By Thilo Graf
This installment of Jonathan Robert’s Fantastic Maps-line is 55 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page how-to-use.
As has become the tradition in the Fantastic Maps series, the pdf kicks off with a one-page version of the full-colour map with grids.
After that, we get 26 pages each for the blown-up versions of the map for use with miniatures. It should be noted that the pdfs come in both letter pack and A4-formats and that we get maptool-files for this map as well. Apart from that, the only additional piece we get is a high-res version of the dungeon level, for that’s what this essentially is – 4 rooms and some connecting corridors.
I like the map – Jonathan Roberts CAN draw and has quite a talent for depicting objects and enticing, well-made maps. However, I do have a gripe with this map – spoilt as I am by the series, this one just lacks the huge array of bonus items, versions of the map without grid, alternative maps etc. The temple is cool and looks fine and creepy, but on a whole, doesn’t feature any particular room that made me go "This is a temple". As a dungeon map, it’s fine, for usage with the Illfrost setting, it will definitely work. Apart from that, I’m not so sure. Thus, my final verdict will be 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3.
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