Been experimenting most of the day with the tutorial I posted earlier. I think I am starting to understand the missing pieces that were hanging me up.
This is the closest thing I have to a success at the moment.
This or (most likely) a more refined version will probably be used in the next One-Page Romp (The thing I am now calling the Secret Chapel style) for next week.
I am hoping that practice throughout the month will prepare me to handle myself for maps in September's Pyramid of the Lost King Release and the next 2-page adventure (Assault on the Southern Horn).
Thoughts as always are greatly welcomed and sought.