I've been having the exact same problems the previous reviewer had. I can't read it on one computer and can't read it on my ipad. Occasionally it becomes bearably working but not often. I can't keep using this version for Malifaux, eventually I'll have to get the physical copy to keep my sanity.
Date Added: 05/22/2016 06:25:21
A great piece of work which is well worth the asking price. Templates for both GIMP and Photoshop are included with the download. All in all a very polished product which I shall be using a great deal in the next few days!
Very nice. Lightyears better than those bland squares I have been using. Mounting mine on 1/2 inch MDF board (Modge Podge glue), cuts fairly easly (jigsaw) and some belt sander work to smooth the sides (goes very quickly). I then paint the edges a red (acrylic from AC Moores - the cheap stuff), lightly sand it when done (smoothes the rough edges), then spray a protective finish over them. Very nice looking !!
My only wish would be to see several straight pieces on one page - allows for some variety in the artwork, also allows quick printing of several pieces at once. Same for the other smaller pieces.
Power tools - be careful with them. The jigsaw cutting is difficult for the smaller pieces, even with a clamp. Not for the faint hearted or inexperienced....
a little more detail on the floors than a generic dungeon. good color, prints well, color palette is a little more "Egyptian Sandstone" than some others so it may not match up with some others but it's a minor issue.
fairly flexible and quite a bit of variety in the tiles. I am using it with the 5e princes of the apocalyse module and it translates very well, just a little bit of tweaking on the senario side to accomidate it. good color, prints well. no complaints.
Publisher: Mana Press
Date Added: 05/20/2016 12:59:56
For a fuller review see my blog - http://diplomatist2.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/tribal-first-thou- ghts.html
What do you get for your money?
A full-colour 32-page watermarked pdf, nicely illustrated with line drawings and photographs mostly of Eureka Miniatures Maoris, but also their Aztecs and Wargames Foundry's Gladiators and Vikings.
Overall, the 'look of the thing' is good. It's in a two-column layout, the background isn't too intrusive and the balance of text-to-illustration is a good one. A particularly nice touch is that the back cover consists of the reference tables. A printer-friendly version is also included.
About half of the book consists of rules and about a third historical background. Some people might find this space devoted to Maori, Aztec or Viking culture superfluous, and many may just skip it, but that is being churlish. Apart from the Viking or Gladiators perhaps, these backgrounds are likely to be new(ish) to the reader. In addition, the emphasis...
It went together fairly easy although there were a couple of spots that would have benefited from a clearly explanation. But that is why we do not use Carzy Glue when assembling these sort of things. I bought it at a sale price and I am well pleased with it. Don't think I would have paid full price for it.
Neuschwabenland has a wonderfully novel story line and an excellent rule book. It is a 2 player that plays well solo because the Alien and German sides have quite different mechanics and goals. Other soloed 2 player hex games tend to have two different colored sides that play pretty much the same - one has to stop when switching sides and emotionally try to re-identify with the different color, which can be de-motivating or even boring.
In Neuschwabenland, however, it is easy to identify with both asymmetrical sides and one is actually eager to play both antagonists: the Germans as they try to "get the job done" and with the Aliens as they mindlessly thunder across the landscape. Each side has radically different mechanics and motivations that create the asymmetrical play and heighten the interest in an unpredictable outcome. Asymmetrical die rolling increases the tension.
Although the rule book is very clearly illustrated, the game can be made much easier to play by creating a...
I bought this to use with roll20. Overall I am very impressed with the quality and high detail of the set.
Pros: A great set with multiple combinations that can be used over and over. The single to double to triple passage ways makes for unique builds that look original while reusing the same tiles.
Cons: For Roll20 the size of each file is very big. Only using a few and I almost filled up my allowed storage space (100MB). The files took a little longer than needed to size correctly to each other after importing. Also there were a couple of files that were over the import limit (10MB) so without some way to compress them you cannot use them in Roll20.
A great set, but would not recommend to use in Roll20....
I've purchased a number of these tiles from Heroic Maps and they are in my opinion the best on the market, the detail of the design, colouring, choice of rooms and corridors and the fact that they are super easy to print out all make for a great product.
I'll certainly be buying more of these beauties.
I am going to be using these for a Rifts adventure that I am running in a few weeks time, I'll post pictures of the tiles and the adventure on my blog. So if you want to see them in 2D action then have check out the pictures.
These maps are just incredible. I've fallen in love with Heroic Maps product range and am downloading tons of them. The artwork is great and the level of detail most impressive compared with other map tiles out there. Recommended.
Malifaux is a great system, and the second edition, for the most part, improved on that. It's awesome to see Wyrd release the core 2E rules for free so people can try them out. There's also an officially supported module for the Vassal engine, so between that and these rules, you only need to get the stat cards of the models you want in order to try the game out online at no cost. Be warned though, the gameplay is good and the models wonderful, so despite being free to try, this game may end up dangerous for your wallet....