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Out of the Abyss (OotA) Random Encounter Battle Maps (Part 1)

Out of the Abyss (OotA) Random Encounter Battle Maps (Part 1)

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This is a collection of 26 battle maps that I designed for the Out of the Abyss Module. They can be used for Random Encounters throughout the adventure but can also be used for any other adventure set in the Underdark or a similar subterranean environment.

Features

  • Underdark Random Encounters
  • The Darklake Random Encounters
  • The Silken Paths Random Encounters

Technical Features

  • Traditional 1" battle grid (1/60 scale - 5ft. grid)
  • NEW! PDF Files with removable GRID and LOGO (just use the layers in Acrobat Reader) 
  • Print Ready (100% scale on ISO A2 / ANSI C / ARCHC)
  • Home Print Ready (Use Acrobe Reader's Poster Print in 100% scale to print A4 or A3 multiple paper sheets!)
  • Compatible with Roll20 (21x15 units)
  • Compatible with Fantasy Grounds
  • NEW! Now including "No Grid" and "No Logo" Options as requested

PREVIEW

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UPDATES

16 August  2017 - v1.1 

  • Added Map versions without grid
  • New Map added "Outside Sloopbludop"
9 May 2018
  • Added ".zip" version of the ".rar" files
11 Nov 2019
  • Complete redisign of files
  • Now Single PDFs with removable Grid and Logo
  • Use PDF Layers that automatically pop up to remove unwanted elements!

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Kaleb G May 10, 2021 11:08 pm UTC
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I wasted money. I can't find the supposed pdf's (Should be JPEG) without the map or grid.
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Victor C May 03, 2021 6:57 am UTC
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For god's sake, we're already paying for this. Please remove the DM John Bard watermark. I can't even do it myself with a free version of Adobe if I wanted to.
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Andrew H February 03, 2021 10:20 am UTC
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The maps look good but being in PDF format, as others have said - these simply aren't ready to be used in Roll20 - the grids aren't aligned correctly - cannot be turned off without using Adobe premium and the 'watermarks' are too overt.
These need to be provided as JPG files to be usable in Roll 20 natively really
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Austin M January 27, 2021 2:49 am UTC
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The maps are great, but the files being PDF makes this hardly worth it if you're using an online tabletop. The task of converting all of these to .jpg is really making me wish I had tracked down something else.
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Austin M January 27, 2021 3:13 am UTC
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I also can't convert them out with a free program without the grid. So the "gridless" option doesn't exist for me, making even more work. Great maps, terrible format.
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Peter C July 26, 2020 12:53 pm UTC
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Hi, John I just purchased these for Roll20, but it does not like the PDFs. Can you please provide JPEGS? Many thanks
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Zuilin's G September 20, 2020 8:59 pm UTC
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That would be great.
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josef L October 26, 2020 8:25 am UTC
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I also want to use these on roll20. I googled "pdf to jpg" and found that adobes website can convert it for you, you have to do them one by one tho.
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Austin M January 27, 2021 2:49 am UTC
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ditto
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George P June 28, 2020 12:32 pm UTC
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For those of you using this on VTT, is there a good way to upload them without the grid? Right now my only option seems to be to capture the screen and surely that's not the intention...
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Nicolae O June 04, 2020 12:42 pm UTC
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If part 2 dropped this morning I'd own it this afternoon.
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Josh F April 12, 2020 3:51 pm UTC
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Any luck with part 2 being released soon?
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Kyle E April 05, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
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The PDF file format provided appears to require a paid subscription to Adobe in order to remove either the grid or the logo (i've tried GIMP/Inkscape/PDFEdit/etc unsuccessfully). If at all possible could you provide the no-grid options in a file format that is not locked behind a paywall?

These maps are really cool and I would hate to have to pursue a refund over something so minor.
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Austin H April 04, 2020 6:24 am UTC
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so maybe im just dumb, but the files are only showing up as pdf. would really enjoy something easier to upload to roll20. the pdf doesnt seem to want to upload for me, but it is my first time dming via roll20 so maybe im just doing something wrong.
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Cory E February 02, 2020 1:26 am UTC
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Can we get these in jpeg files? Something easy to upload into digital map tools?
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Joshua S February 18, 2020 8:54 pm UTC
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I agree, should have option of something easier. Sure, you can upload a PDF to roll20 but not without the water marks and you need a paid version of software to set a pdf's layers as the default state, so you can convert it to an image without the water mark/grid.
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John B March 26, 2020 11:15 am UTC
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This is a good recommendation. I will look into it and try to implement jpgs for roll20
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Kyle E April 05, 2020 8:32 pm UTC
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is there an update on this? You need to buy adobe acrobat in order to remove layers and export it as a .pdf.
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Peter C July 26, 2020 12:52 pm UTC
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Hi, John I just purchased these for Roll20, but it does not like the PDFs. Can you please provide JPEGS? Many thanks
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Josh F November 24, 2019 12:04 pm UTC
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I love these maps and have been using them for my party running OotA. Just wondering on the progress or part 2 of the maps as i'd love to get my hands on those too?
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John B November 26, 2019 5:21 pm UTC
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The plan is to release the 2nd part in Friday! Stay tuned!
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Josh F December 10, 2019 2:15 pm UTC
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This is great news, I look forward to it!
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Zuilin's G August 20, 2020 3:21 pm UTC
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Did Part 2 ever get released? I can't find it by searching.
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Thomas N July 11, 2019 8:42 pm UTC
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So I bought and downloaded, this set and I'm excited for my players to see these maps. My only question would be are there more maps without the grid? I've unrar'd/unzipped all of the files but only seem to have 3 maps with no grid lines, am I missing something?
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John B November 11, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
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I have updated all the files. There is now a single pdf for every map with removable grid and logo! So you will find that maps you are looking for.
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Lauren P April 16, 2019 6:29 pm UTC
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I just bought these for my second time running OotA, and I'm really happy with them already. I can't wait for my players to see them, too. I have a question, though- are the UT Resting and Encounter maps supposed to be the same map? Both the 5ft and 10ft versions are exactly the same. I'm not sure if I'm just missing something, but it doesn't make sense to me.
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John B November 11, 2019 12:18 pm UTC
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Nope. I have updated the files with single pdfs with removable grid and logo. You will find the missing map now.
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Allan T April 09, 2019 1:42 pm UTC
is there a map for (or would work with) the fountain of evil room in the Whorlstone Tunnels?
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John B November 11, 2019 12:19 pm UTC
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The short answer is no. I haven't touched areas of the adventure where official maps existed.
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Andrew B March 06, 2019 8:42 am UTC
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Bought these maps and they're amazing! I was just curious if part 2 was going to be available any time soon?
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John B March 12, 2019 8:01 pm UTC
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Thank you very much! The maps are ready. Trying to find some time to compile them and upload them!
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