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Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Michael T. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 09/01/2013 07:22:30

I bought this product because I was looking for battle tiles of an inn. Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I outlines an inn called "The Fang." It's broken out into a kitchen, brewery, warehouse, common room, bedroom with toilet, master bedroom, and "genius room." There are also black-and-white versions of all of these rooms.

0one Games' products tend to have a bit of a CGI-look to them, in that they're cleanly rendered but semi-realistically shadowed. It's a slightly isometric rather than a direct top-down view, so some detail is visible -- barrels aren't just circles, you can see the shelves on a bookcase, etc. This gives a little bit of a fisheye lens to the map, which works well in providing enough detail for the players to distinguish between a large plate, a bowl, and a barrel (all of which look like different colored circles from above).

It's called "The Fang" because of how it protrudes from the mountains, but although there is a front and side elevation map as well as how all the rooms hang together, there is no visual of this fang-like architecture. That's a shame, because by simply looking at the maps it doesn't make any sense as to why the place is called "The Fang." "The Axe" or "The Edge" might be more appropriate.

The brewery features a steampunk-looking distillery and a table with a tapped barrel and several mugs. The floor features 1 inch-square (or 5-foot square) tile that consists of two sets of different-colored triangles meeting in the center. These tiles are the unifying theme throughout the set.

The common room (two pages) has lots of detail, with weapons hanging from the walls and an active fireplace. There's a theme of axes on the carpets, which biases the set a bit. Maybe it's owned by dwarves, maybe by Vikings, but if you weren't planning on having axes be central to the inn you're out of luck. The kitchen is straightforward, but the warehouse is really the basement, also two pages.

The second floor has an axe-head design built right into the tiles. The single bedroom with toilet features two beds per room and a very fancy washroom. The master bedroom steps going up (not sure to where) and a double axe laying across a chair. This isn't really a master bedroom so much as it's a dwarf's bedroom, probably the owner, which means it's not particularly useful for scenarios.

Finally, there's the "genius' room," which features some kind of mechanical contraption, lots of papers, and little else.

If you're looking for an inn run by a dwarf, you can't beat this map collection. Because this set makes some very specific commitments to a style of play, game masters looking for a generic inn should look elsewhere.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Daryl P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/13/2009 18:45:10

While everything contained in the PDF looks rather nice itself, even when printed, there are major issues with this product. Bewarned: Do not buy this with the intention of printing it!

Firstly (and very importantly), the images in the document go clear to the edges of the pages. Printers cannot and do not have the ability to print the ENTIRE coverage of the page. When your printer enforces margins, things from this will get messed up. Other products I've seen have done this much better by having lots of white space around the edges of each page to be trimmed after printing.

Secondly, the file is not a complete inn! It gives you a few of the rooms to it that each stand on their own, but they do not combine or line up at all. The kitchen and the brewery, for example, which are meant to be adjacent, simply cannot be placed next to each other and work without a lot of fiddling, by which time it looks bad.

If you buy this expecting to have a whole inn at your disposal to print, mount or tape together, and play on, you (like I) will be sorely disappointed. The second floor in particular is lacking: only four small rooms of the entire floor are provided, with the rest left to do on your own.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Scott B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/29/2008 20:34:15

Everyone has raved about the quality of these floor plans and rightly so.

My gripe is that once they are printed out, cropped and laminated they don't mesh well along their borders. It's real sloppy. It makes the tiles look screwy once they are assembled [frowns].



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Collin F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/16/2007 16:06:13

All of these battlemaps are awesome and this group is no exception. Whether for role-playing or miniature battles, they fit the bill and then some. My only complaint is, I want more!



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/19/2006 10:41:57

How many adventures have you run (or played in) when at one point or another everyone has ended up in a tavern? And how often does a brawl break out while you are there?

Whether your games tend to this norm or not, a well-detailed inn is a very useful resource in any DM's notebook, and here is one of exceptional quality. While it's used in the adventure Deadly Ice from 0one Games, enough detail is given here - the background of the place and the people who run it - for you to drop it into your own adventures and campaign world, perhaps as a 'base' for your party or just a place they visit occasionally.

The various rooms - both public and private - are presented in a top-down, three dimensional view, in both lush colour and greyscale.

The rooms presented are the brewery, kitchen, warehouse, common room, a sample bedroom (complete with toilet - very advanced!), the owner's bedroom and that of one of the staff. Each is beautifully-detailed, with the appropriate furnishings and possessions scattered around. As well as proving invaluable if you like to use miniatures in your game, or just want a visual aid when describing their surroundings to your players, they will also help you while you are designing your adventure - just looking through them spawn ideas!

You can read information & reviews about product from 0one Games and other publishers at http://www.rpg-resource.org.uk/



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Tony H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/14/2004 00:00:00

Exellent playing aids. Like its easy to use system. Enjoy the way you can mix and match with the other products.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Roman B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/11/2003 00:00:00

Very nicely detailed and will bring any inn based encounter to life.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Battlemaps: Floorplans, Inn Vol I
Publisher: 0one Games
by Patrick C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/08/2003 00:00:00

A fantastic resource for adding instant detail to your combat grid!!!



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