GameMastery Map Pack: Farmstead

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GameMastery Map Pack: Farmstead

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The lowing of cows. The smell of fresh-baked pies cooling on the windowsill. The wind rustling through crops ready for harvest. A trip to the farm should be one of relaxation, but years of gaming have taught us different farms are no safer than dungeons, with hungry wolves, giant burrowing insects, ruthless bandits, and all matter of peril lurking just beyond the barn. In this GameMastery Map Pack, you'll have all the maps you need the next time tragedy and terror strike on the farm!

This line of gaming accessories provides simple and elegant tools for the busy Game Master. Inside, you'll find 18 beautiful 5"x8" map tiles stunningly crafted by cartographer Corey Macourek that can be combined to form a wide range of farms and rural adventure sites.

    These cards present several different farmstead elements, including:
  • Barn
  • Chicken Coop
  • Animal Corral
  • Crop Fields
  • Farmhouse
  • Haystacks
  • Well
  • Garden

Game Masters shouldn't waste their time scribbling haystacks and animal pens every time the player characters rush to the aid of beleaguered farmers. With GameMastery Map Pack: Farmstead, you'll always be ready when those cow-eating monsters come calling!

For use with the industry's most popular roleplaying or tabletop miniature campaigns, and useable by experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master's arsenal.

Good GMs can never have too many maps at their disposal, and Paizo's GameMastery Map Packs provide high-quality gridded maps for use with both RPGs and miniatures games.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-164-0

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Maps Subscription.

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Cute but weird

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The fields lack the characteristic furrowing of medieval agriculture (and some tiles seem to be self-contained plots, rather than furlong plowed), but the crops are mostly indistinct enough to be passable. The pumpkin patch & flowers in the tiny garden plots are questionable, but pleasant enough. Weirdly, there are a lot of detached animal pens; I would have preferred fewer of these, and more crops, so that fights could occur in the fields. If only the "countryside" set had included meadows which could be incorporated with this set. Also, some stray chickens running about wouldn't hurt.


Nice set

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This is a very nice map pack. The well, farmhouse, and barn probably get used the most but I plug in almost all of these at various times. The contrast on these is excellent and the details are very nice. You can rearrange these in a variety of ways and they mix and match quite well with many of the other map packs.

We are about 1/3 the way through Burnt Offerings and I am looking forward to dropping these tiles on the players when they get to... well no spoilers here :D

The only downside I see on these products is the fact that some of them are a bit repetitive and don't mesh well. The yellow fields look a bit strange next to the green grass and feel sort of cut off at the edge.


The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Fantastic! But no blood in the barn or dripping across the fields! I know we want some excitement there, but telling your PCs to ignore the blood on a great looking map is just...uncool. I can create blood if I like.

Cheers,
Zuxius

Liberty's Edge

I hope this will be out in time for the heroes visit to the grauls!
They are just now between RotRL 2&3 so its a close call.
Perhaps they will get lost on the road north, or be attacked on the river by gators, ambushed and taken captive by frogmen. I'm sure there is something I can do to delay the farm encounter.


Fantastic! I'm going to buy this as soon as my Visa allows :)


1) Im actually glad that there ISNT any blood on the maps. Once you put a corpse or blood pool on a map, it ruins it for other uses...or at least makes it less fun.

2) Nice to see you showing samples too, lets me know what Im getting for my $$$

3) Definitely ordering this!


Didn't know where else to post this, but I have a question pertaining to all the map packs.

Does anyone know a way to convert a map pack into a flip-mat type map? I'm thinking there must be a printer who can do some type of segmented lamination with the individual map cards?


True, and sadly, there is no blood splattered on this set. I am really happy that there are great preview images so you can see the whole product displayed and the variety in this set. The scarecrows are my favorites in this one.

The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ordered! Addicted


This pack is especially useful with "The Hook Mountain Massacre" when the pcs fight at the Grauls´ farmstead. Not exactly like the farm on the maps in the adventure, but very similar.


aaron infante-levy wrote:

Didn't know where else to post this, but I have a question pertaining to all the map packs.

Does anyone know a way to convert a map pack into a flip-mat type map? I'm thinking there must be a printer who can do some type of segmented lamination with the individual map cards?

I just purchased this set and the Tournament set. These will be great to build generic campaigns with ... I agree that the lack of "fantasy/horror" elements is a plus.

Two things I'd like to see so far:

Could the map cards be printed on both sides? In the case of the Farmstead, it would be nice to have some backs with generic "yard" or "path" for between buildings.

The other product I'd like to see would be generic item tokens to go with the maps. Something like in the DnD starter kit with little pieces to add an extra room or door. I'd also like to see generic item blocks (chests, boxes, carts, rocks, stumps, critters, etc) that can represent movable treasures or items to find. For example in a farmstead set it would be nice to have some chickens, horses, carts, farm tools, etc... generic things that might go with the item token card sets.

Anyway, I like them and will be getting other sets.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

mabhatter wrote:
Could the map cards be printed on both sides?

Not without drastically increasing the price.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Class Deck Subscriber

There seems to be less of a coating on these map tiles than others - may dry erase markers don't want to 'dry erase' or 'wet erase' without taking off the color from the rest of the tiles. I've resolved to use the pre-drawn maps for the Nesting Swallow village going forward, but has anyone else had this same problem?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

dinketry wrote:
There seems to be less of a coating on these map tiles than others - may dry erase markers don't want to 'dry erase' or 'wet erase' without taking off the color from the rest of the tiles. I've resolved to use the pre-drawn maps for the Nesting Swallow village going forward, but has anyone else had this same problem?

This set was made prior to our using the erasable coating—note that it doesn't say anything about erasability on the product itself or in the description here.

If you look at the product code on the back of the package, and it's PZO4028 or higher, it's erasable; otherwise, it's not. (Farmstead is PZO4019.) The non-erasable ones are also on significantly thinner paper, and the surface feels very different from the erasable ones.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Class Deck Subscriber

Oops. Oh well. At least I don't have to re-draw the map for that scenario.

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