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    Post Dungeon 166 Map Gallery up

    New maps from this month's Dungeon:

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4map/20090527

    I don't like the new direction of using map tiles to create published maps. Map tiles are inherently restrictive whereas magazine maps should have no restrictions at all. It's a shame. The other maps are rather nice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    New maps from this month's Dungeon:

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4map/20090527

    I don't like the new direction of using map tiles to create published maps. Map tiles are inherently restrictive whereas magazine maps should have no restrictions at all. It's a shame. The other maps are rather nice though.
    I don't like it either, but it does make (at least from a quick glance) business sense. 1) they don't have to pay an artist for each map needed for an adventure 2) the adventure author does not have to do any back and forth changes with the author which takes up valuable time 3) it pushes the sales of their products. 4) if you are the GM and already have the tiles, no money or time spent printing out the maps to be used on a battlemap.

    On the down side, these map tiles are like collectible cards in that they are only available for 6-9-12 months or so and then are out of print. At this point, if you get the adventure and don't have the tiles you need you are screwed.... Secondly, they are really horrifically tiled at the seams, it just looks cheesy.
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    Hmmmmmmmm....links all broken for me
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    Still works fine for me under firefox. Not sure what the issue might be there. Not subscribed, so it's not that.
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    Yeah working now.

    Tried FIREFOX....Nothing, then EXPLORER, worked, FIREFOX AGAIN, nothing, and finally, just now and there they are.

    Huh!
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    Gah, those look pretty bad, jfrazierjr has some points, but I've seen lots cleaner arrangements made with the tiles by friends... this is just... lazy.

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    Just a bunch of red X's for me :/

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    I can't see them either, even when I click on the individual links.

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    That's really strange. I can still see them fine using firefox and XP. I can't think what the problem would be.
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    Hey! It's working now.

    If I subscribed to their magazine, would I get copies of their maps that aren't marked with numbers and letters?

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