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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 7:31 PM UTC +00:00.

£8,852
pledged of £1,300pledged of £1,300 goal
541
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 7:31 PM UTC +00:00.

About

******************************************************************************** UPDATE 23rd August 2019: As the campaign is doing so well, we are adding a bonus 11th card to the set (That'll be 11 cards for Cartographer pledges, and 2 copies of the 11 card set for Double Cartographer pledges, and 3 copies of the 11 card set for Triple Cartographer pledges). Yay!! 

If we hit £10,000 in funding, we will be adding a bonus 12th card to the set too! Nothing says it better than a visual...

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Thank you for looking at our Kickstarter.

I'm Glynn Seal, 2019 ENnie-nominated and 2018 Gold ENnie Award-winning cartographer for The Midderlands setting for old school games. I've previously run three successful Kickstarter campaigns, and this will be the fourth.

This one is slightly different as we are not creating a specific book/setting content like the last campaigns. It is intended to be a great utility, simple-to-produce and easy-to-fulfill for a reason... Matt!

Matt is my partner's son. He's doing business studies, economics and maths A-levels at sixth form. We thought it would be a fantastic experience for him to be involved in a MonkeyBlood crowdfunding project, and he is really keen to learn how all this works, so... this is THAT project.

Matt has played a few RPGs with me so he knows what's involved, and is also a collaborator on this project and can answer any queries and provide updates - under my guidance.

I am taking full responsibility for the project as he is still under 18, and I have been showing Matt how everything works from setting up this page, creating the content, working out costs, and will be showing him how to get stuff printed, handle the fulfillment, etc. It's going to be a great experience for him. He will also get to experience the roller-coaster that is a Kickstarter campaign :) Your support is welcomed, invaluable, and very much appreciated.

From L to R : Glynn and Matt
From L to R : Glynn and Matt

So, we are creating a set of ten, double-sided A5 (5.85" wide x 8.27" high) map cards to be used as player handouts for quick village and town layouts for Game Masters.

Card Map Set
Card Map Set

If this does well, I see no reason why we can't do this for more towns and villages, or even dungeons, and encounter maps... the sky is the limit.

The Physical Cards

The cards will be double-sided in a handy A5 size (210mm high x 148mm wide OR 8.27" high x 5.83" wide) from 350gsm uncoated card stock (giving a mice matt finish, suitable for ink and pencil marking). Each side will be professionally digitally printed with an inked village or town on a parchment background. They will all have a basic grid, but NO name, scale, compass, legends, or labels allowing Game Masters to use them as they need for their campaigns.

The map shown is the same size and design (intended as a size sample). Whilst this map is not included in the card set, it will go out as the reverse of a thank you card
The map shown is the same size and design (intended as a size sample). Whilst this map is not included in the card set, it will go out as the reverse of a thank you card

In summary, the card set will contain 10 cards with maps to front and rear - that's 20 towns/villages.

The Full Set (maps to rear of cards too)
The Full Set (maps to rear of cards too)
Sample Images of Maps
Sample Images of Maps
More Sample Images of Maps
More Sample Images of Maps
Even More Sample Images of Maps
Even More Sample Images of Maps

Many of the maps used for the cards are already found in our previous products, especially The Midderlands, so this card set is therefore a great resource for your The Midderlands setting games...

The Digital Version

All backers will also get access to a PDF version (greyscale for easy printing, with black-filled, and non-filled buildings). This will allow a Game Master to print the maps off at larger sizes if they want, and label them up with GM notes as they need for their game uses. These will be distributed via DriveThru RPG.

Digital file fulfilled by DriveThruRPG
Digital file fulfilled by DriveThruRPG
Digital PDF maps (filled building style)
Digital PDF maps (filled building style)
Digital PDF maps (unfilled building style)
Digital PDF maps (unfilled building style)

Stretch Goals

We don't intend to have any stretch goals for this project at this time. We are keeping it nice and simple. That might change as the campaign develops and if Matt and I decide we are comfortable to add one.

Shipping

The physical rewards will be posted via Royal Mail 1st Class (within UK) or Royal Mail  International Standard post (everywhere else) at the prevailing 'Large Letter' rates below (envelope will be too heavy for standard 'Letter' size rates):

  • UK : Cartographer or Double Cartographer or Triple Cartographer = £2.00
  • EU : Cartographer = £4.00, Double Cartographer/Triple Cartographer  = £5.00
  • Rest of World : Cartographer = £5.00, Double Cartographer/Triple Cartographer  = £8.00

Please select your final destination country when pledging.

Delivery

The art is done, and we have them laid out and printer-ready. All we need are funds for printing and packaging material. Distribution should be approx. 4 weeks from KS funds.

Risks and challenges

This is the lowest risk Kickstarter campaign we have undertaken. It has a relatively low funding goal, and the artwork and file preparation is complete, so we should be able to order everything as soon as funds are available from Kickstarter.

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