by Justin Andrew Mason
Even after clearing my cache and using different browsers I keep getting a error when trying to login to the bigbookofmaps.com. It consistently tells me "Your login session has expired".
@Adam Stevens: I sent you a message with details on how to resolve the issue you are experiencing. If you still run into issues logging in, please feel free to send me a message and we'll get it sorted out. Thanks!
Damn - you are cranking these out!! They look great and I can't wait to use them!
@Todd Beaubien: Thanks! I'm glad you are enjoying them. :) My goal in June is to release as many (or more) as I did in May, so keep an eye out for more cartography headed your way!
By backer request, I have added an additional Month End Summary download ZIP which contains all of the Lower Resolution versions of the maps. The option to download this ZIP has been added to the summary download section on the DDT which can be found at the very top of the “My Account” page.
Since the lower resolution maps were not included in last month’s summary download either, this month’s low resolution summary download includes all 35 maps released to date. Thanks!
downloading now... and while looking them over, I wondered:
1) will map #5 ever get expanded to include the interiors of the village?
2) will map #19 ever get expanded to include the tops of the castle walls?
3) will map #26 ever get expanded to include the rooftops?
(common pattern here: you see to give the rooftops or the interiors, but not both -- it'd be nice to get both)
@John "johnkzin" Rudd: Thanks for your feedback on the maps.
1) There will be an entire set of “inside building” maps with the “Taverns & Storefronts” mini-maps collection that is included in this project. Those maps will likely start rolling out once I complete all the custom backer maps. Since these maps will represent various generic buildings (shops, inns, taverns, etc.) you will be able to utilize any of them to represent the interior of any building shown on one of the cityscape maps.
2 & 3) Likely not. I pondered the best way to handle this, and decided that the best approach is to try to keep each map as a theme unto itself to provide the most flexibility and value for everyone. An additional map to represent the top level of the castle walls, for instance, would require an entire additional map. Honestly, if we’re using up a map slot for the project I’d much prefer to give folks an entirely new map to utilize. In addition to that (for use in game play) the same map could be utilized with the central section blocked off to represent to the top of the castle walls.
However, I haven’t completely negated the concept of multi-level maps. If you check out Map #39 (Navigating the Water Tunnels), it’s actually a top level and a lower level with a whirlpool leading from one layer to the next. Another example of a multi-level map is the one preceding it; #38 (The Labyrinth of Portals). It has eight completely separate levels, and those utilizing the map can decide which portal leads to which locale.
Just a heads up this Saturday morning (July 1): Sorry about the delay in getting the Month End Summary (#3) out this go round. I have been trying to get everything live for you all for the past day. We did *so much* in June that the summary downloads are huge. I made two attempts to upload the high resolution ZIP (3.6 GB), and both times [after many hours of uploading] failed due to my local ISP. I have decided to break that download up into three different ZIP files to prevent this, and have started uploading those three files now individually so the process can complete. Since I intend for July to be as productive (if not more so) I will be repeating this (multi-file download) process moving forward. Here in southern Kentucky we don’t have the most reliable internet access and the speeds are relatively abhorrent. Normally I don’t complain and I can work around this issue, but a nearly-4GB upload was apparently just more than the ISP could stomach. Anyway, those files are uploading now, and the summary update post will be rolling out this afternoon or evening. Thanks for your patience!