There are a ton of resources available that show the end result of tile-based games. Fans, hobbyists etc, painstakingly capture entire dungeons, shops, towns and world maps etc. from their favorite games. The TileMapper project is a tool created using Unity which allows you to easily extract the unique tiles from a tile map (for educational purposes of course). It has a variety of features to make this process easy and even includes a feature to help you recreate the map using the newly captured tiles.
It’s been almost a year since the last post, but I finally have a reason to revisit this project. Brennan Anderson wrote some amazing music after following along with the Tactics RPG project and was generous enough to share it with the rest of us. Thanks to him, we will go ahead and add a follow-up post that describes working with music.