Pathfinder Flip-Tiles: Forest Starter Set

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Pathfinder Flip-Tiles: Forest Starter Set
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Danger Lurks Down Every Path!

Meet the perfect tool for wilderness adventure! Next time your players are ready to explore the forest, they won't have to wait for you to draw every tree and bush of the expanse. Pathfinder Flip-Tiles: Forest Starter Set provides beautifully illustrated 6" × 6" map tiles that can be used to construct a never-ending forest full of hazards and beasts. Inside, you'll find 42 richly crafted, double-sided map tiles and six tabbed dividers to keep them organized. This starter set is only the first step! Flip-Tiles expansion sets allow you to expand your forest both in size and with nearly endless variety! So stop your sketching and start your flipping today! The Forest Starter Set includes:

  • Clearings
  • Lonely Ruins
  • Paths
  • River Crossings
  • Road Crossings
  • Standing Stones

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-470-3

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Too Many Trails

2/5

After years of publishing the Map Pack line of single-sided rectangular cards, Paizo moved to the Flip-Tiles concept. Each of the 42 cards in a starter set is double-sided to provide many more options, and because they’re square, they fit together much easier than the old format. They’re also numbered, which is really handy for Pathfinder Society scenarios to indicate which cards are needed in an encounter. The cards continue to be full-colour, gridded, and marker safe. The starter sets also include a set of six tabbed dividers, which I guess is for helping to organise the cards if expansion packs are added later (I keep mine in their original boxes).

The first of the Flip-Tiles I’ve used is the Forest Starter Set. They’re okay, but I’m not really a big fan, and my reason might sound a bit strange at first: there’s not enough forest. A forest isn’t 100% trees, of course, and I wouldn’t have minded some realistically-random clearings and patches of underbrush, but instead the vast majority of cards feature clear, man-made trails with trees on either side. Only a handful of cards are pristine, deep forest. This really limits the usefulness for me, as often when PCs are headed off into the wilderness, they’re not following paths already laid out ahead of them. I want them to feel far from civilisation and on their own.

The set contains a few specialty cards: a cool dungeon entrance, a ritualistic ring of stones, a crossroads, and (oddly) a single six-square long river.

Overall, I think this should have been labelled a “Forest Trails” set. Perhaps I’m being pedantic, but these starter sets are $ 35 USD, and I want to be able to see the forest for the trees.


Okay, not great

3/5

I was fairly excited to see the Flip-Tiles replace the Map Packs since I hoped to get more options with doubled-sided cards. That they are smaller is a bit disappointing. The quality of the cards is excellent. They are thick enough and with an excellent laminate to be durable.

The images in this set are bit too general for my taste so I don't think they'll be used very often over a FlipMat which is a staple in my collection.

I really like that the starter box is oversized with dividers included so you can put all your expansion packs in the same box to facilitate storage and transport. However, the tolerances in box construction make it nearly impossible to get the box open without damaging it. The cover really needs a couple more "points" of gap between it and the bottom box so you don't break down the sides pulling them apart or damaging the corners putting it back together.


Dark Archive

Now this looks super-useful! :-)

Senior Designer

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Well, that is the goal.

Paizo Employee Developer

I love these! Reusing the same maps again and again can really hurt immersiveness. This will help a bunch!


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Not sure what maps you guys are using, but I can come up with pretty much infinite variations using flip mats and map pack cards.

I'd say it's the opposite of "limiting" and is in fact quite versatile.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I hope that these will fit over the forest flip maps, to change up the terrain some what.

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Updated with final product description, image, and samples!

Grand Lodge

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What material are the tiles made out of? The same as the flip maps or the card stock of the Map packs? I agree they look very useful just hoping they are sturdy

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Slamy Mcbiteo wrote:
What material are the tiles made out of? The same as the flip maps or the card stock of the Map packs? I agree they look very useful just hoping they are sturdy

It's a similar material to both the Flip-Mats and the Map Packs, so they are as sturdy as either of those products.


Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:
Slamy Mcbiteo wrote:
What material are the tiles made out of? The same as the flip maps or the card stock of the Map packs? I agree they look very useful just hoping they are sturdy
It's a similar material to both the Flip-Mats and the Map Packs, so they are as sturdy as either of those products.

These are actually pretty awesome. We used them just last weekend. Our Home-Brew world's main party spends a lot of time in the forest so these were super useful.

I am looking forward to more of the forest tiles! Great job all!

Liberty's Edge

This looks so GREAT. I have so many tiles and mats yet I am really tempted to get this. Tell you what would put me over the edge...Marsh/Swamp tile set! I have nearly every type of terrain available for my players but no swamps. Please put out a comparable tile set with murky water, dead trees and stumps reeds and dangerous sink holes!

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Any chance you'll be making a Swampland starter set?


I haven't seen this spelled out anywhere, but it's worth noting that these tiles match up perfectly with the grass texture from the Flip Mat: Basic Terrain pack. Good tools for customizing forest encounters.


What is the file size on the PDF? Ty


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Wolvencroft wrote:
What is the file size on the PDF? Ty

About 13 MB.


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, LO Special Edition, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

This thing is currently unavailable. Any idea when it might become available again? If it's not looking good for that, I'll change my order to the "non-mint" version.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

They rarely if ever reprint map tiles. I would go ahead and grab that non-mint version if I were you.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Ed Reppert wrote:
This thing is currently unavailable. Any idea when it might become available again? If it's not looking good for that, I'll change my order to the "non-mint" version.

We intent to keep the starter sets in stock but not reprint the expansions. (We reserve the right to change our minds.) So I expect this to become available again. It is not on our list of reprints in process, so I do not have a timeline to share. Amazon has it in stock. Your FLGS might too.


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, LO Special Edition, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Thanks, Aaron.


Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber

What is the PPI of the PDF/digital download? Print resolution or only screen resolution? (i.e. can someone give me the X by Y size of this?)

Does the download include versions without the grid?

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

PF Coop wrote:

What is the PPI of the PDF/digital download? Print resolution or only screen resolution? (i.e. can someone give me the X by Y size of this?)

Does the download include versions without the grid?

150 PPI, 1/2 print resolution, as I recall.


Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber

Versions with and without the grid?

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

PF Coop wrote:
Versions with and without the grid?

All the images have grids.


Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber

Would including a gridless version be something Paizo might consider, given the popularity of VTT these days?

Grid and print resolution (300 PPI) = for in-person
No grid and screen resolution (150 PPI) = good for VTT.

Right now, it’s kind of a mix of screen resolution and grid. :D

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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PF Coop wrote:

Would including a gridless version be something Paizo might consider, given the popularity of VTT these days?

Grid and print resolution (300 PPI) = for in-person
No grid and screen resolution (150 PPI) = good for VTT.

Right now, it’s kind of a mix of screen resolution and grid. :D

Thanks for your feedback. I have shared this with the Paizo VTT Strike Force for consideration.

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