maps for season 7

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This might be a no-no to ask, but here it goes.

My situation is this.  Myself and one other guy were DMing this season for our FLGS.  A few weeks ago the other DM was diagnosed with some health issues that are going to put him out of commission for a while so another DM stepped up to take over for him but unfortunately, he only received the module from the first DM and not the maps.  I can't contact the DM who is in and out of hospital and even if I could I'd hate to bother him since he's really having some severe issues right now.

So my question is whether WoTC has PDFs of this season's maps available for download so that I can print them out for the other DM.  I COULD scan them, stitch them together and print them using Posterazor but I thought I'd just ask to see if I can save myself the work of scanning and stitching each map before I use a ton of color ink to print them

Thanks. 

OD&D, 1E and 2E challenged the player. 3E challenged the character, not the player. Now 4E takes it a step further by challenging a GROUP OF PLAYERS to work together as a TEAM. That's why I love 4E.

"Your ability to summon a horde of celestial superbeings at will is making my ... BMX skills look a bit redundant."

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"Challenge" is overrated.  "Immersion" is usually just a more pretentious way of saying "having fun playing D&D."

"Falling down is how you grow.  Staying down is how you die.  It's not what happens to you, it's what you do after it happens.”

I wish you the best of luck in your search for PDFs of the 1-inch scale maps. If you’re content to reproduce them by hand and just want to know what they look like, check out the article “D&D Encounters: Beyond the Crystal Cave – Preview” we ran on Dungeon’s Master.com. At the bottom of the article I provided hi-res pictures of all the maps.

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Take the original maps over to Staples or Kinko's. They have large enough copiers/printers to do a full-size full-color copy of the maps. I've never used the option, so I don't know how expensive it will be, but it is (if nothing else) your fastest option to get at least next week's map over to him.

Copying one large color map versus draining ink cartridges that cost a small fortune to replace... Damned if you do, right?

58286228 wrote:
As a DM, I find it easier to just punish the players no matter what they pick, as I assume they will pick stuff that is broken. I mean, fight after fight they kill all the monsters without getting killed themselves! What sort of a game is this, anyway?

 

An insightful observation about the nature of 4e, and why it hasn't succeeded as well as other editions. (from the DDN General Discussions, 2014-05-07)

Rundell wrote:

   

Emerikol wrote:

       

Foxface wrote:

        4e was the "modern" D&D, right?  The one that had design notes that drew from more modern games, and generally appealed to those who preferred the design priorities of modern games.  I'm only speculating, but I'd hazard a guess that those same 4e players are the ones running the wide gamut of other games at Origins.

       
        D&D 4e players are pretty much by definition the players who didn't mind, and often embraced, D&D being "different".  That willingness to embrace the different might also mean they are less attached to 4e itself, and are willing to go elsewhere.

    This is a brilliant insight.  I was thinking along those lines myself.  

 

    There are so many tiny indie games that if you added them all together they would definitely rival Pathfinder.   If there were a dominant game for those people it would do better but there is no dominant game.  Until 4e, the indie people were ignored by the makers of D&D.

 

Yep. 4E was embraced by the 'system matters' crowd who love analyzing and innovating systems. That crowd had turned its back on D&D as a clunky anachronism. But with 4E, their design values were embraced and validated. 4E was D&D for system-wonks. And with support for 4E pulled, the system-wonks have moved on to other systems. The tropes and traditions of D&D never had much appeal for them anyway. Now there are other systems to learn and study. It's like boardgamegeeks - always a new system on the horizon. Why play an ancient games that's seven years old?

 

Of course, not all people who play and enjoy 4E fit that mould. I'm running a 4E campaign right now, and my long-time D&D players are enjoying it fine. But with the system-wonks decamping, the 4E players-base lost the wind in its sails.

Thanks for the advice, guys.  I checked out some local print shops and due to the size of the poster maps they all wanted between $40-$50 to copy them.  I think I'll just suck it up and scan my copy and manually stitch it together and print it.  I do have a color laser printer and it will take a bit of toner, but I'll do it on medium quality so it doesn't cost me too much.  Toner is definitely cheaper for me than ink carts are ... in my DnD use I go more than a year sometimes before I have to replace the toner carts.

But if anyone does find or know of some pdfs or any other images that would save me some time.  Thanks!

OD&D, 1E and 2E challenged the player. 3E challenged the character, not the player. Now 4E takes it a step further by challenging a GROUP OF PLAYERS to work together as a TEAM. That's why I love 4E.

"Your ability to summon a horde of celestial superbeings at will is making my ... BMX skills look a bit redundant."

"People treat their lack of imagination as if it's the measure of what's silly. Which is silly." - Noon

"Challenge" is overrated.  "Immersion" is usually just a more pretentious way of saying "having fun playing D&D."

"Falling down is how you grow.  Staying down is how you die.  It's not what happens to you, it's what you do after it happens.”

This might be a no-no to ask, but here it goes.

My situation is this.  Myself and one other guy were DMing this season for our FLGS.  A few weeks ago the other DM was diagnosed with some health issues that are going to put him out of commission for a while so another DM stepped up to take over for him but unfortunately, he only received the module from the first DM and not the maps.  I can't contact the DM who is in and out of hospital and even if I could I'd hate to bother him since he's really having some severe issues right now.

So my question is whether WoTC has PDFs of this season's maps available for download so that I can print them out for the other DM.  I COULD scan them, stitch them together and print them using Posterazor but I thought I'd just ask to see if I can save myself the work of scanning and stitching each map before I use a ton of color ink to print them

Thanks. 

The maps are also printed in the module. Your second DM could get map paper and draw out the map for the PCs before the game.

It's not as nice as the pre-printed map, but it works. And gamers are pretty imaginative.