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SPECIAL SALE NOTICE: The entire Fantasy Adventure VTT Collection (which includes this PDF, the collection of over 620 fantasy VTT map icons, and 230 poster-print quality high-resolution VTT maps) is on sale to help support the "Play Apart Together" initiative. Stay safe, stay healthy! 

During this special sale, you can get the entire collection (Usually priced at $520) for only $48.00! There is no predefined time this sale will end, but it is intended it is intended to provide folks who are transitioning from traditional TTRPG gaming to Virtual Tabletop Gaming (VTT) with a large library of maps to use in their games.

To take advantage of this deal and save over $470, CLICK HERE!


Notice About License to Use Maps in Streaming Video –

This topic of discussion has come up recently about whether customers who purchase any of my maps have license to use them for streaming online-play podcasts and videos.  In short: Yes, customers who purchase any of my maps via the Paths to Adventure publisher imprint may use them for online-play videos and broadcasts without requirement for additional license. As long as the map was originally purchased by at least one participant in the game being broadcast, my maps are being used as intended (as a prop during TTRPG game-play), and my maps are not packaged for resale or re-distribution outside of broadcasting for that intended use. This applies to monetized streams as well. 

I believe this falls under fair use anyway. However, since that perspective has been publically debated recently, I wanted to clarify, as the copyright holder, what is allowed. Credit to “Justin Andrew Mason” and a link to the parent product sales page in the broadcast/video notes or credits would be greatly appreciated, but is not required. Also, if you use my maps and would like for me to share your show on social media, be sure to drop a note with a link and schedule for your show below in the comments. Enjoy the maps, and have fun gaming!

This applies to any map both created by Justin Andrew Mason and sold via the Paths ot Adventure publisher imprint. This does not apply to commissioned maps created by Justin Andrew Mason that are not also offered as a product or part of a product via the Paths to Adventure publisher imprint or are exclusively published by another publisher or publisher imprint.


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The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games - Volume 1: Fantasy Adventure contains over 230 full-color mapscreated by fantasy cartographer Justin Andrew Mason. The maps are themed towards fantasy adventure.

Whether your adventures embrace classic high fantasy, swords and sorcery, or fringe on an otherworldly Lovcraftian realm, this collection will provide suitable cartography for your tabletop adventures.

Dungeons, castles, keeps, temples, sacred sites, urban sprawl, caverns, mines, dwarven halls, elven empires, extradimensional planes, heavenly encounters, hellish delves, and even ancient forgotten advanced technology – this book has it all. There are even ten Underworld mega-dungeons included!

Note: This is product is not a collection of poster-print resolution or VTT maps. If you are looking for super high resolution VTT version of the maps in this book, please check out the available VTT map packs here

Every map herein is provided with two versions: a player map and a gamemaster map.

The player maps are not labeled, have no room numbers, and neatly obscure hidden locations and secret rooms.

The gamemaster maps display everything including labels, numbers, hidden areas, and secret doors and passages.

Please check out the sample PDF which is linked below the product image to see how the maps are indexed and presented in this book. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please drop a message in the comments scetion below. 

The following video is 2-minute flip-thru of the hardcover print. 


 
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WILLIAM G May 14, 2020 5:41 am UTC
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Any possibility of getting an editable/layered, non flattened version of the gm maps for these? I'd like to change some of the furniture and features around but having to use the blank VTT maps and recreate every item on the map from the tokens pack is a mountain of work that i will honestly never do. A gimp xcf? A photoshop psd?
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Justin Andrew M May 14, 2020 3:49 pm UTC
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Probably not anytime soon for a lot of reasons, but including:

* The PSD files are incredibly massive in file size (averaging 1.8 GB each), which puts the entire collection somewhere around a half a TB. That's a hosting nightmare.

* The PSD files include *a lot* of my custom textures, which are not for public consumption. It's countless hours of work creating them and honestly central to my signature map styles. The only way I'd publicly release the layered PSD files would be after going in and flattening all the textures to various shapes and feathers, which would probably take 100's hours to do for all my maps.

Over the past few years, I've had two other requests (yours is the third) for this, so the demand has been incredibly limited. One potential solution I came up with was creating a merged transparent layer of all the map icon elements for every map. Then this would essentially be an overlay of those elements that could be placed as a layer on the player/VTT maps...See more
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Mark C April 24, 2020 8:43 am UTC
Hi Justin, Are you going to be doing a similar bundle for the Sci-Fi range of maps? I can see in your website that you were going to release them to the public from Apr 2019 but I can only see individual maps on here.
Thanks
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Justin Andrew M May 14, 2020 3:55 pm UTC
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I am! It will be available as soon as I wrap up the Volume 2 project. It fell behind schedule in 2019 due to unexpected personal/health issues I was dealing with. With those issues now mitigated,I've been working this year to get it wrapped up and released so I can gear things up for rolling out Volume 3. It's hard to provide an exact timeline (I've tried a few times, but have changed that approach to just confirming that I am currently working towards completion). I am investing about half of my work week hours entirely to creating content to be released for Volume 2 (the other half going towards publisher projects, which put food on the table).

Hopefully I can have a SciFi bundle for maps available here on DTRPG in the next few months.
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Kary Realm Master K W April 14, 2020 12:30 pm UTC
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Thanks Justin. You're awesome!
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Kary Realm Master K W April 11, 2020 4:44 pm UTC
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How does one access the special discount on the VTT Bundle? I'm just not seeing it.
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Justin Andrew M April 12, 2020 10:07 pm UTC
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I'm working on re-establishing it manually. The way I set up the bundle discount (using a code) was causing some issues with DTRPG, so it had to be temporarily pulled. I'll be updating the bundle price tonight to match the original discount so it can continue. Sorry for the inconvenience! It's just taking me a bit longer to get it back up since I'll have to edit each "item" in the bundle individually (About 250 items in this instance) rather than just generating a code who the whole thing at once.
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Justin Andrew M April 12, 2020 10:44 pm UTC
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The sale is back in place and linked at the top of this product rather than a special code, I have just lowered the price of the bundle to mach the sale price. Thanks!
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Matthew T April 08, 2020 2:39 pm UTC
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At the "Deal of the Day" price of $6, I suppose I'll eventually get my money's worth, but I mostly feel like I just bought an advertisement for the publisher's work in proper form (each map being available for purchase at "poster quality" for $2 a pop). While I won't go so far as to say these are useless for VTT purposes (some maps hold up a bit better under zoom than others), I would warn others who may be considering this product to temper expectations for VTT utility. On the other hand, if you just want pretty maps to print off at letter-size resolution for standard tabletop play, I guess this is a pretty good deal.
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Justin M April 08, 2020 9:34 pm UTC
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I tried to be as up-front and direct as possible in the product description that this is not a collection of 230 VTT maps. The market is about equally split between VTT players and traditional tabletop players. the book as always been intended as a tool for the later. The high-resolution VTT maps are a product targeted towards the former. While the individual maps are available at $2/map (intended for those who just want to get one or two specific maps rather than hundreds, there has always been an all inclusive bundle that provides them at a nearly 50% discount. In addition to that, throughout this entire discount on the PDF (and continuing in the weeks ahead in support of those transitioning to VTT under stay-at-home orders), there is a special discount for the VTT bundle including all 230 high-resolution VTT maps, the PDF book, and over 600 VTT icons. You can literally get them all for $48. That is roughly 16-cents per map.

I am sorry if you were not happy with the PDF product, but it was always...See more
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Peter D April 08, 2020 9:44 pm UTC
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To be honest I've been using them on Roll20 just fine using this book. Blown up they're less resolution than the individual ones, sure, but they sure look great and are to my mind the best collection of such maps around. Don't play on actual tabletop so can't speak to that.
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Matthew T April 08, 2020 11:26 pm UTC
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Justin, quite right. I'm not sure how I missed the qualification in bold, but I did, and that's on me.
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Justin Andrew M April 12, 2020 10:46 pm UTC
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It's all good. Just want to make sure folks know what they are buying. :)
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ROBERT T April 08, 2020 5:16 am UTC
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Wow, this thing is awesome. There are literally hundreds of maps. Each map has a blank and a numbered version. So you have control over what the PCs see.
None of these maps are garbage either. Each has some use, the best thing is that you get an index that shows all the maps in thumbnail form. This means you can really pick through and find the ones you need.
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ROBERT T April 08, 2020 5:18 am UTC
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PS: Strangely the one bookshelf sites will not let me write reviews on my purchases. But if they did I would give this 5 stars
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Justin M April 08, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
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Thanks! I'm glad to hear you enjoy it! Have fun with the maps!
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Peter S November 27, 2019 9:32 am UTC
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When is volume two coming out?
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Peter D November 12, 2019 11:37 pm UTC
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This is great stuff! Good quality and quite cheap too.

Is there any way to get the second volume now the Kickstarter is finished?
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Andrew B September 09, 2019 11:18 pm UTC
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I loved this book and dropped a 5 star on it. Now Im waiting like a kid waiting for Christmas. When will I be able to pick up the science fiction version of this big book of awesomeness? If there is a third, will it be modern maps?

Cant wait to pick up more of your products. Just... take my money... will ya?
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Justin Andrew M September 26, 2019 9:09 am UTC
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Hi, Andy! Thanks for the rate/review! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoy the maps! I'm currently working on wrapping up Volume 2 (Sci Fi), and it will be released this fall (2019).

The third volume is also already underway, it will be "Mini-dungeons" (2 per page instead of 1 map), for those who don't need massive dungeons to run! Volume 3 will be released sometime early-to-mid 2020.

I am pondering a 4th Volume once that's done, which would probably be another Kickstarter. It's a ways out so I'm not 100% sure what the theme will be, but it's unlikely to be Modern maps -- the market demand just isn't large enough to support producing a massive book dedicated to it. I may do some "modern" interment (much smaller) products though!

I'm thinking potentially going the opposite direction of Volume 3 (Mini-Dungeons), and making Volume 4 (Mega-Dungeons) filled with maps that are full spread (across two pages) and maybe even multi-level (spanning 2 or...See more
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Andrew B September 26, 2019 11:18 pm UTC
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Awesome. I cant wait for Vol. II. I cant wait for the rest as well. Thanks for the tease on whats comming up.

Its cool about the delay. I figured things take awhile to get around to anyway. Keep rolling out these maps... especially with such quality and color. Ill keep picking them up.

Peace.
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Thomas F November 15, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
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Hey there!

I have to say that I am impressed by the variety and quantity of maps you have available. I understand that I need to purchase the VTT version of the maps in order to print out poster sized maps. I do not have the ability to print out the maps in my home. I assume that I would have to go to a local print shop to make that happen? Any advice or tips for communicating with a local printer in order to get a nice print of the maps?

thanks,

df
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AUSTIN H May 16, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
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Hello! Is there a reason to get the physical copy of this book? The maps look great, I have the PDFs, but yeah, why the physical copy? Ideas for how to use it?
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Justin Andrew M May 19, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
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Thanks! I'm glad you like the maps. Honestly, creating the print book was more a project of passion than anything else. I love maps, and have several other books each filled to the brim with them. I just wanted to create one myself. While the print book serves little practical use beyond inspiration and a hefty (5 pounds) print collection of maps for cartography fans and bibliophiles, the real "meat" of the project is the high-resolution poster-print quality VTT map sets, all 230 of which are also available here on DTRPG.
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Peter S November 27, 2019 9:33 am UTC
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Run a game with theater of the mind. This is a great resource for the DM to look at for describing rooms and environments and they don't have to design the maps themselves. It's a resource, like any other, and an amazing one by the look of it. I can think of a dozen ways I'd use this. It's not a book of battlemats, though, so be clear on that right away. It's for theater of the mind play.
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Steve N March 04, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
These are amazing! I know I must have seen your work before just from the huge body of work you have done in the past but I'm sorry to say I didn't put two and two together before now. I won't make that mistake again!

I don't do VTT so are these maps of sufficient resolution to print tiles for my table top?

Also, I want to do some 1930's pulp action (both hard-boiled detective and vintage supers). Do you have anything like the streets Captain America was running down barefoot chasing the nazi saboteur in the movie? (i.e: city streets of "Manhattan", warehouse district, city hall or such)

(Ooo! Maybe it would fit into your Perils Of... series!)
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Justin Andrew M March 05, 2018 1:58 am UTC
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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them. :)

On poster-print maps: The PDF of the book isn't high enough resolution to print to poster size. However, every single map in the book is offered here on DTRPG individually as a VTT Map Set for $2. I've also created several bundle deals that discounts included map sets by roughly 25%. In the VTT Map Sets, the super-high resolution graphics for the maps are included and these print out crisp-and-clean at the 1-inch grid scale for miniatures (33" x 44" poster size). If you click on any of the VTT Map Sets there is a video demonstrating the quality of one of the maps printed out at this size. Also (for about another two weeks), the entire collection of digital resources for Volume 1 (230 maps + map 620+ icons and extras) are available as a $30 add on for my ongoing Kickstarter for Volume 2. If interested, you can find out more here: http://tinyurl.com/bigbookofmaps

On Modern/20th Century Maps: Where this volume "Volume 1" focuses...See more
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Steve N March 05, 2018 10:09 am UTC
Cool, thanks!

Just so you know, the kind of maps I'm thinking of would have a certain "feel" of the pre-war era, street lights, mailboxes, news stands, hot dog stands, etc.
Kinda like if you were to do a Victorian street scene, you'd have Victorian acoutrements.
But, yeah, I'll keep watching!
What are you planning after sci-fi?
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Justin Andrew M March 06, 2018 1:51 am UTC
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What's coming up after "Volume 2: Science Fiction" is highly dependent on how quickly I can turn the project around. Volume 1 was finished and distributed months ahead of schedule for backers... in fact, it would still be ahead of schedule if it remained unreleased at all this month. I kept that pace despite a break in progress due to a death in the family.

I'm hoping that I can do the same or better with the second volume. It's looking possible that Volume 3 will be a "Fantasy Mini-Dungeons" theme; if it gets unlocked as a stretch goal in the current kickstarter (I wanted to provide some incentive for non-SciFi gamer to back the project); if unlocked a whole extra book is the reward. So, maybe Volume 4 can focus on the 20th century.

When I do release a "Modern" collection, I will most likely break it up into decades 1900's - 1990's (since I think most of the present day and near future map needs will be covered in the Science Fiction series). When I get...See more
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Micah W February 21, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
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Is there a way to get the VTT version of this product?
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Justin Andrew M February 22, 2018 1:09 am UTC
PUBLISHER
There is. The second Volume of the Big Book of Maps is live on Kickstarter now. All of the digital assets for the first volume (for those who missed out on the first project) are there as a add-on for $30. This includes all 230+ maps as high-resolution 600 dpi poster-print quality JPG files, as well as VTT packs of each that have been sized down to work for most Virtual Tabletop Platforms. The digital add-on also includes a collection of over 620 map icons for use with the maps, and the Cartographers Toolkit (which includes extra assets like borders, compass roses, and some PS actions for making parchment maps out of them). Every map comes in three versions: Player, GM, and VTT. If interested, you can look it up on Kickstarter or follow this URL: https://tinyurl.com/bigbookofmaps

Alternatively, they will go up for sale later as individual VTT Map packs (for about $2/map set), but the only way to get them all for a only few cents each is via the above option.
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Peter S November 27, 2019 9:40 am UTC
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Is the second volume making its way here?
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