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0one's Blueprints: The Citadel
[1-30000-045-7]
$1.65
Publisher: 0one Games
by I. P. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 10/06/2005 00:00:00

0one?s Blueprints are all about maps. For those of you that want to customize the encounters in your campaigns, but do not cherish the idea of mapping the various locations, these products are meant for you. ?The Citadel? is a 15 page PDF. Each map occupies one page in color and one page in black and white. In total this product contains five different maps. (2 levels of the citadel itself, the rooftop level, and two subterranean levels) In addition, there is a one page legend which does not appear on each individual map.

The first thing to be noticed is that each map has one toolbar. The black and white version of the map does not have its own independent toolbar. You must select the options on the color toolbar, even if you want to use the black and white version. This seems inconvenient for anyone that wants to use the black and white version.

The second thing is the use of 20' squares. Given that an electronic product such as this can be used online, or even used via a computer in face to face gaming, the product should incorporate a 5' grid. The ability to zoom is an important feature of electronic maps. By ignoring that functionality, and only supporting a 20' grid, the product left me feeling a little disappointed.

Also, the rooftop map does not have the option to select the ?fill? or ?grid? options. It only has the ?furniture? and ?numbers? options. What is a dungeon master to do when the adventurers engage in a rooftop chase that ends in melee? Get out the battlemap and marker and start drawing the outline of the rooftops, I guess.

Despite all of that, this is an interesting setting presented in an ?old school? layout for an economical price.

To rousing gaming and ample awards, I. Perez<br><br><b>LIKED</b>:

  1. Beautiful maps.
  2. Old school color scheme.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>:
  3. Minor issues concerning the exclusive use of a 20' grid and the placement of the toolbar only on the color maps.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>


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