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Enhance your campaign with beautifully illustrated and detailed pre-made maps! Pathfinder Maps give you a variety of full color, miniature scale play surfaces that can withstand use and virtually any kind of marker. Releases in the Pathfinder Maps subscription include Flip-Mats (double-sided 24" x 30" gaming mats) and Bigger Flip-Mats (double-sided 27" x 39" gaming mats), as well as Map Packs (18 themed 5" x 8" map tiles you can rearrange to fit your encounter).

As a Pathfinder Maps subscriber, you can expect a new map every month; giving you new backdrop options for your campaign. Monthly releases alternate between the Flip-Mats and Map Packs. Plus, three times per year (roughly every four months) you'll receive a Bigger Flip-Mat. With your ongoing Pathfinder Maps subscription, we'll send you each new installment and charge your payment method automatically as we ship each product. You only need to sign up once, and never need to worry about renewal notice or missed products.

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  • A free PDF copy of each Pathfinder Flip-Mat, Bigger Flip-Mat, or Map Pack release shipped as part of your Pathfinder Maps subscription

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95% of the Flip-Mats are great, 50% of the Map-Packs are...

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32 (out of 69) Flip-Mats are sold out, 43 if you count the (now available again) Flip-Mat Classics.

27 (out of 66) Map-Packs are sold out.

I like almost every Flip-Mat i have (about 50) and regularyly use about half of them.
I own 12 Map-Packs and have used 4 so far.
The modular nature of the Map-Packs make them versatile in theory, but in reality they are of limited use because they are either too narrow or you don´t have (enough of) the piece you need.
There are some that are very useful (like the individual boat & ship ones, mines, sewer, ice caverns and some others), but a lot of them would make more sense as Flip-Mats.

Still a great product line that makes it a lot easier for the GM.


Mappacks

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Gamesmastery mappacks are great for tabletop RPGs. Some sets are more location specific such as Haunted Mansion, whilst other sets are more versatile and can be set up in a number of different ways. They can be combined easily, for example I laid out an entire town from various sets including slums, shops, town, graveyard and others. As a DM the sets often give me inspiration when designing scenarios and combat encounters. It would be great for Pazio to produce more generic terrain sets, like Forest, with interesting and/or difficult terrain features, such as various planar terrain, desert, broken lands, hills etc, and a set of castle walls or a keep set for castle/keep scenarios. Recently purchased Lost Island which is good as ever, but my favorite set is Ruins, the artwork and design is very good.


Already don't know how I lived without these...

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Some of you may know, I claim to be an "old school" guy. I have used everything from graph paper to laminated dress cutting boards, to battlemats. I've started to get these maps (both Packs and Flip) and I can't believe it took me this long to use them! Very versatile (with a little imagination) and endlessly repeatable. We've had several waterfront battles in our Kingmaker campaign, and the players love them!


These maps bring a game to life and Make a GM's life easy.

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It's nice to not to have to draw every facet of an adventure.

The most useful set of maps for me is the boats and the shop fronts. Whilst having the one ship shown with the levels is great. For ship-to-ship combat especially with moving vessels, winds, realism and adding drama (as they drift apart), nothing beats being able to move the boats themselves instead of drawing outlines on your own grid. You can show the vessel moving in.

I purchase the pdf's; print off the required vessel, laminate and then cut to the shape that suits the vessel. Then with a ocean flip-mat you then have a really enjoyable encounter.

As for the Shops - it's a quality touch that the shops floor plans are identical to some of the flip maps of the city streets.

These maps are a great tool at convention play; for the speed they offer during a session and they look great in your home game as you can 'give' your players the boat they purchase.


Another great map!

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I have been scoring these maps for years. The first one I bought was the City Square: http://paizo.com/products/btpy8ot2?GameMastery-FlipMat-City-Square

The quality on cartography has only improved. The early maps are great and useful but the illustration left much to be desired. This new map is an example of how GameMastery has stepped up their game.

Even if you don't use this as a pirate ship boarding a merchant vessel, you can use it for a PC ship throughout a campaign. Highly recommend this one.


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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Now available for subscription... subscribers get 20% off, and the ability to purchase already released Flip-Mats and Map Packs for 15% off.

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

More subscription options can only be a good thing! :-) Though I was hoping for a way to subscribe to Flipmats only, without the map packs.

Also, with more subscription options being released, do we risk our Superscriber status if we choose not to sign up for one of the new subscription options?


GRRR!! Man I JUST caught up on them day before yesterday! Oh well, I think I still got the PF subscriber discount, so I believe its the same, right?

OK, I'll sign up for this, I love maps!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Treebore the Ruby Lord wrote:

GRRR!! Man I JUST caught up on them day before yesterday! Oh well, I think I still got the PF subscriber discount, so I believe its the same, right?

OK, I'll sign up for this, I love maps!

I'm pretty sure I got both discounts.


That is a good question. Do both discounts stack? This question applies to botht the map and card subscription. My guess is no, but I would like to make sure. Thanks in advance for the answer!


I ordered the subscription, and it puts the wizard tower in there too, and that was mailed to me yesterday. Plus how do I make it combine shipping with my PF subscription?

Edit: OK. I see how to combine shipping, but how do I make sure I do not get sent the Wizards Tower since it was already sent yesterday?

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Robert Miller 55 wrote:
Edit: OK. I see how to combine shipping, but how do I make sure I do not get sent the Wizards Tower since it was already sent yesterday?

With the subscription in your cart, you should be able to choose to start with either the current product (Wizard's Tower) or the next product (Dungeon Flip Mat.)

If you choose the flip mat, you will not be sent another Wizard's tower.

Scarab Sages

I hope that both subscriptions do not stack...

I recently purchased a ALL back catalogue map packs.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

They look like good products, but I'm still holding out for Adventure Path PDF maps.

The Exchange

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

I am all over this!

The Exchange

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

Is that you Kor? We miss you!

Scarab Sages

Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

They look like good products, but I'm still holding out for Adventure Path PDF maps.

It would be great to get battle maps. :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Masika wrote:
Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

They look like good products, but I'm still holding out for Adventure Path PDF maps.

It would be great to get battle maps. :)

*listens carefully*

Is that the sound of James Jacobs I can hear...gently banging his head against his computer screen?

Scarab Sages

LOL

I have never made my opinion a secret. :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Masika wrote:

LOL

I have never made my opinion a secret. :)

I'm with you - I'd even pay enough for Paizo to make a profit from them. I just find it amusing when it crops up and JJ makes his appearance to politely explain... :)

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Thank you so much for this. I hate having to guess what is coming out when and making sure I order it. Of course I have been nagging (hopefully subtly) for this for several months. Paizo even listens to nagging.... Thank you again.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yay! Power to the people!


Ross Byers wrote:
Robert Miller 55 wrote:
Edit: OK. I see how to combine shipping, but how do I make sure I do not get sent the Wizards Tower since it was already sent yesterday?

With the subscription in your cart, you should be able to choose to start with either the current product (Wizard's Tower) or the next product (Dungeon Flip Mat.)

If you choose the flip mat, you will not be sent another Wizard's tower.

Thanks! That worked!


Yay. More people to buy maps=more map to create. I like that math.

Plus, I just got my hands on the Wizard's Tower Map Pack the other day and it looks amazing!


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I love the map packs, great work Corey!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Sharoth wrote:
That is a good question. Do both discounts stack? This question applies to botht the map and card subscription. My guess is no, but I would like to make sure. Thanks in advance for the answer!

The subscriber discount on older products is 15% off MSRP. The Pathfinder Advantage discount is 15% off MSRP. So whether or not they both apply is kind of irrelevant—either way, you'd get 15% off MSRP.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
That is a good question. Do both discounts stack? This question applies to botht the map and card subscription. My guess is no, but I would like to make sure. Thanks in advance for the answer!
The subscriber discount on older products is 15% off MSRP. The Pathfinder Advantage discount is 15% off MSRP. So whether or not they both apply is kind of irrelevant—either way, you'd get 15% off MSRP.

Wait...what? He asked if they stack; surely a 3E gamer knows what that means! :P


So...a bit of a more serious post...

I bought a few of the early map packs, but was discouraged to discover that they seemed designed to fit together only a particular way; as if permutation hadn't been a concern. For example, forest tiles that had different shades of green on opposite ends for no apparent reason, therefore reducing the ways the tiles could be matched up. I found this to be a great (and strangely unnecessary) blow to usability. Is that still the case with the newer map packs?

Liberty's Edge

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bugleyman wrote:
I bought a few of the early map packs, but was discouraged to discover that they seemed designed to fit together only a particular way;

I have this problem too, though I have noted that Sewers was very flexible as was Waterfront (the ship is seperate from the piers etc). Hopefully future map packs will be like this too.

Paizo Employee CEO

We have been working at making the maps more flexible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well, for instance the Wizard's Tower, but other times like the Waterfront, it works like a charm. Personally, I like the more modular ones myself as I tend to want to recreate various locations n adventures and the modular ones allow me to do that better. We'll keep playing with the mix. Let us know what you think.

-Lisa

Sovereign Court

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Lisa Stevens wrote:
We have been working at making the maps more flexible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well, for instance the Wizard's Tower,

The Wizards Tower is the first one I'm getting in a long while...

Paizo Employee CEO

DitheringFool wrote:
Lisa Stevens wrote:
We have been working at making the maps more flexible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well, for instance the Wizard's Tower,
The Wizards Tower is the first one I'm getting in a long while...

I really like Wizard's Tower, but it is more of a set piece than a set of interchangeable pieces. In other words, you only get one incarnation of a wizard's tower, not the pieces to make a number of different towers. In this case, it made more sense to make one cool tower.

-Lisa


Lisa Stevens wrote:

We have been working at making the maps more flexible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well, for instance the Wizard's Tower, but other times like the Waterfront, it works like a charm. Personally, I like the more modular ones myself as I tend to want to recreate various locations n adventures and the modular ones allow me to do that better. We'll keep playing with the mix. Let us know what you think.

-Lisa

Great to know; thanks. Have I mentioned how awesome it is that you guys are so responsive? :)

Scarab Sages

bugleyman wrote:
Lisa Stevens wrote:

We have been working at making the maps more flexible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well, for instance the Wizard's Tower, but other times like the Waterfront, it works like a charm. Personally, I like the more modular ones myself as I tend to want to recreate various locations n adventures and the modular ones allow me to do that better. We'll keep playing with the mix. Let us know what you think.

-Lisa

Great to know; thanks. Have I mentioned how awesome it is that you guys are so responsive? :)

+1

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

No brainer on this subscription. Outstanding. Subscribed.

-DM Jeff


Very clever, guys & gals. Very clever indeed. First you hook me with a subscription for the item cards and now this.

Sovereign Court

I too, am interested in how this might effect subscriber status. Any info from the folks@ Paizo?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Rocannon II wrote:
I too, am interested in how this might effect subscriber status. Any info from the folks@ Paizo?

I'm not clear on the question. Can you be more specific?

Sovereign Court

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Starfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

As interested as I am in a flip mat subscription, I am not that much into GameMastery maps as both map styles seem to be pretty exclusive of each other - either tiles or a full blown map.

*sigh* But I guess I'll give it a try...

Kr,
Günther


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

After speaking with Vic at PaizoCon, I went by Office Max to look for some sort of handy container to store my map packs. The 5x8 size is just too awkward and I didn't have any luck...if they were 5x7 then it would have been easy.

Anyone with advice on how to store the map packs?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Eric Tillemans wrote:

After speaking with Vic at PaizoCon, I went by Office Max to look for some sort of handy container to store my map packs. The 5x8 size is just too awkward and I didn't have any luck...if they were 5x7 then it would have been easy.

Anyone with advice on how to store the map packs?

Here's the container I was speaking of:

http://www.officemax.com/catalog/sku.jsp?productId=ARS26037

The 5x8 size is perfect for our Map Packs.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:

Here's the container I was speaking of:

http://www.officemax.com/catalog/sku.jsp?productId=ARS26037

The 5x8 size is perfect for our Map Packs.

Terrific! Thanks Vic. When I looked around the store I didn't notice these card boxes, but they do look like they will work.

Dark Archive Contributor

Vic Wertz wrote:
Now available for subscription... subscribers get 20% off, and the ability to purchase already released Flip-Mats and Map Packs for 15% off.

The only reason I don't sign up here is that I already "subscribe" at the local game store. Along with the Alea Tools discs, these are my must-have game aids. I'd love to see more based on locations from PF scenarios.


2 questions

1- what is the difference between flip mats & map packs? can you write on them both?

2- do any of the flip mats or map packs relate specifically to encounters in any of the modules or adventure paths & if so which ones with which ones.

Thanks

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Werecorpse wrote:

2 questions

1- what is the difference between flip mats & map packs? can you write on them both?

2- do any of the flip mats or map packs relate specifically to encounters in any of the modules or adventure paths & if so which ones with which ones.

Thanks

Flip-Mats are 24x30 erasable double-sided mats, while Map Packs are sets of 18 non-erasable single-sided 5x8 tiles that present a bunch of small locations based around a specific theme. (Some locations span multiple tiles.)

As for the ones that have been featured in adventures, Module TC1: Into the Haunted Forest makes use of Map Pack: Inns and Flip Mat: Woodlands. Pathfinder Module: Crypt of the Everflame uses the new Flip-Mat Dungeon. And several of the Pathfinder Society Scenarios use GameMastery maps, but I don't have a list of those.

The Exchange

It would be cool if we could purchase thes in pdf format also.


I am very interested in 20% off, but do I have to also pay for s/h every month for each pack?

Liberty's Edge

schmecka wrote:
I am very interested in 20% off, but do I have to also pay for s/h every month for each pack?

Yes you do but I think you still come out ahead.

Where you really come ahead is if you have a subscription to another product and combine shipping every month.

Then the discounts really work.

Sean

Sovereign Court

So, I feel compelled to say I have been using Gamemastery Flipmats for years now. Last Monday I used the winter mountain pass and my players were impressed with the quality, durability, and overall design.

+2

This post edited, as I realized it was answered already upthread. Thanks, Paizo.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Add my name to the list of people that would buy stacks and stacks of these maps if they were available in pdf format.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Count me in that group as well; if we had these available in an unlocked PDF format (for use with online gaming) or even a simple JPEG format I would be willing to pay a bundle to grab them all. The map packs in particular would be very useful in a JPEG format that we could rearrange in Photoshop to create unique scenes for online gaming.

At present I use some of the extremely low-res maps that Paizo publishes for advertising purposes online, and would absolutely pay for nicely detailed digital maps. The high resolution is a big aid for a GM trying to look professional, especially using a program like Maptool.

http://www.rptools.net/index.php?page=maptool

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Bump. Any word on this? After seeing the flip-mats used to awesome effect during PaizoCon, I am very interested in the availability of digital files of these maps for use with online gaming. Jpegs would be ideal, and I'd be willing to pay at least $5 per image file. These images are great, much better than the free stuff online, and would be worth the price.

Vic, Lisa, James? Any possibility of this happening, and if not can you please explain why? I've money I'd like to spend on these, but the physical maps don't do me any good!

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8

I would like .pdfs as well--not "unlocked" to use online, but to have something letter-paper sized that I can print out and write GM notes on.

Much as I love these maps, I've become frustrated that prepping ahead of time trying to use them is very difficult. One day I found myself trying to hold open the cathedral map (these things are 24x30 remember) while hand drawing its general shape and features into Campaign Cartographer so I could then use it to prep for my game session. Took me awhile to do. I bought these things to make less work for me, not more!

And I will say this: without .pdfs, I am planning to cancel my GameMastery map subscription within a few months. I know the next couple maps I both need in a timely fashion and they will end up shipping with my APG and/or other stuff I'm ordering, so I will get my money's worth shipping-wise.

But once those very specific things are ordered, there's nothing else I want to buy in the short term. And the maps alone--with no .pdf--are not worth the money, because I end up paying $14 including shipping, more than the retail cost, which is ridiculous. It'll be better for me in the long run to order them through my FLGS. I feel sorry for the people who don't have an FLGS to order through, though.

The other subscriptions make it worth the money even if you pay more for shipping, because of the "Free" (worth $10) .pdf. There's no similar benefit to subscribing to these. (And this isn't me threatening to #ragequit. I did the math, and once I get the couple things I need, I will be wasting money by keeping the Game Mastery Maps subscription. That is all.)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Several of us believe that if we offered our GameMastery maps in PDF form, a significant number of gamers would choose the PDF edition exclusively over the print edition, which would mean smaller print runs for the print edition, which—since print costs are based largely on volume—would in turn mean higher costs for the print edition, which would lead to even smaller sales for it, which would mean we wouldn't have a profitable line anymore.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
Several of us believe that if we offered our GameMastery maps in PDF form, a significant number of gamers would choose the PDF edition exclusively over the print edition, which would mean smaller print runs for the print edition, which—since print costs are based largely on volume—would in turn mean higher costs for the print edition, which would lead to even smaller sales for it, which would mean we wouldn't have a profitable line anymore.

Aw, that's EASY to answer.

PDFs are only available with subscription. Then you likely have the opposite result.

Though you would probably have to listen about lots of complaints about how the PDFs are not available without a subscription. To which you can answer, "that's the benefit of having a subscription."

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