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Fantasy City Exterior, Interior, Night-time, Seasonal, Damaged, Blank + More RPG Digital Battlemaps & Assets in 300dpi JPG/PNG.
Fantasy City Exterior, Interior, Night-time, Seasonal, Damaged, Blank + More RPG Digital Battlemaps & Assets in 300dpi JPG/PNG.
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Fantasy City Exterior, Interior, Night-time, Seasonal, Damaged, Blank + More RPG Digital Battlemaps & Assets in 300dpi JPG/PNG.

Meanders 4: Fantasy City Maps for RPG

AU$ 9,771

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It's time for another massive new wave of Meanders 4: my Highly-Detailed, Interchangeable 300 Dpi Digital JPEG Battle Maps for RPG with over 250+ New Battlemaps for Fantasy Cities. Save hundreds by pledging here in AUD before these go public later this year in USD. This is my best work yet on a truly gigantic scale. 

 EXAMPLE of HOW THEY WORK: Here are a random set of Meanders put together: The concept allows meanders to fit together regardless of genre and regardless of whether you are using series 1, 2 3 or 4.

You can stitch them together digitally however you like and then make the borders to the map wherever you like as well so that you don't have to be constrained by the exits/entrances.  And with the 'Blenders' Meanders included in this campaign you will be able to seamlessly blend your cities into all of my my other available Meander types including  Dwarven, Underdark, Forest, Snow, Ice, Jungle, Desert, Cave, River, Road, Village, Cemetery, Medieval City, Castle, Cthulhu, Victorian Mansion, College of Magic, Wizard Tower, Ruined Tower, Spider Forest, Dead Forest, Farm, Dungeon, Crypt, Tavern, Dragon, Ocean, Wild West, Swamp, Treetop, Mountain, Arcane Library, Mausoleum, Necromancers Lair, Plague Village, Flooded Village, Witches House & Woods, Deep Roads, temples, Mines, Gemstone Cavern, Alien Mothership, Planet, Moonbase, Galactic Cruiser and more (available from my website Game Tile Warehouse.com.) and control exit/entrances using the digital assets which can close off or open up exit/entrance points to steer your players where they want to go - or let them run wild and free anywhere they want to.  You can assemble an entire world if you want to. Create a sprawling wilderness that leads to or away from these cities through smaller villages giving full immersive and continuous terrain.

The pink spots indicate the smaller pathways - the 'Meandering' pathways - while the yellow marks indicate the width and location of rivers or roads.
The pink spots indicate the smaller pathways - the 'Meandering' pathways - while the yellow marks indicate the width and location of rivers or roads.

 This image represents a sample layout and the sheer scope of this project whereby you can see new foundations for the city buildings and streets that have been laid since this project began with each one to become a highly detailed Meander Map like the samples shown in the campaign. [Not all sections shown i.e. Sewers/ Additional Citymaps] - 9 new completed sections added since the campaign started. Check out NEW ART added below.

Some of the New Digital Assets being created to bring the city to life... Samples only.

 Notes:

  • The Custom Pledge allows you to pick and choose the Map Sets you want in your selection (not individual maps) - so if you want the Core Exterior, Interior, and Night-time, you would pledge for the $25 Custom Map pledge then add $50 for the other two.
  • To pledge for a single season just add $25 per season desired. You will be given the opportunity to select from all of the different Map Packs after the campaign has ended.
  • Each Map Pack has 30 Maps.Some maps may feature new designs that other maps sets do not have. Sewer Maps which do not reflect seasonal changes will be replaced with new Wilderness Selections in the respective seasonal type.
  • Back me within the first 72 hours and you can get all of the Map Packs offered for just $100, a huge saving of $75.
  • Back at $100 or more at any time during the campaign to get the special Arena of Death Pit Pack. (Return Backers will receive this by backing $25 or more). Back within 72 hours and you'll also get this pack.
  • The two Digital Assets packs are of different size. so pending whether you want 250 assets (for $25), or 500 (for $40) you can choose between them. But you wouldn't buy both as the 500 asset set includes the 250 asset set. They are made up of all-new assets different to those included in the Blank Map set.
  •  Current All-In Pledge Levels wanting the new Add-ons available from today (16th Feb) should add $50 to their pledge to get the 250 Asset Pack and New Map Set - or - $65 to their pledge to get the 500 Asset Pack and New Map Set before the campaign closes.
     

So $40 + $25 would get you 500 Assets and the New Map Pack. 

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After designing So many maps - learning So many techniques -  putting in So much practice - these are my best yet.  A picture says a thousand words so here is a short book:

Joiners that bleed cities and towns into Wilderness
Joiners that bleed cities and towns into Wilderness
Elegant and Expressive Cities with Many Tiers and Lots of Detail
Elegant and Expressive Cities with Many Tiers and Lots of Detail
Wide open  public spaces, narrow private alleys and egresses, sewer grates and stairwells.
Wide open public spaces, narrow private alleys and egresses, sewer grates and stairwells.
Markets with individual character brimming with colourful varied trade goods
Markets with individual character brimming with colourful varied trade goods
Beautiful dynamic lighting and design with Large Building Interiors and Street Exteriors
Beautiful dynamic lighting and design with Large Building Interiors and Street Exteriors
Atmospheric Structures with Everything you Need - Floor 1 of 2.
Atmospheric Structures with Everything you Need - Floor 1 of 2.
Visit Cities/Towns by Day or Night
Visit Cities/Towns by Day or Night
EDIT: Added Feb 16th: Daytime features activities such as trade and having a meal on the steps, while Nighttime has these packed away.
EDIT: Added Feb 16th: Daytime features activities such as trade and having a meal on the steps, while Nighttime has these packed away.
Street featuring multi-tier level housing with stairs, garden w/ladder and roof repairs, well/buckets
Street featuring multi-tier level housing with stairs, garden w/ladder and roof repairs, well/buckets

 Added 22nd Feb - this meander is 'open' on all sides allowing easy joins from all other meanders as well as street sections. 

Note the translucent middle of the upper level of the building allowing you to have a solid building but also use the street space below - necessary for tactical clarity
Note the translucent middle of the upper level of the building allowing you to have a solid building but also use the street space below - necessary for tactical clarity
Vibrant underground systems to compliment the above ground.
Vibrant underground systems to compliment the above ground.

Over-Funding will allow me to spend time on making some serious new additions to the franchise - so spread the word and lets try and smash these goals.

PLEDGE $50 AUD or more to be eligible for these Stretch Goals:

Bathhouse $8K

The Bath-house is where both the rich and the poor come to bathe, steam, lie in mud, and relax as well as scheme, plot, sleaze and schmooze. A central focal point of the city with areas for both. Likely to be pillared and almost certainly feature a rich assortment of mosaic tiles, ferns, statues and huge and large pools, fountain, change rooms, VIP area, storage, gratings (for underfloor sneaking) and probably romanesque - I will be doing research into ancient bath-houses to pick up more information on potential designs.

Palace $9K

Featuring a guarded front gate and multiple access points beside that including vines into windows, garden well access or sewers, this richly gilded, heavily curtained, ornately furnished palace will feature a throne room to seek audience, chambers, war-room, treasury and assorted staff rooms such as kitchen, sleeping quarters etc. Not entirely sure what I have in mind as of yet but definitely want to do a palace to give the city a ruling power and visual domain.

Bazaar $10K

This one will be an interesting and diverse challenge - I am picturing rows of tents, merchants, tables filled with assorted items, but also sideshows such as archery, apple bobbing, knife throwing, brawling pit, maypole, fortune teller + caravans opened with more goods, spices, carpets etc and a make-shift theatre and stage for musicians.

I am certainly open to suggestions from backers on these, so please feel free!

Also just to be clear - the City will not only feature houses, streets, inns etc it will feature at least 5 dozen shops of all kinds from stables, blacksmith, baker, butcher and many more - marked on the exterior maps with signs or suggestive assets, ie an anvil out the front of the smithy, or horses near the stable - but will feature full interiors for all the shops in the Interiors versions of the maps. This will be a very comprehensive set.

Here are some suggestions for making Meanders work for you: 

  •  HOME PRINTING: Although the standard maps are 27x18" these maps can be printed out easily using the free program PosteRazor which cuts the large maps into optimal PDF slices either as US Letter or A4 paper sizes so you use the minimum number of pages (approx 7 per map) suited to your printer. Simply tape the sections together making it quick, easy and inexpensive. Choose the 1" gridded (L#), hex-gridded (HX) or non-gridded (L) large hi-res formats for optimal printing. 
  •   VTT: You can use the medium/smaller versions of each map [Marked with an 'M' or 'S' in their filename] for Digital Usage VTT in programs like Fantasy Grounds or Roll20. The smaller files are gridless, give you the detail you need but are sized to suit 100px or 50px and help prevent excess load times. ['S' are recommended for Fantasy Grounds'] 
  • Maps will eventually be ported into FG module map packs but this option is not offered in this campaign.
  •   PROFESSIONAL PRINTING: There are lots of places to now upload Meanders to such places as The Game Crafter to or PrintNinja produce thicker custom boards (Approx $20-25 USD a board) or to take the designs to your local printers such as Kinko's, Officeworks, Staples etc and have them printed as laminated designs that you can wipe off. The Game Crafter also offers folding laminated boards which I use alot. 
  •   VINYL: Another alternative is to source a company that makes mouse-pads or game mats and have these printed on vinyl. The High-Resolution retains quality imaging. You don't need a lot of them to enable lots of variable terrain you can re-arrange as needed.

 Part of the Dock & Warehouse set.

RETURN BACKERS / VIP:

Return Backers are backers who have pledged in a previous successful campaign (Meanders or Any of my Campaigns) and to whom I am very grateful for their support and place in my VIP system which gives them extra rewards. VIP's will get a new World Meanders Map Section and a special Arena of Death Pit Pack with an ICE and a SWAMP Arena Map inc. an arena token pack, regardless of whether it is unlocked - meaning you could end up with THREE Arenas.

If you are a Return Backer you only need to spend $25 to get this bonus. (Note: There is no Return backer pledge -  I have a list of return backers - if you are on it you'll get a confirmation after the campaign ends and the pack will be added to your rewards).

To become a VIP - simply back this Meanders campaign and the next time I run one, if you back that, you'll be eligible for similar bonuses. It doesn't need to be consecutive backing either.

 Section 2 of the deep sewers

Why back Me? This will be my 25th Kickstarter - with all previously successful ones being 100% delivered to promise and ahead of the scheduled time-frame. If you haven't backed me before here are some reasons why you might consider backing me and what I do:     

  •  LOW/NO RISK: If funded this will be my 15th successful Kickstarter. I am extremely hard-working and specialize in completing huge digital map/tile projects and have previously delivered all succcessul projects to promise with no issues and 100% backer satisfaction - you can check the Risks section for a breakdown of previous campaigns.
  •  VERSATILITY: Meanders Digital Maps are supplied as high-res 300dpi JPG files in FIVE formats per map. Due to VTT restrictions, these smaller maps prevent lag and still allow stylish backdrops for your game. The larger images allow you to create your own additional formats as needed. This diverse range allows you to use Meanders in virtually any way needed. 
  •  INTERCHANGEABLE: All Meanders use a repeating entry point that makes them compatible with themselves or any other Meander so you can mix and match designs to create thousands of versatile terrain layouts and customize virtually any set-up you need. You can even join them together and make the cuts where you like to get new layouts. 
  •  RANGE: There are currently 550+ Meanders in the wild. By 2020 I aim to have over 1000 Digital Maps in the Meanders Range that will cover virtually every type of room, setting or requirement for nearly any RPG and put a staggering amount of beautiful art at your fingertips. Your support will help continue new themes and expansions. 
  •  COMPLETION: I have already completed and/or drafted half of the core designs.
  •  CUSTOM CREATIVITY: The option to purchase assets independently from the maps with blank map sets opens up the ability to modify and customize furnishings and maps to suit. 
  •  SAVINGS: Meanders retail at $1 USD per map. By backing my Kickstarter you pledge in AUD and gain a very generous saving  paying less than $1 a map and don't have to wait for maps to be processed and made available from my website to the general public which can take months or even longer. 
  •  UNIQUENESS: I attempt all kinds of generic but also new and difficult depictions that feature regularly in RPG but for which there are no or few current representations - as a gamer, writer, artist, cartographer and more I combine my knowledge to produce maps that are functional not just beautiful. 
  •  DILIGENCE: This is not my first campaign - nor my first campaign making a huge amount of maps - with at least 6 of those behind me, I know what it takes, how long it takes and I strive to deliver an excellent end product on or before time that keeps my backers coming back for more. 
  •  EVOLUTION: Every campaign that funds allows me to continue expanding the range of maps and improving my skills to make them better and more diverse. By continually returning to visit past projects, finding ways to improve, evolve and make them even cooler and add more and more variants - you are helping me to create a universe of maps that I would like to eventually be available in every theme imaginable. Post-Apoc, Zombie, Steampunk, Superhero, Modern and more are in the pipeline. 
  •  SOLUTION: Meanders solve problems: they allow a DM to quickly and instantly cover a table with endless layouts in designs that are available nowhere else, both inexpensively and exhaustively. The formats have been re-designed and tweaked over their lifespan to provide the ultimate convenience and excellence for your RPG and still provide a huge level of customization without lengthy set-up times.
  •  INTERACTIVITY: I listen to and act on backers requests, suggestions and advice to create what you want - how you want. Through the agency and support of many of my backers, Meanders have been refined and reformed both functionally and aesthetically. Many Meander designs are taken from suggestions by backers and I warmly welcome yours too. 
  •  ASSURED DELIVERY: Based on my rate of work and previous experience I am estimating full delivery of all digital rewards by or before June 2019. I work very hard to complete my art before the stated deadline and get art out to backers as soon as I can - without compromising quality. To date I've not failed to deliver before or on a deadline. 
  •  TRANSPARENCY: You'll always know where I am up to with the project with regular updates and rapid comprehensive communication/replies to any issues that may arise or questions you may have. I strive to keep my backers very well informed of the good (or the bad) and even provide post-campaign support and convenience by installing a campaign graphic that shows which stage of the process I am up to at a visual glimpse, give estimated times for processes, and provide multiple ways to contact me privately or publicly at any time. 
  •  EXCELLENCE: If something isn't right, if something goes wrong, I do my absolute best to fix it quickly and definitively once I spot it or it is brought to my attention during or after my campaigns. I want my backers to have the best tools for their RPG and continually look for ways to improve my products and service. 
  •  EXTRAS: I like to take care of those who take care of me and usually offer additional bits and pieces, spare maps and VIP rewards in my campaigns as once I start creating it becomes a frenzy.
  •  TRANSFERENCE: Funds raised not only ensure new meanders, they also get sectioned off into other projects: as a result of the backing I have gotten so far I have made numerous upgrades to my computer and website, bought time to improve my skills, inc exploring other concepts to introduce to the RPG Market and extra funding makes exploring these possible.
  •  REALIZATION: As you can see I am committed to continuing the Meanders Range so my users have new and exciting maps on a semi-regular basis. I am also now writing and illustrating my own full modules for 5e D&D after securing a deal with Smiteworks Fantasy Grounds to release a set of official one-shots and a campaign set in my original RPG world of Geas.  It uses Meanders, New and Existing, and ensures users can easily add new areas, encounters and adventures of their own using my growing range which is all backwards compatible with one another. Getting to this point wouldn't have been possible without all of the support I have gotten for my art so thank you all very much!
  •  ESCALATION: If this campaign reaches its full potential it will unlock over 220 New Maps for the Meanders Range bringing the total to over 800 possible variations and millions of combinations.
  •  VTT FUNCTION: All of these will eventually be ported into Fantasy Grounds compatible modules for my FG users.
  •  COLLABORATION: Help me spread the word that the biggest baddest series of Meanders is on Kickstarter and help us smash those stretch goals...
  •  RELIABILITY: I always deliver the goods to promise and my record reflects that.
  •  COMPLETIONISM: I've stuck with Meanders for more than 3 years now, bringing hundreds of exciting new maps to my backers time after time - this campaign will bring the total close to 800, but I will not stop until my campaigns cease to fund - or I reach One Thousand Meander Maps making this the world largest module map system for RPG. You can be sure that if I haven't made it yet - I will make it soon. There are many more campaigns coming up including Zombie, Post-Apoc, Modern, Superhero, Jurassic, and more...
  •  CELEBRATION: If we make this campaign a reality it will almost certainly take us to the brink of a world-record for the most modular-maps ever created for RPG. Click here to view my website page and other projects including the currently available 550+ Maps that these will work with: https://gametilewarehouse.wixsite.com/rpgtilesupply
  •  CONTINUATION: I am dedicated to expanding these maps indefinitely, even with 1000 maps I will have only scratched the surface of what is possible, already I am dreaming of volcanoes, wasteland, elemental planes, outlands, swamp and expansions to existing map sets... thanks, to You!

DELIVERY

Full Delivery or Map Packs are slated for 1 June-July 2019 -  or August if all Stretch-Goals are unlocked.

The Campaign will run for three weeks, then, if it funds, it takes 18 days for funds to arrive in my bank  from Kickstarter - the day after which - any and all completed rewards will be sent out to backers. I work during my campaigns and have Never delivered one late .

Thank you very much for visiting this campaign page and viewing its content. If you have any questions relating to the campaign, the maps, assets etc. I am always on standby to answer them or never far away. Just msg me publicly or privately. Thank you :)  

Kind Regards,  

Kris McDermott

Risks and challenges

This is now familiar territory with little to no risk and I will be working right throughout the campaign and after it to finish any remainder as efficiently as possible.

This will be my eleventh successful digital campaign if it funds and I have worked out an efficient delivery system/method based on previous digital supply projects.

Created Art is backed up on Google Drive immediately after it is finalized as well as on two other hard-drives so it cannot suffer loss. Short of personal injury nothing in my power will prevent this kickstarter from being completed on time.

I have funded and delivered to promise a dozen giant digital kickstarters in my career and ahead of time as a creator with no issues - Everything will be ready to be delivered in full by June/July 2019 - and - any completed art will be sent to backers the day after funds clear. I am a professional, dedicated to delivering on time and to promise and this campaign will be no exception. I am always on stand-by to answer any questions you may have and an active supporter in the Kickstarter community. Check my message replies to see comprehensive follow-up and support since I began using Kickstarter two years ago and you can also view my previous project listings statuses below.

Kind Regards,
Kris McDermott

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