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Enhance your game table with gorgeous, miniatures-scale maps of natural and otherworldly environments, in full-color print and PDF!
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The forbidden, forgotten, and forlorn places of the world await...

...and the Forsaken Lands maps are your guide!

Back in 2009, I introduced a new map series to bring high-quality natural encounter locations, richly detailed and ripe for adventure, to the gaming table. Forsaken Lands (Swamp Caves and Desert Sanctum) became a big success for me and quickly sold out; it remains out of print. Forsaken Lands II followed with the help of backers here on Kickstarter, adding Badlands and a Deep Caverns map that connects to the original. With this new Kickstarter campaign, I want to publish two new double-sided posters, reprint the older ones, and offer them all up as a new, expanded, Deluxe Set with additional content!

Forsaken Lands III will present the Mountain Tombs and Sunken Ruins:

Mountain Tombs
Mountain Tombs
Sunken Ruins
Sunken Ruins

All of the artwork is finished and ready to print; we just need the funding to make it happen:

If we can raise $4000 to fund the print run, cover cards, packaging, shipping, and related expenses, Forsaken Lands III will go into production immediately and debut at Gen Con in Indianapolis on July 28! (Backers at the convention will be able to pick up their copies in person.) At $8000, Forsaken Lands IV is ready to join it. (See the stretch goals, below.) 

In the meantime, I'll be hard at work to prepare even more bonus content to be unlocked as we go: new terrain card sets and additional posters are sketched up and waiting to be finished!

WHAT CAN YOU GET?

The Double-Sided Posters:

The printed posters are 22x34 inches in size, full-color, and include at least one bonus terrain card designed to be placed on the map to change its features during gameplay. Each map has a subtle 1-inch grid illustrated into the floor motif, and fine colored lines for games that need to distinguish different types of terrain. (The downloadable PDF files will also include versions without those colored terrain lines.) All of the newly-printed posters will be available to backers in two ways: Folded in a clear plastic resealable envelope, or rolled in a tube. You can choose when filling out your reward survey.

Exclusive Vinyl Map Prints:

As a special Kickstarter-exclusive reward, backers can pledge $55 to receive any Maps of Mastery poster map image as a 22x34-inch premium, single-sided, full-color, durable vinyl print, rolled in a tube for shipping. In your survey at the end of the funding drive, you can choose from any of the new maps created for this project, or any of my existing Maps of Mastery poster map images--even maps from the out-of-print posters!

(Note: This special offer does not include maps I've created for other publishers over the years. I only own the copyright to my self-published maps.)

The Forsaken Lands DUNGEON ODYSSEY:

This 170-inch wide, 22-inch tall, single-sided Map Banner printed on premium vinyl merges five of the Forsaken Lands maps into one continuous, epic dungeon delve that takes adventurers from the snow-covered peaks, through the heart of a mountain, and out into a mysterious vale! Perfect for big event games where you can cover multiple tables, or ongoing campaigns where you unroll a section at a time as the heroes explore...

PRIMARY GOAL

At $4000 - Forsaken Lands III - ACHIEVED!
 • If we reach the starting goal, the Forsaken Lands III poster will be printed and available through various backer rewards as a rolled or folded poster print, and as a set of downloadable PDF image files!

STRETCH GOALS

At $8000 - Forsaken Lands IV - ACHIEVED!
• If we reach this level of funding, the fourth Forsaken Lands poster will be printed and backers can choose it as one of their rewards. It will also join the PDF rewards.

The front features the chilling Glacial Rift, while the back offers a serene Forest Glade:

Glacial Rift
Glacial Rift
Forest Glade
Forest Glade

At $9,000 - Free Bonus Terrain Cards - ACHIEVED!
• At this level, all backers will receive four double-sided terrain cards depicting interior sections of a reconfigurable "Dimensional Timeship"--a vessel that travels through all of time and space using a blend of ancient knowledge and remarkable technology.
• Backers who receive PDF rewards will get these new map tiles as downloadable PDF images, and backers who also receive printed rewards will receive printed copies as well!
•I'm still finishing up the artwork, so the the completed tiles may differ from this sample:

Dimensional Timeship Tiles (Work in Progress)
Dimensional Timeship Tiles (Work in Progress)

At $10,000 - Forsaken Lands I and II Reprint - ACHIEVED!
• At this level, a limited number of the first two Forsaken Lands posters will be reprinted and backers will be able to choose each of them as a map reward. New reward tiers will be added to select 3 or 4 posters at a time. They will also join the PDF rewards for this project.

Forsaken Lands:

Swamp Caves
Swamp Caves
Desert Sanctum
Desert Sanctum

 Forsaken Lands II:

Badlands
Badlands
Deep Caverns
Deep Caverns

ALSO At $10,000 - The Forsaken Lands Deluxe Set - ACHIEVED!
• Now that they're back in print through this stretch goal, all four Forsaken Lands posters will also become available in the form of a special deluxe boxed collection that combines the contents of each individual poster with a set of 8x12" double-sided map tiles which alter and expand the Forsaken Lands maps!
• Anyone getting all four Forsaken Lands posters as pledge rewards will automatically have their reward upgraded to this Deluxe Set at no extra cost!

At $11,000 - More Free Bonus Terrain Cards - ACHIEVED
• At this level, all backers will receive EIGHT double-sided terrain cards depicting the "Dimensional Timeship"--a spacefaring vessel with the ability to fly through all of time and space.
• Backers who receive PDF rewards will get these new map tiles as downloadable PDF images, and backers who also receive printed rewards will receive printed copies as well!

At $12,000 - Mass Transit II Reprint & The Mass Transit Deluxe Set - ACHIEVED!• At this level, limited quantities of the long-out-of-print sci-fi poster "Mass Transit II" will be reprinted and backers will be able to choose it as a map reward.
•Additionally, this will unlock a Mass Transit Deluxe Set that combines the contents of all four Mass Transit posters in a boxed collection, similar to the other Deluxe Sets.

Cargo Docks
Cargo Docks
Offworld Transport Facility
Offworld Transport Facility

At $13,000 - Still More Free Bonus Terrain Cards - ACHIEVED!
• At this level, all backers will receive TWELVE double-sided terrain cards depicting the "Dimensional Timeship," AND those cards will be packaged as a complete new Maps of Mastery Terrain Card set with proper cover cards and an additional double-tile control chamber printed inside those covers.
• Backers who receive PDF rewards will get these new map tiles as downloadable PDF images, while backers who receive printed rewards will receive printed copies as well!

Dimensional Timeship Tiles
Dimensional Timeship Tiles

$14,000 - Mass Transit IV SPECIAL EDITION Poster - ACHIEVED!
• At this level, a very special, limited edition variant of the Mass Transit IV poster will be printed, and backers can choose it as one of their rewards. It will also join the PDF rewards.
• This poster shows the Nova Eclipse starship with a Passenger module equipped instead of the original cargo module.
• Only 500 are scheduled to be printed. This poster will not be available in retail stores, but if we have any left after backers select their rewards, the remainder might be available for a limited time at conventions or through my website.

ADD-ONS:

If you would like to receive any of the additional rewards listed below on top of your current pledge reward of $5 or more, simply choose an existing pledge level and increase your pledge by the amount shown below, while keeping the same pledge reward selected. At the end of the funding period, your reward survey will allow you to specify which additional item(s) you have chosen to add to your reward.

• Deluxe Set Wraparound Cards ~9x13" (Two printed double-sided cards featuring the cover of a Deluxe Set and three new map panels that can be placed on the poster maps to adjust the terrain. You may choose between Forsaken Lands, Mass Transit, or last year's Distant Outposts: Add $4
NOTE #1: This add-on only gets you the bonus terrain cards from the set, not the full Deluxe Set. It is intended for those who already have some of the posters, and just want to get the extra terrain cards from the set covers.)
NOTE #2:If your printed reward already includes all four posters from one of these three sets, your reward will *automatically* be upgraded to that Deluxe Set and you do not need to purchase this add-on to get the extra content.

• ADDITIONAL MAPS OF MASTERY POSTERS 22x34" (New posters from this project, or any individual poster currently in print in my map store. You can also use this option to add terrain card sets. Visit www.mapsofmastery.com to browse my older work.): Add $12

• VINYL MAP PRINT 22x34" (Single-sided map print on vinyl. You may choose from any of the new poster maps from this project, any map that this project has reprinted, or any previous Maps of Mastery poster image in my map store. See www.mapsofmastery.com/store.html for a list of previous posters.): Add $55

• Forsaken Lands DUNGEON ODYSSEY 22x170" (Massive vinyl printed map banner, merges five of the Forsaken Lands maps into one continuous, epic dungeon delve.): Add $155

• PDF PACK 1 - COMPLETE POSTER MAP LIBRARY (Includes all of the maps from this project and all previous Maps of Mastery poster images, as downloadable PDF files): Add $30

• PDF PACK 2 - COMPLETE TERRAIN CARD LIBRARY (Includes all existing Maps of Mastery terrain card set images, as downloadable PDF files): Add $20

• The 2015 MAPS OF MASTERY OMNIBUS - COMPLETE PDF ARCHIVE (Includes everything in PDF Packs 1 and 2--in short, every map published by Christopher West's Maps of Mastery through August 2015, in one massive downloadable collection of PDF image files!): Add $50

You may choose more than one add-on. Just add the total amount for your combined selections to your current pledge level.

International backers: If you attach a printed add-on to a pledge level that doesn't already involve shipping, please include an additional $10 to help offset the shipping costs.

Risks and challenges

After the project is funded, only a few hurdles will remain to be overcome:

1) The posters will be produced by a printing company that I have used before with great results, and the artwork for these posters is already complete. Still, it's possible that printing setbacks outside of my control could slow down production and cause a delay. We're also seeking the very best print quality possible, and I won't settle for anything less. If delays happens, I will keep backers informed and work closely with the printer to fix things.

2) If this project exceeds all expectations and unlocks a lot of stretch goals, that extra work and the extra print quantities and additional shipping labor could also generate delays. Fulfillment might need to be handled in waves as the printer delivers a larger number of these maps over a greater period of time. That would slow delivery for some backers, but shouldn't delay the start of the process.

3) Any time postal services are involved, delivery delays or missing shipments are possible, too...especially with international shipping. I have a lot of experience shipping poster maps, though, and will remedy any problems as quickly as possible.

4) Finally, It should be noted that while the artwork for the new Forsaken Lands maps is already complete, I'll be working on more maps for Stretch Goals throughout the funding drive. While unlikely, technical setbacks could interfere. If they do, I'll adjust plans accordingly and keep everyone up to date.

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    THE UPDATED 2015 PDF OMNIBUS! Every map ever published by Christopher West's Maps of Mastery, old and new, in one downloadable archive of PDF image files! Includes hundreds of terrain cards and dozens of poster map images--many available nowhere else--and all at print-quality resolution.

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