Today on Tabletop Spotlight, we take you through the laminated map pack accessories that accompany Dungeon of the Mad Mage and the Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica.
Perhaps one of the best accessories you didn’t know you needed until you saw them, these laminated map packs are such an ingenious little invention.
They’re large cards that each have a dungeon/location map on one side, information on the other, giving DMs a handy guide to everything they’re about to get into on one easy reference sheet.
These are amazing little gaming aids–they’re laminated and printed on sturdy cardstock, meaning they’re meant to work with dry erase markers and are full of other adventure-related material. Now, as you can see in the video, these maps, while to scale, aren’t full size battlemaps or grids or anything like that. These are just a quick “here’s where the PC’s are” sort of tool.
But as that tool, these maps shine. They’re easy to reference, easy to use–and since they contain the most pertinent information to running the areas they highlight, you won’t be stuck flipping around in the books. Let’s take a look at Undermountain first.
via Wizards of the Coast
Hundreds of years ago, long before Waterdeep was built, Halaster Blackcloak carved a vast dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep and stocked it with all manner of creatures from across the planes. Though it is likely impossible to map out the entirety of Halaster’s domain, the maps contained herein lay out the bulk of this deadly dungeon and are certain to lead you through many hours of play.
This accessory contains resources that Dungeon Masters can use to enhance the experience of running Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, a Dungeons & Dragons hardcover adventure sold separately. Contained within this durable folder are 16 cardstock sheets designed for use with dry-erase markers. The pack includes the following resources to help you run Dungeon of the Mad Mage:
- 23 maps of Undermountain, each one representing a different level of the dungeon (8.5″ x 11″)
- 3 maps of the subterranean town of Skullport (8.5″ x 11″)
- 18 perforated Secrets cards
- 9 perforated Elder Runes cards
And when it comes to Ravnica you’ll get about as much.
This accessory contains resources that Dungeon Masters can use to enhance the experience of running a campaign in the sprawling city of Ravnica, using Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica, a Dungeons & Dragons campaign sourcebook sold separately that explores one of the most popular settings in Magic: The Gathering.
Contained within this durable folder are 20 laminated cardstock sheets designed for use with dry-erase markers. The pack includes the following resources to help you run your Ravnica campaign:
• 7 double-sided color maps of Ravnica’s Tenth District, with helpful quick-reference information about each district (8.5″ x 11″)
• 11 double-sided, single-color maps of adventure sites associated with Ravnica’s guilds, with helpful tables and reference information on each location (8.5″ x 11″)
• 2 perforated sheets of color Faces of Ravnica cards (18 cards total), with character illustrations on one side and descriptions of guild charms on the other.
There’s a lot of maps in each of these–about 20 each plus reference material. Now both of these will set you back about twenty-five dollars each, so they don’t come cheap. But they do feel worth it if you’re looking to run the best Ravnica or Mad Mage you can.