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Age of Worms Adventure Path


I'll be running Age of Worms using Pathfinder and maptools for all the maps and tokens.

If anyone is interested in specific maps that have been perfectly sized to fit the maptools grid, just let me know.

We are starting on the 3rd module, blackwall keep, as we did the first 2 modules in 4E and are now going to try Pathfinder.


I remember seeing you had a lot of 4E conversions in another thread. Why the switch over?

I have added some Pathfinder rules to my 3.5 game though I will probably not completely switch over.


We switched over for a few reasons. The big one was time. The 4E conversions were taking way too long for me to do.

The second was the rules. 4E is quite balanced, but in our opinion, it's TOO balanced. Every class felt like it was the same thing, just a collection of "powers". That and all the fights degenerated into a simple hit points race.

So we decided to switch to Pathfinder, which is a lot easier to convert from.

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Pop'N'Fresh wrote:


If anyone is interested in specific maps that have been perfectly sized to fit the maptools grid, just let me know.

I would!

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Hank Woon wrote:
Pop'N'Fresh wrote:


If anyone is interested in specific maps that have been perfectly sized to fit the maptools grid, just let me know.

I would!

Me too

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Hank Woon wrote:
Pop'N'Fresh wrote:


If anyone is interested in specific maps that have been perfectly sized to fit the maptools grid, just let me know.

I would!

+1!


Ok let me find a file hosting site that I can trust and I will post the links to the maps here.

Stay tuned.


Here are the first few maps as requested. Just adjust the grid size until you get it to fit. Most should be size 40 though.

Blackwall keep maps:
Basement
Second Floor
Third Floor
Roof

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Pop'N'Fresh wrote:

Here are the first few maps as requested. Just adjust the grid size until you get it to fit. Most should be size 40 though.

Blackwall keep maps:
Basement
Second Floor
Third Floor
Roof

Cool, thanks!


Can you post the 3 temples in the Three Faces of Evil please?

Thanks


Jay Walsh wrote:


Can you post the 3 temples in the Three Faces of Evil please?

Thanks

Dark Cathedral (grid size 40)

Citadel of Hextor (grid size 40)
Labyrinth of Vecna (grid size 40)

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Bump.


I'll add my interest as well!


I'd actually love to see the correctly sized maps from the 1st two adventures also, if you don't mind posting them. I'm planning on some AoW here soon myself.


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I would love all of the maps you have. I've been slowly accumulating a collection of Savage Tide maps, although 'perfectly sized' is not a description I'd use.


Hmm, we are almost done Blackwall Keep so I will try to post those maps when I get the chance.


I've posted 2 more maps from Blackwall Keep. These are on my skydrive so you may need a MSN ID to get to the links.

Egg Chamber

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Pop'N'Fresh wrote:

I've posted 2 more maps from Blackwall Keep. These are on my skydrive so you may need a MSN ID to get to the links.

Egg Chamber

Lizardfolk Lair

Cool, keep 'em coming!


Dennis Harry wrote:

I remember seeing you had a lot of 4E conversions in another thread. Why the switch over?

I have added some Pathfinder rules to my 3.5 game though I will probably not completely switch over.

Do you know this maps they are fantastic but i cant find the rest of the adventure.

http://www.thezittingcisticola.com/coppermine/index.php?cat=22


Pop'N'Fresh wrote:

I'll be running Age of Worms using Pathfinder and maptools for all the maps and tokens.

If anyone is interested in specific maps that have been perfectly sized to fit the maptools grid, just let me know.

We are starting on the 3rd module, blackwall keep, as we did the first 2 modules in 4E and are now going to try Pathfinder.

do you know this map for aow

http://www.thezittingcisticola.com/coppermine/index.php?cat=22

i think it will hepl they are great , but the champions belt and the rest are missing.


Those are pretty nice, thanks!


Pop'N'Fresh wrote:
Those are pretty nice, thanks!

any chance anyone has done the maps for the champions belt for the age of worms?

care to share?


kaymanklynman wrote:
Dennis Harry wrote:

I remember seeing you had a lot of 4E conversions in another thread. Why the switch over?

I have added some Pathfinder rules to my 3.5 game though I will probably not completely switch over.

Do you know this maps they are fantastic but i cant find the rest of the adventure.

http://www.thezittingcisticola.com/coppermine/index.php?cat=22

So I've used these maps, with a grid imposed as my players maps for this adventure. While I found they were, of course, really pretty they also tended to be very dark. Around the game table my players tended to have difficulty picking out images and often did not have a good idea what they where looking at.

If you have a white table top and are using a projector they'll probably be great and if you are so lucky as to have some kind of TV display that your actually playing on again I think they will be excellent. They certainly look reasonably shiny on a computer screen but the light from the computer itself is helping a lot. I suspect if you have a really well lit gaming area, i.e. its very bright, it'll otherwise be fine.

However if your playing more in a standard dining room or basement type setup and your printing these out on paper you should probably do some brightness and contrast work in Gimp or Photoshop first to try and help your players be able to actually see what the deal is.

Another issue is that, while Sodden Hold's upper level lines up very well to a grid, I simply have not been able to do that with the lower level - I don't believe it was created with a consistent scale. I eventually had to erase all the pretty blue mirrors in the mirror maze and then do a fair bit of reworking of the map to get something that was actually usable at a game table. Bright red lines showing legal squares, that sort of thing. By the time I was done with this it was something that one could game with but it was no longer nearly so pretty. I'm not at all sure that what I got out of it, after I marked it up so heavily, was worth the time and effort to make it usable.

Finally the cartographer did not understand the relationship between room D8 and D9. Its drawn inaccurately (and in fact misled me while I was trying to understand that relationship).


Yes I noticed the same thing. The map was pretty but I had to fudge a few of the rooms on the lower level of sodden hold as well, and adjust the grid mid-game to make it more user friendly.

I'll be going back to using the dungeon maps for Xyrzog's caverns and the remaining adventures.


My take too. Ultimately pretty does not trump utility.


I found a good arena map here that can be used for Champion's Belt:

Arena


I also used Cisticola maps, plus a few I made and some of his I modified: Take a look at this gallery


Simonutti Pierre wrote:
I also used Cisticola maps, plus a few I made and some of his I modified: Take a look at this gallery

Heh.

Apparently I already did. I pulled a map off the internet to show the layout of Blackwall Keep when I ran it some months back and it appears it was you map I showed to my players. Thanks btw.

Scarab Sages

Perfect work Pop 'n' Fresh thank you for those uploads don't suppose you have all the maps from the AP available uploaded?

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