My opinion about it is the following:
it's a great screen for the players and useful for the GM. The map is superb of course, though the paper is too thin to my taste and I have would have appreciated a more parchment-like paper.
In conclusion I find it somewhat expensive for what you get. There is no booklet of any kind associated with the screen (neither scenario or errata). Thus $15.00 is a bit high.
But sure, your players will enjoy the colourful panel with Quilliams' art.
Yes, I have to agree. I thought the price was a tad high. (Canadian dollars for me!) The map is great! I will most likely get it laminated to avoid the inevitable rips. The Quilliams art is great.
The screen is missing the one thing I think all screens need and that is a small section on it that tells you what page to look up info in the main book that is not covered on the screen. Other than that, pretty cool.
I thought about getting the screen - a friend of mine had it. I looked at it - and I agree with some others here that the only really cool thing about it was the map.
So I downloaded a Hyborean map from Mongoose's website, and had my fiance print it out on gloss cardstock, 11" x 17" -- - looks awesome. Gotta love a fiance' that works at a print shop, can draw, can paint, and paints wargaming miniatures.
I'd rather a screen that offered more in the lines of play-aids than a map. Either a scenario or some additional rules, heck - throw in a 10 page black and white booklet on gladitorial combat or something. I'm sure there's a use for that somewhere and everyone loves gladiators! :wink:
Maps are well and good, but I use the game system with another campaign world, so $15 for a screen itself wasn't worth it to me.