you would check out the page and send me a line with feedback and criticisms of the page setup, content, or pricing model I’m currently using.

Thank you guys! Until this Saturday, I bid you adieu.

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