I bought these lovely dice vaults, and they arrived safe and sound. The wood feels light but durable, and the engraving is lovely. And added bonus, they came with a set of dice each! So now I have the funny dilemma of where to put these new lovely dice sets xD! Only complaint is that the vaults' top designs don't flow into each other, but that must've been my end somehow, and definitely not worthy of reducing the rating for me. Would buy again when I have more special dice!
Not only is the Patreon community a kind supportive group of people but the added perks are a wonderful bonus. Whether getting discounts to other great vendors in the community but when offerings of things like maps for home games I always pick them
Up. They are thoughtfully created and can really lend to games. Looking forward to seeing how the two I just got might fold into the game I’m playing now.
So excited Deven is adding ways to expand our own home games with shops that make our towns even more exciting. As a newer DM I’ve enjoyed using the 5th edition to create a city for my players to begin but was getting in the weeds building out all the shops that might inhabit a city. These are a great help. Well thought out and the maps make it fun for context or if my players decide to get into trouble in a shop.
Normally I don't give 5 stars to anything but in this case I did because I did not realize the scope of what was being done and after seeing snippets of the Apothecary maps and vague clues as to what was going to be included, I have to say, it FAR exceeded my expectations!
The maps are amazing a full of life. I can almost smell the aromatic scents of different goods, rich wet earth, and thriving greenery. I have to say, this is one of those places I would love to see replicated in some sort herbalist shop.
The NPC document is just absolutely over the top for me. I'm a bit of a lore addict and this sates that hunger. It's not a full on backstory for all of the key NPCs but it's enough to make them feel just as alive as the maps they accompany. Brief backstory synopses, enough personality that even if you aren't very good at portraying different NPCs they're easy enough to pick up, even schedules as far as common daily, seasonal, and meteorological tasks.
If that wasn't enough there are not only easy inventory and service lists but suggestions and guides on how to generate your own!
I really don't feel that any of this does this product justice. Best way to get a feel is to get a look. I can't wait for more of these NPC/Locations to come out!
Thank you for all your hard work Deven!
I've only recently become a patron of Ms. Rue but it only took a few seconds to see that my choice was worth it. Deven is providing top tier content, is always available to answer questions and makes sure that your experience is the best it can be.
I highly recommend supporting her and can attest of the quality of the content that is made accessible by our Mistress of Maps.
PS: Her discord community is full of welcoming folks and it has octopus emojis.. What else do you need ?!
I have been enhancing my D&D campaigns with resources from Deven for more than a year. Streamable classes and other lessons on cartography have been a great help to my mapmaking activities. Nothing quite like the big grins that I get from my players when that extra flair strikes.
Deven you have my eternal gratitude!
I've been a Patron of Deven's for a few years. Originally, because of her map making but over time discovered all of the other amazing items created and available in her shop. Anything I've ever order arrives timely and packaged with care. In fact, I often don't want to open the package because the packaging is a work of art in itself! Besides being a fan of Deven's creative works, it is special to see how she interacts with all of her community in her Discord channel. Regardless of how busy she is she always takes time to encourage and interact with all the folks there. When it comes to being an inspiring good force in this world, Deven is the real deal!
I originally joined Deven's community through Patreon (several years ago now) from seeing her cartography for CR. I have never regretted it. Now support her directly as a patron here. I am a DM and World Builder, an artist and a scientist (in a heavy GIS and Geography/geology related field) I fell in love with her traditional mapmaking skills and style and her prop making. The videos and training she shares, along with tips and help through her discord are more than worth the "price of admission" and the Discord community she has built is - "chef's kiss" - inclusive and safe, supportive and sharing - closest thing to a perfect online community I have found. Then add in discounts to the wonderful items Deven and Bre create for her store, and discounts at partner vendors/artists? I have gotten MUCH more than my money's worth!
I've been a member of Deven's community since November, backing on patreon first, and recently moving my membership over to her website.
The value I get as part of my membership is incredible. The cartography classes are incredible. The discord community instantly felt like home, and is one of the few I am active in. There are also tons of discounts, free downloads, and many other perks that make pledging a no brainer.
I have been a patron of Deven Rue’s for many years. The quality of maps and other goodies (I especially enjoyed the wax seals I bought for quests and props) is always so good and brings a sense realism to my high fantasy fun.
Speaking as also a Patron, I highly recommend the cartography courses that are available. They’re interesting and informative and my maps are finally getting better!
So grab your drawing pencils, your compass, & your imagination and come join us for an adventure!
Deven runs an amazing Patreon with tons of rewards for everyone and an absolutely awesome engaged-but-chill Discord server where there are giveaways, games, pet photos, and discussions about all kinds of creative and nerdy endeavors—all well-organized so it's not overwhelming. There's no one more generous than Deven when it comes to spoiling her patrons!