Towns & Taverns. 2 Modular Books of Battle Mats for Roleplay

Created by BattleMats

Attention Adventurers! Encounter 2 adaptive battle map books for tabletop roleplay which align to create 1 epic evolving urban map.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

We hope you love your Syrinscape Soundtrack as much as we do!
4 days ago – Thu, May 21, 2020 at 01:57:26 AM

How are you guys finding your Syrinscape soundtrack? We absolutely love it!

Can't see it? Your unique Syrinscape code was sent to you by Backerkit and you can find it under Digital Rewards in your Backerkit survey.

Now seems like a good time to reintroduce Syrinscape who we have partnered with to bring you the Bustling Port Town Soundscape! For us it has really captured what Towns & Taverns will be like to play through.

Here at Loke HQ we've been huge fans of theirs for a while now, and its truly a pleasure to be able to work with them on this project.

For those of you who are not aware, Syrinscape is a revolutionary sound design app that adds evocative and immersive ambient background sound and a movie-like soundtrack to your tabletop RPG games. Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines to dank vermin-filled dungeons and the spooky depths of the underdark.

The user interface has been specifically designed for GMs to help them keep their attention on the players, while keeping the attention of the players focused on the game.

You can find out more at https://syrinscape.com/about-syrinscape/

Once again our huge thanks to all the team at Syrinscape for working with us on this!

Matt & Tam

Loke BattleMats

A look at some sticker artwork & Housekeeping update - Please complete your survey and check you have your digital content!
12 days ago – Tue, May 12, 2020 at 11:23:47 PM

While we haven't a huge amount to add to last weeks update we want to keep you fully up to date with what has been happening. 

Now we have signed off the maps for both Book volumes and the Little Book we have ordered our pre-production samples and when these arrive and are approved we will green light the print run! We have already started printing all the optional book purchases.

So next for Matt is the decals! We'll be producing 3 pack of decals - Town Trimmings, Magic Effects and War & Siege.

These designs below are from Town Trimmings, so you can see where we're going with this!

Some of the Tavern themed tokens from Town Trimmings

Once all decal designs are complete and approved we'll add them into your digital title as tokens. They will appear automatically and you won't need to do anything :-)

Thank you all for all the great feedback and support throughout this process! Matt has been blown away by all the kind words about the maps. We are really looking forwards to showing you the final samples when they arrive with us!

Housekeeping - 

Surveys - In order to receive your rewards we will need you to complete the survey sent out last month from BackerKit. If you cannot find the email please message me and I will send you your link.

Digital Content - We have sent out the code links to the digital title to DriveThruRPG. The email would have come directly from DriveThruRPG (if you cannot spot if please check all the usual folders these things can end up in. If you're still missing it please drop me a message and I will send you your link).

Please note the tokens will be added to the digital title when we finish and approve the artwork. They will appear automatically when we add them in. Don't worry, we'll send out an update so you know when they're there too.

We remain on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Take care adventurers!

Matt & Tam

We have added the little book maps to DriveThruRPG
20 days ago – Tue, May 05, 2020 at 12:33:56 AM

We have now approved and released the maps for the Little Book!

This means we have added the maps into the Towns & Taverns title on DriveThru. They will now appear automatically in your library.

If you can't see them, try sorting your library by update and they should pop up!

If you haven't yet added the Towns & Taverns title to DriveThruRPG then you can do this using the code emailed out last Monday from DriveThruRPG.

Here are some of the maps we have added:

Some samples from the Little Book (we've kept the small ship as a single 6x12 instead of two 6x6 tiles)

Now onto the tokens :-)

Stay safe Adventurers!

Tam & Matt

Loke BattleMats

Digital Codes have gone out!
25 days ago – Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 04:07:27 PM

We have sent out the Digital Maps

You will receive an email form DriveThruRPG with a link with your code. We sent out in batches yesterday so the emails are either waiting for you or on route!

What you will have - 

In the Towns & Taverns title you will find

  • The maps from the 2 modular books

Getting your content -

  • Click the link in the email from DriveThruRPG.
  • This will automatically add the digital content to your DriveThruRPG Library. Here you can store it to download at your leisure.
  • You will be prompted to open a DriveThruRPG account if you do not already have one. This is free.
  • If you have ordered add-on digital content this will appear as bundles of individual files (except the Digital Dungeon which is one title). Depending on what you have ordered you may find a large number of files appear at once. Remember there is no time limit for downloading them and the codes don't expire (although they are single use) so you can store the files in DriveThruRPG for as long as you like, no rush to download.

Top Tips

The files are available in 2 formats. A higher resolution for print at home and a smaller version for online VTT. Some maps also have a gridless version (although not all as we build a grid into many of our designs as opposed to using an overlay)

To Print at home you can either shrink the size to fit your printer paper or use an image splitting program to print on multiple sheets. Many free ones are available online so you can chose one which fits your set up.

We aren't finished yet though! We have rushed this out so you can play online asap, we're still finalising and will add in soon - 

  • The Maps from the Little Book
  • All the sticker designs as tokens
  • Random Encounter Generator
  • A one shot adventure module to play in the books.

These will appear automatically in your library when we add them if you have added the Towns & Taverns title using the link we sent out, we'll post updates so you know when new content is added.

If you cannot find your link - 

  • Check your spam/promotions/clutter/junk folders

(I emphasise this as I know the emails go out and are received by mail servers as I can see the back end, however they can go into strange folders and I have previously had a lot of people asking for the codes. I keep a master list and I can message codes on KS if lost, however there will be a delay if hundreds all ask at once as I work through them all).

  • Send me a direct message on Kickstarter (comments do not link directly to your backer profiles and if I have multiple backers with the same name and profile pic I cannot see which you are)

And finally, and most importantly, stay safe & happy adventuring!

Matt & Tam

Loke BattleMats

Locking surveys and sending out digital content
28 days ago – Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:20:48 PM

What to expect on Monday when we lock down completed surveys, charge cards and send out the digital content.

We now have 89% of surveys completed, thank you all so much that means we've now placed our print order!

On Monday we'll be locking down completed surveys. This means that you won't be able to change your order. We will also be charging cards for those of you paying by credit card.

Monday is also when we will send out the first Towns & taverns digital content to all backers and any digital add-ons you have ordered.

Important points - 

  • The links to Digital content will come from DriveThruRPG on Monday
  • Please check all the usual email folders for the link before you report it as missing! 

(I emphasise this as I know the emails go out and are received by mail servers as I can see the back end, however they can go into strange folders and I have previously had a lot of people asking for the codes. I keep a master list and I can message codes on KS if lost, however there will be a delay if hundreds all ask at once as I work through them all).

If your code email cannot be found

  • Check your spam/promotions/clutter/junk folders
  • Send me a direct message on Kickstarter (comments do not link directly to your backer profiles and if I have multiple backers with the same name and profile pic I cannot see which you are)

Getting your content - 

  • Click the link in the email (which will be sent Monday)
  • This will automatically add the digital content to your DriveThruRPG Library. Here you can store it to download at your leisure.
  • You will be prompted to open a DriveThru account if you do not already have one. This is free.
  • Towns & Taverns is a single title which contains all the maps. We will add in the tokens and stretch goal encounter generator and adventure module as they are completed. They will appear in your library automatically.
  • If you have ordered add-on digital content this will appear as individual files (except the Digital Dungeon which is one title). Depending on what you have ordered you may find a large number of files appear at once. Remember there is no time limit for downloading them and the codes don't expire (although they are single use) so you can store the files in DriveThruRPG for as long as you like, no rush to download.

We'll be here throughout to help with any queries so if you're not sure about anything please ask!

Another Multi-Page Example

Here's another multi page example using the two sets from Twice the Towns & Taverns to make a 48" x 24" map of town streets leading to a dockside warehouse.

Dockside (Vol 2), Warehouse (Vol 1), Guild Quarter (Vol 1) and The Lanes (Vol 2)

Stay safe adventurers!

Matt & Tam

Loke BattleMats