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Mega Townscapes: Human Town
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by SJ B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2013 16:23:49

It's average.

I wish some designers here would produce some hand painted tiles. These tilesets with copy/pasted photo textures are getting kind of old.

Not happy with spending $10 on these.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Mega Townscapes: Human Town
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by JERRY M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/13/2012 08:59:08

I really liked this set. Lots of buioldings with exterior and interior views.

However,

Because of the layout of the town, a lot of the buildings end up being split onto multiple print pages with only a small portion of the building on each page. This becomes even more apparent in the "individual buildings" files where you end up with a lot of whitespace and then just a corner of the building.

Some of this comes from the unusual alignment that the buildings are laid out in in the town. However, for individual files, I'd much rather have the plans laid out in standard up down left right format. MAny of the plans would have fit easily onto one or two pages that way instead of on 1/4 - 1/3 of 4 to six pages at odd angles.

Its a minor thing, but it really adds to the prep time needed for a GM to print and sort and arrange the plans.

It would have been nice to have printable building interiors that were easy to use to make your own town layouts with this.

Other than that, its a nice set. (But maybe you could update it with the separate maps realigned better?)



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hi there! I wanted think thank you for your review and talk about the format for the "easy print" files. In order to ensure maximum compatibility, the 'easy print' PDF files are designed with the standard required margin for most printers (.25 inches on all sides) built in. One of the outcomes was that smaller buildings (say, 11x8) just barely couldn't fit on one page. Once spread across two (or more for larger buildings or multiple levels), it does seem to have a lot of white-space and require a small amount of taping. A lot of experimentation was done to try and minimize the number of pages that any particular building may require: given that the map was designed artistically first and formatted for print second, this ended up being the best layout. (for anyone who is unclear on what we mean, definitely check out the free sample Tavern download. It should be a good visual aid for the formatting of the rest of the buildings) Should you be interested in building your own maps by rearranging furniture, definitely check out the individual building files in the VTT portion of the download: these empty building 'shells' come as a full, single .jpg files, and dragging/dropping the included objects should be a piece of cake! One of the added bonuses of doing it this way is that you can print from from a single image, tiling it across multiple pages or applying any other print options/formatting/cropping you would like! Thanks again for the feedback, and happy gaming! --D20 Cartographer
Mega Townscapes: Human Town
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by Keith (. T. A. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 07/07/2012 21:57:10

The d20 Cartographer strikes again with a massive town map for use in your fantasy RPG. This huge map features a walled town with multiple shops, temples, guildhalls, barracks, and houses. There's also a bazaar for your characters to explore. You can even go inside the city walls to defend the town from invaders. The map is beautiful with rich colors and textures making it highly appealing to the eyes. You can print out the sections to make one large map or print out individual buildings for use in any town.

The true magic happens when you use the map in MapTool. First of all it comes with a set of Devin Night's villager tokens allowing you to populate your town quickly. The MapTool campaign file has two maps representing the interior and exterior of the town's buildings. As you move across the entryway the token is taken to the other map for further exploration. The level of detail on these maps is amazing. You can see the sunlight hitting the floor coming in from the windows. On top of that, the maps already have the vision blocking layer populated so your PCs have no idea what's around the next corner or in the next room.

By The Numbers

28 Tokens 12 Highly detailed buildings with Vision Blocking and Fog of War 2 MapTool campaign files, one with the entire town on one map and another with a map per building 100+ object png files to use for set dressing on any other map you care to draw

The Savage Troll considers this town map a must have for any MapTool fantasy games. You simply can't beat the price for all that's in this product.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mega Townscapes: Human Town
Publisher: D20 Cartographer
by Bastian D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2012 07:08:14

This is a really detailled and beautiful town map probably fitting into any fantasy or historical campaign.

If you use MapTool (a free VTT) it comes with additional candy. The campaign file is set up with vision blocking and is made from separare objects, so you can customize the room interior to your needs. It comes with a set of macros that automate movement in the map (if you enter a house you are automatically transported to the interior view).



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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