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DDAL08-03 Digital Map Pack - Dock Ward Double Cross
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Mickey F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/20/2019 18:15:27

As with other map packs by this author, the PDF was not sized to print at 1", thus defeating the entire reason for purchasing this map pack. You will need to print out many many test pages tinkering with the scalling to in order to get this print at size unless you have Photoshop and know how to use it. (Currently photoshop retails for $400 so no thanks). This is probably a good product for Roll20 and those platforms. As a printing solution, it is useless with out other software. even if you do manage to get the scale right, you need to increase the size so much that all detail is blown out and pixelated.

Be warned before purchasing. I bought multiple packs before testing one so I am out not only the money but all the time I was trying to save instead of hand drawing the maps, I now have wasted trying to deal with this. I truly wish I could just get my money back.



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DDAL08-03 Digital Map Pack - Dock Ward Double Cross
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I am very sorry you are not happy with your purchase. I would note that the product description does mention that maps were created for use in online play. I have edited the product description to capitalize the word ONLINE to avoid future confusion. Again, I am very sorry you are unhappy with your purchase. Good luck with your future games!
DDAL08-02 Digital Map Pack - Beneath the City of the Dead
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Mickey F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/20/2019 18:06:03

I purchased this to save myself the time of having to recreate this rather extensive map before a last minute ask to DM at a con. EVERY other map pack I have purchased here on the DM GUild that provides a PDF has it correctly sized so that printing in poster will automatically give you 1 inch grids. THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF A MAP PACK. The PDF supplied here does not infact print out to 1" squares, thus I have to now spend a considerable amount of trial, error and especially INK to figure out the proper enlargement in order to get 1" squares. It will also be very grainy since I am having to blow it up.

If you are looking to print battle maps for your table quickly, be advised that when you purchase this you still have a good amount of work to do, all of which could have been avioded had the author sized the PDF correctly in the first place.

I am very dissapointed I purchased multiple map packs before testing one.



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DDAL08-02 Digital Map Pack - Beneath the City of the Dead
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I am very sorry you are not happy with your purchase. I would note that the product description does mention that maps were created for use in online play. I have edited the product description to capitalize the word ONLINE to avoid future confusion. Again, I am very sorry you are unhappy with your purchase. Good luck with your future games!
Xanathar's Guild Hideout Battle Maps
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Mickey F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/25/2019 16:26:28

these are very beautiful and are awesome for screen based play. However they print out VERY darkly. Even adjusting the print parameters does not lighten them enough to make a significant impact. As such they are very difficult to see the detail (including the grid) and it uses a TREMENDOUS amount of ink on an inkjet printer. more than a tad disappointing as in all fairness, they are useless for the table as they are. I will now have to spend the time drawing this encounter out , defeating the entire purpose of the purchase. I am now out time, money, 5 pages of photo paper and a significant amount of ink. Reply

In response to your comments, no this was indeed the PDF. I did at first print the other file first (then realized my error and deleted the comment on sizing). The sizing on the PDF is just fine, its the darknes of the file. I printed in both greyscale on a laser printer and in color on an HP ink jet. Both were so dark, you could make out no details and on several of the cooridors, so dark you can not even see the gridlines.



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Hi Mickey--really sorry to hear about the issues you've had. It's difficult for me to touch on the printing difficulties in particular as I've not had any issues test-printing them from my end and this is the first I've heard of it. On a different comment (maybe it got deleted? I can't seem to find it now) it appears that maybe you had issues with the grid sizing as well? Please make sure you use the Printing PDF file as that was made specifically in mind for DMs using the rooms around the tabletop. Perhaps it's possible that printing from the VTT files resulted in the darkness issue too? The only other thing that occurs to me is to make sure your color mode while printing is set to CMYK and not RGB when using the aforementioned PDF file. RGB is a digital color setting and could possibly be affecting the final product as well. Once again, I truly apologize for the frustration this has caused! I'm not 100% sure if it's possible for me to issue a refund via DMsGuild (I've never had to try before) or alternatively would be happy to email you the maps from one of my other products as compensation.
Hi Mickey, just following up here again (not sure if me posting this will delete my previous reply or not) to see if you had potentially found any work-arounds to your printing issues? I have tried a few times and have not been able to replicate your problem, but if you haven't solved it yet I'd like to send you a different version of the PDF with some brightness adjustments to see if that solves it for you. I'll just need your email address!
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