Disclaimer! I have now some 26 maps from Heroic Maps. That is a lot of downloading, printing (not to mention toner and ink), slicing and sticking. The reason? Because hands down Heroic Maps is the best at what it does.
What began as a quick need for the odd map to brighten up the table top has over time become my resource of choice. The sheer level of detail and imagination poured into each one never fails to impress my players and it is fair to say as the duo behind Heroic Maps have produced hundreds of maps, the quality continues from strength to strength.
My players now know when their minis find themselves on one of these gorgeous maps, as opposed to my hand-drawn, dry wipes on useful and versatile, but invariably bland 'maps,' they know they're heading into intricate locales laden with puzzles, mystery, danger and at times, the outright wondrously bizarre. Subscribing to Heroic Maps' Patreon seemed almost obligatory.
I craft massive, plot-heavy and character-driven campaigns that stretch across a couple of years and more recently, I have written content based around what the maps feature (another unexpected bonus on the odd occasion my well of imagination is running dry). My current campaign is around 1/4 of the way through and while it's all written, with around a dozen maps ready to go from Heroic Maps, I needed a suitable map for the final showdown with a deity. (Can you guess which, given this product?)
Despite their huge catalogue, nothing I saw was quite right. So I asked the duo behind Heroic Maps if they'd consider creating one for me. I supplied some ideas and a gist of what I'd love to see. Not only did they say yes, they only turned it around in the space of a month or so, which given their high production rate, is all the more remarkable.
The result is one of the variations of this bundle. Indeed, not only did they produce one map, but 6 alternative variations. I know, right?! The Dragon's Graveyard is massive; beautiful; detailed and captures the setting I had in mind better than my precis decribed. Printing, slicing and composing it together is straightforward and the high you get when you stick down that last piece (like an immersive jigsaw puzzle) is quite addictive. I cannot thank Heroic Maps enough and writing this review is the least I could do. The Dragon's Graveyard is easily my favourite to date, even more so than the Throne of the Elder One, which is no small feat.
If you're a DM/GM and want to surprise and delight your players with something over and above the norm, check out the range of Heroic Maps' line. When it comes to epic boons, Heroic Maps has one in cartography.