Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Hamlet

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Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Hamlet

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Sometimes adventurers need a safe place where they can restock their supplies and ruminate on the next step of their campaign. Yet quaint rural hamlets often hide their own dangers, and no Game Master wants to waste valuable time drawing every well and root cellar. Fortunately, with Paizo's latest Pathfinder Flip-Mat, you don't have to! This line of gaming maps provides ready-to-use fantasy set pieces for the busy Game Master. Full of beautiful details, including farm fields and a watchtower, this double-sided map makes the perfect setting for a refuge or a dangerous trap!

Don't waste your time sketching when you could be playing. With Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Hamlet, you'll be prepared next time your players stop for the night!

ISBN: 978-1-60125-839-7

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Fantastic Design of a Hamlet

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If you look close at this double-sided flip-mat, you can see the designer paid enormous attention to detail. It's quite beautiful as such things go, and one of the best looking ones I've seen.

One side of Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Hamlet is a birds' eye view of seven buildings of various sizes clustered around a central common. I really like the added elements of the nearby field and the ruined watchtower, but it's really the little details that make it stand out: the well in the center of town (you can even make out the cranks), the stoops outside the front door of each building, the stacks of firewood, etc.

The other side is a sort of mountain keep overlooking a river. Buildings are clustered around the keep, and on this side we can see the interiors of each one. The layout is done quite well, as you can trace the path up the different elevations and I can imagine some really interesting encounters. This would serve well as a "headquarters" for an adventuring party, as it'd be easy to label the different rooms and buildings. The building interiors are again quite detailed, with papers on the desks, trapdoors on top of the towers, and a statute in the keep's grand hall. This side of the mat doesn't really fit what I think of when I think of a "hamlet", however, and might have been better suited to a "fortress" or "castle" flip-mat.

I've only had occasion to pull this flip-mat out once, but I certainly won't hesitate to do it again. Not everyone notices or cares about the little details, but if you're someone who does, you won't be disappointed.


Solid Map

****( )

Overall this map is great. I love that I can combine it with my Red Light District, Warehouse, and Pub Crawl maps to make a large scene.

The side meant for that combination is good but the large building is odd. I think it could be a watch garrison but the design team made some strange choices for two rooms. There is a large hall with a suit of armor and a chair with a couple rugs and there is a tiny room with a book shelf (that's not awful but it feels out of place with the other chambers). Not sure what they intended the large chamber to be. The apartments surrounding this "watch garrison" are small hovels. Maybe they belong to the watch members? It all feels haphazard.

The side with the actual hamlet will get plenty of use. I would have preferred something than the shell of an old tower but it's not bad. The crop field is a tad big but a nice addition in case you want a scarecrow encounter.

Overall, I'm pleased about this map. It isn't always convenient for me to pull out my Dwarven Forge city builder series and whip up a little village so I can see using this map quite often. Thanks Paizo!


CONNECTS WITH: WAREHOUSE, PUB-CRAWL & RED LIGHT DISTRICT!!!

*****

GOOD:
While the side with the roofs & the farming field is excellent, it´s the other side we have been expecting for years!
It is the missing 4th and final part of the MEGA FLIP-MAT!

BAD:
Nothing.

UGLY:
PUB CRAWL & WAREHOUSE are out of print!

GET THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT map & this one and COMBINE them while they last!!!


Great map

*****

yet another fantastic generic map that will see lots of use.


Community Manager

Announced! Product image and description are not final and subject to change.

Dark Archive

Two different really small settlements could be very nice if designed solidly.

It could also be the opposite.

I am curious how this will differ from village square (which is shown as placeholder cover).
Probably they have a well instead of a fountain and no church.

For those that don't know it - a hamlet has a population from 21 - 60.

Looking forward to the preview images.


Excellent. Brilliant. Can this have some houses, with the roofs off so you can see inside. There are very few houses on flip-maps or map packs. A blacksmith as well. A general store, the one adventurers go to for everything. And pl. pl. a graveyard down a back alleyway. And a jail.


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[can't resist] I'll wait for the Othello flip-mat. [/can't resist]


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Distant Scholar wrote:
[can't resist] I'll wait for the Othello flip-mat. [/can't resist]

What about the Macbeth Scottish flip-mat?

Sovereign Court

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edxerox wrote:
Excellent. Brilliant. Can this have some houses, with the roofs off so you can see inside.

I would love this with some downloadable roofs to print and slip over the top until it is time to see inside.


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To buy or not to buy,
that is the question.


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Whether tis nobler to pre-order months in advance….


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

My kingdom for a flip-mat!


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Ah the undiscovered country...

Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

Updated with final product image, samples, and description!

Dark Archive

Looking good.
The image on the left seems to be the rural hamlet mentioned in the text.
The other one looks more like a mountain outpost but also looks cool.
I will definitely get this!
Good work by the artist.

Liberty's Edge

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This is a buy. Some feedback for future (not all may agree):

* It would be nice if the grid were faintly visible on roofs as well. This would make it easier to do positioning and count moves inside the houses as well.

* I would rather have had less cramped interiors for the keep than the five foot thick exterior walls. The black squares end up being wholly unplayable area.

Dark Archive

YES!!!!

THIS IS THE MISSING 4TH PART OF THE "MEGA FLIP-MAT"!!!!

PART 1: WAREHOUSE
PART 2: PUB CRAWL
PART 3: RED LIGHT DISTRICT

THIS MAKES IT A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS THE OTHER 3 (which are excellent)!

THX PAIZO!

Silver Crusade

Oh Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet. We must stop the vampires from getting into our home-base.


I'm sorry about this...


These look excellent. Downloadable roofs would be cool, but easy enough to make in GIMP or such.


Yeah having open buildings then including a page or 2 or whatever cutout roofs would be awesome. Having the most with closed houses down help you from drawing as you'd now have to draw the inside of the buildings.

Community Manager

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Check out Dave Graffam Models for roofs and houses and the like. :)

Scarab Sages

I second the recommendation of Dave Graffam Models. I used quite a few of their buildings for my Skull & Shackles campaign. I scaled a few of them up to provide more interior space, but most were well sized. To me, upgrading from the Rake's Corner models (which have a fixed appearance) to the customizable versions (which can be skinned with multiple textures) was worth spending an extra dollar or two per kit.

If Paizo and Dave Graffam Models collaborated at some point, to ensure that the 3d buildings pefectly matched the building footprints on a particular Flip-Mat, that would be awesome.


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Is there supposed to be a map pack or something that has the interiors of the "roofed" hamlet's buildings?


Marco Massoudi wrote:

YES!!!!

THIS IS THE MISSING 4TH PART OF THE "MEGA FLIP-MAT"!!!!

PART 1: WAREHOUSE
PART 2: PUB CRAWL
PART 3: RED LIGHT DISTRICT

THIS MAKES IT A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS THE OTHER 3 (which are excellent)!

THX PAIZO!

Yahoooo!!

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!

Paizo Employee Designer

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Fenixfyre wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

YES!!!!

THIS IS THE MISSING 4TH PART OF THE "MEGA FLIP-MAT"!!!!

PART 1: WAREHOUSE
PART 2: PUB CRAWL
PART 3: RED LIGHT DISTRICT

THIS MAKES IT A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS THE OTHER 3 (which are excellent)!

THX PAIZO!

Yahoooo!!

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!

I was just waiting for the right opportunity.


Has anyone taken a pic of the maps connected? I ordered my Hamlet map but would love to see it all together, now.

Marco Massoudi wrote:

YES!!!!

THIS IS THE MISSING 4TH PART OF THE "MEGA FLIP-MAT"!!!!

PART 1: WAREHOUSE
PART 2: PUB CRAWL
PART 3: RED LIGHT DISTRICT

THIS MAKES IT A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS THE OTHER 3 (which are excellent)!

THX PAIZO!


Wondering what others make of the large hall in the "outpost"- the room with the suit of armor, chair and rugs. What the hell is it supposed to be and more importantly what the hell would you use it as if the rest of the building is a watch garrison?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

To me, this looks like the place where the inhabitants of the outpost gather to eat, spend the evening or guests are greeted/received. I imagine removable benches and tables are set up for these occasions.

The suit of armor could even be a (small) iron golem.

Ruyan.


RuyanVe wrote:

To me, this looks like the place where the inhabitants of the outpost gather to eat, spend the evening or guests are greeted/received. I imagine removable benches and tables are set up for these occasions.

The suit of armor could even be a (small) iron golem.

Ruyan.

That's a thought. I could add a table and benches for sure.


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Will this be reprinted now that it appears in a recent Starfinder scenario?

Dark Archive

Magabeus wrote:
Will this be reprinted now that it appears in a recent Starfinder scenario?

It's not among the Flip-mat Classics line up to april 2019.

But with "Pub Crawl" already being reprinted in the Classics line & "Warehouse" coming up in october, personally i think that "Hamlet" will be coming up rather sooner than later.

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