|Radu the Wanderer|
I plan on running Menace Under Otari from the Beginner Box as an intro into PF2. As I purchased the digital version of the Beginner Box, I had to re-create the maps which would ordinarily be a flip mat. Not an issue- I love crafts and making physical maps.
When I began to do the same thing for the adventure itself, however....
Well, I don't know if I can fit a map that's literally 4.75 feet by 3.6 feet on my gaming table at all! It's SOOOOO HUGE!!!!
I love large play areas, and I know that not everything needs to be tiny... but the actual physical size of a 1 square = 1 inch translation of these maps requires an enormous amount of space that I simply don't have.
My game crew meets at various locations around town, so the option of "just go digital" doesn't work for us. I'm still burnt out on digital gaming from the pandemic, and despite hearing nothing but praise for Foundry, I just don't want to do that. I'm excited to meet up and play in person with my friends again, and to do that I need physical maps!
Has anyone put in the brain sweat to shrink down some of these enormous areas a bit? I know it won't be necessarily 100% accurate to the original module, but if it means not having to have 17 square feet of space just to put down the map, I'll do the work to make adaptations work!
I'm wondering the same.
I'm about to start AV and have printed the first level on 4 A1 sheets.
A regular table can't hold the entire map but 2 A1 sheets should fit on most tables.
I think that most of the time that will be enough. When they get to the edge of the current sheet I'll probably fold it in half and shift it down so there is space to put in the next sheet.
I'll cover the map with pieces of black paper to simulate fog of war.
I'll put a transparent PVC tablecloth on top to keep it in place.
We've tested this with Menace Under Otari but those maps fit on a single A1 sheet.