Now, we’ve had a good run of coordinating interview Q&As with RPG Publisher Spotlights, but this COVID Christmas has derailed us. Stryxin and the team at Forgotten Adventures have received one round of questions from Geek Native, but that’s as far as we’ve got, and I’ve no answers to publish.
For now, that is. We can always do part two later on. There’s still plenty to say about Forgotten Adventures and reasons why you should check the site out.
One reason is 45,000+ reasons.
For free, Forgotten Adventures give away Mapmaking Assets under license. It’s over 5gigs zipped and so don’t download that on a mobile metered internet connection. Don’t even unzip the file if you’re in a hurry.
That’s a vast collection of assets. The license is on the same page, and, as you’d expect, while you can use these for your own personal use, you can not slap your logo on any of this and call it your own. Not that you would. The art you see in this piece comes from the impressively generous offer.
Getting the most from Forgotten Adventures
There’s the official Forgotten Adventures site as a starter and as a nexus to other places where you can get Forgotten Adventures’ assets. The 45,000 free assets are significant, but often, it’s easier to pay a little money for a completed map!
DriveThruRPG has Forgotten Adventures complete maps, either for a few dollars or as a pay what you want download.
The best-seller right now is the Dungeon Decor – Pack 13.
Next up, in second place is Dungeon Decor – Pack 15 which contains weapons rather than maps, and then in third place City Tavern 26×20 Battlemap and that’s a quick way to pop a complete location into your game.
Of course, many battle maps are used entirely digitally these days without the need to download, let alone print out, and virtual tabletops are the reason why.
You can buy Forgotten Adventures for Roll20. 15 Dungeon Decor packs, 8 Table Clutter packs, 7 Spirit Tokens packs, 23 Creative Token packs, wilderness, builders, heroes, textures and more are available there. It’s a little more expensive, around $5 or $6 but fully integrated with the system.
Can over 10,000 gamers be wrong? If not, then the best way to experience Forgotten Adventures is with Patreon.
For as little as $3 plus VAT (per creation), supporters on the site get Dungeoncraft Integration, colour variants for all tokens and Discord benefits. Joining Patreon gives supporters immediate access to previously released assets.
At $5 per creation, pCloudSync is added. That means as Stryxin updates their computer with the latest creations, they’re automatically made available. This includes WebP format, ideal for FoundryVTT users.
At the top tier, $10, Clip Studio Files for the tokens and more Discord exclusives are added. Clip Studio is a package for creating and modifying art. So, at this level, you’re given the files you need to make it easy to go in and tweak what’s been provided.
You’re probably used to art software costing a fortune, but Clip Studio is free for three months and then the pro level tops out at $50. You don’t even need a computer; there’s an Android version.
In other words, if you need Clip Studio to get the most from Forgotten Adventures, it’s not that expensive. You can also buy Clip Studio brush packs from the cartographer.
Joining the Forgotten Adventures community
You can join the official Discord here.
Patreons, as is the case with Geek Native, can link both their Patreon and Discord accounts to unlock those special access channels.
There are social media profiles to follow, including Reddit. They are;
- Forgotten Adventures on Twitter.
- Forgotten Adventures on Reddit.
- Forgotten Adventures on Instagram.
- Forgotten Adventures on Facebook.
- Forgotten Adventures on Pinterest.
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