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Cavern-o-Matic Map Pack 1
by Robert S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/30/2020 13:11:39

The images are so dark it is not useable. I could go through each image and lighten them, but that would be too much work. I just drew my own underworld on Roll20 instead. Only $5, but i regret the purchase.



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Nature Pack V - Haunted Forest
by Christopher K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/06/2019 23:48:29

This review is written by someone who already owns another nature pack (swamp forest). The differences between the packs not as much as I would have wanted. Effectively they use the same objects, with minor differences when it comes to coloration and dressing (e.g. cobwebs).
In the case of the haunted forest, this amounts to cobwebs in trees, which is a plus, but there wasn't the variety that I'd hoped for.

If you're only buying one pack, then I think these are very reasonable resources. You get a fine assortment of rocks, trees, shrubs, etc -- which, by iteself is worth the price. There are some really pleasing trees which lend themselves narratives. However, If you're thinking of buying multiple packs, perhaps you should curb your enthusiasm... unless the publisher determines some discount policy for owners of more than one set -- appreciating the redundancy of many elements.



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Nature Pack 1 - Summer Forest
by Michelle M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/19/2018 00:20:46

I'm sure I'm using it wrong, (made maps in Open Office) but they have been an awesome addition to the kids campaign. Thanks



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Metr-o-Matic City Tiles 1
by Jean C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/03/2017 21:01:51

I've recently discovered Mutants & Masterminds, which has led me to discover one other thing: there's a serious lack of modern-day maps on the market.

After a hefty amount of research, I came to the conclusion that if I was to enjoy any tabletop super hero antics I'd just have to make my own maps. A daunting task for someone with no artistic skill and just a basic understanding of image editing software.

Now, here's the thing...picking up the skills you need to put together great-looking maps using premade assets like the ones you'll find in Brass Badger Workshop's kits is actually pretty easy. Be it with GIMP, Photoshop, or any other decent image editing software, it's all as simple as copying, pasting, and snapping things together using a grid.

Here's what you get in this pack, including the buildings pack you get as a bonus for buying this from DriveThruRPG:

  • 3 Premade maps that you can study to get an idea of how things fit together or even as a starting point for your own stuff. Of course, you can just use these as they are if you'd like.

  • 99 Tiles that can be used to build roads, sidewalks, foundations and so on. This includes detailed bits like crosswalks, gutters, and manhole covers for city/suburb streets and a huge variety of road patterns to make realistic, even complex highways.

  • 72 Building tiles, some of which can be used on their own, and all of which can be snapped together to make more complex buildings.

The price point seems more than reasonable for such a large amount of content. All of the assets look great, are high enough resolution to build maps that hold up when printed or rendered at a large scale, and are really easy to use because they're already scaled properly relative to each other and just have to be snapped together--no resizing required.

The only warning I'd have is that making your own maps does take a bit of work and how efficient your workflow is will be a major factor in how much effort it takes to make good use of products like this one. However, the fact that these assets have been prepared properly does go a long way to make things easier for you.

This easily gets a 5/5 from me. You'll get as much mileage out of this as you're willing to, which can be quite a bit.



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Modern Cities Mapmaker Complete [BUNDLE]
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/24/2017 04:55:59

A lot of bang for the buck: the templates are clean and easy to work with and will cover all your needs for assembling downtown encounter maps. The accessory packs (vehicles especially) are useful for dressing your VTT maps of other product lines without standing out too much, style-wise.

It's a rather basic style alltogether, which is not for everyone. Personally, I find that the more lavishly detailed the map element - the more effort you need to put into modifying it in order to avoid a Borja icon restoration fail. And this is important to me because I rather adjust the map to fit the scene, than the other way around.

Why it's not a no-brainer 5/5: One hour after downloading the bundle, I am only halfway through editting the zips. And here is why that even has to be done in the first place: BT01SkylightGrunge04[modern, rooftop, rooftop furnishings, skylight, skylight triple, skylight daytime, dark skylight, broken, broken skylight].jpg

That's a file example. Full directory name is rendered too long upon unzipping, which left me with folders of only two or so images in them at first. I can see how tagging files is useful for searching ones library of map items - but I can't see the point in going beyond "BT01SkylightGrunge04" in the above example file (and there are a lot of files to cover...)

This does take -1,5 off the overall score for me, but I am happy to round up to 4/5 because it is an otherwise solid bundle.



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