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Urban Designs: New Glory Naval Base
by Dave G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/16/2014 14:45:18
Wow... what a *fantastic* map!

This one is huge, and covers a wide variety of buildings - don't be put off by the fact that it's a naval base, it's got a hospital, cinema, gym, nightclub, barber shop, laundry, dental clinic, classrooms, warehouses, various shops and diners, workshops, offices and even a chapel !

It's an entire community.

Each building is mapped separately, and highly detailed - even down to where the power supply comes into the building, along with NPC's you'd expect to see and workers shift patterns for each building.

This one product gives you a large selection of ready made buildings to drop into any modern/post-apocalyptic game, and comes with plenty of hints at possible scenarios to link everything together.

Worth getting if you need maps of buildings, even if you don't need a full naval base.

NOTE - the key on the overview map is reversed ! If you read it as 'A' as the rightmost column and 'o' as the left, then each building description has a grid ref to locate its silhouette, however the reverse is not true - there is no easy way to look at the map and work out 'what is this building?'

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Green Gables Inn 25mm Battle Plans
by Alan W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/15/2014 17:53:29
Simple, low ink usage map for any rpg that needs a tavern or inn. Price cannot be beat!

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Golden Grain Inn 25mm Battle Plans
by Alan W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/15/2014 17:52:36
Simple, low ink usage map for any rpg that needs a tavern or inn. Price cannot be beat!

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Urban Designs: New Glory Naval Base
by Kurt L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/18/2013 17:00:48
Like the other reviews say, this is incredibly detailed. If you need a military base for your campaign, this will fill the need. My only complaint is that the building locations are not cross referenced with the map. There is no easy way to go from the map to the description of a particular building without searching through them all.

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Urban Designs: Black Knight Casino
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/05/2013 08:52:38
Absolutely fantastic map, the detail and coverage is incredible.
From Slot machines to Hotel rooms, parking levels through to helicopter pad, and all the 'staff only' areas you'd expect.
With the variety in this one building - casino floor, restaurants, cinema, conference center, bowling alley, vault, shops, hotel rooms, there's even a crazy golf course and swimming pool! It's got everything you'd ever need.
It's certainly going to be a common destination in most Modern/Cyberpunk games I run now.

The only thing that is missing is a VTT image to use, and an ability to selectively print out room numbers/furniture separately from floor plans (as available as layers on other products).

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Vaugrox Castle 25mm Battle Plans
by Skully C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/08/2012 20:24:33
A very nice product.

I was looking for a ready made battle map of a keep of castle and this one one works out very nicely.

Pros

1. Black and white only. Many would claim this is a disadvantage but at 113 pages this saves a lot of color toner. Also, the detail is much cleaner than if it would have been filled with color.
2. This is a full size castle ready to be printed and invaded! Great job Darkfuries!

Cons

1. Why is the PDF not named 'vaugrox.pdf'??? Are the designers still running 8-bit file system? Modern computer can handle very long file names why not use them.
2. Resolution is a bit blurry. I think they must have scaled a smaller image up to usable size.

So far it's been hit or miss with their products, but this one is worth the cost because it's a real time saver.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Castles and Keeps Floorplans
by Skully C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/08/2012 19:34:00
A very disappointing product.

I was looking for a large keep or castle that I could print out as a set of battle-maps and this product was not usable.

Cons

1. The scale is not in 1 inch squares. I have to manually scale each image.
2. Images are named with numbers not by the name of the keep. Really, how hard would it have been to use human readable names. Each keep has only a handful of images but put them all in the same directory and it becomes very time consuming to work with.
3. GIF format not PDF! Really? How hard would it have been to include both?
4. Not pre-broken into printable sizes! Yes I can do this manually but it takes time and the only reason I buy items like this is to save time not add to my work load.
5. A clumsy web interface is used to access the images. See comment #2 above.


Pros

1. They are very nicely drawn maps.

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[2 of 5 Stars!]
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Masterwork Maps: Chasbin Keep
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 19:13:04
Another fine Darkfuries product, this is well drawn, extensive floorplans, good descriptions.

It falls short, however, in not offering full-size maps of the entire structure in both a GM and a Player version. This hurts the product because it's such a large castle. It wouldn't hurt to also include a drawing from the outside, to 'set the mood'. It's annoying to only be able to print out half a map at a time.

Still, as usual, lots of bang-for-buck at $5. Recommended.

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Masterwork Maps: Temples and Shrines
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 19:10:00
Darkfuries hits a huge home-run with this one. Yes, it's $10, but YES, you get your money's worth! Richly drawn maps, 34 of them, from ornate and extensive to simple and clean. With descriptions of each room, and prominent NPCs, as well as the Dieties.

The only downside to this is that I'd really love to have a player's version of each map, a bare-bones map that has no detail, just walls and doors, no secret places shown. That would be nice, that would take a great product and move it to the next level.

But this is a great product. If you want a slew of temples, this will not disappoint.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Masterwork Maps: Strongholds & Sanctuaries
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 18:15:27
There are only 3 map settings in this book, however, the level of quality in the first two is extensive and well thought out, with a lot of detail and plenty of substance for to build a scenario around. That detail and intelligent design merits 5 stars.

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Mansions and Manors Floorplans
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 18:05:46
Good quality product, you get a nice selection of floor plans and the layouts suggest that some thought went into the placement of the rooms and the prospect of what's in each one. Recommended.

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Castles and Keeps Floorplans
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 18:02:52
Outstanding value for the price. The floor plans are nicely detailed and extensive, this is a product I can recommend.

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Masterwork Maps: Temples and Shrines
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 02/17/2012 17:51:07
Originally Posted At: http://diehardgamefan.com/2012/02/13/tabletop-review-masterw-
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This 98 page supplement by Darkfuries Publishing was designed as a D20 product for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game for both the 3.0 and 3.5 versions that have been released by Wizards of the Coast. Temples and Shrines can be used in any fantasy gaming system that has a wide array of deities and other powers that are worshipped by the inhabitants of that specific rules set.

There are thirty-four unique temples and shrines contained within this supplement for the gamemaster to utilize in his specific campaign world. Each of the temples/shrines described within are generic in nature therefore making it easier to place in a DM’s world. Each of the temples/shrines is covered in great detail to include fully illustrated floor plans, descriptions, and worshippers that reside there. Each of these structures is devoted to a deity with its specific domains, influence, and areas of interest. All alignments from the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook are covered in this supplement so there is no lack of any temple/shrine dedicated to a deity. The gamemaster can take these structures and utilize other deities that may mirror the ones assigned to those within this supplement. The buildings are supported by a well designed map key that will highlight all contents contained within them to include, stairs, alters, bookcases, beds, coffins, crates, and whatnot. The list of all structures is on page two and the generic deities assigned to them on both pages 2 and page 3. Also included within this supplement, are descriptions noting the differences among various religious structures such as shrines, temples, chapels, churches, and cathedrals. The majority of the maps contained are numbered with descriptive notes to reflect rooms of special importance to the inhabitants and maybe those of those players who are exploring the structure. As each of the structures are described, the gamemaster will find a chart assigned to that specific building that will cover its interior contents to include the feature, description, hardness, and its hit points like doors, roof, ceiling, windows, wall exterior, wall interior, floor, etc…

A gamemaster who is in need of a fully fleshed temple or shrine can simply peruse through the list and pick one that resembles the closest to what he desires to represent the building in his game. As mentioned earlier, the structures are all dedicated to a deity of a specific alignment. With that said, the domains of this deity and its worshippers are also identified with that particular building. For each temple/shrine in this supplement, there is a broad description of it to include the number of worshippers and their class level that live within the structure. All of the structures contained within also have a number of major NPC(s) who are literally the religious leaders of that specific deity and will be the ones player characters might encounter to conduct business if need be. The stat blocks for all NPC’s that can be encountered are in both the 3.0 and 3.5 D&D rules set.

This is a well designed supplement that provides a great amount of resource material for a gamemaster trying to flesh out his campaign setting by providing thirty-four unique religious sites such as temples, shrines, cathedrals, chapels, and churches. The maps are solid, easy to read, and easy to utilize in any campaign setting. It contains a very diverse list of thirty-four generic deities of every alignment and includes domains of each, their worshippers, plus their standard, symbols, favored weapons, associated animals, associated colors, holy days, and sacrifices (if any). The artwork contained is well done and kudos to the interior artists Shafali Anand and Segio Villa Isaza. The rules setting for this supplement is 3.0/3.5 therefore making it very easily compatible with other major fantasy rpgs such as Paizo’s PATHFINDER. An experienced DM can easily use this supplement for earlier edition of D&D and other generic fantasy game systems. The PDF is $10.00 at DrivethruRPG, which is an outstanding price for a product of its unlimited enhancement value in a fantasy game setting.

Gamemasters who own this supplement will probably prefer a PDF of this because it will be easier to print the maps of the various structures contained within. The location of the some of the structures and the less than flexible binding will make it extremely difficult to copy them on a copy machine without damaging the spine in some ways.

This is an excellent item for a gamemaster who needs to fill his own campaign world with structures dedicated to any deity of his choosing from the supplement or use his own from his campaign world. The supplement is very well written and very easy to utilize. The maps of the structures and the map key are all printed in black and white which makes for easy visual representation if used in such a way. The supplement is easy to read, well formatted, and presented in such a way that there is no difficulty finding any needed reference within.

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Aether & Flux: Sailing the Traverse
by Michael T. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 02/09/2012 22:00:17
A long time ago TSR was running out of setting ideas for Dungeons & Dragons. In the manner of the Leprechaun and Hellraiser franchises, eventually they settled on the one remaining unexplored world: SPAAAAAACE! Spelljammer was a gonzo, kitchen sink kind of world that allowed every other setting to fit into it, from Greyhawk to the Forgotten Realms. The clever twist was that space travel was filtered through a medieval mindset, complete with crystal spheres and phlogiston. It was both corny and brilliant.

A little too corny for 3rd Edition. There were some attempts to bring Spelljammer into 3rd Edition rules in Polyhedron, but for the most part the setting was criminally neglected. Third parties took up the mantle; Aether & Flux is the closest to the original Spelljammer setting. Like Spelljammer, there is an aether and spellcasters are required to "sail the traverse." Unlike Spelljammer there is also Flux, a form of electrical energy that can be harnessed by mechanical flux cullers.

Spelljammer was also known for its alien races, particularly the Neogi, a cross between spiders and eels. Aether & Flux has the Ravin, an eight-legged bug-like race resembling ticks. The rest of the book is fleshed out with different types of ships – remember, since fantasy space bends the laws of physics, all manner of ships are possible. New equipment, feats, spells, ship-to-ship combat, weapons, and worlds round out the book.

Aether & Flux is basically an updated Spelljammer. While it's not an official product, it's the next best thing for 3rd Edition.

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Masterwork Maps: Inns and Taverns
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 02/09/2012 08:07:38
Originally published at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2012/02/09/tabletop-review-masterw-
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This 98 page supplement by Darkfuries Publishing was designed as a D20 product for the 3.0 version of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game by Wizards of the Coast. Inns and Taverns can be used in any fantasy game system that utilizes villages, towns, hamlets, and cities.

Within this supplement are twenty unique inns and fifteen taverns that a gamemaster can place as needed inside civilized areas of that particular campaign setting. Every inn and tavern is covered in great detail to include information on the owner, host, and/or hostess, the working staff, a huge list of meals and food served at different times of the day, and a detailed floor plan of the structure in question. The inns/taverns that are utilized will have important information as far as what kind of clientele frequent the business such as lowly commoners, merchants, craftsmen, scholars, criminal elements, nobility, or even specific classes such as warriors, barbarians, wizards, etc. With this kind of information, this will allow players to frequent those establishments that will fit their character’s personal needs. A good portion of those NPCs who are owners of these places will have stat blocks while others are just simply generalized and left open for the gamemaster to fill in the details. There is a sizable amount of information on patrons in the last chapter of this supplement which provides a host of NPCs, occupations, social ranking, background information, and an attributed adventure hook that could play into the current player’s game. Each of the inns and taverns are represented by a black and white floor plan detailed with all the typical furniture normally found in such establishments. The features would include the roof, floor, stairs, exterior/interior walls, windows, chests, balconies, and doors. The features of the buildings also is coupled with a chart that gives a simple description of the item, its break DC, thickness, hardness, and its hit points. Another chart that is found towards the front of the supplement provides an extensive list of furnishings such as beds (common/luxury), casks, crates, tables (large, small, hewn bench), barrels (all sizes), bar counters, desks, and dressers. As per the aforementioned features of the building, the list of furniture also comes with their physical description, Break DC, thickness, hardness, and hit points. Information on lodging capacity and seating capacity are given for each establishment if needed. Each of the taverns is assigned between a 1 to 5-star rating with 5 stars as insanely high prices to frequent the opulent establishment, 3 stars as good quality, expensive prices, and 1 star as cheap prices and poor quality.

A gamemaster can provide hours of roleplaying experience with use of this supplement and the information provided. The establishments are fully detailed and most important of all are the wide array of NPCs that can be encountered and dealt with. In the event of the players who are adventuring and travelling around, if they come across a large city, it would not be uncommon to find an unusually wide diversity of inns and taverns they can frequent specifically for their class or even race. This opens the door for the players to find more adventures to go on especially with the wide list of NPCs that can be encountered and their adventure hook stories.

There is no key to read the floor maps for the inns and taverns. It is quite obvious to those that are familiar with such floor maps, but it would be very useful if it was added to help identify questionable furniture or other items. I was impressed with the extensive list of food products that can be served in the various locales but WHERE are the costs for ordering such food? It is highly recommended to get the PDF in order to print out various establishments because the binding is nowhere flexible enough to get under a copy machine

The maps are solid, well detailed, and easily compatible for any fantasy game setting. The rules setting for Inns & Taverns is for 3.0 Dungeons & Dragons. However it easily compatible with other D20 systems such as Paizo’s Pathfinder. An experienced gamemaster can easily utilize this supplement in any fantasy gaming setting if need be with little to no modification. The PDF is $10.00 at RPGNow.com, which I find to be an outstanding price for a product of its unlimited enhancement value in a fantasy game setting.

This indeed is an excellent supplement for a gamemaster who lacks the time to flesh his campaign world due to other considerations. The supplement is well written and easily utilized. The maps of the structures are all printed in black and white and very easy to modify if need be. The supplement is easy to read and formatted with ease that there is no difficulty in finding the needed information on any of the establishments contained within the supplement. This is a supplement I totally recommend to any gamemaster who wishes to fill out his cities with interesting establishments for the players.

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