The Desert Oasis
A small oasis in the midst of vast desert sands… But is it real, or a magical mirage?
I’ve always leaned completely on my lines in my art, and I’d like to start rounding out my skill set with the occasional exercise in pure color-and-value paintings. After a lot of playing around, this is the first map I’m happy to share in the style.
As I got to thinking about flavor text I realized that the style change actually makes for a good desert oasis mirage map, as the lack of lines could be explained by the wavy, incorporeal nature of a magical mirage. So, perhaps this is a horrible trap set by a sand-aboleth, or the trick of a devious devil banished to this desert, or a different wicked creature with illusory magics?
Of course, it also makes for a great mundane oasis, where all sorts of mundane terrors await. Let us know of your encounter ideas in the comments!
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