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Village Core Set

Village Core Set  is a printable dungeon floorplan compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. It can be used as a standalone gameboard, or combined with any same-scale tileset.

Village Core Set is a geomorphic set, comprising 5 10x10 square battlemaps which can be arranged in multiple layouts. Each component features a cluster of small countryside houses, made from wattle & daub, near a road.

. Also included is a set of 300dpi full size jpgs, for poster printing or VTT. Full jpeg versions include gridded and gridless versions.

When all five boards are combined together (shown with some tiles from the Highway Core Set)


Village Core Set - 5 battlemaps, each 10 x 10, and can be printed at 28mm and 25mm scale.


About Heroic Maps

Our game boards were originally designed to be used with Heroquest.  That's why you'll notice we don't mark the doors or add furniture - you can put these wherever you want them, using you favourite system (paper or 3D).  This will mean the board can be different every time you use it. You can download our free door pack here:

Heroic Maps boards are flexible enough to be used with many game systems.

Heroquest players: Our boards are the size of half of the Heroquest board, so two placed together are a complete replacement for the original game board.  This means our maps provide a complete and ranging expansion for the classic dungeon crawl game!

Mix and Match with other Heroic Maps!

Have you tried these exciting battlemaps?



Rivers, roads, villages - Why not try the whole Countryside range?

                                       Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations  


Go on an adventure!


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Kevin B January 21, 2015 5:45 am UTC
First I really love the style and detail of the maps, so much that I made a bit of a binge purchase picking up 12 different packages.

However, I do have some concerns that I am hoping that you may be able to address. The intended use of these tiles was for the VTT Roll20. They use a standard 1 inch grid that measures 70 pixels per inch, so the standard 10x10 tile needs to measure 700x700 to snap nicely to grid. The problem is that if you resize these with the grid it doesn't align due to the non-standard grid used. I could use the non-grid versions, but then you run into other issues where the walls and/or structures don't align to the Roll20 grid, so the farther and farther and farther from center you go, the more out of alignment you become... so it's impossible to make larger maps that fit well.

The only solution is to make each of the tiles ~709x711... but then they don't snap to grid, so they become rather tedious to use and you really can't use the geomorphic functionality...See more
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Joseph B January 22, 2015 8:33 pm UTC
Hi Kevin,

The grid we use is a standard square grid except for the outer squares of the geomorph tiles (which are slightly larger). We made these larger so that the walls of buildings wouldn't have to be too thin if they were near the edge.

I presume you're using software such as Gimp or Photoshop when you're resizing. To fix the issue you're having, just crop 30px from the edges before you resize the tile to 700px. That will remove the 'extra' bit around the outer squares and the rest should line up for you.

I hope that works for you

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Chris C October 27, 2014 3:41 am UTC
I love this set, and I own many of the sets in this line, but I've had a hard time with getting the printing perfect on any of them. I'm hoping the authors can help me. When I open up the pdfs in photoshop, the prints invariably come out too dark. I guess I need the right color profile or something. Changing the document mode to CMYK does not help. And I've tried every different print setting there is. I really wish I could figure out what to do in Photoshop, because I would like to made certain adjustments to some of the tiles. But the only way I can get the colors to come out as expected is to print straight out of (Mac) Preview. But the problem there is that It won't let me print at exactly 90.7%. Preview forces it to round up to 91%. The result is that the printed maps are slightly bigger than 10"x10" and will not fit with other 1" scale tiles or a standard battlemap grid. Also, I like to paste them onto foam core which comes in sheets that would be easily divided by 10" squares. Unfortunately...See more
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Joseph B October 27, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Hi Chris. Sorry you're having trouble printing. Have you tried using the jpegs provided with each of our sets? If you open the jpegs in Photoshop you can tweak colours etc. Then, you can cut them and paste into an A4 document in Photoshop, save as a pdf and then try printing. You could also scale the jpeg as a layer in Photoshop before printing. Then, when using Acrobat, you can print without scaling, confident that it's the right size because you've scaled it in Photoshop first. Let us know how you get on.
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Chris C October 27, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply. What you suggest is a LOT of work though. I don't get how I'm the first customer to have had this problem. The 1" scale is, if not the most ubiquitous, VERY ubiquitous. So why not make things easier for your customers? I've purchased Dessert Wilderness, Wilderness, Villages, Marshes, Marsh Locations, the whole Cavern Set, and a bunch more. I will probably end up buying everything you have because the quality is great. I'm a professional graphic designer and I'm telling you that it is too much trouble for me to open each jpeg file separately, scale it, re-slice it to fit on a letter size paper (I'm American and I buy letter sized photo paper) save it to pdf, and then combine the separate pieces into a printable pdf. Why can't you guys publish a properly scaled 1" square version that is set up for letter sized paper? Honestly, the letter size thing is not a big deal, but resizing to 90.7% is a big problem. You would only have to do this work once, instead of expecting every...See more
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Joseph B October 27, 2014 6:09 pm UTC
Hi Chris. We publish at 28mm because this allows people to reduce the scale to 25mm, rather than have to increase it to 28mm (which would cause a loss in quality). I'm not sure people have had an issue with this before though, because it's the first we've heard of it. We're sorry that you're having an issue with it though. We only suggested the method above because you mentioned you weren't able to get the colours right when you opened it in Photoshop. Maybe the solution for you will be to try different colour profiles, or check calibration of your monitor. I'm sure you've already tried some of these since you're a graphic designer, but perhaps the solution lies with getting the image you see on your monitor to reflect the actual printing, and then use Photoshop to avoid the scaling issue you're having.
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Chris C October 27, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Joseph, when Acrobat and other pdf reader programs do not allow you to print at any scale that has a decimal place in it, the problem is unavoidable. I get the reason why you publish for 28mm. I'm sure that anyone who wanted 28mm could use the jpgs, though. I'm merely suggesting that instead of requiring customers to use professional image editing software on a tile by tile basis, that you publish the PDF in the 25mm (1") scale, or at least take the time to set of an alternate pdf. Wouldn't you agree that 1" scale is the more common scale?
It is super convenient to just open a single pdf file and click print (selecting all the pages that contain the tile halves), but only if you want 28mm. If you want 25mm, there is no simple way to do it as page one of your pfds suggest. Maybe the reason you have not heard this complaint yet is that most everyone is using your files for VTT, because anyone who actually tries to print at 90.7% scale is going to fail at doing so without the use of photoshop or maybe...See more
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Joseph B October 27, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Hi Chris,
Email me heroicmaps at and I'l send you our colour profile.
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Chris C October 27, 2014 9:15 pm UTC
OKay I emailed you. Thanks. By the way, I just tried opening my latest Heroic Maps purchase, the modular caves pdf, in Photoshop and it asked me for a password. What would that be?
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Joseph B October 27, 2014 9:31 pm UTC
We don't secure our pdfs in any way. It must be from DrivethruRPG - maybe something linked to their watermarking?
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