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

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 Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde Guidebook
This product contains a 38 page Guidebook for the five maps of the Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde. 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 World Emperor Map Six, Desert Lands Map Seven, Sea of Five Maps Map Eight, Elphand Lands Map Nine, and Lenap Map Ten.

1 PDF of the Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde.

The print option adds the following:
Ten overlapping full scale maps of each half of the maps.
There is a separate print product available for the Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde 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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Patrick K September 03, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
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In the copy that I received this weekend, I noticed for each map that the halves don't go together end-to-end. Each side of a map-half appears to contains some hexes from the other half, so you have to try to overlay them and line them up to show each full area (like all of Map 6 for instance). This had become quite the challenge. :-) Why was the thought to do this instead of end-to-end?
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Robert C September 07, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
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Two reasons

The printing process is imperfect. It doesn't work out in practice and often there a slice of map missing.

So far I ordered several batches of proof s for all 18 maps and found they shift up to a 1/16" around. You don't see any white spaces along the edge because the file I send has what they call a bleed. A space of about 1/8" to 1/4" around the map that gets chopped off when trimmed to size. This is typical for full color printing.

This is particularly aggravating and obvious with dungeon maps where the author straddled them across two pages with no overlap.

The second is that if one to layout it out end to end there will be features that will straddle both maps that will be unclear or confusing because it is in two halve. To get full use one is forced to join the maps together. With a generous overlap, about 1 1/2" in my case, this is not as big of an issue.

I have a hamper full of rolled up maps I used over...See more
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Patrick K September 07, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
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It sure did. Thank you for the suggestions with the thick see-through tape as well. I'll give that a try!
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August 24, 2018 12:26 am UTC
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Out of curiosity Mr. Conley, are the maps vector or raster based? (wondering how well they would scale up to print out on my plotter)

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Robert C August 24, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
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These are current raster based. However the PDFs are presented as complete maps at full resolution. So should print out fine at 22" by 17" on your plotter.

My plan is that after the release of the last maps I will make a master PDF that is vector based of all 18 maps combined. Everybody who purchased as least one of the guidebooks purchase will be updated with this in lieu of the preliminary raster based master map that currently included in the guidebook.

The preliminary master map included in guidebook download allows you to print all eighteen map as a single 5 foot by 8 foot map.
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August 24, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
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Sold!
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August 24, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
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Oh, these are gorgeous. Love them. I'll post an in depth review on my blog, facebook and G+ sometime in the next week, since I can't post a review here
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Robert C August 24, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Excellent! And appreciate the business!
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