Marco Massoudi wrote:
It seems like we've waited forever (or was it just me and Marco? ;-)...but the folks at Paizo listened and delivered!
Pure awesomeness! Thank you!
Errant Mercenary wrote:
Well, given the fact that you are playing in a fantasy world, I think that the slightly "whacky" design works quite well if you use these ships as non-human warships. The previous flip mat/map packs work well representing all sorts of human sea going vessels, and I find that these two designs can work very well if you use the massive spikey one as say, a Hobgoblin Raider and the smooth trimaran as an Elven Corsair.Oh, the possibilities...! :-)
I guess the preview images answer the question as to whether this map links up to the aforementioned city set...and it's a resounding "NO". (BOOOOO!)
It really seems like a wasted opportunity, all the more-so since this would have worked very well with only relatively minor adjustments to the existing (and might I add beautiful) artwork on one side of the map. (Shifting the orientation of the winding canal to make it divide the map horizontally instead of vertically and then adjusting the edges of the map to tile with the other two maps.) A pity...
Still gonna buy it though! Who knows, maybe the "Slum Quarter Alleys" map pack will contain appropriate connecting tiles...
Marco Massoudi wrote:
I guess we are both anxiously awaiting those images then. Hopefully the Powers That Be that gave the "go ahead" for this one were thinking along the same lines as us! :-)
Liz Courts wrote:
DOH! My bad for not reading the entire C.U.P. before replying to your comment. I didn't realize that it was against policy to replicate the look & feel of your packaging if it was not for profit. Thanks for pointing that out to me. :-)
Eric "Boxhead" Hindley wrote:
Actually, I did realize that Eric, but thanks. :-)I was more making a generic comment regarding the flip mats that detail very specific environments. (This applies to map packs as well).
Liz Courts wrote:
You could probably do something like that for free under the Community Use Policy, but you couldn't charge for it or earn a profit.
Thanks for the tip Liz. I wouldn't mind doing so, but to do a great job, I would need to know the font used for the titling and have a flattened background template file to lay into place as my shell. Otherwise, folks would have to content themselves with a lesser quality scanned version of it. I guess it would depend on the overall community interest.
I'm a graphic designer and would be willing to custom create some PDF slipcover files based on the existing templates. I assume that I would have to contact someone at Paizo for permission to offer such a service?
Like Ryan, I would also greatly appreciate the occasional map key or suggested encounter text for flip mats that are of such a specific nature. There has been at least one other instance of a (dungeon-style) map where similar questions arose regarding connecting staircases and corridors that span across two sides of a map. There was a suggestion on the Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Battlefield thread regarding the possibility of printing black and white keys or (player developed)encounters on the inside of the new flip-mat cover sleeves that could be used for just such assists. Could be interesting...
This is the Index Card File I got to store mine.
Thanks for the link Geistlinger, that looks like the boxes that I am presently using. I'm still having trouble finding those special page protectors. I found some that were sized 5" x 8", but not a letter sized sheet with two pockets like Cyria described above. I really like the idea of being able to see 4 tiles at a time as you turn to a new 2 page spread in your binder. Oh well, the quest continues...
Lots of great ideas! I use a couple of 5"x8" storage boxes to store my map packs as well (and they work great)...but I'm very interested in trying a plastic page-protector binder with 2-up 5" x 8" pockets like the one Cyria mentioned previously. I'm having a really hard time finding such a beast though. Can anyone help (...Cyria?)