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47 Ancient Scrolls, Maps, and Handouts to Spice up Your Game Night


As the faint candle-light flickers about the walls of the underground chamber, your eyes are drawn to an old piece of parchment lying on a table in the corner of the room. A century of dust and debris covers the parchment, but you can just make out the outlines of – something – drawn or written upon it. What do your characters do?


Perhaps more importantly, what do you, as the DM/GM do? You can either tell your players what’s on the parchment, or you can show them. With 47 Ancient Scrolls, Maps, and Handouts, we’ve done most of the work for you. Within these pages, you will find a literal treasure-trove of RPG handouts containing many parchment templates - some are blank, while others are bear wax seals, are torn and weathered, water or blood-stained, or decorated with unique borders or runic symbols. Additionally, this product contains several maps you can use in your games!

All maps, scrolls, and handouts are enclosed as attachments to the .pdf.

We hope you enjoy!

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THOMAS M August 26, 2018 12:18 pm UTC
What is the license on this? I bought this, but need to know if I can use the parchment backgrounds in commercial works like an adventure. Thank you!
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Isaac M May 20, 2015 11:11 pm UTC
How does one access the attached images? When I open the downloaded PDF it only shows me 2 pages of introductory text. Is there some sort of separate file? (I'm working using Preview on a Macbook, if that has anything to do with it).
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Ronald J May 20, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
Hey Isaac M,

They are enclosed as attachments to the .pdf file; simply look for the little paper clip on the left-hand side and you should be good. Let me know if you have any issues.


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Isaac M May 21, 2015 12:55 am UTC
I was able to extract them with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

A note that might be worth making is that Acrobat is the only PDF viewing program that can interact with attachments, so anyone using Preview (like I was) won't be able to access the attachments until they use Acrobat.
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Lisa W February 27, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Could you reupload this product so those of us without adobe acrobat can use it?
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Ronald J February 27, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Lisa W. I will certainly do that, as long as you are patient with me - I am currently deployed overseas and don't have access to all of my source files, so this will take me a day or two to upload this product into another format for you.
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Ronald J February 27, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Actually, scratch that, I managed to include a word format version from OneDrive into the product itself; if you have already purchased it, you should be able to go in and download that as well. If you have any difficulties, please let me know.
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Lisa W February 27, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
It worked perfectly. Thank you so much. - Lisa
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Nathan T April 24, 2015 11:02 am UTC
Since the site won't let me leave a second review without deleting the original, I'll add this here: the revised version of this document is excellent, and I expect to get some significant mileage out of it. The new version has all the images attached within the PDF, ready to extract and use as handout backgrounds. They're the same superb quality but now full-size and with no extra work needed to make them usable.

Major kudos to Blackstone for releasing the revised document & keeping it the same cost - it'd be cheap at twice the price. Great for any GM who likes to increase immersion for their players by giving them evocative handouts!
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Ronald J April 24, 2015 1:10 pm UTC
We're always trying to improve upon the look and feel of our products - that being said, we love feedback like your original review as it helps us to tweak, improve, and generally focus our efforts on what our fans want. Thank you, Nathan T for both your critiques and your compliments!
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Andy B April 22, 2015 6:33 pm UTC
Can I ask... why 47? Why not 53 or 39? 47 seems to be a theme... must be something Im missing.
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Ronald J April 22, 2015 6:45 pm UTC
Hey andrew B! To answer your question, we chose 47 because no one else making similar lists of tips, tricks, plots or items chose it before us; because sometimes, you go with what the dice tell you, and because there may or may not be 45 other reasons we picked that number, rather than 100 or 53. And frankly, we're insulted by the insinuation we'd ever use such a terrible number as 53!! For shame... :)
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Andy B April 23, 2015 3:21 am UTC
I have one of your products. 47 Key Concepts for Inventing a Fantasy Race or Culture. A very solid product. I was researching your line and kept seeing the 47s... kept asking myself why? Is there some wierd formula you roll to get a random number generated from 1 to 47? Cant be. 47 is prime. Kept wondering. Thanks for the answer.

The number 53 is for losers anyway. Unless you follow it with the words "million dollars".
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Jeffrey K November 23, 2015 7:17 pm UTC
Andrew, do you know the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything? (Any gamer should.) Well, this is five better than that!
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