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Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Color Maps

Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Color Maps

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Important Note: The PDF for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook is included in this product. You only need to buy the separate guidebook if you want a print copy of the guidebook.

Bundle Notice: If you plan to buy all four map sets at once in the Wilderlands series then please take a look at the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Maps Bundle (Print or PDF). 

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In 1976, Bob Bledsaw and Bill Owen went into business as Judges Guild. Their initial offering was centered on a magnificent 34" by 44" map of the City State of Invincible Overlord. First appearing at Gen Con IX, it was sold literally out of the trunk of a car during the convention.

This map launched Judges Guild which began working on even more ambitious project, the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. This became an ambitious project of 18 22" by 17" maps covering a total area 800 miles from west to east, and 1,000 miles from north to south. Each individual map was divided into 5 miles hexes covering an area of 260 miles west to east, and 170 miles from north to south.

Now forty years later those maps have been redrawn in full color. These maps preserves the original detail and applies known errata and corrections. Each was drawn as part of single 6 foot by 8 foot map encompassing the entire Wilderlands then subdivided and cropped.

These maps are not a scanned images of the original but have been redrawn from scratch. The guidebook is also not a scanned image but has been relaid out from the original text with errata and corrections applied.

The Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook
This product contains a 24 page Guidebook for the five maps of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. The books has an introduction and commentary by Robert S. Conley who has used the Wilderlands as his main fantasy campaign for nearly forty years. Each map is detailed with the following listings: Villages, Castles & Citadels, Idyllic Isles, Ruins & Relics, and Lurid Lairs.

This product contains
5 PDFs of the following 22" by 17" maps: City State of the Invincible Overlord Map One, Barbarian Altanis Map Two, Glow-Worm Steppes Map Three, Tarantis Map Four, and Valon Map Five.
1 PDF of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook.

The print option adds the following:
Ten overlapping full scale maps of each half of the maps.
There is a separate print product avaliable for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy Guidebook if you want a print copy of the Guidebook. Otherwise the PDF for the guidebook is included in this product.

This product is a authorized Judges Guild release for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy.

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Alan W September 30, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Looking forward to these color print maps. I have run many campaigns on these maps through the years, now have a group of new players starting a campaign, so it seems natural to introduce them to this world.
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kristiaan L June 08, 2018 5:19 am UTC
Just got mine in the mail. Very much loving these maps! i only wish that there was one big overall map of the whole world and a guide to the peoples and politics of the lands.
Great work on these Robert! and great price for the quality too! I wish i had found this sooner.
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Robert C June 08, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Thanks and glad that you enjoyed the maps. There more to come!
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kristiaan L June 09, 2018 2:39 am UTC
Very much looking forward to more! Where would i find some info on the world itself? Things like politics, religions, races, history etc. Or is it up to the GM to come up with all that?
Either way...These maps are fantastic!!
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Kevin K May 15, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Love these! I sure hope you are planning on publishing the rest of the maps!
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Andy S May 11, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Just ordered the posters and didn’t receive the pdf if the book. What am I doing wrong?
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Robert C May 12, 2018 2:24 am UTC
Where you able to download any PDFs?

There are three options PDF, Print, Print + PDFs. Even though I don't charge extra for PDF they still list all three. So if you think you just bought the print only option. Let me know your customer ID and I will comp you the PDF.
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Andy S May 12, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
I purchased the poster maps which I thought included the pdf, but then again I’m a moron. I don’t know how to find my customer ID, also because of the moron thing. My purchase number is 14705768 if that helps.
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Robert C May 13, 2018 12:17 am UTC
send me your email at robert<nospace>s<nospace> Just delete the <nospace> to form the correct email. I will then comp you the PDFs you missed. If I could make it less confusing I would sorry about that. If you could at some point complain to OBS that would help in the long run for those of us who give the PDF for free along with print.

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Andy S May 13, 2018 2:21 am UTC
Sent. Thank you Sir.
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George F May 11, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
These are fantastic!
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Christopher F August 26, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Is there a discount on this if you have the guide book already?
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Robert C September 13, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Sorry no, OBS sites don't allow me to intermix print maps and print books otherwise I would have created a bundle to do that.
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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on May 10, 2018.