We first took a peek at Dynamic Dungeons in the first half of last year and checked out some of their living and moving maps for D&D and other RPGs.
They have got a few new videos worthy of your time.
Modular city sewer living map pack
City jail and haunted prison maps
What these videos show are grid maps designed for moving minis around on during a tabletop roleplaying session.
There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that if you’re using these, then you are impressing your players. The maps aren’t expensive either. You can sign up to Dynamic Dungeons at Patreon for a few bucks a month and unlock the latest maps.
Your Patreon bucks can be capped in case Dynamic Dungeons hit a productive streak and make more maps than usually available in a month. Each map you do get comes with a still image for virtual tabletops as well as the moving TC image. At the time of writing, there are over 1,500 patrons.
Setting up dynamic maps
The cost of the map is in the equipment you need to run it. The recommended solution is a 40 inch, flat screen, LED HD TV. The cheapest I could find on Amazon was a few hundred bucks.
Ideally, you’d cover the screen of your TV with a thin perspex screen so you could move the minis without scratching the TV surface or even write on the map.
The motion maps are looping video. This means you need a way to play the video on the TV and attaching a laptop is the recommended approach to that. However, this extra bit of tech means the DM can have their own private screen and the Dynamic Dungeons Editor and Player is a free piece of software to make that perfect for you.