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High detail jpg colour maps for Castle Ravenloft, the pinacle adventure of the famed Ravenloft realm, ideal for virtual tabletop.

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This fileset contains each floor as two seperate files, in each case gridded and ungridded. all saved as highly compressed jpg files,  there are 18 files in total, two of each floorset. the largest file is 3.3meg, and  the smallest is 240k.

The maps have been created for use in virtual tabletop, the gridded and ungridded versions are both 70 pixels per 5 feet,  which at online resolution is 70 pix per cm. a guide surmounts the compass rose for aligning and scaling map grids.

please be clear on this issue: the original module isometrics are scaled to 10' per square.  my gridded maps are 5' squares, because tokens generally scale to one per 5'. therefore the main floor for example is 88*70 squares, or 440*350 feet.

DETAIL:

Rooms have been fleshed out with whatever might reasonably be expected in a castle, subject to the module description, and common sense.

Where possible exterior detail such as courtyards and rooftops are added to accomodate flying characters and epic exterior battle.

Treasure specific to each room has been left out intentionally, as have secret doors, and virtually all traps, as these are the province of the DM to add, move or remove as they see fit :D

 
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Jeffrey B November 21, 2017 4:58 am UTC
How much did it cost to print them out? Was trying to figure out cost of a print that large.
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Toban B November 12, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
I printed these out to scale (each square being one inch), and it turned out fantastic! I had to work some problems out with printing and with the map being so big but I cut out the courtyards and they look great! It was pretty inexpensive to do and the results are amazing! The campaign is so much more intense with the fine details of Castle Ravenloft coming to life. I know a lot of people have had questions about how this is done, I'm happy to answer any question's about how I did it. Good job on these, they are awesome! I know it doesn't say "purchaser" by my name, I bought these on my old account here. They were well worth $9.50
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gareth J November 13, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
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pls leave me a rating, if youre thrilled to bits :)
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Sh P November 17, 2017 10:29 am UTC
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When you printed the map how did you print it and how did you put it together? I have never printed a map of this size and just not clear on how it would all fit. Just any pointers on what you did to make it work would be very very helpful.
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Brandon G November 08, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
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Hey Thanks for doing these, I'm getting ready to start the castle with my home group, but i need to print them out through a company since my printer cant do them, do i have your permission to print these out?
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gareth J November 08, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
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if youve bought them then you can do as you wish with them. but please remember that YOU bought them. this wont be the first time that printing has been brought to my attention, and if that supports YOUR campaign, then thats the aim. but these took a couple of months of my life, so its YOU that bought them, not the world. if your mates and friends buy their own, then i can afford to do more. in short: dont share the digital files with anyone. :) have a good game sir.
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Brandon G November 09, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
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Thank you. These will be one time use for my group only, unfortunately I am the designated GM of our group and i dont get to play so i try to go all out as much as i can for them. Thanks again.
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Kevin C October 29, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
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I absolutely love the maps. They are wonderful!

Is there a version that is 150 dpi or higher for printing? I was expecting high resolution since that's how they're labeled, but they're only 70 dpi, which is web resolution. I'd love to have truly high resolution so I could print them out. (I understand they'd be pretty huge files, but I'm fine with that.)
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gareth J October 30, 2017 5:33 pm UTC
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im sorry there is not. i know some people HAVE printed them. but they were designed for VTT so... size was a factor.
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Kevin C November 08, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
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Totally understandable. I know they'd be huge. Thanks for the reply!
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Trevor A August 11, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Just want to post that these are fantastic! Good job
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gareth J August 11, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
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thank you sir, please wish your party happy hunting, and then run strahd as an evil genius :D
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Robert C June 05, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Do you have a version with room labels and numbering included?
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gareth J June 05, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
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sir, i do not. these are designed to show only what the players will see on thier walkthru, hence the intentional absence of secret doors and treasure chests and traps. the isometrics that are supplied with the module however have all that information on them, if memory serves correctly.
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scott V April 08, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
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What are the grid dimensions I need to set for this to work in Roll20? Is it 88X70?
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Lars M April 08, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
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70 x 88 - 2/3. Ground Floor, 4. Court of the Count, 5. Rooms of Weeping,
39 x 30 - 6. Spires of Ravenloft (base tower map)
25 x 30 - 7-8. Spires of Ravenloft (2 middle layers)
29 x 30 - 9/10. Spires of Ravenloft (top)
36 x 32 - 11. Larders of Ill Omen
60 x 58 - 12. Dungeon and Catacombs
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gareth J April 09, 2017 9:16 am UTC
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thanks for beating me to the punch matey. i appreciate it.
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Andrea P January 03, 2017 8:29 am UTC
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Do you think is suitable for printing on paper and have tokens/miniatures on it? Thanks.
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gareth J January 03, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
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Well, it was never created with print in mind. File size being an issue with virtual tabletop; everything got highly optimised to combine good display detail, with optimal filesize.
Ive never marketed this as suitable for print, but then, no one has ever complained about how it looks, either :D
it might be one of the better options available if you are determined to print it, but if so use at your own risk; and tell me how it turned out :D
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Mitchell T November 25, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Hi Gareth, It looks like you've done a splendid job! I have a question to ask before purchase, I run on tabletop, using the Curse of Strahd campaign, Wanted to know what (if any) parts of the map don't match up with the castle in the campaign, Would appreciate it as i can weigh up whether rewriting certain sections would be easier than finding another map source.

Cheers mate, it looks like you've put a solid effort into this and I'm excited to use it!
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gareth J November 27, 2016 9:31 am UTC
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read below man. there MIGHT be one area in the catacombs to tweak. all the room descriptions should work perfectly.
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gareth J November 30, 2016 4:12 pm UTC
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changes have been largely restricted to corridors etc. places where an extra five feet may not be noticed.
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Mitchell T December 01, 2016 6:31 am UTC
You're a legend! I've still got a few months of campaigning before my Pc's get to the castle, I just wanted to be sure beforehand. I'm excited to see how this goes!
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Paul S November 09, 2016 7:05 pm UTC
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As the creator said, " i created these maps with some detail advice, a VERY old set of the original cardboard maps and very little else." is the layout of this castle ravenloft the same as the layout from curse of strahd?
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gareth J November 10, 2016 4:02 am UTC
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it is as close as it was possible for me to get. i created flat floorplans in the beginning as layers and noticed that there were a few sections that did NOT match up between the differing floors. THEREFORE, i have made a few adjustments, an extra ten feet to a corridor here, moving a passage north five feet there. the only REALLY obvious difference is the very bottom of the hollow tower in the south east of the keep, which opens into the catacombs slightly differently. i have done this so that the maps are accurate from floor to floor, and the contents of each room as as accurate as i could make them, given the original descriptions and some advice from a kind DM.i have made a point to be as accurate as possible with things the characters will see imediately, therefore things like traps, secret doors and treasure have been left out intentionally, for your DM to place, or move, and for the players to search for, or fall into as the situation befits. this also means you can place a few nasty supprises for the...See more
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Paul S November 17, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
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Sounds good to me. Have any areas been removed as a result of your changes (i.e. K8 Great Entry, k10 dining hall, etc.)?
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gareth J November 18, 2016 11:10 am UTC
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no areas have been removed, i THINK the area in the bottom lvl in the center of the western tower ( where it plunges into the dungeon ) MIGHT be read differently, but by and large the layout is so close as to be read just fine. theres several plain corridors which are 5 foot longer, shorter further north etc to make things fit perfectly. but the floor of that hollow tower is the only area shaped SLIGHTLY differently, and its only really part of that description, which is more open plan, rather than circular.
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Paul S November 20, 2016 4:13 am UTC
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Last question. I purchased the maps. How do I get this to align properly? When I drag it into Roll20 it only takes up 6 squares...

I get I can stretch it, but I want to make sure its set accurately to match it to the maps in the books
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Lars M November 20, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
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It takes a bit of fiddling and stretching to make the squares line up right.
If you want to take the mathematical approach, you can always count squares and enter the measurements manually:

Right click on the map in roll20 - advanced -> set dimensions -> choose units instead of pixels.

Luckily for you, I've already done this, and have the sizes here:
70 x 88 - 2/3. Ground Floor, 4. Court of the Count, 5. Rooms of Weeping,
39 x 30 - 6. Spires of Ravenloft (base tower map)
25 x 30 - 7-8. Spires of Ravenloft (2 middle layers)
29 x 30 - 9/10. Spires of Ravenloft (top)
36 x 32 - 11. Larders of Ill Omen
60 x 58 - 12. Dungeon and Catacombs
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Paul S November 20, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
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Your a huge time saver! Thank you so much!!
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Lars M November 20, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
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I'm about to start running a 5e custom update of the old I6 adventure, and from my prep work I can say these maps are gonna be perfect.
Except the ladder in K34, which should have been hidden. (I'm just gonna describe the room and not reveal that corner)
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gareth J November 20, 2016 7:02 pm UTC
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thanks again lars.
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Dave A October 31, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
Hello! Really thinking of buying this set. They look fantastic! In fact, I made an account here just to make this comment. haha

Question: Does the set have a version of with the alphanumeric labels from the CoS campaign book?
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gareth J November 01, 2016 5:08 am UTC
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ahm i created these maps with some detail advice, a VERY old set of the original cardboard maps and very little else. so im not a hundred percent as to the labels you refer to, but im going to have to say NO. i havnt included any labels.
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Lars M October 27, 2016 10:05 pm UTC
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Have I got it right that the grid is 10ft per sq.?
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gareth J October 27, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
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that sounds right to me sir.
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Lars M October 28, 2016 8:37 am UTC
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BTW, an idea for the future: Type the size of the grid in a corner on the grid versions (Ground Floor 88x70), and put on there that 1sq = 10ft
That way people don't have to guesstimate when implementing into interfaces like Roll20.

Besides that, I really appreciate that you don't have a border that doesn't align with the grid. Makes resizing very easy.

And I really have to compliment you on the look of these maps. They look soooo good.
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October 29, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
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Not sure whether there's been an update, but looking at the version I downloaded a while back, the gridded versions of the map seem to be 5' per square. Area K7, for example, is made up of 4 squares in the CoS adventure map, but is made up of 16 squares in this map.
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Lars M October 29, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
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I just came back here to inform of the same thing. The original description of the K19 Grand Landing describes it as "20 feet wide by 40 feet long", which didn't fit the scale of 10' per square.

That prompted me to check the isometric map for scale, and found out that the scale here is supposed to be 5' per square.

Makes the maps more versatile, but I wish this was accurately described from the get-go, because I'm already 19 rooms into the prep :)
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gareth J October 29, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
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entirely my mistake, the original orange isometric maps supplied with the module are set at 10' per square. my maps have been created with a grid half that size a 5' grid. (because VTT)
id like to appologise loudly and formally to anyone ive confused with this issue. and i will take your advice on writing scale info into each future map.

on the other hand, versatility as you point out :D

i have updated the listing to clarify for any new purchasers.
thank you for your feedback gentlemen :D
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gareth J October 29, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
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PM me if you can pls sir. :D
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September 30, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
How does it look when printed? I am also looking for a grid on it too. How do I print these? Specifically, do I print a bunch of regular sized papers and then tape them all together?
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gareth J October 01, 2016 3:36 am UTC
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if by regular sized papers you mean printing it on A4 and sticking all the parts together like a jigsaw.... my advice would be to chop it up in photoshop first.
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Robert H September 09, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
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I will be using these at some point on Roll20, I'm hoping it won't be too difficult to setup the grid. Awesome work and I look forward to more maps posted by this artist.
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gareth J September 10, 2016 9:16 am UTC
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i am working on a dozen or so sets, comprising over 80 maps currently.
thanks muchly.
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Jason H August 25, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
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Very nice maps. All very detailed although on one rooms I did find a need to do splice things in from other maps off the web. K67 for example is a room with a lot of furniture and decorations made from bones in the description, on this map its broken junk and debris with normal looking furnishings. Maybe you considered that something that should be left out for some reason. I don't know. The general quality of the map itself is so far above anything I could hope to ever make even if I had the time so I can hardly complain about any perceived mistakes however.

One nice thing you could do for people who are using these for VTT's. put the overall size down in the corner near the title and copyright. Saves people from having to zoom in and count tiles to find out the ground floor is 88x70, I know it can be mathed out technically. Suppose again its a very small complaint. Overall I'm more than happy with them and I'm sure my players will be too!
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Kal S August 25, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
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Are you using with miniatures? What technique are you using for printing?
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gareth J August 26, 2016 9:44 am UTC
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as noted in previous comments down the page, i have had to amend four fixes in creating these, ive tried to keep these in less discernable areas: moving corridors slightly, or lengthening them so that the layers all line up perfectly, i had to really work to get the larders and crypts to work right, and the most notable fix is the center of the tower shaft that seems specifically for players to fall down theatrically, ( bottom map, by the curved ballustrade ) that area is now a more open floorspace rather than a well defined circular area. regarding the contents of each room, they have been a mashup of what my DM has shared, what i remember from the original modules, what i can see on the isometrics, and what i know must be in a castle. this lot took me a good 8 weeks to complete, so my apologies for any shortfalls in decor, beyond my disclaimer regarding traps and treasure and secret doors :D
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gareth J August 26, 2016 10:04 am UTC
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i will bear your advice on gridding in mind for future releases (thank you), and believe me i have a number of them planned :D cityscapes, shops, abberation lairs and dragons lairs.
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Kal S August 25, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
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When I try to print these off- I am having a hard time getting the grid to be within scale. Suppose to be one square (1 inch squares) = 5 feet right?

Awesome maps though!
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gareth J August 26, 2016 9:23 am UTC
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these are intended primarily for VTT as noted in the description, so ive mapped one square on my versions to one square in the original isometrics.
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gareth J August 26, 2016 10:02 am UTC
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that would make each square on the gridded versions ten feet. OR 70DPI if you intend to print them out in hard copy for miniatures. lower res than id like for this secondary purpose, but then the filesize would be colossal.
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