Mapstravaganza

Checking out all the maps.

I’m back to making more videos and in order to make up for my absence, this video is one hour long.

As you can see from the title of this post, this is a mapstravaganza. With the help of my friend Anastasios we unboxed three map packs by Wizards of the Coast. The products in question are the following:

If you want to see what the maps look like I suggest checking out the video. But since it’s a long one I’ll mention a couple of things here.

The first two products, Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Maps & Miscellany and Waterdeep: Dugneon of the Mad Mage Maps & Miscellany, come as additional content for the supplement and the adventure respectively.

They are similar both in the content and in the way that content is presented. The maps come in the size of A4 pages and are printed on very nice laminated glossy paper.

It is obvious that, due to their size, the maps are meant as just visual aids and not as tactical map. Also, the Ravnica maps have GM and player versions.

As for the Dungeon of the Mad Mage maps, they could have been printed on paper of bigger size. The maps depicted on them are huge and it can be hard to read them. Also, the maps of Skullport are printed on the same sheet which makes that issue even greater. Other than that, I have no complaints. Both are good products.

The Tactical Maps Reincarnated is a bit more problematic. First of all, the maps are reprints. That is not mentioned on the product page at the website of Wizards of the Coast and I had to check the Amazon product page to verify that.

The maps are the “best of” from various products from 3rd and 4th edition. Here’s the products the maps have been picked from:

  • Tomb of Horrors (4th edition)
  • Vor Rukoth (4th edition) 
  • Demon Queen’s Enclave (4th edition) 
  • Death’s Reach (4th edition) 
  • The Book of Vile Darkness (4th edition) 
  • Kingdom of the Ghouls (4th edition) 
  • Dungeon Master’s Kit (4th edition) 
  • Orcs of Stonefang Pass (4th edition) 
  • Fields of Ruin (3rd edition) 
  • Gargantuan Blue Dragon (3rd edition) 
  • Vaults of the Underdark (4th edition) 
  • Legend of Drizzt Scenario Pack (3rd edition) 
  • Colossal Red Dragon (3rd edition) 
  • Red Hand of Doom (3rd edition)

Some of these products are map collections, others are supplements or adventures, and there two that are miniatures. I have no issue with the maps being reprints. They are good and can be useful.

The problem I have is with the paper quality. I think they are made from the same kind of paper the map of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is made of. However, while I have used the Waterdeep map multiple times and has almost no damage, one of the maps from the map pack already has a hole. I opened the maps two times; one for the unboxing and one to verify they are reprints. I don’t know if that has happened only to me so please let me know if you own the product.

And that’s all. I think I’ve already made this post too long. I hope you enjoy the video and I would appreciated a lot if you subscribed to my channel and left a like on the video.

And until next time, have fun!

P.S: You can go here to find 1 million square miles of RPG battle maps for free. It’s not my work but it’s worth mentioning it.

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