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0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/16/2019 12:59:19

Would you like a mage for a neighbour? The wizards who live here certainly do, there are no less than four traditional wizard's towers here, although one has fallen into ruin. The introductory notes provide a few ideas for using them 'as is' - or of course you can use them individually whenever you have need of a residence for a mage. It also provides a key to common items on the maps, and directions on how to operate the customisation tools to show or hide numbers, grid, furniture and heavy fill on the black and blue versions of each plan.

First up, an overview of the valley, which has a Y-shaped river - the eddies suggest that the two branches entering from the bottom of the page join to flow off to the top-left, but that's up to you to decide. There are paths, woods, and bridges to enable the mages to visit each other without getting their feet wet or having to expend flying magic.

Next is a round tower described as the Old Wizard Tower. This has three levels plus a cellar and a circular staircase. The ground floor has a kitchen and a living room, upstairs there's a comfortable bedroom for the mage and space for an apprentice on the top floor. There's a front view and a cross section to help you sort everything out. The notes describe the living area as the laboratory: well, it has bookcases and a large table with chairs... but also a couple of comfortable armchairs round a fire place.

The second tower is called the Small Tower. It's basically squat and square with some unusual crenellations around its flat roof. Squat it may appear, but it still packs a ground floor and two upper levels as well as a cellar and that flat roof. Like the previous tower, the cellar is used for storage. The ground floor has a kitchen, dining room and bedroom; and there's a laboratory, a library, and a palour upstairs. The mage's comforts have been attended to, there is both a privy and a bathroom noted.

Next the Large Wizard Tower is quite an impressive edifice. It has four levels plus a flat roof, and stands in its own grounds with a separate stable block and gazebo... and a full-blown dungeon underneath, complete with cells and a couple of laboratories. The ground floor contains the kitchens, library, a more public laboratory, dining room and storage. Upstairs, there is a master bedroom for the wizard and accommodation for several apprentices, who have yet another laboratory and a storeroom for components. The wizard has his own private laboratory at the top of the tower just under the roof as well.

Finally, the Ruined Tower. In a considerable state of disrepair, you can still make out a ground floor, cellar and two upper levels. It was built to a round plan, tapering towards the top, and the remains of a spiral staircase can be seen.

These are three nice towers that any mage might want to settle in, with ample room for study and experimentation. I'm not sure I want to know what goes on in the dungeon, though!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by Will W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/03/2015 18:17:13

Cheap, well made, and useful! And this one has several good towers in one! The only thing that would bump this up to a five is if it had mini-scale pages for printing out battle maps... but I'm not at all sad to have bought it without them.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by Steve J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/06/2008 00:55:05

0one's products are universally good. For less than two dollars you get a nice professional image, usually able to be opened in Photoshop for modification to fit your own adventures, and which projects and prints nicely. One major advantage is that they deliver what they promise at a small price and download footprint.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

Vale of the Mages, while keeping with the high standards of the series, is unusual in that it has a large outdoors area with very few buildings.

While the Vale map may or may not be useful, the individual towers certainly should be.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: The fact that a drawing of the building's exterior is included-that reallyt ties the floorplan together, and makes a knock-out handout.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by Gregory B S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/20/2005 00:00:00

I like all of these products.

In this one you get three distinctly different wizards' towers and one ruin. You've gotta like one of these.

They are presented as being adjacent to one another, separated by a "Y" shaped river. I don't care for this, so I'll just use them individually with no sweat. I'm giving one to a PC as a reward from a noble.

It's worth your money.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by Eric A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2005 00:00:00

Very nicely done. These blueprints make it easy to create an adventure for any game system. Not enough can be said about this other then Awesome!<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Professional appearance, very detailed however still easy to use. Also, has external views of the building as if they were being looked at the by player outside of the building.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
Publisher: 0one Games
by James S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/06/2005 00:00:00

0One does it again. I love these guys and am rapidly becoming a total fanboy. This series has me anxiously anticipating each and every subsequent release more so than the last. Vale of the MAges is fantastic and whether or not you intend to use it as a setting for a Valley ruled by the archetypal Wizard-in-a-tower, or as a set of lost ruins, or even as the Lost Towers of Maathghamna - this product rules! The maps are great, the format is superb, and the reusability (word?) is infinite.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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