Reviews - What do customers think about Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: The Age of Mortals?
Map Feb 24, 2006
I really like the huge map of Ansalon that comes with this, along with all the smaller ones. I can't wait for the new one to come out in March.
I was expecting much more... Oct 8, 2005
I must say that I got really disappointed when I got these maps. First: I was expecting at least some kind of cardboard box for protection...C'mon, even coke 12 packs have cardboard boxes, so they can't be that expensive! But no, it's just a plastic wraping and nothing more. Then, the small maps: I hated the "computerized" look. They do not agree with the fantasy feeling, and worse, some of them I could have done better myself with graphical software and a spare day. And again, the paper quality is not the best. Why not use thicker paper, and then put two maps back to back, since they all have a blank side (wich could also hold some short descrption of the place or something like that)? Why not make them to last, even at a higher price? Now I understand why there was people at the Dragonlance forum buying two copies.
Then comes the bigger map...it's the only reason I gave 2 stars instead of one. At least is the most complete map ever done for Dragonlance, and is indeed well done, tough it still all digitally made. Is that much difficult to get an artist and a cartographer to hand draw one map?
Another sad thing...the other side of the map is blank. Does someone remember the old boxed set map, with encounters and other info at the back? The "random campaign generator" or something similar? Why not? Why not some closer shots of some areas, even if it is done in black and white? Or the climate maps? Or the reduced maps with the dominant groups in different ages? Or a pre-cataclism map? Anything, but the big white blank space. Seriously, the whole product have room for so much improvement that it doesn't even look like an official product. Again...I'm dissapointed. (Sorry about english mistakes, I'm not a native english speaker).