|Chris Lambertz Community & Digital Content Director|
I've wanted something like this for quite some time.
In the meantime you can also check out the Pathfinder Map Pack, Forest Dangers, PZO4057. Three of the 18 tiles are fire themed and may serve you well until this flip-mat comes out. I do agree that I'll probably get good use out of this one when it comes out, as in general I use the flip-mats much more than map packs.
Brother Fen wrote:I've wanted something like this for quite some time.In the meantime you can also check out the Pathfinder Map Pack, Forest Dangers, PZO4057. Three of the 18 tiles are fire themed and may serve you well until this flip-mat comes out. I do agree that I'll probably get good use out of this one when it comes out, as in general I use the flip-mats much more than map packs.
For Realm of the Fellnight Queen, I used the forest fire tiles on the deep forest flip map using some blue painters tape on back side to hold in place. I find the map tile packs work well with flip maps this way.TBH the way my players get skittish on environmental hazards, their likely to just run/teleport than face it sadly...
This (and the rest of the march products) should be getting an update next week (usually on wednesday i think).
Is it possible to show things a little earlier (two months in advance)?
It is kind of sad, that it is february and we don't know what some of march's products will look like.
This way, i'm not able to pre-order this from my local flagstore.
I'll have to show up there on the street date and snatch it up if i like it.
An earlier update on the maps line would be much appreciated, two weeks would suffice. :-)
|Chris Lambertz Web Production Manager|
Interesting. The Rocks Fire side seems like it could maybe be used for two separate encounters. The Coastal Fire side seems like a one-encounter map. As usual for outdoor maps, seems to be fairly few "rooms" for multi-encounter use. A pass for me.
How is this a "Forest" Fire?
There are more rocks than forest on one side.
The other side is better, but roughly 20% are water.
Chances of a character burning are very low on both sides.
I would have prefered one side had a needle-wood with maybe one half on fire (essentially the "rock" side with earthen pathways and a few trees still intact instead of the stones).
The other side should have replaced the lake with more woodland. A small pond (maybe 3 x 3) would be okay, but you just need to get into the water to survive easily.
I have to agree with Samy on the re-usability of this map being very low.
I can see myself using this once, maybe twice, but that's it.
|Chaderick the Penguin|
I was so SO excited for these.
I had images of buying three and laying them out along the table, and the heroes had to get from one side to the other, risking smoke inhalation, burns, deadfalls, and surprise attacks.
I figured one side might be scenario-based, but the other side would be a good-old forest fire.
Unfortunately, these maps don't work on either side. I could build a scenario around a cabin on the water with fire encroaching. I could build a scenario with burning trees around a rock stair. But in terms of a forest fire scenario, any sort of "forest fire" in general...can't be had here.
I didn't buy the hazards map tiles in previous years because there were only three tiles. When I run my game I lay out three maps side-by-side along the table. I can't buy that many dozens of map tile sets just to get the one hazard I need.
I'll have to get more creative if I'm really going to do this, but I wanted to post about the three sales that won't be happening on this one. I'm really sad over it.