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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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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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William S March 03, 2019 2:07 am UTC
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Love these! They are going to be so much fun to surprise my party! One question though, is K20_3 too small? I think the radius should be increased by 2 squares to match the stairs below it. Can't recommend these tiles enough! Thank you!
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Venatus M March 03, 2019 1:43 pm UTC
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Thanks so much William! The reason K20 is smaller than the floors below it is because the tower tapers off as it climbs higher into the sky above Ravenloft. If you look at official artwork of the castle you'll see this yourself that the walls are slightly curved inwards rather than being perfectly vertical, leading to subsequent floors being slightly smaller as the players climb upwards. Thank you for purchasing!
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William S March 22, 2019 4:20 am UTC
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Just got them printed and they look great! If anyone is interested, I chose to print them on 3'x6' and 3'x8' vinyl banners which turned out to be a really good option. The material is durable, I can roll up the bigger maps which aren't broken up across pages, I can use wet erase markers on them, and the price was better than if I printed them in color at an office supply store. Some of the sharpness of the files was lost by printing it on a banner, but everything still looks fantastic and I'm a happy customer! Thanks again!
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JEFFREY F February 14, 2019 3:26 pm UTC
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Just printed it all out and it looks fantastic & measures out perfect (1" per square at 100% scaling). Wanted to add for those concerned that the print version has a white background, so there is no ink wasted. (perhaps obvious in retrospect, but I couldn't confirm before buying, and samples all appeared dark gray).
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Venatus M February 14, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
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An important detail to mention, thank you Jeffrey!
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Peter K February 11, 2019 7:16 pm UTC
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Quick question if anyone knows: What would be the cost of printing everything out on 80-100lb paper and then lamenting at my local printers?

The maps are wonderful!
The group I'm running CoS for has no idea there are tabletop maps avail for the Ravenloft Castle.


Looking forward to your other map collections.
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Yannick F February 08, 2019 8:17 am UTC
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Hello there. First of all, i wanted to thank you for making these maps, they help out a lot!

I have however a question concerning the chapel and the catacombs. I tried to print those from the High-res folder and printed at 200% size like you described on a few comments below. Both of the maps come out to small however, and furthermore the chapel being a different size than the catacombs to begin with. (I am talking about grit size) Would you have a recommendation as to how to get them to the same size as your print-pdf's?

Thanks.
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Venatus M February 08, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
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Hi Yannick! I'm glad you like the maps!

Just to make sure, please confirm you're printing from the PNG files found in the 'Full Res' folder (which is what I assume you mean by High-res, but want to make certain). All of those files have the exact same grid size (1 square = 1/2 in) and when printed at 200% size will achieve a 1 inch grid. I just did this myself with the files for the Catacombs and the Chapel to confirm for myself in case there was an issue and there was not.

If you do as I describe and still get problems then I'm not entirely sure what's going wrong. Please let me know and perhaps I can email you the files already blown up by 200% for you.

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Yannick F February 11, 2019 8:50 pm UTC
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Hey, yes sorry, i meant the PNG file in the Full Res Folder. I tried printing both at 200% but like i described above, they came out different sizes. I'll try redownloading the package and printing them again.

Thanks for the reply :)
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Yannick F February 13, 2019 6:37 am UTC
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So i tried it again changing printing programs, tried different setting, etc, yet nothing changed :/

If you have the time, maybe you could e-mail me (fucya117@hotmail.com) 200% files? Thanks.
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Mike B January 13, 2019 6:49 pm UTC
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Hi Venatus! Thanks so much for making these - I was dreading having to try and draw Ravenloft by hand, and these maps are going to be so much help for my party!

One quick question: the spiral staircase marked K12-S (PDF 2 page 4) is K64 in the book's maps? In the book, it looks like K64 spirals both up and down on floors 3 and 4 (to take you from K68 to K46), but K12-S only goes one way. Furthermore, the complete floor image of the Court of the Count does have a full spiral staircase, but I can't find it in the PDFs. Is that an error, or am I missing something incredibly obvious?
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Venatus M January 14, 2019 5:39 pm UTC
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Hi Mike, you're welcome! And thank you for purchasing!

K12-S is actually the counterpart to the K12. Turret Post rooms as they're used in the book. Even though those rooms appear multiple times across the castle they're always referred to as K12, making it kind of confusing and rendering the need for additional labeling in the form of K12-S.

The room you're looking for, K64, does indeed go across multiple levels, however because it's a staircase and always lets out onto another room it is usually attached to the room it lets out on rather than floating around by itself. For example, it begins from room K68 and can be found there in the PDF (PDF 1, P.25). However on the Court of the Count it lets out onto one of the aforementioned K12 rooms and it appears from my searching that the only appropriate spiral staircase to use there would be K8 (PDF 2, P.3) although it is facing a mirrored direction. I'll have to fix that and update the PDFs, thank you for finding that!

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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.

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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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