D&D Encounters Map Gallery

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on September 24, 2012

Since the beginning of the D&D Encounter program every adventure has come with at least one full-colour poster map. Regardless of your thoughts on any individual D&D Encounters season or the program as a whole, you have to admit that the maps have consistently been among the best elements of every adventure. The maps have depicted a wide variety of terrain since the program’s inception. Most maps are generic enough that they can easily be used by DM after the D&D Encounters program is done.

Below is a gallery of every map that’s been used (so far) for D&D Encounters. For DMs who have run some or all of the previous seasons of D&D Encounters, this gallery provides you with an easy, quick-reference to the maps. The next time you need a map with certain terrain or other specific features, just scroll through this gallery until you find what you need.

For DMs who have not run a season of D&D Encounters this gallery can serves as inspiration when you’ve got to create maps for your own campaigns. All of these maps were created using Wizards dungeon tiles, so you can recreate them yourself if you’ve got tiles. Alternatively you can draw your maps free-hand using these as a source of inspiration.

Sharing all the maps in this way is also a good advertisement for the D&D Encounters program. One of the reasons I keep running the adventures each season is so that I can keep these great maps. At my FLGS we’re always trying to get new DMs to run a season of D&D Encounters. By showcasing the great maps that come with each season our hope is that new DMs will step up and go behind the screen for a season or two.

The map is one of the most important parts of any encounter. The more dynamic and detailed the map, the better your chances of creating a truly memorable encounter. With a solid map, the rest of the details for an encounter seem to effortlessly fall into place. So the next time you need a quick map, take a look through this gallery and get inspired. After all, no one wants to fight monsters on a map that’s just a big featureless square.

Also see: Lair Assault Map Gallery.

D&D Encounters Map Gallery

Search or the Diamond Staff

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Storm Over Neverwinter

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Against the Cult of Chaos

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War of Everlasting Darkness

Council of Spiders

Web of the Spider Queen

The Elder Elemental Eye

Beyond the Crystal Cave

Lost Crown of Neverwinter

Dark Legacy of Evard

March of the Phantom Brigade

Keep on the Borderlands

Dark Sun: Fury of the Wastewalker

Undermountain: Halaster’s Lost Apprentice

Visit the Dungeon’s Master D&D Encounters Archive for all of our ongoing weekly coverage as well as other great D&D Encounters articles and resources.


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1 Dave September 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

Wonderful! Too bad these aren’t available digitally. We use dry-erase grid tiles to set up the maps each time, so we can draw effects and zones and such on the board. If we could project the map onto the tiles with a small projector I have, that would be sweet.

2 panzerleader September 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

Very handy, I need to use my collection of the first six seasons. ON a related tangent, I Took the Keep on the borderlands maps and put them together digitally to make a “complete keep” map. It is funky but cool:

http://panzerleader.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/messing-around-with-keep-on-the-borderlands-maps/

Oh and Dave, take those photos, square the edges up using an art program, blow em up, and voila, maps.
panzerleader´s last blog post ..Game Night D&D Playtest Sep 21 – Another Necromancer Tower

3 anarkeith September 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Thanks! A handy reference to identify them by!

4 Sunyaku September 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

You guys should do a follow up post with Lair Assault or Game Day maps. It’s cool to see all the maps that are not widely available for purchase.
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5 Ameron (Derek Myers) September 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

@Sunyaku
Already working on the Lair Assault follow-up.

6 Rafael July 3, 2013 at 1:46 am

Is spending $40-$75 on ebay the only way to get physical copies of these maps? I have no game stores nearby.

7 Ameron (Derek Myers) July 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

@Rafael
Regrettably, yes. However, a few of these maps were used in other sources including the Red Box and the Shadowfell boxed set.

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