I am working to create a collection of inexpensive maps of building floor plans in 25mm scale.
The art is simple but functional. The intent of the maps is to have a set of buildings that can be quickly added to a play area as needed. I expect them to be used in conjunction with currently available tiles, mats, and 3d terrain pieces.
I have been making maps for my table top games for a long time now. For most of that time I have been drawing them out by hand in pencil on paper or wet erase marker on vinyl mats. I have started to use digital tools to create my maps and I love it.
I think that there is a need for simple building floor plans for fantasy games. Places like shops, banks, houses, etc. I love modular terrain, but I also find pre-configured paper maps that I can grab and set on the table to be a fast and convenient alternative.
However they need to be inexpensive.
I have upgraded to a large format (11" x 17") printer and love it. I want to upgrade to a larger, preferably 24" x 36", printer so that I can work with larger maps without having to piece them together. Unfortunately those printers are very expensive (Typically $3'000.00+). Additionally I would like to get a thermal laminating machine to produce more resilient maps. I would love it if the maps I create could fund the purchase of such a printer.
Scale: 25 mm, or 1" = 5 ft.
PDF Map size:
- Small = 8" x 10.5"
- Medium = 10" x 16"
- Large = 21" x 33"
Physical map size: Currently 8.5" x 11" to 11" x 17", see stretch goals.
Paper used: Small 24 lb, Medium: 24 lb to start, see stretch goals.
Laminated: Not yet, see stretch goals.
Color: Full color.
Grid: 1" square, 1" Hex, or no grid. See stretch goals for more options.
I am basing most of my designs off of the Room and Buildings system from the "Pathfinder Ultimate Campaign" book from Paizo games, inc.
A few samples of the map quality:
Below are the maps that will be available to start, more will be added as the campaign stretch goals are met. Sets A and B are complete and digital editions will be made available to backers due those rewards as soon as payment is successfully collected by Kickstarter.
- Small Shop (Small = 8" x 10.5")
- Small Trade Shop (Small)
- Bank (Small)
- Granary (Small)
- Speak Easy (modified Small Trade Shop) (Small)
- Temple (Medium = 10" x 16")
- House A (Small)
- Library (Small)
- Magic Shop (Small)
- Mill (Small)
- Tavern (Medium)
- Blackmarket Shop (Small)
- Bureau (Small)
- Jail (Small)
- Mansion (Medium)
- Town Hall (Medium)
SET D :
- Watch Tower A (Small)
- Watch Tower B (Small)
- Outpost (Medium)
- Guild Hall (Medium)
- Brewery (medium)
- Alchemist (Small)
- Courthouse (Small)
SET E (New):
- Barracks (Medium)
- Fort (Medium)
- School (Medium)
- House B (Small)
If you pledge at a level that grants a custom map you will submit a description of the building that you want: rooms, size, etc. and I will create a map for you. If you are using the Pathfinder Ultimate Campaign book from Paizo, inc. you can give me a list of the rooms from that system to be included in your map. You will receive the map in PDF form and for the cost of postage a printed copy as well if desired.
Unless the $5'000.00 stretch goal is met prints will be limited to 11" x 17" per page.
You may add an additional copy of your pledge, to give as a gift or keep for your self, by adding on your original pledge amount.
The large fortress is available as an add on. It is composed of 7 large maps, about 21" x 33" each, and is currently available as PDF only.
- Large Fortress (7 large (21" x 33" maps) - Digital only: +$10.00
- Wizards Tower (3 Small (8" x 10") Maps): +$5.00
- Add a digital set (A, B, C, or D): +$8.00
- Add a physical set (A, B, C, or D) [Only to a pledge level that already includes physical rewards] : +$5.00
- Add an individual map: Small: $2.00, Medium: $4.00
- Add a transparency sheet (8.5" x11") with a printed grid, either 1" square or 1" hex [Only to a pledge level that already includes physical rewards]: +$2.00 each
- Upgrading the paper used on the Small maps: 60 lb Grey paper: Add $2 per set. 110 lb White: Add $5 per set.
- Upgrading the paper used on the Medium maps: 58lb White: $3 per set.
$100 - 1 new medium ( 10" x 16") map added to each set E.
$150 - 2 More small maps added to Set E.
$200 - 1 new medium ( 10" x 16") map added to each set E.
$250 - 2 More small maps added to Set E.
$300 - Free heavier paper upgrade for printed Maps (Small = 60lb Gray, Medium = 58lb White). Map Set F added.
$350 - 1 Medium Map added to Set F.
$400 - Printed Small maps upgraded to 60lb gray paper.
$450 - 2 Small Maps added to Set F.
$500 - Small printed maps will have a laminated option.
$550 - 1 new Large (21" x 33") map added to Set E.
$600 - Additional grid option, chosen by backer vote.
$1'000 - Medium printed maps will have a laminated option.
$5'000 - Large 21" x 33" maps added to printed maps. More stretch goals will be added as the campaign progresses
Risks and challenges
This is my fifth Kickstarter project.
All of the usual risks associated with the production of physical goods apply here. The main difference between this project and many others is that I am doing all of the production myself, from design to printing to shipping. The two most important risks include the possible delays on delivery of raw materials causing delay in production, and accidental injury causing a delay. The first of these is not likely to cause a major delay, and the second is not likely to occur at all. There are of course all of the unforeseen possibilities. I have participated, as a backer, in numerous Kickstarter projects and I recognize the importance of keeping the backers well informed with frequent updates, and timely notification when delays are encountered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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