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Castle Ravenloft hires colour jpg maps

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

SPECS:

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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Leah D August 03, 2020 2:18 am UTC
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Any plans on releasing a version without spider webs? One of my players hates spiders, and I love these maps.
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Gareth J August 03, 2020 4:25 pm UTC
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HAHAHAHA im affraid not, its as close to the module as written as possible. and i have other maps inspired by other insects to make :D
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Mark B July 08, 2020 11:01 pm UTC
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These are great maps. More detail than the roll20 2d maps. But they are not to scale. Opening in Photoshop with a 1 inch grid shows the grids on these maps to be small. But they're not .5 inches either. They don't quite line up. They are also 70 dpi instead of the standard 72, however, adjusting that does not line up the grids. The roll20 maps have a 1 inch grid where 1 inch is 10 feet, so not ideal but they use an overlay grid that has .5 inch squares to get you the proper 5 foot units. These maps will take a lot of tweaking to line up, and will get blurry since you have to blow them up.
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Mark B July 09, 2020 8:30 am UTC
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While they take some work in Roll20 these maps work perfectly in FoundryVTT.
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Gareth J July 10, 2020 3:33 pm UTC
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the gridded versions are designed with a 5 ft square for the characters to fit into........ at 70 dps, as you must have seen in the product description. so i assume you got them workin to your satisfaction and we are all good then?
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Jared S June 13, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
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Is there a reason that the Gridded and Non-Gridded versions of the "Dungeons and Catacombs" maps are so different? The gridded version is more correct based on the portcullis/gate placement for the tombs and quite a bit more detailed. The gridded version is definitely the better version, but I the grid is a bit dark for me so I like using the non-gridded versions.
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Gareth J June 24, 2020 12:20 am UTC
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theyre the same, its up to the dm as to whether to impose a grid or use the one supplied. i think i did a colour tint to make the grid a bit more legable, but otherwise, the same.
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Noel F May 16, 2020 1:25 pm UTC
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Hi. Due to lockdown fever I've spent the last few days updating your maps with LOS defintions for FGU. Would you like me to send you copies?
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Gareth J May 17, 2020 12:31 am UTC
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HAHA sure. i dont actually HAVE FG unity yet. so you got my alphas to work correctly?
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Noel F May 12, 2020 11:40 pm UTC
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Also, have you managed to release the other maps you mentioned a while back? I'd be interested as these are absolutely beautiful
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Gareth J May 13, 2020 9:20 pm UTC
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ahm. not yet sir. those various mapsets are slowing filling up and have not been abandoned. but life has gotten in the way somewhat :P it will happen i promise.
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Noel F May 12, 2020 11:32 pm UTC
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Sorry if this seems a daft question but could you lead me through the steps required to utilise the alphas to set up LOS in FGU. I've been doing it all manually and just noticed this.
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Gareth J May 13, 2020 9:19 pm UTC
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i dont actually HAVE FGU yet sir. i created the alphas as a precaution for future players and people who use the new tech. i havnt explored it myself just yet, but it IS on my list.
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Gareth J April 22, 2020 5:32 pm UTC
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I have updated the Ravenloft Castle maps with png alphas for line of sight masking, and as a bonus, thrown in a token for Strahd himself :D

happy hunting.
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Gareth J April 22, 2020 12:55 pm UTC
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i will be updating these maps inside the next month, with alphas, to support the new fantasygrounds unity engine.
good hunting everyone.
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Giuseppe C March 27, 2020 8:02 am UTC
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hi, is it possible update the image with LoS for Fantasy Ground Unity?
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Gareth J April 22, 2020 11:23 am UTC
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im not sure that theres a release date for the unity version, but it IS my intention to update these with alphas when the functionality is available.
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Gareth J April 22, 2020 5:32 pm UTC
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DONE
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Alan P January 02, 2020 12:46 pm UTC
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It strikes me that I never posted here, but if you're considering printing these... here's what they look like:

https://imgur.com/gallery/bn6wS

We ended up using poster putty to hang them on the wall, and then more putty to attach the higher levels. They're too big for most tables when printed at scale! For the characters and monsters, I used cut-up sticky notes with names and information on them.

All in all, a pretty epic experience to wrap up our Curse of Strahd campaign.
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KATHRYN W January 30, 2019 5:58 am UTC
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Hi - thanks for making these! My DM and I have both purchased them now - and I'm helping him to print a set in large format for our first trip to the Castle later this week given we don't have digital projection or anything like that yet. My local Staples told me that they need a formal statement from you in writing that you give permission to print them. You have my world that they will stay in my household once I do. Can you reply with a statement here, or should I provide an email? Thanks!
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Gareth J February 13, 2019 4:14 pm UTC
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I encourage you to use these in whatever way you wish, as long as you do not share them. However they were never created with the intention of being used as large scale print, and i suspect that the dmsguild would not be to happy with me forwarding a release for print, on a digital resource site. They have been printed before by others, and if youve purchased them then i want you to enjoy them to the fullest, but i am unwilling to risk my relationship with my publisher.
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Nic F March 26, 2019 10:48 pm UTC
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Hi Kathryn,
out of curiosity how much were Staples going to charge you? I asked a local printer and they quoted me £19 per map.
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Mark L November 13, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
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Hello!

Are these maps large print compatible? If I take them to my local staples will they be able to print them to scale to play on? Do you know if I crop out the courtyard to save $ will they have to resize to print to the appropriate scale? (1 inch = 5 feet in game).

Thanks!
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Gareth J November 22, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
CREATOR
i imagine so. they are not intended for print, but a number of people have used them in this fashion.
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Chris C August 03, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Hi, Are these maps off of the Curse of Strahd or the original AD&D Mod?
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Gareth J August 09, 2018 3:07 am UTC
CREATOR
well... technically theyre neither :)
curse of strahd included a copy of the original isometric, from the original module. many dms wanted a more rendered top-down battlemap set.
hence these.
there are two tiny differences, an extra 5 feet in one corridor, and one room is a slightly different shape. (and ive omitted all the secret doors, so the players cant just SEE them).

otherwise: everything is of course embellished :) , but as identical as possible.
i literally gridded out and overlaid EVERY layer of the isometrics to get these right. and discovered a couple of cheats in the originals along the way :D

so while theyre neither, they''re made to work perfectly with both :)
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Chris C September 04, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Cool! I especially like how you left the secret doors off the map. Nothing more annoying when DM info is put on big maps and maps like these. Makes them a lot more useful!
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Steve N June 14, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
I thought ten bucks for a set of maps was a bit steep. Then I looked at the maps. Now I think, These are only TEN bucks?
You see, I don't play D&D; I have a friend getting ready to run the module and she's not familiar with the site so I've been trying to find stuff for her. Now I seriously want to run this module! (or something similar).

Is that 70 x 88 INCHES? I have a local shop that will only print up to 2 x 3 feet. I got some figuring to do...

Anyway, Wonderful job!
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Gareth J August 09, 2018 3:08 am UTC
CREATOR
thank you sir, and good hunting to your adventure party.
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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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Jason T January 06, 2018 12:53 am UTC
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I printed them for around 30-40$ each of the big levels. Each of my players kicked in some cash though to offset the cost.
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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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Shane 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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Karl A May 12, 2018 9:51 am UTC
An office supply store will do large scale prints for you. Bring them a usb key and they can print while you wait.

I do my printing for this sort of stuff myself. A while ago I picked up an a1 colour printer for AU$50 second hand. I've replaced the ink cartridges a couple times, and bought more paper, but even so, it's saved my literally hundreds of dollars.
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