Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest

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Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest

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Lonely, Dark, and Deep

Whether sneaking through the undergrowth to preempt a bandit ambush or hunting elusive forest creatures, the possibilities for adventure are endless with Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest. With an area that's 45% larger than Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Deep Forest at their disposal, Game Masters can now dream even bigger! This massive gaming accessory presents both a thriving forest and a blighted, dead stretch of former woodlands, which can be home to everything from monsters to outlaw archers to ancient druids.

Don't waste your time drawing every stump and knot of shrubs. With Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest, you'll be ready the next time your players head into the woods!

ISBN: 978-1-60125-903-5

Bigger Size! Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest measures 27 by 39 inches, which gives you 45% more gaming space than the standard Pathfinder Flip-Mat.

Note: Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Forest is not included in the Pathfinder Maps subscription, but subscribers who preorder will receive a free PDF version of the map when their subscription ships.

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Super Useful!

5/5

I love this map! The “dead” forest side is really unique in the maps line. It’s perfect for Numeria wilderness encounters! The lush side also has a lot of great details. I find this more useful than the “regular” forest map.


This Bigger Forest Needs More Trees

3/5

Bigger Forest is a product in the Pathfinder Flip-Mats line that's almost half-again as big as traditional Pathfinder flip-mats. Each side of the one-inch gridded sheet has different terrain on it.

One side depicts a fifteen-foot wide stream meandering through a light forest scattered with large boulders. There's some cool features on this map, such as a single log serving as a bridge across the stream, a cave, a clearing featuring what looks like an ancient ceremonial site, and even a small waterfall. This scene offers numerous tactical opportunities and is beautifully illustrated.

The second side depicts a scene that's harder to make immediate sense of; I think it's supposed to be a rocky scrubland in the height of summer with barren trees scattered about a plateau. There are multiple cliff edges and a small pond. One part of the map has a scattering of stone slabs creating what (I think) is a cave underneath them and a trail that has some partially visible paving. Frankly I don't quite get what's going on in this scene. The back of the cover calls it a "blighted dead stretch of former woodlands."

The advantages of Bigger Forest is that it is indeed an impressive side for a flip-mat, and is quite easy to use since it allows for wet erase, dry erase, or even permanent markers. My criticism of the product, and it might seem an odd one, is that there's not actually that much forest! On one side, the stream, clearing, and rock outcroppings take up such much of the scene that the trees and undergrowth are pushed to the margins. Ironically, the more distinctive features there are on a flip-mat, the less likely I am to use it because I don't want subsequent encounters to seem repetitive ("wow, how many ceremonial sites are in this forest, anyway?"). On the other other side of the flip-mat, a blighted forest of dead trees isn't what I expected from the product title and is much less likely to see use in my games simply because there are fewer "blighted forests" detailed in the areas my PCs are likely to visit. The last suggestion I'll make is that since the inside front and back cover of the packaging are blank, they would have been the perfect place to give the GM some suggestions on how the terrain features operate: how tall are those rock slabs, are the trees of the type that provide full cover or can those squares be moved through and only give partial cover? Etc. A GM can research the terrain rules and make decisions, but a quick "cheat sheet" specific to the flip-mat would be quite handy.


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Inquiry minds want to know what the "opposite side" contains. A blank generic non-forest grid? That would be disappointing to say the least.


Yep. One-sided flip-mats are a no-no.

Dark Archive

There will be 2 different big forests.

I hope one will be a broadleaf forest and the other a softwood forest.

Make it so Paizo!

Dark Archive

I'm really curious about this.

Here's hoping one side has a river and a bridge over it to make up for the sold out and not being able to be reprinted "Forest Path". ;-)

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This Flip-Mat has forests on both sides. One is a typical fantasy forest, the other is creepy Autumn forest leading to a cairn.

Dark Archive

Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:
This Flip-Mat has forests on both sides. One is a typical fantasy forest, the other is creepy Autumn forest leading to a cairn.

Thx for the info, Stephen!

An autumn forest is a first, much appreciated.
I hope we can get a (non snow-covered) needle wood in the future.
Greetings from Germany.
Marco

Community & Digital Content Director

Updated with final product image, sample images, and description!

Dark Archive

Side A looks like it could connect to Flip-Mats: Falls and Rapids, Hill Country and Forest.

Side B doesn´t look as useful.

Grand Lodge

I looked at side B and immediately an idea popped into my head for it. This will definitely be a must have.

Designer

Olmac wrote:
I looked at side B and immediately an idea popped into my head for it. This will definitely be a must have.

Awesome! That's always my goal.

Grand Lodge

Bigger Forest ~= Deep Forest (but bigger)

I'd even go so far as to say that where Deep Forest is needed, Bigger Forest can substitute in almost every case.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This is a great map but it isn't going to serve as a replacement for the old Deeper Forest man. The side with the river just doesn't quite work and the creepy side feels too specific

This would be fine, even great so as to not be redundant with Deeper Forest, but Deeper Forest is out of print!

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