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5E Check out this beautiful Sword Coast print!

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
My players are about to start adventuring far and wide over the Sword Coast as they journey through Rise of Tiamat and to give them context I thought they should have a map. I remembered that we got access to a high res map courtesy of WotC and wanted to get it printed.

I ended up using Vivyx Printing and chose their waterproof vinyl banner option as I wanted something sturdy. I chose the 22" x 34" print option (and no grommets). Cost (with first time user discount and including shipping) $20.91!

But the results are truly lovely - it just feels great in your hand, like an old-timey map would be on heavy duty parchment or something, and it's just wonderful to look at. Very, very pleased :)

Sword Coast.jpg
 

Mercule

Adventurer
Wow. That's really sweet.

Where did you get the map? What was the size/resolution? I'd love to see Eberron blown up like that and the price is good.
 

Zoinks

Villager
I got a full set of the LMoP maps from Mike Schley done on vinyl from ViVYX. They turned out great and are practically indestructible.
 

flametitan

Explorer
Additionally, if you have a bit of spare cash, Mike Schley has his own version of the Sword Coast map on his zenfolio page. It has some extra town markers for places named but not marked on the map. You can also get a *huge* pdf of it and a blank version is in that pdf.
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
The nice part about a vinyl one is that you should be able to use wet erase markers. Not that you would necessarily want to do so on your main map. Test a tiny, hard to see area first.
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
I opted for the Storm King's Thunder map (16"x24"). Here's a picture with the Player's Handbook for scale:

SKT_vinyl_map.jpg
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
Nice! What options did you choose?
Just plain ol' vinyl, no grommets or hemmed edges. It was about $18 altogether, including shipping. Folds up and lays flat easily, feels heavy-duty. Good deal, IMO, so thanks for the tip.

EDIT: Also, for those wondering, I used the SKT map that was released as one of the Extra Life rewards. The resolution isn't the best, but all the text, including the smallest road and river names, are clearly legible.
 
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Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
I wanted to do something similar but the cost here would be in the realm of $70 :(
Are you sure about that?

Check out Vistaprint - http://www.vistaprint.com.au/banners.aspx?pfid=017&xnav=Breadcrumbs

You can get a 90cm x 50cm (roughly 35in x 20in) vinyl banner for $20 + $8 postage within Australia. A 122cm x 76cm vinyl banner would cost $30 + $8 postage.

They often send out emails with discount offers as well, so if you wait for the right time you can potentially get it for even less.
 

Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
Additionally, if you have a bit of spare cash, Mike Schley has his own version of the Sword Coast map on his zenfolio page. It has some extra town markers for places named but not marked on the map. You can also get a *huge* pdf of it and a blank version is in that pdf.
We're currently playing through Princes of the Apocalypse. Would Mike's version of the Sword Coast be the best map to get for that campaign?

Edit: I should say that my plan is to get a copy printed out to put up on the wall next to the game table on game night.
 
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