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Of Ships & The Sea DM Screen & Official Vinyl Sword Coast Map

ICv2 has some images of Gale Force 9's official Of Ships and the Sea DM's Screen for Dungeons & Dragons, as well as the official 27'x33' vinyl Dungeons & Dragons Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide Faerun Map. Click on the images for a gallery of close-ups.

The DM Screen is $15, while the map is $35.


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Russ Morrissey

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Birmy

Explorer
Baseless speculation: Since the screen is more generically titled as "Of Ships and the Sea," rather than taking on the name of the book to which it's attached (as has been the case for the other GF9 screens), maybe this indicates it's meant to be used for multiple upcoming themed supplements. The seeming Nine Hells theme of "The Descent" probably nixes that idea, though.

Or, alternately, they're seeing if not identifying a product with a specific storyline helps long-term sales.
 

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
Baseless speculation: Since the screen is more generically titled as "Of Ships and the Sea," rather than taking on the name of the book to which it's attached (as has been the case for the other GF9 screens), maybe this indicates it's meant to be used for multiple upcoming themed supplements. The seeming Nine Hells theme of "The Descent" probably nixes that idea, though.
My guess is that it's a screen that emphasizes the new ship rules and nautical encounter tables. Useful for any sea based campaign as well as the upcoming Saltmarsh publication.
 

Jason Denton

Villager
The wasted something like 20% of the area of the map on empty ocean in order to show one small island in the far north east. Three better options:

1) Reduce the size of the map by 20%, pocket the profits.
2) Reduce the size of the map by 20%, cut the price.
3) Keep the same size, extend the map to show 20% more of eastern Fearun; including the location for the first 6 seasons of AL and all the CCC content.
 

Parmandur

Adventurer
Baseless speculation: Since the screen is more generically titled as "Of Ships and the Sea," rather than taking on the name of the book to which it's attached (as has been the case for the other GF9 screens), maybe this indicates it's meant to be used for multiple upcoming themed supplements. The seeming Nine Hells theme of "The Descent" probably nixes that idea, though.

Or, alternately, they're seeing if not identifying a product with a specific storyline helps long-term sales.
In the Nine Hells Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins discusses sailing through Hell on the River Styx. Perkins has teased Lantan and other Sword Coast things in upcoming products, too, so maybe the AP storyline will be Planar *and* seafaring.
 

Parmandur

Adventurer
The wasted something like 20% of the area of the map on empty ocean in order to show one small island in the far north east. Three better options:


1) Reduce the size of the map by 20%, pocket the profits.
2) Reduce the size of the map by 20%, cut the price.
3) Keep the same size, extend the map to show 20% more of eastern Fearun; including the location for the first 6 seasons of AL and all the CCC content.
That's [MENTION=6801558]robus[/MENTION] printout: the Gale Force 9 map doesn't have all the water.
 
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Roger

Villager
the official 27'x33' vinyl Dungeons & Dragons Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide Faerun Map.

That's bigger than my house.
 

mankyle

Explorer
I Printed it in a waterproof material. 4 feet side more or less for 23 euros. Much better price.

I have done the same with the Chult and Waterdeep Maps...
 
I remember the good old days when vinyl maps were included in the boxed sets. Still have the old Greyhawk map, which I carefully take out from time to time.
 
I remember the good old days when vinyl maps were included in the boxed sets. Still have the old Greyhawk map, which I carefully take out from time to time.
I was there for the good old days and I don't recall any vinyl maps in those boxes. Lots of cool maps on glossy paper, yes, but none that were vinyl. Unless I am completely misunderstanding what this map's made of....
 

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