GameMastery Map Pack: Ancient Forest

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GameMastery Map Pack: Ancient Forest

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Wan sunlight filters in through a canopy thick with hanging moss. Twisted roots turn the narrow, winding path into a treacherous obstacle, and gnarled branches seem to reach down to pluck and scratch at unwary travelers. These dense tangles that can hide any number of monsters and menaces, and now they come to life in the latest of Paizo Publishing's GameMastery Map Packs!

This line of gaming accessories provides simple and elegant tools for the busy Game Master. Inside, you'll find 18 beautiful 5" x 8" map tiles that can be combined to form a wide range of sites explorers might come across in any large, vast woodland.

    These cards present several different forest elements, including:
  • Blighted Forest Glen
  • Briar Patch
  • Druid Glade
  • Fairy Ring
  • Overgrown Ruins
  • Winding Pathways

Game Masters shouldn't waste their time drawing trees and mazes of tangled undergrowth every time the player characters wander into the woods. With GameMastery Map Pack: Ancient Forest, you'll always be ready with a place for your sinister forest denizens to ambush a few heroes!

Cartography by Corey Macourek

For use with the industry's most popular roleplaying or tabletop miniature campaigns, and useable by experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master's arsenal.

Good GMs can never have too many maps at their disposal, and Paizo's GameMastery Map Packs provide high-quality gridded maps for use with both RPGs and miniatures games.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-134-3

Sample tiles. Click to enlarge.

Winding Pathways (4 individual tiles)

Overgrown Ruins (4 tiles)Blighted Forest Glen (4 tiles)
Druid Glade (2 tiles)Fairy Ring (2 tiles)Briar Patch (2 tiles)

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3/5

On its own it’s a good map pack. The theme is very versatile and can easily double as a old burned down forest or a fresh battlefield with trees. Unfortunately, in a room with poor lighting this set in too dark to synergize with other brighter maps and the grid disappears. The Druid Glade and Fairy Ring can’t be used in any other way but gluing or taping them together underneath.

The entire 5x8 square piece set feels like (if not is) dark matte photos, making their customized integration difficult. I tried making some of them into D&D adventure system tiles and the matte photo quality quickly became an issue. It’s easy to damage them when cutting, exposing the ugly white paper underneath. The matte surface can be easily stained, so take caution.



Is there any way you could provide low-res, tiny, itty-bitty, screenshots of the maps? If the general layout of the maps fits what I have in mind for my campaign I'm *much* more likely to purchase.


I'll second the request for images of the tiles.

I just read a post by Vic Wertz dated Sept 07 where he said they were working on putting up images of the map pack tiles very soon. What happened with this?


codonell wrote:
Is there any way you could provide low-res, tiny, itty-bitty, screenshots of the maps? If the general layout of the maps fits what I have in mind for my campaign I'm *much* more likely to purchase.

The only reason I HAVEN'T ordered these yet is the lack of preview images.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Amtekoth wrote:
codonell wrote:
Is there any way you could provide low-res, tiny, itty-bitty, screenshots of the maps? If the general layout of the maps fits what I have in mind for my campaign I'm *much* more likely to purchase.
The only reason I HAVEN'T ordered these yet is the lack of preview images.

We're really working on it much faster than we were before....


No previews yet?

Blinding buy is tough dudes...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Look! Preview images! Honest!

Liberty's Edge

Rock! Ordered.

Nice job on the images.

-DM Jeff

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Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
We're really working on it much faster than we were before....

I believe you!


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Society Subscriber
avin wrote:

No previews yet?

Blinding buy is tough dudes...

It looks like they have previews now.


I'm interested in a hi-res pdf versions that I could import to rpg tools like maptool. That's how I utilize the pathfinder pdfs I buy.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

This is my first map pack that I purchased, and I have a few questions.
Do markers erase from these well, and what are some good solutions to keep these from sliding around on a game table?

Thank you in advence!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Illius wrote:

This is my first map pack that I purchased, and I have a few questions.

Do markers erase from these well, and what are some good solutions to keep these from sliding around on a game table?

Thank you in advence!

Older Map Packs (of which this is one) don't have an erasable surface, but later ones (starting with Map Pack: Shops) do.

The newer ones specifically mention that they work with wet-erase and dry-erase markers on their packaging and on their product pages here at paizo.com.

(Once you're able to compare one a new one to an old one, you'll not mistake them—the new ones are thicker and shinier.)

As for keeping them from moving around on the table, I'd suggest a small dot of Blu-Tack.

Webstore Gninja Minion

A very small number of print copies of this Map Pack were found by our Warehouse Raptors—might want to snag them faster than you can say "Clever girl!"

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