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tundalus

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Lonesome Tileset [ASCII, Square, 20x20]
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:14:46 pm »


Hi, everyone. Just wanted to share with you all my first tileset and give a little back to the community that I've gotten so much from.

I've always liked simple tilesets that preserve the ASCII look while beautifying and clarifying, and I think the gold standard of that is Lowright's wonderful Grim Fortress. It's been my stand-by for a long time. The only downside for me was its 12x12 size, so I set out to scale it up to 20x20.

This set is mainly based on Anikki's 20x20 tileset, which in turn is based off the work of Tocky and Plac1d. I used Lowright's low-opacity fill technique on certain ground tiles to wash out some of the contrast and improve readability. I swapped out some of the specialty tiles for my own creations, fancied up the font ever so slightly, and recreated the dwarf tiles to resemble those poor fools of Grim Fortress. Lastly, I called upon my drab New England sensibility to throw together a new color palette. I understand such muted tones aren't everyone's cup of tea, so I'll include the Grim Fortress palette, modified from Lee's Natural Color Scheme, both of which I've enjoyed for many hours.

Hopefully, all credit for this makes it where it's due. Thanks for your time, and enjoy.


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« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 02:42:29 pm by tundalus »
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Mallard

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Re: Desolation
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 02:12:59 am »

This looks great! I like the style, and I love the color scheme, especially that deep purple.
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Re: Desolation
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 05:34:32 am »

Very soft and clear. There is art there. Congratulations
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tundalus

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Re: Desolation
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 07:55:53 am »

Thanks very much, I appreciate it! Right now I think my main qualm with the palette is that the blues and cyans run together a little bit, so I might touch up cyan to be a bit more minty.
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Re: Desolation
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 09:16:48 am »

Thanks very much, I appreciate it! Right now I think my main qualm with the palette is that the blues and cyans run together a little bit, so I might touch up cyan to be a bit more minty.

typical of an artist when the work is finished and continues to carve the edges. I knew I had art in this tileset. :)

I will post this tileset in the facebook community Brazil, with your permission.
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tundalus

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 10:08:25 am »

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I will post this tileset in the facebook community Brazil, with your permission.

Thanks and please feel free to share this anywhere you want.  :)
« Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 10:10:42 am by tundalus »
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Re: Lonesome Tileset [ASCII, Square, 20x20]
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 08:48:32 pm »

I can't wait to try out this tileset. Thank you for creating it!
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Re: Lonesome Tileset [ASCII, Square, 20x20]
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 10:13:44 pm »

Thank you for commenting and I hope you enjoy it!
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Re: Lonesome Tileset [ASCII, Square, 20x20]
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 02:40:34 pm »

I decided to do a teensy bit more work on this tileset! Version 2 is now in the Dropbox, featuring improved tiles for blossoms, wells, trunk interiors, weapon racks, and traps.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 10:08:26 pm by tundalus »
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