Maps of Mastery—Mass Transit I: Heavy Courier Ship & Offworld Shipping Center Print

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This high-quality, double-sided poster map features a complete starship on one side and a spaceport facility on the other! Designed by veteran cartographer Christopher West for use in any science fiction RPG or miniatures game, this folded poster is the premiere offering in his Maps of Mastery line.

The map measures 22 by 34 inches when unfolded, and features a 1-inch grid for play with most miniatures game systems. Various objects and structural elements printed in the maps feature fine colored lines to mark the boundaries of different kinds of terrain, like walls and obstacles; these are easily ignored if your game of choice doesn't need specific designations for terrain types, but useful if it does.

The front of the poster is designated the "Exodus-Class Heavy Courier," and was designed with RPG use in mind. Many different kinds of sci-fi adventures take place aboard starships or even involve the player characters as owners of their own transport—this ship fills both niches very well. It's a large freighter or transport ship outfitted with secret cargo holds for restricted goods and enough bunks and escape pods to support a good-sized number of passengers. The ship was built to ferry important cargo or VIPs across territorial boundaries and past enemy blockades.

The Offworld Shipping Center, on the back, includes a another complete (but smaller) courier ship in the upper-right-hand corner, parked in the docking bay of a spaceport-type location that includes a refueling station, big cargo bays, a command center with holographic display, and a workshop for the sci-fi train that uses this port as a loading facility. Multiple bridges and conveniently-positioned cargo cranes provide crossing-points for the recessed train channel.

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*****

When I was prepping for my Saga Edition mini campaign last year I scoured ebay for some of the more obscure mini poster maps WotC had produced. The tiles they made were OK for some things, but the poster maps really helped set a scene and let the players take advantage of the terrain.

Getting this was brilliant, not only because it already matched the colors and styles of the Saga maps (many also my Mr. West) but it had a full sized starship on it! The other side is just as loaded with detail and twists and turns. There's even a landing pad with a docked starship, that too has map squares instead of just being an overlay. A GM could use these deckplans for a hero's ship.

All told very well done. Keep them coming!


Fantastic Maps

*****

I used this map in my latest Star Wars Saga Edition campaign and it was simply fantastic. The map has a thick magazine page type feel to it and the design is well thought out. There is adequate cover for heroes and enemies, obstacles for them to navigate and sensible "rooms" throughout the ship. I'm impressed with the quality and it made for a great session. Although, now my players want to keep the ship and asked me if I had any game stats for it.... I guess I will soon.


Perfect for both RPG and Skirmish

*****

First of all, these maps are beautiful to look at and I had to purchase the double-sided map as soon as it was available.

Secondly, the starship side of the map is genious and the first map that I have seen of it's kind (a whole map just for a starship, therefore more realistic sizing for a light carrier). It is perfect for any futuristic RPG. I have used it for a Star Wars SAGA Edition game, and been a player for a Warhammer 40,000 game where it was our aircraft. Amazingly enough, despite the fact that it is an amazing RPG tool, it is also a wonderful map to use with the Star Wars Miniatures skirmish game also.

The opposite side is pretty standard quality as far as the official map releases for Star Wars Miniatures. [All the official maps have varying uses for the RPG, and this one is no exception] Where this map (Offworld Shipping Center) excels is that it is one of the most balanced maps that I have ever played on for the Star Wars Miniatures game. The quality for graphics and playability are amazing.

If you are planninng on using this for the RPG, it is a must have, since the Heavy Courier is unequaled.

If you are planning on using this for Star Wars Miniatures, you will find both maps very enjoyable and balanced.

If you use maps for both, this is not a map (double-sided) to pass up.


Totally amazed...

*****

My GM in our Star Wars game used both sides of this map for our last session - and it went BRILLIANTLY. What a beautiful map(s)!


Maps are from a Master

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I purchased this product shortly after GenCon this past year (09), and they are awesome. They are balanced enough for skirmish games, and have enough utility for a good RPG. They look professionnally done, none of this homemade looking stuff. One half matchs up to one of the Star Wars Minatures (WOTC) maps as well.

This is a great buy for a mini's player or a RPGer looking for some nice locations.


Liberty's Edge

A bit of expanded information, for those interested:

This double-sided poster map measures 22 by 34 inches when unfolded, and features a 1-inch grid for play with most miniatures game systems. Various objects and structural elements printed in the maps feature fine colored lines to mark the boundaries of different kinds of terrain, like walls and obstacles; these are easily ignored if your game of choice doesn't need specific designations for terrain types, but useful if it does.

The front of the poster is designated the "Exodus-Class Heavy Courier", and was designed with RPG use in mind. Many different kinds of sci-fi adventures take place aboard starships or even involve the player characters as owners of their own transport--this ship fills both niches very well. It's a large freighter or transport ship outfitted with secret cargo holds for restricted goods and enough bunks and escape pods to support a good-sized number of passengers. The ship was built to ferry important cargo or VIPs across territorial boundaries and past enemy blockades.

The Offworld Shipping Center, on the back, includes a another complete (but smaller) courier ship in the upper-right-hand corner, parked in the docking bay of a spaceport-type location that includes a refueling station, big cargo bays, a command center with holographic display, and a workshop for the sci-fi train that uses this port as a loading facility. Multiple bridges and conveniently-positioned cargo cranes provide crossing-points for the recessed train channel.


wow Chris,

This looks gorgeous. Is Maps of Mastery a product line you're going to work on exclusively?


Looks pretty good. If I were running SCI-FI game I'd get this.

Liberty's Edge

Thanks guys!

Maps of Mastery is my own company/brand for independent map projects that I wish to sell directly to players. This poster is my first offering in this new enterprise; since I've done most of the official cartography for the Star Wars miniatures games, and players of that game are craving new skirmish maps, it seemed logical for my first double-sided poster to have a sci-fi nature. The next one will be useful to the triumvirate of fantasy, sci-fi, and modern RPG players!

You can learn more about these maps and upcoming products at my website: mapsofmastery.com. I've got a little feedback forum set up there, as well as a gallery of some past work.

I am still doing contracted work for other publishers as well, but I had a lot of free time earlier this year to prepare some new content of my own. This is the result. :)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Christopher West wrote:

A bit of expanded information, for those interested:

This double-sided poster map measures 22 by 34 inches when unfolded, and features a 1-inch grid for play with most miniatures game systems. Various objects and structural elements printed in the maps feature fine colored lines to mark the boundaries of different kinds of terrain, like walls and obstacles; these are easily ignored if your game of choice doesn't need specific designations for terrain types, but useful if it does.

The front of the poster is designated the "Exodus-Class Heavy Courier", and was designed with RPG use in mind. Many different kinds of sci-fi adventures take place aboard starships or even involve the player characters as owners of their own transport--this ship fills both niches very well. It's a large freighter or transport ship outfitted with secret cargo holds for restricted goods and enough bunks and escape pods to support a good-sized number of passengers. The ship was built to ferry important cargo or VIPs across territorial boundaries and past enemy blockades.

The Offworld Shipping Center, on the back, includes a another complete (but smaller) courier ship in the upper-right-hand corner, parked in the docking back of a spaceport-type location that includes a refueling station, big cargo bays, a command center with holographic display, and a workshop for the sci-fi train that uses this port as a loading facility. Multiple bridges and conveniently-positioned cargo cranes provide crossing-points for the recessed train channel.

Thanks—added to product description. By the way, check out tonight's store blog at 7 PM!

Liberty's Edge

Thanks, Vic! :)

Doh. I just noticed a typo in my post: "docking back" instead of "docking bay". Oops.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Christopher West wrote:

Thanks, Vic! :)

Doh. I just noticed a typo in my post: "docking back" instead of "docking bay". Oops.

Fixed, in both places.

Liberty's Edge

Thanks so much for the great write-up in your store blog! I'm honored! :)

Liberty's Edge

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Looks pretty cool Chris. I love starship deckplans.

Have you previously done (or would you consider doing) a multi-level castle or manor house as a Map of Mystery? I have a need for something along those lines in an upcoming game…


I don't have a sci-fi campaign going, Chris, but I love your maps so much that I think I'll take one--maybe for future use.

Awesome.

The Exchange

Pathfinder Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I picked up the Exodus Cruiser / Shipping Center map at GenCon after discovering Chris' booth in the art corner. I was so happy to see some sci-fi folding maps.

I am really looking forward to whatever else Maps of Mystery will be producing (I was told that he was working on a Degobah swamp map next). Whatever it may be, know that you have a dedicated customer in me.


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That looks great. Makes me want to play some SF Adventure. Hm...


Christopher West wrote:

You can learn more about these maps and upcoming products at my website: mapsofmastery.com. I've got a little feedback forum set up there, as well as a gallery of some past work.

Great site. I'm really looking forward to other products you may have coming out.

b.t.w. you might want to look at your photo in the about the author section. I think your parts are showing :)


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Liberty's Edge

Mothman wrote:

Looks pretty cool Chris. I love starship deckplans.

Have you previously done (or would you consider doing) a multi-level castle or manor house as a Map of Mystery? I have a need for something along those lines in an upcoming game…

There was a multi-level full-page castle and various other strongholds (not my own original designs, but based on the author's sketches provided) in an old issue of Dragon Magazine, in the early 2000s. The article was all about building strongholds. I also did a two-level manor house of sorts as a "Haunted Roadside Coaching Inn" Map of Mystery in Dungeon Magazine #132. (I don't have an issue number handy for the Dragon article, but I can try to look that up for you if you want to seek out a back-issue.)

{Edit: I looked it up for you, and I think the strongholds were in Dragon #295. Available here:
http://paizo.com/store/magazines/dragon/issues/2002/v5748btpy7ywc}

That having been said, Dave Gross (former Dragon Editor-In-Chief) has been urging me to make a poster map of a castle sometime. It's high my list of future fantasy-themed miniatures-scale poster maps, right up there with a new sailing ship. :)

Kruelaid wrote:

I don't have a sci-fi campaign going, Chris, but I love your maps so much that I think I'll take one--maybe for future use.

Awesome.

Wow, thanks! I hope you enjoy it if you do! :) The Offworld Shipping Center side could make an intriguing mad scientist's alchemy lab in a high-level fantasy game. The train channel could be a huge mining cart rail for extraction of magical ore, with an arcane forcefield in place to contain untimely explosions.

Jacob Blackmon wrote:

I picked up the Exodus Cruiser / Shipping Center map at GenCon after discovering Chris' booth in the art corner. I was so happy to see some sci-fi folding maps.

I am really looking forward to whatever else Maps of Mystery will be producing (I was told that he was working on a Degobah swamp map next). Whatever it may be, know that you have a dedicated customer in me.

Thanks, Jacob! Yes, my second double-sided poster, which I hope to publish next month, features a Swampland on one side (inspired by Dagohbah) and a partially-buried Desert Sanctum on the back. They won't be burdened with obvious (if any) technological elements, so they will be equally at home in a fantasy or sci-fi setting. (Or even a modern, horror, or Cthulhu-themed RPG.)

Chef's Slaad wrote:
b.t.w. you might want to look at your photo in the about the author section. I think your parts are showing :)

Whoops! Did I forget to hide my metal endoskeleton again, thus revealing my mechanical origins? I hate when that happens. :)

Thanks for all the kind words, folks! I'm glad you like what you see! :)


Awesome! I really enojyed the Maps of Mystery from Dungeon. This is something to anticipate. And sci-fi is rapidly becoming my genre of choice. Thanks Chris and Paizo!


This looks like this would go really really well with Sinister Adventures' Dark Horizons line. Huzzah!

Dark Archive

Hmmm not a fan of sci-fi maps at all, but thrilled to see Chris' return!


Lilith wrote:
This looks like this would go really really well with Sinister Adventures' Dark Horizons line. Huzzah!

Yah I've been waiting for that forever.... GRRRR.


Well I do run Sci Fi, currently Mongoose Traveller, and I got Starblazer! at Gen Con, so I definitely have a need for things like this!

Plus I also run SW SAGA upon occasion, so keep the Sci Fi stuff coming! Fantasy gets boring after a while and I need a break!

Liberty's Edge

Thank you, folks!

Nick Logue's Dark Horizons stuff looks very cool. I'm looking forward to that.

Liberty's Edge

For those interested: my matching set of 5"x7" sci-fi terrain cards will be appearing in the Paizo store very soon! There are several tiles in the 12-card set that can be used to customize or expand this poster, including extra weapons and escape pods for the starship as well as an extension bridge and numerous futuristic train cards for the Shipping Center side.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Christopher West wrote:
I also did a two-level manor house of sorts as a "Haunted Roadside Coaching Inn" Map of Mystery in Dungeon Magazine #132.

I'd forgotten about that one - just checked it out again, it could be just the sort of thing I was looking for - thanks Chris!


BTW, my order arrived a week or so ago, and it looks freakin AWESOME! I look forward to more, whether sci fi or castles!


These maps are so professional, they look just like the Wizard licensed maps!! I can't say enough about how happy I am with my purchase from voerall quality to quickness of delivery! I will buy any maps Chris West produces!!!
Shane


I can't speak for its value in RPG but as a skirmish map for the Star Wars game it sees heavy use in my group. We've all played it from both sides and find it balanced. The fact that it a beautiful map just makes it all the more fun to play. One other factor to consider is later this year when non-WOTC maps will be considered for tournament play this will be a very popular choice. Even if it didn't play so well, I'd have bought it just to display it...it is that beautiful.

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I just got this a couple days ago, and it is indeed gorgeous. It will be useful for a number of things, and the detail is really appreciated.

ONE THING: Especially at the cost of $14.00 (more expensive than Map Cards or a laminated Flip Mat), it would be nice if it came with a sheet of regular paper with small-scale rendering of the maps. So game masters who undoubtedly will use and re-use the maps have something easy they can jot notes down on for where the aliens are hiding to ambush the party, where the mind-altering green goo is, etc.

I'm not talking anything fancy, just a single boring sheet of letter-size copy paper in black and white/grayscale. It would be enormously helpful.

Thanks.

Liberty's Edge

Thanks for the great feedback and reviews, folks! Very encouraging.

DeathQuaker: I'll be including something similar with all future poster maps, and started with the recent Forsaken Lands poster...it has a 5x7 map card as a cover insert. That cover card features smaller images of both sides of the poster on the front, and a free minis-scale terrain card on the back that can be used to expand or customize the poster.

Thanks again!

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8

Christopher West wrote:


DeathQuaker: I'll be including something similar with all future poster maps, and started with the recent Forsaken Lands poster...it has a 5x7 map card as a cover insert. That cover card features smaller images of both sides of the poster on the front, and a free minis-scale terrain card on the back that can be used to expand or customize the poster.

Fantastic! That's great news (and will check out the Forsaken Lands poster).

Any chance of a cheap low-res .pdf for this one (shipping center/spaceship)?

Liberty's Edge

I haven't really considered PDF sales of my poster maps, but I'll give it some thought.

Grand Lodge

Anymore of these or the terrain cards coming down the pipe? These are great for my Alternity game.


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Michael Brock wrote:
Anymore of these or the terrain cards coming down the pipe? These are great for my Alternity game.

Actually, Christopher West has launched a Kickstarter project to fund printing of his new Mass Transit II poster map. He needs $2500 by Jun 8 to make this map a reality ($1589 have already been pledged).

Mass Transit II connects with the Offworld Shipping Center, and backers of the project will get a PDF version of the new maps.

All the details are here.

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8

Fayries wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Anymore of these or the terrain cards coming down the pipe? These are great for my Alternity game.

Actually, Christopher West has launched a Kickstarter project to fund printing of his new Mass Transit II poster map. He needs $2500 by Jun 8 to make this map a reality ($1589 have already been pledged).

Mass Transit II connects with the Offworld Shipping Center, and backers of the project will get a PDF version of the new maps.

All the details are here.

Awesome. I'm in.

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