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Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: The Age of Mortals

by Sean Macdonald
Tasslehoff's Map Pouches, Volume 1

Reviews of 'Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: The Age of Mortals'

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Reviewer: Joel Sanda

Rating: Stars

Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: Age of Mortals is the near-perfect product. Readers of Dragonlance novels will find a series of maps that can quite easily add a new dimension to their reading. DMs will find the maps incredibly useful for campaigns set in the Age of Mortals. Finally, players will be grateful for the inclusiveness of the continental poster map and the site-specific maps.

The large continental map quite easily contains locations found in most novels. The map's colors are sharp and contrast without compromising their ability to blend and quickly describe major features. Keep this one rolled up&emdash;it's such a useful reference tool it will soon be tattered from unfolding and folding.

Two maps, with a parchment background color, feature remarks and notes from Tasselhoff. Comments such as "Dark knights are in charge here. It's not nearly as fun as it used to be" and "This map belongs to Kronn Thistleknott. Do not Borrow it!!" are not only funny but essential to this set. Wise owners of these maps will want to frequently count their maps to ensure friends don't find any accidentally misplaced maps!

There are a total of twelve maps. The large continental map, two large area maps (Ansalon in the Age of Mortals and The Desolation) with Tasslehoff's handwriting; as well as the following site-specific titles: Darkling Hall, Citadel of Light, Nalis Aren (Lake of Death), Sanction, Solace, Solanthus, Teyr, Storm's Keep, and the Tower of High Sorcery in Wayreth.

All maps are printed on glossy paper, have legible writing that does not come at the cost of vibrant colors and bland type faces, and are 8.5 x 11 inches (except for the poster map). The site specific maps are more than sufficient for a DM's use in creating adventures or for reader's interested in locating their favorite stories.

It's hard to fault a product for what it doesn't contain, but there is one thing I immediately noticed missing from this: packaging to keep the maps in decent shape (they come in the same type of dust jacket on the Dragonlance DM screen). This was probably a smart choice, though, if it kept the price of the product down to the more than reasonable $15.00 I paid for it at my local hobby store.

Tasslehoff's Map Pouch: Age of Mortals is impossible to not recommend. Whether you read the novels, play the game, or DM a campaign there is a wealth of information and enjoyment in these maps. The maps are colorful, aesthetically pleasing, and bring back fond memories of the amazing works of the late Karen Wynn Fonstad. Sean Macdonald has created a series of maps worthy of the high standards she set. The Age of Mortals never looked so inviting!

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