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Eight different erasable tabletop gaming maps for a variety of genres.

This project will fund a product line of useful, high-quality, and attractive erasable vinyl maps for roleplaying games, strategy games, war games, and other tabletop gaming needs. The initial product line will include eight different types of maps in two different sizes. A fantasy tavern, steampunk zeppelin, modern warehouse, and starship map will be made available in 91 by 51 centimeter size, while a fantasy castle, pirate ship, modern street intersection, and an interstellar dreadnaught map will be made available in 122 by 76 centimeter size. These maps will use 2.5 centimeter (i.e. one inch) squares to indicate distance. Upon completion of this project we will first make these maps available to our backers, and only then to retailers worldwide through distribution and directly to customers through our website.

Each of these robust erasable maps will be good for many, many individual gaming sessions! Thus, even though they are more expensive than other sorts of gaming maps, they are in the long run a much better bargain than other similar products, such as single-use disposable paper maps.

Although these maps are much more durable and elegant than maps you print yourself, we'll give you the ability to print your own anyway. We'll throw in an electronic version of every map that you back. If you pledge the erasable tavern map, you'll also get a version of that tavern map to print yourself.

Each of these eight maps is being designed by veteran gaming cartographer Keith Curtis, responsible for much of the cartography in Hero Games books published over the last decade. We present for your review the following rough drafts of the maps in various stages of completion:

Fantasy Castle Semi Complete, with towers, cellars, battlements, furnished and unfurnished rooms
Fantasy Castle Semi Complete, with towers, cellars, battlements, furnished and unfurnished rooms
Small Starship Map Semi Complete, with crew and passenger compartments, two-story engine room with catwalk, large cargo bay, and extendable loading ramp
Small Starship Map Semi Complete, with crew and passenger compartments, two-story engine room with catwalk, large cargo bay, and extendable loading ramp
Modern City Street Semi Complete, with fountain park, construction site, comic book shop, bank, and other buildings for you to destroy
Modern City Street Semi Complete, with fountain park, construction site, comic book shop, bank, and other buildings for you to destroy
Pirate Ship Semi Complete, with captain's quarters, powder locker, brig, crow's nest, and lots of cannons. Avast ye scurvy sea dogs!
Pirate Ship Semi Complete, with captain's quarters, powder locker, brig, crow's nest, and lots of cannons. Avast ye scurvy sea dogs!
Fantasy Tavern Concept Art, suitable for drunken brawls, with lodging, cellars, a large attic, balcony, and trellis.
Fantasy Tavern Concept Art, suitable for drunken brawls, with lodging, cellars, a large attic, balcony, and trellis.
Large Spaceship Concept Art, the Interstellar Dreadnaught, that houses a full crew complement, includes a fighter deck, science labs, and a belly mounted BFG.
Large Spaceship Concept Art, the Interstellar Dreadnaught, that houses a full crew complement, includes a fighter deck, science labs, and a belly mounted BFG.
Modern Warehouse Concept Art, with hundreds of unidentified crates, an office, forklifts, and a loading dock with a train track.
Modern Warehouse Concept Art, with hundreds of unidentified crates, an office, forklifts, and a loading dock with a train track.
Steampunk Zeppelin Concept Art, with library, drawing room, theater, staterooms, dining halls, and the ever-present bulkhead filled with gas. There is even sufficient cargo area to bring back that 40 foot ape from the Lost World. I say, old chap!
Steampunk Zeppelin Concept Art, with library, drawing room, theater, staterooms, dining halls, and the ever-present bulkhead filled with gas. There is even sufficient cargo area to bring back that 40 foot ape from the Lost World. I say, old chap!
The artistry in the maps will be beautiful at full size, chock full of scenery to add flair to your adventures. The castle detail includes some fully-furnished rooms and some empty rooms, for you to fill. (Click the image to zoom.)
The artistry in the maps will be beautiful at full size, chock full of scenery to add flair to your adventures. The castle detail includes some fully-furnished rooms and some empty rooms, for you to fill. (Click the image to zoom.)
          
Ups and downs will be clearly labeled, with color-coded dots to identify connections. Here, the light and dark arrows show direction, and the blue dot in the center of the staircase indicates which staircase it matches on another level.
Ups and downs will be clearly labeled, with color-coded dots to identify connections. Here, the light and dark arrows show direction, and the blue dot in the center of the staircase indicates which staircase it matches on another level.
The map details will be illustrated with an unobtrusive square grid to make movement easy. Hey, wait a minute. Shouldn't there be some erasable vinyl maps on the shelves in that game store?
The map details will be illustrated with an unobtrusive square grid to make movement easy. Hey, wait a minute. Shouldn't there be some erasable vinyl maps on the shelves in that game store?
    
The maps are equipped with locations that can be repurposed. The Albatross's medical bay could be a science lab, an interrogation chamber, pleasurebot storage, or a even food preparation area with some serious firepower.
The maps are equipped with locations that can be repurposed. The Albatross's medical bay could be a science lab, an interrogation chamber, pleasurebot storage, or a even food preparation area with some serious firepower.

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Our primary concern would be working with a new factory to mass produce this type of product. While we at Blackwyrm Games are veteran publishers, we haven't mass produced erasable maps before, and there are always potential obstacles when creating a mass produced product for the first time. However, should the factory we are signing a contract with fail to provide a quality product in a timely manner, we will locate a new factory and get the maps made all the same!

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    Electronic copies of all the small maps (printable pdf and a single large image).

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    Electronic copies of all the large maps (printable pdf and a single large image).

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    Electronic copies of every map (printable pdf and a single large image).

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    Erasable tavern map suitable for your fantasy gaming needs. 91 by 51 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable steampunk zeppelin map suitable for your pulp gaming needs. 91 by 51 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable warehouse map suitable for your modern, superheroic, and science fiction gaming needs. 91 by 51 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable starship map suitable for your science fiction gaming needs. 91 by 51 centimeters in size.

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    Canadian/Mexican Backers: This reward tier is for one 91 by 51 centimeter map shipped to your address. Add an additional $40.00 for each additional map you wish to recieve, and then contact us with your information. Maximum of 4 maps.

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    Erasable large castle map suitable for your fantasy gaming needs. 122 by 76 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable pirate ship map suitable for your swashbuckling gaming needs. 122 by 76 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable street intersection map suitable for your modern, superheroic, and science fiction gaming needs. 122 by 76 centimeters in size.

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    Erasable large starship map suitable for your science fiction gaming needs. 122 by 76 centimeters in size.

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    Canadian/Mexican Backers: This reward tier is for one 122 by 76 centimeter map shipped to your address. Add an additional $90.00 for each additional map you wish to recieve, and then contact us with your information. Maximum of 4 maps.

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    Towers & Taverns: One small fantasy tavern and one large fantasy castle map suitable for your fantasy gaming needs.

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    Starships Squared: Large and Small Starship maps suitable for your science fiction gaming needs.

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    Sea & Sky: One steampunk zeppelin map and one pirate ship map suitable for your swashbuckling, fantasy, and pulp gaming needs.

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    Caves of Steel: One modern warehouse map and one modern street intersection map suitable for your modern, superheroic, and science fiction gaming needs.

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    Foreign Backers: This reward tier is for one large 122 by 76 centimeter map shipped to your address. Add an additional $90.00 for each additional map you wish to recieve, and then contact us with your information. Maximum of 4 maps.

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    Dungeons & Dirigibles: fantasy tavern, steampunk zeppelin, fantasy castle, and pirate ship maps. Four in all!

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    League of Extraordinary Maps: steampunk zeppelin, pirate ship, modern warehouse, and fantasy castle maps. Four in all!

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    Cyberpunk: large and small starship, modern warehouse, and large modern street intersection maps. Four in all!

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    One of each: four large, four small, eight in all.

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    Retailer Special! Four of each map, 32 maps in total ready to retail! Total retail value of over $2,000! They are packaged in transparent tubes with externally visible bar code and retail pricing, suitable for display using gridwall hooks.

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