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Castle Ravenloft Battle Maps

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This product contains 75+ files for nearly every individual room in Castle Ravenloft. These maps are welcome to be used for online play, but were made with particular consideration for tabletop sessions. Inside the product you'll find:

  • Full Resolution PNG files of every individual room (with and w/o grid)
  • VTT variations with lowered resolution (150 dpi) for easier file management
  • Complete floors for Castle Ravenloft for playing with the entire map, rather than single rooms (or for DM reference)
  • 2 Print-ready PDF files separated into letter-sized compatible rooms and larger rooms. Both of these files make it instantly easy and possible to print 96% of the castle immediately on a standard home printer.
  • A User's Guide for additional context, suggestions on use, etc.

I made these rooms from scratch myself and used them with my own players while playing through Curse of Strahd. We found that getting to reveal rooms as they explored through the Castle was a huge boon to the discovery process and my hope is that you will enjoy using them as much as we did. If you find that this product improved your gaming experience please feel free to check out more of my maps on our website, venatusmaps.com

Please feel free to comment here or email at: info@venatusmaps.com with any questions, feedback, or concerns.

 
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John M October 24, 2019 4:30 pm UTC
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hi I was wondering how I would go about printing out the full maps to 1 inch grids
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Venatus M November 04, 2019 4:33 am UTC
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Hi John! Apologies on the late reply here; to print out full maps of each floor on a single sheet of large paper you will want to use the files found in the folder labeled 'Complete Floors'. Simply send any of those files to the large format printer of your choosing and have it printed at 200% file size for a 1 inch grid.
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um D October 21, 2019 10:08 pm UTC
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I'm looking for a map to play the AD&D module I6 Ravenloft with and your map looks fantastic! Do you, by any chance, know if the map/castle is the same on the classic module as on CoS?
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Venatus M November 04, 2019 4:30 am UTC
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Hello! I have not read the original AD&D module so I can't say for sure, but by my understanding I believe them to be mostly (if not exactly) the same castles.
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Jeffrey S October 19, 2019 9:59 pm UTC
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I don't know if it's been pointed out yet, but the Printable documents seem to be missing K15 - luckily my party diverted around his point and I have some extra time before our next session to get that one printed as well, but I wanted to make you aware!
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Venatus M October 20, 2019 12:10 am UTC
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This is intentional as the largest areas of the Castle (K15 & the Catacombs) were previously thought to be a little unwieldy for printing in 8.5x11 chunks. Due to demand however I'm working on an update to include this section as a print! I'm sure you already know, but you can just as easily print it using the K15 file from the 'Full Res' folder, just make sure you print it at 200% size for a 1 inch grid.
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Heath B September 23, 2019 10:14 pm UTC
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I have just this last session been able to begin using these in my campaign. They're fantastic! I have noticed one apparent cartography error, and wonder if you have any plans for an update.

Of course the party got ahead of my prep. They ended the session on what would have been your K20_3, the Heart of Sorrow. I had to freehand this on my battlemat, but because the session had to end mid-combat, it's the first thing I'm prepping for our next session. Your page shows this area as a 40-foot diameter circle, but the entrance landing from the span (K58) appears to be lacking the 30-foot-wide outcropping or parapet on the North Tower that doubles the width of this landing. Am I making myself clear? It's most easily seen on Map 8 of Castle Ravenloft, although the extension I'm talking about can also be seen on Map 1 (the elevation).

This minor error in no way diminishes my gratitude at having this resource, and the genuine joy my friends have moving their miniatures around this glorious tabletop...See more
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Venatus M September 29, 2019 3:49 pm UTC
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Hi Heath! Okay, so after reading through your explanation a couple of times I'll do my best to understand what you're point out--I'll agree that there are a couple of squares that have been trimmed from the interior of K20 around the Heart. I would generally explain that as a translation of the (at times) problematic process of converting the isometric map to a top-down perspective, as well as because that tower is intended to be narrowing slightly as it ascends. I generally used Map 8 as a reference for creating K20 and while I can absolutely see the roof of the parapet as it's shown in Map 1, I wouldn't say that is accurately represented in its Map 8 version--one of the original issues from the module's map. It's possible that I may go back and see if I can edit K20_3 to include that section to bump out the landing a bit. Thank you for pointing it out to begin with and I hope you and your players continue to enjoy the castle!
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Markus R August 31, 2019 6:01 am UTC
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Great product.

Since I´m currently running CoS on my table, how would I print this in A4 format?
"A4 paper measures in at 210mm by 297mm (8.26" by 11.69") whereas US Letter paper measures at 8.5" by 11" (215.9mm by 279.4mm)" is what I found (the printing guide stated that the "printing PDFs" are measured for US letter size.
Do I need to resize the PDFs somehow or how does it work?

I could print this at home or let it print in good and sturdy cardboard for cheap 40€ but want to make sure that it fits the 1" grid scale for our minis.
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Venatus M September 02, 2019 3:50 am UTC
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Hi Markus! Without having tested printing the 'printable PDFs' at an A4 size my best guess is that you should be able to go ahead and print them at the A4 size anyways and experience minimal shifting of the images and corresponding grid. The size difference is minute enough that I don't think it will be very noticeable at all, though you may want to test print 1-2 pages from home to make sure before paying to have the whole set printed. Most printing functions and/or whatever PDF viewing software you're using should have built-in settings to 'fit' the document to your printer's paper size.
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Daniel D August 29, 2019 3:27 am UTC
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Hello, could you explain how to use the K22 N & S tiles? I'm a little confused how they relate to the map in the book, thanks!
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Venatus M August 30, 2019 2:28 am UTC
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Hi Daniel! Sure thing. The K22 room is a repeating room referred to in the module by the same label because it is effectively the same room every time the players encounter that section, regardless of time of day or what floor they're on. However they are slightly different in that they are mirrored versions of each other, symmetrically facing towards the center of the castle, hence the need for a north and south version of each. Hope that helps?
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Sydney H August 26, 2019 8:33 pm UTC
Hi, just wondering if the secret doors are shown on the maps to be printed? I wouldn't want my players to know there are secret doors because they are secret after all.
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Venatus M August 30, 2019 2:27 am UTC
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Hi Sydney! No secret doors are marked on any of the room files, print or otherwise.
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Austin L August 19, 2019 2:22 am UTC
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hi, I have previously purchased the maps for my groups run of CoS but I am running into a problem. I can't seem to find any of the chapel room in the printable files. I've scrolled through a few times to make sure I wasn't overlooking them (which I still may be doing) but haven't been able to find them.
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Venatus M August 20, 2019 6:57 pm UTC
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Hi Austin! As is described in the Read Me guide, there are two sections omitted from the printable PDFs: the Catacombs and the Chapel, both because their rather large size makes the printing process for them a bit more cumbersome and unrealistic (obviously the catacombs more so than the chapel). That being said, you can still print the Chapel (K15) from the 'Full Res' files, you'll just want to make sure you do so at 200% size for an appropriate grid scale for minis and to match the rest of the castle. Hope that helps!
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Austin L August 21, 2019 5:12 am UTC
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Thank you, I must of missed that in the read me.
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Laura M June 30, 2019 10:35 pm UTC
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What did you end up printing the rooms on? I don't want to do simple printer paper, as I'd really like to make tiles that could stand multiple campaigns.
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Venatus M June 30, 2019 11:20 pm UTC
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Hi Laura, iirc I printed them on slightly heavier weight paper (I think 90lb?) but couldn't go too heavy as the cost goes up considerably per print. What really did it for me in terms of keeping them preserved and reusable was having them laminated, which while obviously a little more costly I thought was well worth it.
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Eric D June 21, 2019 12:47 am UTC
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Does anyone have an idea of the size of the full floor maps if printed as one large format print per floor? I am wanting to have as much info as I can before I take it in to my local store. Depending on the sizing, I may also be able to take it to my local library's MakerSpace which has really cheap large format printing. I'd love to just have them out as large layers instead of the smaller pieces.
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Venatus M June 21, 2019 1:47 am UTC
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Obviously each of the floors will be at a different size, but for reference the Main Floor printed as a complete map in large format would be roughly in the neighborhood of 50''x38''. The largest map would likely be the Dungeons & Catacombs while the spires would likely be compiled onto a single 'sheet' of paper.
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Eric D June 21, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
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In order to do this, would I still need to have the printer make them at 200% of the included .png?
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Venatus M June 21, 2019 8:11 pm UTC
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Yes! The only ones blown up for you for printing are the ones in the printable PDFs. The dimensions I included above are after the floor was blown up for a 1in grid.
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William W June 17, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
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How did you create the board game like print shown in the example? I’m running Strahd Must Die Tonight in a few weeks and was thinking I might try something similar.
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Venatus M June 17, 2019 8:23 pm UTC
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They're printed directly from the PDFs included in the product that separate the rooms for you and at battle map scale. The ones in the photos are simply printed on a slightly heavier weight paper (iirc 90lb?) and were laminated; something anyone could do at their local print shop.
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Neal S May 17, 2019 12:50 am UTC
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Hi there, So i know printed is the original intention for these maps however if I wanted to use them digitally do I need to be subscribed to a VTT like roll20 or can I drop them into something like map tools? My group actually just states where they want to go on the screen as a reveal each room they enter, then when. A battle starts I throw down some tiles. I
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Venatus M May 17, 2019 5:44 pm UTC
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Hi Neal! When you purchased the product you should've been given access to all of the raw files, several of which (by my memory, not at the correct device to check right now) are specifically made for VTT resolution. You should be able to use those with any program/website, Roll20 or otherwise.
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chris J May 08, 2019 6:59 pm UTC
Are the squares set to the original 10' or have they been updated to 5'?
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Venatus M May 08, 2019 7:41 pm UTC
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They are all updated at a standard 5' grid ratio.
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Jennifer K May 06, 2019 2:29 pm UTC
I'm going to be running CoS for the first time and have been stressing over how I'm going to do the maps especially for the castle. This looks like it may just be the answer to my problems and I've got it in my cart ready to checkout. My only question before I buy is what sort of expense am I going to be looking at to print and laminate it?
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Venatus M May 07, 2019 5:30 pm UTC
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Hi Jennifer! Do you intend to print out the floors on a single, large sheet of paper or print them out as separated room 'tokens'?
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Jennifer K May 07, 2019 9:29 pm UTC
I'm wanting to print each room individually so I can reveal them as my players first discover them and where I can lay them out together as they progress so they can see where they've been so far.
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Venatus M May 07, 2019 10:03 pm UTC
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Yes that's my preferred way of using them too! In that case the printable PDFs the product comes with (2 different files) totals at 63 pages in length. So you would simply need to consider the weight of the paper you'd be printing on, whether there are other settings like glossiness you're adding on there, as well as the costs of the printer themselves. You should note that the 2nd PDF contains all of the rooms too large to fit on a standard A4 paper size and therefore divides them up. You might have different results if you try to print those larger rooms on uninterrupted paper sizes. Assuming you kept everything at A4 size, decent weight paper, AND laminated it with a local print shop I'd imagine you're looking at around ~$100 in costs.
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Pierre V April 28, 2019 1:38 pm UTC
Hello there,
i'm planning to buy those beautiful maps really soon. Look great !
Quick question : are you planning on selling the rest of the Curse of Stradh campaign maps like you did for the Castle ?
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Venatus M April 28, 2019 5:28 pm UTC
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Thanks Pierre! I do not currently have plans for making similar products for other CoS maps as they are largely already at battle map scale and therefore appropriate for tabletop use. I believe you should be able to purchase hi-res files of the maps from Mike Schley's website.
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John W March 05, 2019 9:44 pm UTC
Being unfamiliar with 5e products, I have to ask: does this match up with what's in the 1e I6 Ravenloft module?
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Venatus M March 06, 2019 3:53 am UTC
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Hi John, thanks for your question--I only referenced the 5E module when designing the top-down maps, so unless you can confirm for yourself whether there were changes made to the castle between 1E and 5E I would assume there are at least a few differences. Admittedly I am not familiar with the 1E counterpart so I unfortunately can't answer this question for you.
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Daniel P June 09, 2019 12:14 am UTC
Structure wise they are identical. Storywise not the case. Certain creatures and scenarios have been added or modified. It's mostly little add ons like a new underground area for the tomb in the castle dungeon area. The only dramatic storyline change is the fact that there is no longer a DECK OF MANY THINGS artifact in the new 5E version. There's also an "Expedition to Ravenloft" that added stuff in 3rd edition and some of that got put int the 5e version.
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