In this Resource Highlight we’re looking at someone who’s made some amazing MV tiles that cover a variety of themes! Caitlin’s MV World is full of options to improve your fantasy, modern, and even science-fiction maps!
So let's jump into Caitlin’s MV World!
Let’s start with something every fantasy game is required to have: the option to jump down village wells. Caitlin gives us a cutaway for the well so that your heroes can easily climb in and out of the well with a rope. It’s also plain enough to use it in other ways, so even if your game doesn’t feature monster-inhabited wells you could still find a place for this. Give your heroes a way to climb a tower that doesn’t involve hundreds of stairs, add in a secret entrance to the base for a group of renegades, or even use the plain version as a chimney for a giant fire.
Caitlin hasn’t just given us single items though, she’s made full tilesets too. If you’ve been looking for an interior set for your rich villagers, her French Country tiles would be a perfect fit! Decorative dressers, floor to ceiling windows, and diagonal walls come together to let you build calm and relaxing homes for your towns. And if you’re working on a more modern game, the flat-screen TVs found in the set would be a great addition.
If horror is more your jam, she has you covered as well. Broken glass and boarded up window tiles can bring an extra bit of danger to your post-apocalypse cities, and a set of embalming tables and refrigerated cabinets means that your zombie survival game can have that opening scene in a morgue that you’ve been dreaming of adding.
Caitlin has also made some great tiles for those of you making a game featuring a haunted location. Torn wallpaper and ripped drapes can add much-needed damage to the mansion that hasn’t been lived in for ages, and just what do those glowing red eyes in the wall belong to?
Jumping far into the future, Caitlin also has some tiles that can easily find a home in a sci-fi game. Floating platforms could be used in a subspace maze or add them into your space station to create a multi-layer map. She’s also made a bunch of neon signs so that your players can easily find the exit, sushi shop, or the all-important cupcake cafe of your cities.
Tiles aren’t the only thing you’ll find in her thread. She’s made quite a few animated character sets to help bring your game to life. From a multitude of metal doors to a fire in a barrel there are a bunch of awesome additions. A jukebox could find a home in your old-school restaurant, or maybe use it to decorate your music-loving hero’s room. Or use the ‘SAVE’ hologram to remind your players to stay safe before jumping into a space battle.
If you’ve been wanting to add some secret passages into your buildings then Caitlin has you covered! She’s given us false walls and hidden doorways in fireplaces, bookshelves that slide aside to reveal a new entrance, and grates that move to reveal stairs. Now it’s easier than ever to hide secrets in your magician’s tower or make puzzles in the big bad’s basement.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of the resources you can find in Caitlin’s MV World, so follow the link to go explore all that she’s shared with us!
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