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One Dollar Dungeon: Warlord's Watchtower Map Pack $1.00
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One Dollar Dungeon: Warlord's Watchtower Map Pack
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by Frank G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/06/2011 05:52:56

First I have to say, I like this map. It's another great work of D20 Cartographer with a stunning readme (the cover ist great again), ready to print PDFs for A4 and US Letter, unsliced fullcolor and greyscale images of the full maps and all you need for VTT/Maptool. The Watchtower is a huge map of a multi-level castle with battlement and tower. There is a wide range of situations you can use this map for - the base of the big evil, the last defense or just the home castle of the heroes.

The base map is an eye-candy and I'd like to see my gamers to explore this place on our next adventure.

But I have some issues with this map. First it was really difficult to me to understand the multi-level layout and how to play it. The base is not just the base, it's the castle as a top view. If you go inside the castle you have to use the 1st floor but if you go the tower upstairs you have to look at the base map again because it is the top view. Maybe the handling would be easier if the maps would be one per level and you can place one upon the other. The interior is nice looking again, but I miss some highlights. Beside the base map it looks a little bit dreary. I also miss some rooms I'd like to see on a map like this. If this is the warlords watchtower, where is the warlords room? I like to have fullcolor unsliced images with grid for the maps and it's a great offer, D20 Cartographer is shipping this with all products. But the Watchtower has only one image for all levels. So I had to cut it by myself.

Again, I like this map. It's an interesting location with a wide range of possible variations for your adventures. The Warlord's Watchtower is a good map pack for only 1 Dollar, but with some little changes it could be an outstandig map pack.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
One Dollar Dungeon: Warlord's Watchtower Map Pack
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 08/01/2011 07:20:01

Originally Punlished at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2011/08/01/the-gazetteer-volume-i-issue-i/

I was really impressed to see what all you get with the Warlord’s Watchtower Map Pack. I mean, it’s only a dollar and remember maps for D&D Miniatures running between ten and twenty bucks. You’re also getting SEVEN VERSIONS of the map for your dollar. That’s fourteen point two CENTS per version of the map. How is that not an insane deal? So what are all the different versions you are getting here? Let’ break it down.

1) a fifty-six page black and white high definition pdf of the watchtower broken into 7×7 tiles. (A4 and letter sized) 2) a fifty-six page full color high definition pdf of the map broken into 7×7 titles. (A4 and letter sized) 3) a four page guide to the map in full color and how it should look when assembled. 4) a jpeg of the entire map in color with a grid layout 5) a jpeg of the entire map in black and white with a grid layout 6) a jpeg of the entire map in color without a grid layout 7) a jpeg of the entire map in black and white without a grid layout 8) A Maptools pack (for a program called…Maptools) which makes the map great for a pbem or play by web game. Of course, to utilize this option, you’ll need Maptools, but as that is a free program, why wouldn’t you pick it up?

Again, all this for a dollar is insanely impressive, but it all comes down to quality. Thankfully the watchtower is as detailed as it is low in cost. The grass and forest areas on the exterior sections of the map alone impressed me enough to get this a flat out recommendation to anyone running a fantasy game. The interior is also nicely detailed but the decorations are a bit sparse for a the residence of a warlord. There’s a nice armory but no kitchen or treasure area.

I’m still a bit flabbergasted at the sheer quality that this map exudes when it comes to the price point. If you’re planning on running a lot of fantasy oriented scenarios, it’s certainly worth your time (and your dollar) to pick up the whole set of One Dollar Dungeons, but the Warlord’s Watchtower by itself would be perfect for the climax of a long running storyline or even a simple “storm the castle” scenario. For a measly buck, you are getting seven variants of the same map designed to fit any fantasy campaign and a an add on to Maptools. How can you say no?



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
One Dollar Dungeon: Warlord's Watchtower Map Pack
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by NB N. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 07/20/2011 21:38:53

I had to go four stars on this one, which doesn't mean this map isn't high quality. It is well made and again has all the bells and whistles so that you can use it any way you like, print it out (color or b/w), use MapTool or other electronic solution, or whatever else you can think of.

The map overall may be a bit less "universal" as previous ones. It features a bunkhouse-type structure with a tower attached. I would likely use it as a piece of a larger map rather than the focus of an encounter. Or you could use it as your groups' safehouse, which they always appreciate. It is a bit similar to the Wizard's Tower, but obviously not arcane inspired. I dig it and again, it's a dollar. What more do you want? This is good value. Buy it.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
One Dollar Dungeon: Warlord's Watchtower Map Pack
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by Terry M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/15/2011 08:18:33

Another great product! First, the quality and forethought of the maps are getting better and better. I really like how the artist choose to include what the room would look like if sunlight was streaming thru the arrow slits and murder holes. As well as what a character would conceivably see through these. I would wish however these items to be png objects with different times of day and weather taken into account for versatility(I would expect these to possibly be add-ons for say a $1 more as it brings the versatilty of the product way up). Second, the inclusion of MapTool macros make the product more inticeable to me as that is my VTT of choice. Also, the map layout to include one large map with each floor depicted in a vertical row and each floor broken out is great professionalism and convenience. I do wish there were two sets of MapTool rpmap files, one with the whole Warlord tower in one map for people with a thich bandwidth and multiple maps for people on a dial-up or metered internet account. Well worth the money spent! Please keep them coming.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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