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Trains: Wild West
Publisher: DramaScape
by Zak G.
Date Added: 09/15/2017 11:50:59

I am rating this product with 1 star only because despite saying that the product is virtual tabletop friendly, it is anything but. The trains themselves are fine, but with nontransparent jpgs the product is as good as useless to me (and others I\\'m sure).

Note: I reviewed this product previously, and linked to a competing product I would rather recommend. However, drivethrurpg has determined linking competing products to be against policy.



Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Trains: Wild West
Publisher: DramaScape
by George H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/03/2015 15:40:31

I gave this 5 stars for multiple reasons. Yes, there are some historical inaccuracies, as pointed out by a prior review. Yes, the rails should only be about 4 feet 8.5 inches apart but I wasn't too concerned about that either. I was more interested in size than accuracy and these are showing rail cars that are a little over 10 feet wide by 50 feet long, common enough for the time and close enough for my gaming purposes.

My likes with this: 1) it has rail car roof tops (and a special caboose one) for those western style speeding train roof fights ... were they really blue? 2) the sizes, designs and colors are plenty good enough for my miniature and RPG gaming. 3) 12 very nice maps (tracks, engine, open car, 1st & 2nd class pasenger cars, baggage, prisoner, coal, tanker, logger, livestock cars, and caboose) 4) Nice art work 5) loved the inclusion of a steampunk style engine 6) PDF includes square, hex, and no grid overlays along with the VTT files

My gripes were 1) I'd prefer the cars without the 5-6 inches of solid terrain ink on each page. 2) the light yellow lines get tough to see when printed. But I overlay a see-thru grid sheet so it works for me. 3) a "sleeper" car would have been nice. 4) a dining car would also have been nice. 5) not all engines, coal/wood cars, other cars were 50 feet long. I've cut and pasted some of these to be shorter for my use.

I've gotten various DramaScape map files and have not been disappointed, yet.
I bought train maps from 2 different DriveThru vendors and this one suited my needs the best.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Trains: Wild West
Publisher: DramaScape
by Craig P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/12/2014 15:49:55

I'd give this 3.5 start if I could. This is a decent collection of old west-style railroad equipment, including an extra steampunk-style engine and a blank section of track. The rest of the cars are fairly standard early American rail cars. The artwork is pretty decent. My only negative comments would be that the scale of the track is waaay off (it's about 150% as wide as it should be for standard gauge track), and the historical accuracy in the cars isn't really there if you're particular about such things. For instance, some of the freight cars have stairs and platforms on each end, where in reality they commonly did not. Additionally, the boxcar has the platforms as well as normal doors on each end (maybe it's a baggage car... if so, then there is no boxcar in the set). There are other prototypical inaccuracies, but it's somewhat nit-picky (should be wood-burning engine, not coal, engine should have a tender, tank car is too bulky, etc.)... if that kind of thing bugs you, be advised - if not, you probably won't really care, as the vibe and quality of the artwork is good. The art sets a dusty, gritty mood and provides a decent selection of cars. For the price, that's not bad. If you're OK with the inaccuracies, then you might find a lot to like with this supplement.

Contains a PDF with overlaid hex and square grids, as well as no grid images, as well as a folder with just the image files for virtual table top (VTT) gamers, which is very nice.



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