Jase said: Dark Galaxies Gaming said: Julian said: Also JJL, some of the maps are in the Salt Marsh style (not fully colored/detailed maps like before), they are a bit nicer than the DMM maps, closer to the Salt Marsh style, although there are some fully illustrated maps, but are more "reference" pages, like city maps or areas, but for actual "dungeon" maps are the "hand drawn" style. I share your disappointment in this change in direction :( Yeah...the new maps kinda blow. It's not very exciting for players to see when they enter Hell...and it's a B&W sketch I could have made on graph paper. Especially considering the $60 price tag. Did they even do any market research on this new direction? Roll20 have to work with whatever Wizards of the Coast give them. You have to assume WotC are well aware that the Dyson Logo's sketch maps are not as popular as the Blando/Schley colorful maps of the pre-Waterdeep modules for VTT use. I think they have actively chosen tabletop players (who are more inclined towards the hand-drawn style to marry up with their own sketches on graph paper) over those using VTT's. They have definitely had enough feedback by now to make a considered choice. The disappointing thing is that WotC either won't work with, or actively block, map makers like Heroic Maps, from offering up high-quality alternatives for these modules. Oh, I don't blame Roll20. I just hate the direction WotC has chosen. A DM can just as easily make a outline sketch of the detailed/colored maps as they can the B&W maps. They have been doing it for 5 years. And having the details in the map help a lot with understanding the enviroment. There are times tools or devices I've never heard of are referenced and can look at the room and know what it is in the old maps. The new maps...are just big empty white spaces with nothing to reference. SPOILER ALERT BELOW FOR TOMB OF ANNIHILATION One of the most iconic moments in a campaign I've run is when the party opens the skeleton gate on the last floor of the Tomb of Annihilation and they see the Atropal for the first time. The simultaneous gasps of "OMG, what is that?" and hint of fear and curiosity is amazing. If ToA had been made this year...the Atropal would have been a circle with a star in it sitting in a blank room. That is such a sad thought. And it makes me wonder what kind of moments were robbed from the last three books. What cool hellish visual did we not experience....so that some DMs can trace with graph paper a little bit easier? :/ At the very least, I wish they would sell some deluxe digital and print maps for those who want the details.