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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.

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

 
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Zyliah S November 22, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
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So, first, the quality of the maps is very good. There's no question about that.

However, while everything in the description is technically true, saying it's 96% printable at home gives the impression that the other 4% are minor or unimportant areas. It does not give the impression, at all, that the major missing sections are the Chapel and the Catacombs.

First, I'm really curious how the size of those areas made them too difficult to break into chunks, even though other parts of the castle are already broken into pieces (including single rooms like K76). Even assuming there's a good reason, though, the guide says to go to a local printer, but doesn't give those areas as separate files, only as parts of the entire floor. I've never needed something like this printed, so what do I do with these files if I just want those sections? Can the printer just print a piece of those files? Am I going to need the whole floor done, which ends up wasting the several parts I already printed piece...See more
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Venatus M November 23, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
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Hi Zyliah! Thanks for purchasing--I'm glad you liked the look of the Castle. If you download the 'Full_res.zip' file that will give you the folder that has every room as individual PNG files (including the Chapel and Catacombs). Those you should be able to print individually, rather than trying to print the 'Complete Floor' files for just those areas. Please note that the individual room files are at 1/2 scale and you will need to print at 2x size (200%) for a 1in grid scale. Will definitely go better with a local printer that can print the entire room as I've found that the catacombs in particular are rather unwieldy when attached together from disparate parts.

Apologies if you got the wrong impression from the page's description! Please let me know if you need any additional assistance/advice.
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Zyliah S November 23, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
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I appreciate the response, and I'm dumb—I was reading elsewhere that people were confused about dealing with the half-sized files, so I didn't even look at anything except the complete floors and the printout files.

That said, if only to keep people from blaming you for things they should be able to figure out, it might help to explicitly state in the guide that Full Res.zip is the folder people want if they wish to find the Chapel and Catacombs separately and have them done up at a local printer, and also that they need to be printed at 200%. Not looking in the right folder is a dumb mistake, but if I had found the files, I know I'm not the only one who wouldn't have known to have the print blown up bigger than what's in the file. I would have said I needed the squares to be 1", and maybe that would have been enough, but someone who doesn't realize to say even that could easily end up paying for a giant printout they can't use.

Ok, one other question: There are two small areas,...See more
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Venatus M November 23, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
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Definitely agree--the language needs to be clarified and I'm actually working on a solution for including printables for both the Chapel & Catacombs. K83 has an image in the Full Res files, but is not included in the Printable PDF (which is a mistake I will fix, thank you!). If you felt like you needed it NOW you could print it (at 2x size) from the full res files, but at the end of they day there's nothing crucial about that particular staircase and no reason that particular nook couldn't be TotM.

K31a is just the hollow space of the elevator trap and is inherently included in the K31b room; K31 is also in the PDF printable 1, on page 7 (it is strangely unlabeled for some reason, another error!). It's the room with the machine parts and hollow space that matches up with K31b.
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Zyliah S November 23, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
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Ah, alright, I wasn't sure if the unlabeled part was unmarked because it's movable or some such. Thanks for the help.
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Myles H October 31, 2018 7:31 am UTC
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I purchased this item and sent the complete floor images to a printer and they only printed at 0.5 inch squares instead of 1 inch squares. I read over all the material you have on these battle maps and nothing is noted about the 0.5 inch on the complete floors. I contacted the printer and they said they print to the size of the original image.
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Venatus M October 31, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
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Hi Myles! Sincere apologies on the confusion here; for printing the castle I would recommend using the included PDFs as that is where I intended to try and do most of the leg work for you all in terms of printing them out. All of the other files arrive at half size as that is the size ratio all of my maps are made at. If you want to print the floors as entire units from those files you will indeed need to make sure they're blown up to 2x size. I will add an additional note to the Read Me to clarify any potential confusion there.
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October 29, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
What method of printing did you use in the preview pictures? It looks really great! Is it just printed on paper? Laminated? Etc.
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Venatus M October 30, 2018 12:37 am UTC
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They were printed at a local place on 80-100lb paper, then laminated. Nothing too fancy!
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Jason K October 29, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
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How many pages is the PDF file? Trying to get an idea of how much I'll be printing. Thanks!
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Venatus M October 30, 2018 12:36 am UTC
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PDF 1 (the rooms that fit on a US Letter sized piece of paper) is a total of 34 pages. PDF 2 (oversized rooms that would need to be taped together) is 29 pages. Hope that helps!
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Jason K October 30, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
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Thanks! SOLD!
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Thierry L October 29, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Hi there,

These look great and I wish I had seen these before we wrapped up our CoS campaign. Are you working on any other battle maps for published adventures?

Thanks!
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Venatus M October 30, 2018 12:35 am UTC
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Thanks very much Thierry! I have a couple of encounter maps out for LMoP and plan to put out a couple of maps from SKT that I've already made. Currently moving onto some maps for Dragon Heist due to popular demand.
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Joshua T October 27, 2018 7:35 am UTC
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Hey these are great! Any chance you could have previews of what it looks like 'assembled' so the DM has a reference map when connecting them?
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Venatus M October 30, 2018 12:34 am UTC
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Thanks Josh! Unless I'm misunderstanding you, I believe the 'Complete Floors' folder of files are what you're looking for. Those depict each floor of the castle with the rooms assembled so as to more easily see how the rooms should be pieced together.
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Shane H October 24, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
I have these maps through patreon. Cannot recommend them enough. Fantastic art and great to use with digital tabletop or printing.
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Joshua C October 20, 2018 1:16 pm UTC
I, like others, got this collection of maps through their patreon! Their detail and painstaking love within each room is evident! The art style is clear and clean and clutter free, but also so evocative! If you want a nice top down Ravenloft to print or for Virtual Tables, this is the best!

Well worth the money.
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Connor W October 19, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
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Do they have the secret doors and other hidden information on them? I want to use them for the first visit to the castle, where everything is a mystery.
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Venatus M October 19, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
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Yes! None of the 'DM-only' info is visible; for example, the secret passage in the K42 example above is not shown.
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John W October 19, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
I have these maps through the artists Patreon. They are beautiful maps, very well done and perfect for in person and online play. I frequently use these maps in my games and always get asked about them.
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Eric K October 17, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
I have this collection of maps through his patreon. I love the art style of Venatus Maps, and the attention to detail is incredible!

Well worth the money.
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Ari B October 17, 2018 12:49 pm UTC
Everything you could ask for in a Castle Ravenloft battlemap. You get the full floor plans, high res versions of each individual room to edit, print, manipulate yourself, PDFs with everyroom split on A4s for easy printing, VTT ready maps and instructions on how to use them all.

Honestly this pack will cover you for just about any way you want to present this map to your opponents. For me the A4 PDFs have made printing it out very easy.
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Adam B October 17, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Snagged the PDF through this fella's Patreon, and it's easily the best Ravenloft map out there. Comprehensive. Simple. Beautiful. Thematic. No noisy mishmash of textures, just a wonderful battlemap that will certainly inspire instead of confuse.
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Ahsan R October 16, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
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any chance of there being a less expensive PDF only version as i dont use roll20 or fantasy battlegrounds?
Also random question, what program did you use to make these?
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Venatus M October 17, 2018 3:57 am UTC
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I do not currently anticipate separating any portions of the package into separate pieces; the rooms are all hand drawn in Photoshop.
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Ahsan R October 18, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
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no probs, i shall be purchasing this now :)
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Mattis H October 16, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
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Printed these on A3 and it works great. However K81 is at half scale in the second PDF, just wanted to let you know.
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Venatus M October 17, 2018 3:56 am UTC
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Thank you for catching that Mattis! PDF has been fixed so that K81 is now at the correct scale.
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