Where to find the maps for the adventures


Extinction Curse


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Hi,

I looked around but didn't find any download section with visual assets, such as the encounter maps or NPC portraits, for the 1st adventure "The Show Must Go On".

Is it something that is available only if you buy the PDF version of the product instead of the printed version? (I like reading physical books..)

I am doing the transition from D&D to Pathfinder and I am quite surprised this is not something easily available. But then again, maybe I just didn't look correctly.

Thanks for any help.

Grand Lodge

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If you buy the PDF, you can extract the images and maps directly from it. The PDF also provides a digital map pack that makes it easier to get maps with tags and gridlines.

If you buy a physical book, none of those things are available separately.

-Skeld


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

If you subscribe to buy the books of the AP directly from Paizo, you will receive a free PDF with your physical copy. Like you, I prefer physical books for reading/prepping, but I need the digital content in play. Depending on where you are in the world, the shipping costs might or might not be cheaper than buying the PDF separately.


Skeld wrote:

If you buy the PDF, you can extract the images and maps directly from it. The PDF also provides a digital map pack that makes it easier to get maps with tags and gridlines.

If you buy a physical book, none of those things are available separately.

-Skeld

New GM in the same situation but I got the pdf instead. Can you give a brief breakdown of how you extract the maps from the pdf? are you just sniping it or is there a fancy way to get higher quality?


Thanks.
And is there any way to buy physical copies of the maps that you know of?


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Plan-J, the maps in the PDF are as hi-res as are available. They work pretty well for VTT, but they're quite grainy blown up to 1-inch squares. (I've used them that way anyway, but they're not as pretty as when they're a smaller size.)

I get the maps out in Acrobat Reader just by clicking on the map and selecting Copy Image; then I paste it into an image editor. (I'm enough of a Luddite that I'm still using Paint.) Others use software that goes through the whole PDF and snags all the images at once. Be sure you're using the adventure PDF and not the Interactive Maps PDF; that one's literally just for being interactive but doesn't let you export the images.

Pugilist, some adventures and scenarios refer to published Flip-Mats or Map Packs, and the P2e module line thus far has an associated Flip-Mat with a pair of maps from the adventure; but in most instances, the only physical copies of the AP maps are the ones in the books.


Thank you all for the answers. (Even if they are not what I was hoping for!)


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A community-created content thread for Extinction Curse is likely to turn up at some point, so just waiting a bit before running it might pay off.

If you're not insistent on running this AP, there is such a thread already for the Age of Ashes AP. It has most of the maps for the AP available, with more to come.


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Another thing to note: If you use fantasy grounds you can buy the adventures and if you buy the pdf for the actual book you can get a discount = to the amount you paid for the pdf if you link your paizo account. That's your best bet for using the highest resolution map possible.

Sczarni

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Plan-J wrote:
Skeld wrote:

If you buy the PDF, you can extract the images and maps directly from it. The PDF also provides a digital map pack that makes it easier to get maps with tags and gridlines.

If you buy a physical book, none of those things are available separately.

-Skeld

New GM in the same situation but I got the pdf instead. Can you give a brief breakdown of how you extract the maps from the pdf? are you just sniping it or is there a fancy way to get higher quality?

http://paizo.com/paizo/messageboards/paizoPublishing/pathfinder/adventurePa th/runelords/pDFImageExtractTool Discusses the tool that I have used for years. It pulls the raw image from the PDF, so you sometimes get a 10-20% larger image if it was shrunk in layout. This is not the norm though.


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There's a space in that URL, and even correcting for that it doesn't go anywhere.


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Fumarole wrote:
There's a space in that URL, and even correcting for that it doesn't go anywhere.

Try this link.


Fumarole wrote:
There's a space in that URL, and even correcting for that it doesn't go anywhere.

I've found it is the forum software that inserts the random space character. (I have no idea why)

For example, here's the URL of me posting this very post:

https://paizo.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/DirectAction/createNewPos t?post=v5748gbittqk6&thread=v5748rzs42xps#newPost

Note the space between "s" and "t" in createNewPost.


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Zapp wrote:


I've found it is the forum software that inserts the random space character. (I have no idea why)

Explained here:

kadance wrote:
To prevent bots from spamming urls, any pasted url without the bracket code before and after has a space inserted into it to kill it.

Note it pastes correctly when put into the BBCode brackets.


Joana wrote:


kadance wrote:
To prevent bots from spamming urls, any pasted url without the bracket code before and after has a space inserted into it to kill it.
Note it pastes correctly when put into the BBCode brackets.

Thanks... but... but... without the URL BBcode tags, there is no link to follow? (You must manually copy-paste the url in order to use it, so there's no risk of people acting without thinking)

It stands to reason it is when you DO format it properly (which you must do manually here; quite primitive compared to other forum systems) I would expect breaking the link (by extra space characters) would make sense, since it is there you get an active (and therefore potentially malicious) link?

Just curious... why bother messing up non-links but let actual links fly?


Just linking to another relevant thread while on this subject:

https://paizo.com/threads/rzs42xw1?Poor-Quality-Interactive-Maps


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Zapp wrote:
Joana wrote:


kadance wrote:
To prevent bots from spamming urls, any pasted url without the bracket code before and after has a space inserted into it to kill it.
Note it pastes correctly when put into the BBCode brackets.

Thanks... but... but... without the URL BBcode tags, there is no link to follow? (You must manually copy-paste the url in order to use it, so there's no risk of people acting without thinking)

It stands to reason it is when you DO format it properly (which you must do manually here; quite primitive compared to other forum systems) I would expect breaking the link (by extra space characters) would make sense, since it is there you get an active (and therefore potentially malicious) link?

Just curious... why bother messing up non-links but let actual links fly?

I will preface this by saying that what I don't know about making websites can fill *every book ever written* about making websites.

I only know what I've been told about people posting random spam in the forums, which is that is has something to do with search engines: specifically that the more places around the web a website name can be found, the higher up it moves in the list of results when someone searches for a particular product or service. Hence, why shady sites pay people to go into random forums like Paizo's and post urls for fake IDs, etc. It's not that they expect RPG players to buy fake IDs; it's that having those extra 15 or 200 mentions around the web makes their site more likely to pop up on Google's front page of search results when someone *does* want a fake ID.

Or so I've been told.

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