Explore the vast deserts of Osrion, a land of rich history and adventure in the Pathfinder campaign setting, with the Mummy’s Mask Poster Map Folio. Pore over masterful cartography and plan countless adventures with these three massive poster maps designed for use with the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path.
Huge, lavishly illustrated poster maps depict two of the sister cities of the Sphinx Basin: Wati, the Half-City (the setting for the first Mummy’s Mask adventure) and Tephu, the city of the reed people. The third map is a giant player-oriented illustration of Osirion, presented as an ink-and-parchment drawing of the nation, complete with sketches of some of the denizens and dangers found among the dunes! Whether you’re looking for a dusty riverside city or a mysterious regional map to inspire adventure, these beautiful maps are the perfect resource for the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path or any fantasy campaign.
The Mummy's Mask Poster Map Folio comes with three full-colour poster maps suitable for use with the Mummy's Mask Adventure Path. However, like other adventure path map folios from the past few years, all the maps are easily usable in any campaign set in Osirion. There are maps of the cities of Wati and Tephu, and one of the country of Osirion. The map of Osirion is designed as a player map in the style of something characters might actually acquire in the game world. However, the two city maps are also safe as player maps as well.
All three maps are beautiful, but accolades really must go to the map of Osirion. I really love these player-oriented, in-world maps. They truly are wonderful to behold, and this one is no different. However, there is a difference with this one and some of the others that have appeared before: This one has no labels, not even of cities. The odd part is, this is exactly the same map from the centre of People of the Sands, except larger and that map had not only the names of cities, but also rivers and mountains, as well as roads and common travel routes complete with the distances from one location to the other. This map completely lacks all labels, except for the name “Osirion” in the top right corner. This severely limits its usefulness during game play. While cities are marked (and are wonderfully illustrated to look like the actual cities rather than just having one common symbol for every city), players will still have to go to other sources to find out which city is which. This is rather surprising, considering that similar maps in other map folios (such as the maps of Varisia in the Shattered Star Poster Map Folio or Irrisen in the Reign of Winter Poster Map Folio) have had labels on them. I'm not sure what the motivation for removing the labels on this map might have been (or indeed if this is due to an error or oversight), but it does mar what is otherwise a gorgeous product. I hope the lack of labels will not be a trend in future map folios.
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Heine Stick wrote:
I wish I could opt out of this one for my subscription. No real desire to buy this one. :-(
You can in the sense that you can unsubscribe and then resubscribe when the next book in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line comes around. :)
Huh, good call on that. Never really considered that. This just seems like a weird product to be on the campaign setting sub instead of the AP sub.
Back in the day, the map pack compiled the AP maps, but since Kingmaker, they've compiled more generally useful maps (often two cities the party visits over the course of the AP), so they're now more campaign setting oriented. For instance, Jade Regent had maps of Tian Xia, The Crown of the World, and Kasai.
These are beautiful, artistically. I am wondering what they're made out of? I should find out soon as I ordered the folio but in the mean time I'm curious :) Anyone also know how well they last? ie - are they pretty tough or do we need to be fairly gentle with them?
Just wanted to mention that I love the player-facing maps like in this one and Shattered Star. They make those folios a snap purchase whenever I run a campaign in that country (even if it's not the AP they're intended for).
Would have been nice if there was an option to turn off the tags in the PDF version. I usually like to hide specific locations on the maps for players to discover. I'll make do with some image manipulating software, but I'd prefer if I didn't have to.
Ayanzo has a point there that is also true for the paper maps.
I think I would like them more and they would be better to use in game without the marks and annotations.
That way the players would not be influenced by the numbers on the map and get no information they should not have.
Is there a reason why it is that way?
We try to make the maps in the Map Folios with the most utility for the most people. In our minds, that means we put tags on most of the maps (and indeed, we have received very strong feedback that people prefer tagged maps to untagged maps), but these tags are gazetteer tags, not adventure locations. So the Wati map includes tags for locations in the Wati gazetteer in Pathfinder 79 (locations that most people would know about), but doesn't have tags for any of the adventure locations in Pathfinder 79 or 80. Likewise, the Tephu map includes tags for well-known locations, but not adventure locations like the various sites of the Great Library of Tephu.
The map of Osirion, however, was specifically desgined as a player map. It is more "artistic," representing a map that could be found on Golarion, and contains no tags. Compare it to the map in Pathfinder Player Companion: People of the Sands - it's the exact same map, but the version in the Player Companion has tags, to make it more useful with the book (and with Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs Campaign Setting book), while the poster map version has no tags, making it useful as a physical player handout.
I guess I should have checked the tags before I wrote.
Being points of local interest, these tags are completely ok for me.
I was just irritated because of the ones in the Necropolis.
The Osirion Map is pretty cool and with some dark ink smeared on the back to acommodate the front I will hand them out to my players at the start of the campaign. :)