Bandits in the hills? Saddle-sore and ready to trade in your sleeping mat for a comfy bed and a fresh cup of ale? Flip-Mat: Country Inn sets the scene for a relaxing rural break from the road—and makes the perfect locale for an ambush, assassination attempt, brigand raid, or any of countless other battle possibilities!
This portable, affordable map measures 24" x 30" unfolded, and 8" x 10" folded. Its coated surface can handle any dry erase, wet erase, or even permanent marker. Usable by experienced GMs and novices alike, GameMastery Flip-Mats fit perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal!
On tabletops across the world, the Flip-Mat Revolution is changing the way players run their fantasy roleplaying games! Why take the time to sketch out ugly scenery on a smudgy plastic mat when dynamic encounters and easy clean-up is just a Flip away?
I made excellent use of this map for a hordes of undead siege scenario (what can I say, I loved Night of the Living Dead). Solid set up and plenty of rooms for intrigue and "where's the monster/killer hiding" type plots. Need a place for the party to rest between destinations? Problem solved. I especially liked the bathtubs. Nothing quite like bloody water hiding a ghoul or similar undead.
The downside? The exterior map is underwhelming. I just don't see much use for it as players are going to be spending most of the time in the building or courtyard, not on the roofs (and there are simple ways to represent that, anyway).
Besides, it's unlikely you'd flip the map over in the middle of combat!
Unless this is an evil plot by Paizo to force us to buy two of these to place side by side.
I like this one a lot (4.5 stars, let's give it 5) - the Country Inn is very big but not ridiculous for its stated purpose, and the design is pretty reasonable. It's only seen non-combat use by me so far but it could make a good bar-room brawl type adventure.
But what I really like is that the rooftop side makes a great exterior map for many other uses, in particular the country manor of a minor noble, large semi-fortified farm complex, and others, that make it highly flexible and useful whenever I want bandits, goblins or giants menacing the local gentry!
I'm all for fantasy bit this inn is amazing.
That said, do we need more than the interior?
If someone does roof jumping we have tons of blank maps for that.
Maybe 2 different inns. A rich one (shown) and a simpler one.
Or heck the farmers hut and barn. Typical place to stay when traveling far from civilization.
I love this map! Good stay for any budget ;) This one is going to see action in my next campaign. Since the outside is excellent too, the only small problem I can see is a giant battle that takes place outside and inside at the same time but, I’ll cross that bridge if it happens…
I love this map. It's beautiful, and filled with great story-suggestive elements: the different classes of rooms available, the common area, central kitchen, stables, usable rooftops... It's a very believable design for a free-standing waystation in the wilderness, and beautifully-rendered. A great addition to the collection.