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The Map Library

Created by Roll & Play Press

90+ battle maps for fantasy RPGs, inspired by the 5E adventures in One-Shot Wonders.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

We Need Your Vote
2 days ago – Thu, Jul 18, 2024 at 06:02:49 PM

Hey,

What a year it’s been so far for One-Shot Wonders! It snagged two awards for Best RPG Adventure (Judges' and People's Choice) at UKGE, and guess what? It's been nominated for an ENNIE award for Best Adventure - Short Form! Plus, we’re also in the running for the Fan Award for Favourite Publisher. Huge thanks to the judges.

The winners are chosen by the public, so you could help One-Shot Wonders get the treble. Voting only takes 30 seconds, and we'd massively appreciate it.

Vote for Best Adventure - Short Form

Vote for Favourite Publisher

When you vote for us be sure to make us your number 1 choice!

The winners will be announced at Gen Con on Friday 2nd August, we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Thanks so much for your support,

Pasha.

Map Progress Update and Pin Samples
10 days ago – Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 10:32:24 AM

Hey there,

Hope you've had a great week. Today's update is a progress check-in, so let's dive in.

Map Progress

Work on the maps is ticking along nicely. Over 80% of the maps are now complete, right on schedule to finish the maps later this summer. Our cartographer Venatus Maps is absolutely nailing every map brief. 

Here's another sneak peek of a WIP map – this abandoned cottage has mysterious occult workshops in the basement. It's designed for use with our 'Study Break' one-shot (One-Shot Wondersp.130), with the all-important coloured gem, mirror room and enchanted archway from the story. This map would also work great as a creepy cult's headquarters, or the secret hideout of a wizard.

Product Samples

A couple of weeks ago, the first samples came in of our three enamel pins (Goblin Chef, Owlbear and limited edition Compass). These are still a work in progress, but they look really high quality and have an awesome shine to them. 

Files to Print

The Hex Grid Paper and Square Grid Paper pads are the first of this project's add-ons to be officially sent to the printer. They'll be followed in the week or so by the Cartographer's Guild Coin, Travel Folder and the outer case for the Map Library itself. 

GenCon 2024

Are you going to GenCon in Indianapolis, USA? Kay and I will be there as visitors over the weekend for the first time. I'm hoping I won't see too many things I like, as I don't have much room in my suitcase – but I feel like as soon as I see a stand with dice on it, it'll be game over. Give me your top tips for the convention in the comments!

All the best,

Sam.

Production samples and updates
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jun 06, 2024 at 06:53:58 AM

Hey everyone,

It was great to see so many of you at our UK Games Expo stand over the weekend. The love for the Map Library sample was unreal!

We recently received some new production samples of the Monster Tokens box and Cartographer's Coin in the post, and I wanted to show them off in an update. Keep scrolling for new map sneak peeks too, and some other exciting news.

Map Progress

Our cartographer, Venatus Maps, has been doing incredible work on this project. Around 75% of the maps are completely finished, and the remaining ones are all briefed and in various stages of development. We're on track to finish the maps later this summer.

Let me tell you, these maps are coming along veeerrryy nicely.

'Palace Rooms' map development

A new delivery from Venatus is the highlight of my day. I can't wait to see them all printed full-size.

Product Samples

Check out this Monster Token add-on unboxing! I was really impressed by the sample – the tokens are super durable and will work perfectly with the Map Library's battle maps. I'm currently putting together files for a printed dummy, so we should get a foiled version with final artwork soon.

If you want to pick up some Monster Tokens, but haven't already, IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Drop us an email at [email protected] and we can look into adding a box to your pledge manager. You'll need to finalise payment after we've added them. This is the last chance to get the box at Kickstarter-exclusive pricing of £24.99, as they'll be around £49.99 when they hit our web store.

The tokes have 5 double-sided designs, with another double-sided design for the gargantuan tokens (12 unique designs total).

We also received a sample of the Cartographer's Guild Coin. It has a really nice weight to it, flips well, and looks lustrous and shiny. Early backers all received this shiny souvenir included in their pledge as a gift from us. 

UK Games Expo

We had an amazing time at UKGE in Birmingham (UK) last weekend. It was great to show off the sample in person.

We also won TWO awards! After winning the Judges' Choice Award for Best RPG Adventure, One-Shot Wonders was also named the People's Choice for Best RPG Adventure. I'm still speechless that we got the double win. Thanks to everyone who voted, it means so much to us.

The team at UKGE. From left to right: Anni, Beth, Pasha, Kay, Christine, Sam.

That's all our Map Library news for now, we'll be back next month with another update. 

All the best,

Sam.

Pssst... Check Out Our New Kickstarter

Have you seen our latest Kickstarter campaign? Our Quest Journals Expanded Range offers new colours and accessories for our RPG stationery range, including a special pledge tier for returning backers. You can also vote for which journal colours we add to the range. Right now, it looks like 💙 HEROIC BLUE and 💜 MYSTIC PURPLE might go into production – but that could all change, as 💚 WILD GREEN is quickly gathering votes!

Click here to pledge for notebooks and binders.

Digital Fulfilment (Books Only)
2 months ago – Tue, May 07, 2024 at 10:00:21 AM

Hey, Sam here.

The first wave of fulfilment starts today. This early fulfilment drop only includes our existing book PDFs, it doesn't include the digital Map Library. 

If your pledge rewards include a One-Shot Wonders digital PDF, you'll receive it today. We're also sending out the Toolkit digital PDFs, which were available as add-ons in the pledge manager.

These are the five digital products being fulfilled today. 

How do I download my rewards?

Download links are making their way to backer inboxes over the next few hours.

You'll get an email like this one from Roll & Play Press via SendGrid. All you need to do is click on the item link, and the download will start straight away. 

If you don't get an email by the end of the day tomorrow (8th May 23:59 BST), or if you have any trouble downloading your rewards, send us a Kickstarter message or email [email protected]

Website access

You can also access your digital items via your rollandplaypress.com account. If you already have an account, head to the website and click on the My Account icon (it's the one shaped like a person). Log in, then click on the order you would like to download items from. Inside the order, click on any of the links, and your files will begin downloading.

If you don't have an account on our website, sign up using the email address you used to back this Kickstarter campaign, then follow the steps above. Your digital downloads will be waiting for you.

Where are my maps?

This early fulfilment drop only includes our existing book PDFs. It doesn't include the digital Map Library. 

We're on track to deliver digital Map Library files in October, shortly after we send all the physical files to print. 

Can't wait to start your One-Shot Wonders adventures? Don't forget, backers have access to FOUR early release maps:

Exciting One-Shot Wonders news

One-Shot Wonders was recently shortlisted for the UK Games Expo Judges Choice Award for Best Role-Playing Game Adventure – and today we found out that WE WON THE AWARD!!! We are honestly speechless. We're so honoured to win. My hands are shaking as I'm writing this...

If you're attending the expo in person, you can also vote for One-Shot Wonders for the People's Choice Awards. You can read all about the awards here

We'll be back in June for another progress update. Until then, drop us a comment to let us know what you think of your digital rewards. You can also reach out on Discord, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter.

All the best, 

Sam

Locking Orders and Charging Cards
3 months ago – Mon, Apr 29, 2024 at 10:33:00 AM

Hey! It’s Beth here, giving you a heads-up on our pledge manager deadlines and a sneak peek of the Travel Folder. Keep scrolling for more.

Locking Orders

We’re locking orders for this project on Wednesday 1st May. That means you have today and tomorrow to edit your pledge rewards.

If you fill out your survey after the deadline, there’s a risk you’ll miss out on awesome campaign-exclusive products and your rewards could be shipped out later than other backers. Avoid the dreaded FOMO by filling in your survey asap.

You’ll also want to get in before the deadline if you’re picking up a digital copy of One-Shot Wonders (or one of our other books). We’ll be fulfilling those existing digital rewards soon. If you miss this drop, you’ll have to wait until the Map Library digital fulfilment in October, later this year.

Click on this reset link, send us a Kickstarter message, or email [email protected], and we’ll sort you out with a new one.

Charging Cards

We’ll be charging cards on Friday 3rd May. You will be charged for shipping and any items you added in the pledge manager.

If there are problems with taking payment, BackerKit will notify you and then try again a couple of days later. The most common issue that comes up is expired card details, so now’s a good time to check your saved card is up-to-date. 

(If you paid via PayPal, payment was taken immediately after you completed your survey, so you won’t be charged again.)

Locking Addresses

Even though your choice of rewards will be locked tomorrow, you can still change your address. So, if you’re moving soon, don't worry. We’ll let you know when we’re ready to lock addresses, likely in September/October.

Project Progress

Finally, here’s what we’ve been up to behind the scenes:

1) Developing the remaining maps with pro cartographer Venatus Maps. Check out this super-satisfying gif, showing how the Cave Museum map went from Sam’s simple sketch to the final stunning art:

This map is inspired by a One-Shot Wonders adventure called ‘Fight at the Museum’. Yes, your party get to fight dinosaur skeletons. Yes, it’s as awesome as that sounds.

2) Receiving a printed sample of the Travel Folder. This was one of our most popular add-ons, and I know exactly why – it’s going to be so handy. Take a look for yourself below.

Travel Folder size comparison with the Map Library. Look at the foiling, it's glorious!
We are in love with the Travel Folder's lining.
The Travel Folder has two compartments, so you can separate the maps you need.

3) Creating packaging for our three enamel pins. If you wear yours at a convention next year, make sure to stop by at our stand to show it off!

That's all for now, we'll share another progress update soon.

Until then, let us know if you run any one-shot adventures. Chat to us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and Discord, or leave a comment below.

Have a great week,

Beth