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ATLAS - Tabletop Battle Maps, & Encounter Cards for 5e

Created by Moonlight Maps

Level up your table with huge, printed maps, game-ready encounter cards, & reusable stickers!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mini mass production update
8 months ago – Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 02:09:12 AM

Greetings world builders!

I thought you'd like to see some in-production mass production :)

(I'm not entirely sure what the Chinese says on the photos, but google translate tells me that it's describing what each item is :) )

Seeing the thousands of units on pallets really puts it into perspective :D

Here they come!

This one has sound, so prepare your ears! One of the awesome manufacturer team packing the GM screens :)


Timelines

Mass production is almost complete. The manufacturers have said we will likely push into next week as there was a delay with the card decks, but once that's all squared away we should be hitting freight (transport to the ship) right away! Once we're on water, ATLAS will be moving to various fulfillment hubs around the world, ready to go to your door! I'll update again once I have details of that.

UK Games Expo

It was really great to see you at the UK Games Expo last week, getting your hands on everything and having a play!! I've waited a long time to see your joyous faces enjoying ATLAS :D


Upcoming project - Plain Terrain battle maps

I'm really excited about this one, especially after seeing your faces playing with early copies at the UK Games Expo! I couldn't find anything like this for my home games anywhere, so I thought "well....I guess it's my next Kickstarter then" :)

Well....what IS your setting?

8 setting packs

What's inside each pack?

  • 6 unique plain terrain maps custom made for every setting
  • 6 sheets of unique cling assets designed for each setting

Find out more here!

Happy gaming!

Ollie - Moonlight Maps

May mini-update & UKGE
9 months ago – Mon, May 29, 2023 at 09:10:06 AM

Greetings world builders!

Well, there's May.

Timelines

Mass production is currently underway (manufacturing pictures incoming soon), and my manufacturers assure me that we're still on track to complete mass production around June 15th. From that point everything will be shipped to the distribution hubs in your area of the world (I'll get you a more accurate timeline on that as we move into that shipping phase), packed, and posted to you!

UK Games Expo 1-1007

The UK Games Expo is the 3rd largest TTRPG and boardgames expo in the world, and it's THIS COMING WEEKEND! I'm at booth 1-1007 and will be showcasing ATLAS in person for the first time (as well as my upcoming project Plain Terrain which is coming to Kickstarter around September time), so come and try it all out! If you're attending, do come and say hello, and play with ATLAS in person at booth 1-1007 (Hall 1)!

Project we love - Studium | No Exit

I'm SUPER excited about this. Studium | No Exit is going to blow the boardgame world apart! The Kickstarter holding page has well over 4,000 eager gamers ready to play!

For fans of Kingdom Death, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Gloomhaven, Descent. An essential for any board game nerd (like me) really!

THE HORROR!

Unravel the mysteries of the Studium in a gothic horror fantasy roleplaying board game.

Players take on the role of newcomers held at the mercy of the menacing forces that control the labyrinthian Studium. Having been brought together to form a house, they are tasked with delving into the darkest depths of the Studium to eradicate unspeakable horrors.

No Exit also includes more than 40 master-sculpted miniatures, which alone make this box a must have!

Find out more here!

Happy gaming!

Ollie - Moonlight Maps

Shipping Timeline, map closeups, & new project intro
10 months ago – Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 07:48:28 AM

Greetings world builders!

I feel like someone is playing a prank on me, how is it almost May...?

Maps

Some of you commented on the last update asking if the maps are gridded (as you couldn't see the grids from the photos I posted in the update).

All of the maps ARE gridded. The grid lines we opted for in the final design stages were corner crosses, rather than a full chunky grid covering all of your immersive environments. These crosses are less intrusive, and allow a greater sense of atmosphere on the table.

Crude photos - 

Some grids which were too faint have been readjusted throughout this process, to make sure that the grid on every map is clearly visible :)


Timelines

I received the final mass production plan from the manufacturers earlier this week, following a very long production meeting, which outlines the schedule for everything. Production, assembly, and packing, ready to be freighted and shipped off to the hubs for delivery.

Mass production is happening as you read this, overseas the factory is steaming away producing everything ready for you to lay on your table! 1 complete set is going to be packaged and couriered over to me in the UK (from China), and once this has been given the green light the factory will continue to mass produce everything ready for shipping. 

The manufacturers have told me that mass production will be completed, and ready for freight & shipping by early early-mid June. This is a little behind schedule, but the good news is that in a little over a month all of your goodies will be on their way to your front door! (And the rate time is moving this year it'll be with you before you know it!)


UK Games Expo 1-1007

Here's a window into my life -

I booked the 2023 UKGE (June 2 - June 4) way back in 2022, to exhibit the wonderful ATLAS goodies to the world, and fully geared myself up to sell my newly created physical products for the first time. Because, of course, they'd be manufactured by then.........and as luck would have it, the stock won't be ready in time for the convention (probably missed by about 2 weeks...) :D

Yes, I have to laugh about it.

So as I won't be able to sell anything in person, instead, I will now be showing these wonderful items to the world, letting you all get your hands on them just before they're delivered to you! So if anyone is attending, do come and say hello, and play with ATLAS in person! I'll be at booth 1-1007 (Hall 1)


Project we think you'll love, my next creation - Plain Terrain Battle Maps

It's a bit early, but I thought I'd let you all in on a project I'll be working on bringing to you soon (now that ATLAS production is in the good hands of the manufacturers and shippers)!

"A true GM essential. Arm yourself with the tools for absolute freedom, with packs of plain terrain maps for every setting, and static-cling asset packs to match! Quickly bring your vision to life and create your perfect maps with ease!"

Infinite possibilities!

Watch the joy on their faces as you throw them into YOUR exact world, time and time again. No more "pretend this is snowy..." or "like this....but it's lava..." now you HAVE snow, you HAVE lava, you even have vast astral seas, and custom assets to match!

  • 8 setting packs
  • 6 unique plain terrains per pack (25x30 inches)
  • Hundreds of custom matching 'cling' assets per pack
  • & more

The only limit, is your imagination.

Find out more here - https://www.moonlight-maps.com/plain-terrain


Happy gaming!

Ollie - Moonlight Maps

Pre-production and shipping update
11 months ago – Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 08:04:47 AM

Greetings world builders!

March already, and the end of...where is the time going?!

Anyway, let's take a look!

Physicals

The box

Those of you who backed a bundle tier (all-in, deluxe, and game ready) will be receiving one of these boxes crammed with goodies!

It's 'nature sexy'

"Why is it brown? Other Kickstarters have sexy boxes"  yes, but the ATLAS bundle box is compostable (and recyclable), which is of huge importance to me. Once you have your delicious ATLAS goodies you can pop the box in your compost bin, bury it in your favourite garden area, or simply recycle it, and you'll be doing your part for the planet. That sense of accomplishment and goodness comes for free :)

Map Packs

Just. Look. At. Them.

These have come out better than I could have dreamed. They feel great, really great, and they're sturdy! I can't wait for you to get these on your table!!

Maps

The quality of these is astounding. I'll let you discover this organically when you get your packs, but the colours are incredibly vivid!

Water and Fire Temple - 25x25
Village, and Ruined Village - 25x25

Humerous dice

Can you see it?

Double 20

Yep, that's two 20s on the d20 (the moon should replace the '20'). No, that's not supposed to happen :) - although having two 20's wouldn't be a bad thing ;)

There was an error in the mold production, which will be fixed for the final dice (which will also have silver ink, the white ink here was another mistake).  Having said that, the dice are DELICIOUS (don't eat them please), and look SO good in person! Photos never do dice justice, but these are so deep and glittery!!

Digital card decks

Final digital cards will be sent this week, now that I'm sure everything has been locked for mass production there won't be any further changes to these - he says, while one of you will undoubtedly find a new error on a card :)

Timelines

Pre-production has all been received and signed off (the setups for the dice errors highlighted above are being changed as we speak). I'm awaiting confirmation from the manufacturer, and then they begin ONE RUN of mass production - this single full set gets made, assembled, and shipped to me (2-3 weeks) to sign-off so that they can continue mass production (2-3 weeks) and begin shipping (April - with no further delays).

Due to factory delays we're running a little behind schedule now (yes, typical, some of you called it), but do be assured that we're right at the finsh line now and everything will be with you really soon :)


Project we love - L'Arsene's Ledger of Treasures and Trinkets

If your players are anything like mine, they're huge fans of magic items, especially unique items that feel like their own! This new book has over 300 unique items, and they grow WITH the player (and a whole bunch of other stuff). This cannot be at my table soon enough!!

SO. Many. GOODIES!

L’Arsene’s Ledger enriches your world with bar-themed subclasses, adorable familiars, hundreds of gorgeously illustrated, fully-craftable magic items that level up with your players!”

“Create unforgettable moments with the whimsically dark L’Arsene’s Ledger of Treasure and Trinkets, a 5e supplement. Impress you players with over 300 gorgeously illustrated, fully-craftable magic items that level up as they do! Cause catastrophic chaos as a brewmaster barbarian, tavern brawler fighter, or charlatan rogue from amongst the bar-themed subclasses. Craft yourself an adorable new familiar with the magic of biomancy! Then cry as your GM cruelly disintegrates them forever.

Do you want a Mimic tankard at your table? What am I saying, of COURSE you want a Mimic tankard!

Find out more here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saltybot/larsenes-ledger-of-treasures-and-trinkets?ref=59eoyw

Happy gaming!

Ollie - Moonlight Maps

ATLAS end-game mini update
12 months ago – Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 03:56:34 AM

Greetings world builders!

Just a little February update to keep you informed with recent info.

I've tried to keep these updates as regular as possible, but have definitely been held up by waiting for more substantial info to update you with. So I think I'll keep to smaller updates now as we move forward so you have the newest info asap.  This means that they won't always be exciting, but hopefully useful :)

Packaging

I've had to change the sizes on a couple of boxes (card decks and bundle boxes), following some slight measurement tweaks the manufacturers sent over.

Digital card decks

I held off delivering the final card deck files to make sure that the final files you got WERE the final files, and I didn't need to shoot out another updated version when changes happened. I will soon (in the next 3 weeks) be getting what will hopefully be the FINAL production test physicals, so once those are in my hands I will immediately send out the final digital cards to you.

Timelines

Final pre-production samples are currently in...production...and will be with me in the next 2-3 weeks (up to 2 weeks full build, 1 week courier). This it to test the mass production machine setups, as up to this point the manufacturers have been using a different method to produce physical proofs, so this phase ensures everything is still ok moving to the production machines.

Once I can 'ok' these (please, oh please let there be no errors...), everything will be set up for mass-production, and I will be sent the first run of everything as a final checking gate, this will take 2-3 weeks. If this is all A-OK, we hit the green light on mass production for ATLAS (mass production will take up to 3 weeks in total).

So we're pushing the envelope for shipping to begin in March. That's still the plan, however any delays at these points, or bottlenecks at the port, may push us slightly into April. But I'll keep you all updated every step of the way.


Final note

We're right there, it's just around the corner. I cannot wait for this to be in your hands, and on your tables, and to see photos of you all using ATLAS in the wild. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and is for sure going to be a strange feeling when it's all out there!

Thankfully now that I have manufacturers in place, shipping companies, and supply chains all set up, future projects will take a fraction of this time to complete. The thought of being able to create something new, and have it produced and in your hands in a few short months is....yeah...wow.


Project we love - Studium | No Exit

I'm SUPER excited about this. Studium | No Exit is going to blow the boardgame world apart! The Kickstarter holding page has only just opened and they're already well over 1,000!

For fans of Kingdom Death, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Gloomhaven, Descent. An essential for any board game nerd (like me) really!

Studium No Exit boardgame box image
I CANNOT wait!

Unravel the mysteries of the Studium in a gothic horror fantasy roleplaying board game.

Players take on the role of newcomers held at the mercy of the menacing forces that control the labyrinthian Studium. Having been brought together to form a house, they are tasked with delving into the darkest depths of the Studium to eradicate unspeakable horrors.

No Exit also includes more than 40 master-sculpted miniatures, which alone make this box a must have!

Find out more here.

Happy gaming!
Ollie - Moonlight Maps