Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: "Forest" [RPG]

Paizo makes a lot of flip-mats for wilderness encounters: there's Bigger Forest, Winter Forest, Woodlands, a Forest Multi-Pack, and probably more.  The one I'm reviewing here is simply Forest, and there's not a lot to say about it.  One side presents a crossroads, with paths heading north, south, east, and west, with trees in the four corners ("a woodland environment perfect for a scenic ambush").  It could work if the PCs are on a well-travelled path through a dense forest.  The other side features a more complex arrangement of paths, with little features such as signposts, a campfire, and (most notably) a large rift in the ground.   I prefer less distinctive features for generic maps so that they're more reusable ("oh, there's that rift again!").  The packaging says this is a "stream winding through woods near a druidic circle", but they obviously got this map confused with another one.  In any event, it's a reasonably well-done flip-mat--nothing exciting or special, but it'll get the job done when you need a grid for a quick forest encounter.

As with all Paizo flip-mats, it takes dry erase, wet erase, and even permanent markers, and cleans up nicely afterwards.

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