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Map Packs

Postby JBRocky » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:24 am

Anyone know if there are plans to make new Map Packs? I would love to have the Solomani Rim and Alpha Crucis.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby AndrewW » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:58 am

Ummmm, yes. Though plan is for only a PDF release.
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Postby GypsyComet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:37 am

The Map Packs would seem ill-suited to PDF release. The point is to have a big fold-out map.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby AndrewW » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:10 am

GypsyComet wrote:The Map Packs would seem ill-suited to PDF release. The point is to have a big fold-out map.
Printing costs went up...
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Postby crazy_cat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:49 am

AndrewW wrote:Printing costs went up...
For home printing too - especially as the map packs as currently designed require you to print out the black background.

If they provide a version with a white background for printing that would be great - we could do with that for the older map pack PDFs also.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:42 pm

They do cost an eye-watering amount to print - if people were prepared to pay £15 for one, there would not be an issue, but low run posters like these are expensive.

It _did_ occur to me that something like this is an ideal Kickstarter project, a very low one with something like a £500 goal for the first map, and then perhaps we can go on to do others as stretch goals, or seperate Kickstarters. That would take some thought though...
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Re: Map Packs

Postby captainquirk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:47 pm

Seems a waste of time as a pdf map pack. I'm not going to print it myself from a pdf, so simply wouldn't buy the product at all in that format.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby JBRocky » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:43 am

captainquirk wrote:Seems a waste of time as a pdf map pack. I'm not going to print it myself from a pdf, so simply wouldn't buy the product at all in that format.

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:35 am

What is in a map pack? How big is the map? Scale? Are they already printed in the books?
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Re: Map Packs

Postby AndrewW » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:54 am

ShawnDriscoll wrote:What is in a map pack? How big is the map? Scale? Are they already printed in the books?
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... -pack.html

Some of the books do contain information on the sectors and subsectors map, though not the color format or full sector at a time map.
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Re: Map Packs

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm

So that maps cover a sector? What's the size of the posters?
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Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:36 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:So that maps cover a sector? What's the size of the posters?
21" x 25"
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Re: Map Packs

Postby Jame Rowe » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:15 pm

If you do get a printable pdf or a print run for them figured out, do 2300AD.
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