Several seamless ground textures and a bunch of assets to lay roads with in your image editor of choice. Basic printable PDFs also included!


Grass & Road Assets, Banner


Hello everyone! I have another pack for you that falls into the category of boring to look at but highly functional. This is the Grass & Roads pack, which includes several seamless ground textures and a bunch of assets to lay roads with. I’ve also included PDFs for the base textures, for those of you who want a grassy base for the game board.

The easiest way to use these to create a custom map is to open up your image editor and lay down three layers of grass, dirt, and paving. Next, use layer masks or selection deletes to define your simple layout of roads and dirt, like so:


How To 1


After that, grab the rest of the assets and use them to border your base layer. Sprinkle in cobble and dirt patches to taste, and you have a solid map:


How To 2


My last tip is to add some drop shadows to your buildings and throw some shadow and light gradients down over the ground layer. This will help everything pop. After these steps you’ll have something like our banner image at the top of this post.

Please leave your questions in the comments and I will do my best to help. Enjoy!



Creative Commons License

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 🙂

These assets and textures are 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: January 18, 2019
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