I thought I had posted this a long time ago, but I don’t see it. So here it is.
Rather than create all sorts of “child maps” for various areas or detailing specific hexes, I’ve adopted a short-hand method of noting where within a hex something is located:
So if the bandit camp is in a cave in the northeastern part of hex 1079, I simply note the location as 1079G. This keeps things simple while allowing a greater level of detail when needed.
Of course, there will be times when a full-blown detail map is needed. And times when the exact location within a specific hex isn’t important. But when the precise location matters but a new map isn’t necessary, this can do the trick.
I don’t recall if I saw this particular method somewhere or if I made it up. I do know that I’ve varied the layout of the letters over the years, meaning that subhex G isn’t always the northeastern one. Which drives me nuts once in a while.
Note to players: No, the bandit camp is NOT in 1079G. Well, PROBABLY NOT.