At the end of an icy stream looms an enormous skull of stone. Very few dare approach it, and those that do are changed…


Cursed Cave battle map, banner


This map was an exercise with some new pens. The thick lines made drawing easy, but coloring more difficult. Next month I want to try some extra-thin lines to compare. 

It took me a long time to find a color scheme that I liked, but I’m glad that I kept meddling. If you’d prefer something warmer, check out the Patron-exclusive tropical variant!

This map serves as a good entrance for any old dungeon or cave map, especially icy ones. Perhaps I will draw a specialized interior? If so, what do you imagine is in there? Let me know in the comments. 🙂

EDIT: Sam Brown has written another of his excellent map primers. Find the PDF in the ZIP download, it’s great food for the imagination!



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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, thanks to our generous supporters. If you would like to use this map commercially, please contact me 🙂


This cave is free to download thanks to Patrons such as:

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Ross McConnell

DM, aspiring artist, and founder of 2-Minute Tabletop! I love drawing, writing, and worldbuilding, and this is the website where all of it comes together.

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Published: March 4, 2019
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