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/ / 4:22 pm Tue Sep 8, 2020 If you need a super-thin lead pencil to make maps for your 1980s dungeon crawler videogames, this one will do.
I have a few different mechanical pencils.
The ones I commonly use have lead thicknesses of 0.7mm and 0.5mm, both of which are fine for everyday notetaking.
But when my daughter and I fire up the DOSBOX DOS emulator on my Macbook Pro to play Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981) only one pencil will do to make the 20 x 20 maps of the 10 level maze.
It”s the Pentel Orenz, with a hair-thin 0.2mm lead.
There”s no better way to draw one-way hidden doors, elevators, rotating rooms, and low-level summoning circles in the tiny squares of a sheet of graph paper than with this worthy scrivening tool.
By the way.

If you”d like to download the blank Wizardry map sheet I designed

here you go.

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