Frequently Asked Questions
Every Mini-Dungeon in the tome has a map associated with the adventure. The VTT Map Pack contains every map in found in the book. The maps are designed as industry standard “half page” maps. When the all the relevant stretch goals have been unlocked, there will be three versions of every map included:
• VTT Map – The map with no numbers, labels, symbols, or icons. The grid has also been removed to accommodate built-in VTT gridding.
• Player Map – The map with no numbers or labels. Symbols and icons that are not traps or secret doors remain. Hidden areas (such as rooms behind secret doors) have been seamlessly masked off not to be seen. This map includes a grid.
• GM Map – The map with all numbers, labels, symbols, icons, and hidden areas shown. This map includes a grid. Note: These are the maps that are displayed with the adventures in the book.
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VTT Map files are sized to about 2400 x 1500 pixels @ 300 dpi and provided in JPG format. This is about twice the size needed for most VTT purposes, and was standardized on all maps to ensure each map file was 5 MB or less to conform to file-size limitations enforced by several popular VTT platforms. -- JAMLast updated:
To print the maps to 1-inch scale would require a poster print sized 32" x 20". The 300dpi graphics were size at 1/4th that scale which is about twice the size needed for highly detailed VTT use, and more than 4x the size needed for print in the book and on the original Mini-Dungeon releases. While, a 1-inch scale print (I think) would look fine and be passable for tabletop play, it wouldn't be what I would call a clean print. Making poster prints of the VTT maps wasn't a consideration in their creation. -- JAMLast updated:
The style of map created for the Mini-Dungeon project utilizes varried textures, layering, lighting and shadow to create the design, so the VTT maps could be printed in grayscale, and should look fine that way depending on print settings. I've used the very same design method before on maps that were printed in black-and-white adventure modules, and they turned out looking good. -- JAMLast updated:
While the product is focused on the convenience of those who are using virtual tabletop in the more traditional sense, I believe that should be high enough resolution to cast/project a map to a physical tabletop as well. However, that also depends on several arbitrary factors such as the size of the table being projected on or the size and display resolution of the screen being cast to, etc. My primary of three computer screens is currently utilizing a 55-inch 1080p Sanyo LED HDTV, and sizing the maps up to fit on that seems to do fine. -- JAMLast updated:
DO I HAVE TO HAVE VTT SOFTWARE TO USE THE VTT MAP FILES? CAN I USE GRAPHICS EDITING SOFTWARE ON THE MAP INCLUDED IN THE VTT MAP FILES?
All maps included in the VTT Map pack are in high resolution JPG file format. This standard format is compatible with all common VTT platforms, but can also be opened by virtually any graphics editing software (such as Photoshop, Paint, Image Editor, GIMP, PaintShop, Draw, Sumo, etc.) -- JAMLast updated:
Click on the "Manage your pledge" button located at the top of this page. Then click on the "Change your pledge" button on the bottom of the next page. There you will be able to change your "Pledge Amount" and then click on the "Continue" button to confirm. -- JAMLast updated:
The VTT Map Pack contains JPG maps in GM, Player, and VTT (virtual tabletop) formats for every single adventure in the book as well as the old originals (if you like the more basic format).
Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop program by SmiteWorks and the three Fantasy Grounds Mini-Dungeon packs contain adventures #001-#030 as previously released by AAW Games. You must have the Fantasy Grounds software in order to load these.Last updated:
HOW DO I CAST MY VOTE (OR VIEW THE CURRENT VOTE RESULTS) FOR THE CUSTOM COLOR ENDPAPERS IN THE PRINT BOOKS?
To vote on the color of the custom endpapers in the print books, go here:
To view the current voting results for custom color endpapers in the print books, go here:
Note: Both options are available as clickable links on the unlocked "Custom Endpapers" stretch goal graphic near the bottom of the campaign page.
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