Fabled Environments launches High School map Kickstarter campaign

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 27th, 2013

Fabled Environments launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a new gaming map for RPGs. This one’s based on a high school.

From the campaign:

Fabled Environments is proud to announce their newest Kickstarter: An Average Modern High School. This set of floor plans for RPGs details a 2-story high school designed to fit the needs of 1000 students.

As with all Fabled Environments maps, this project will be available with multiple layers that are able to be toggled on or off and will be presented at a scale of 1 ” = 5 feet with the option of standard or hex grid as two of the layers.

In addition, there are several great stretch goals such as adventures from Silver Gryphon Games, over 2 dozen figure flats from Arion Games and character descriptions by Clint Black that will compliment the figure flats.

For a complete list of stretch goals and more info on the campaign, please check out the Kickstarter page for this project.

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  • I understand that crowdfunding is the new thang for all things hobby-related.

    But still I have to ask: WHY a KS for this?
    Can’t you just post it on drivethrustuff or a similar site and we can buy it (or not)?

    • Soulfinger

      Hey, high school floor plans are expensive to produce!!! Just hiring a professional architect to draft a wholly original floor plan costs an hourly rate of $38.13, then there’s the cost of the $1,000+ professional flatbed scanner for a clean 6400 dpi image, then the labor costs for your IT Department to convert the image into a PDF file using the legitimately purchased $600 Adobe software suite, and finally the cost of that sweet AMD 100-505602 FirePro V9800 4GB PCI Express 2.1 x16 Workstation Video Card. You can’t just invest those sort of resources into a product and HOPE that the market will reimburse you.

      At the end of the day though, it’s all worth it for us gamers. I mean, it’s not like you or I could do an image search for “high school floor plans” on some web browser and find a superabundance of detailed plans. Even if I could, at any given moment I could have Cheetos (formerly Chee-tos) dust on my ridiculously corpulent fingers (formerly svelte fingers, prior to the Chee-tos addiction), which would preclude the use of Internet searches for my gaming needs. Personally, I need this product to satisfy the yawning black hole at the core of my being, and I need it to be on KS to add that element of risk that keeps me feeling like I am living on the dangerous edge of consumerism, investing in products that may never materialize rather than pre-ordering like some Funion-chomping chump.

  • BaconSlayer

    Sweet! Now I can finally run my Zombie Columbine adventure. It is a shame that my group at the retirement home down the street will not get any of my clever pop culture references…

  • I’m with treslibras. I just don’t see the huge cost. In all honesty I think I could do all of what Soulfinger stated on my laptop using photoshop – And I could do it in full colour. Admittedly, I am pretty handy with photoshop.

    No offence, but I just don’t see the need for a big spend to design these maps.