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The MAGNA-MAP is back in stock!

Back during the heady days of 4th Edition D&D, we had a wonderful product known as the Magna-Map Combat Grid. This wonderful flexible battle-map could be rolled up and taken with you to any game, had a superior wipe-off surface that would work with wet-erase or dry-erase markers…and best of all was MAGNETICALLY RECEPTIVE! Like a refrigerator: it didn’t have a charge itself, but all magnets would stick to it.

This made it incredibly handy for setting up little magnetic status flags next to characters and monsters that could track the tons of conditions that got handed out in 4E. It was also really fun to map with, because you could hook magnetic adapters up to our Bendy Dungeon Walls and set up dungeon environments really fast that would stay in place because of the magnets.

Well, 4E is long gone, and Bendy Dungeon Walls are too (the print run sold out and I did not want the hassle of going back to China to get more produced) but the MAGNA-MAP is back! And it is still super-useful!

We’ve also designed a new magnetic dungeon set, Magna-Build Role-Playing Terrain System, that you can 3d print and assemble yourself for super-fast and stylish 3d dungeon environments! You can find the Magna-Build files HERE, and buy the Magna-Map right Here!

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The Rats of G.I.M. Kickstarter coming soon

Is the quarantine getting you down? Wish you could just sock it to the pandemic? Dark-Platypus Studio has a new adventure that lets you fight back vs a mutation-causing plague of the Ancients with The Rats of G.I.M.

The Rats of G.I.M is a 1st-2nd level adventure for the Mutant Crawl Classic RPG published by Goodman Games.

Your band of Seekers come upon a village that has been beset by a strange plague. The affected villagers are suffering from bizarre out-of-control mutations and eventual madness, and they need you to help. You must track a new breed of bizarre mutant rat back to their source, a long-hidden laboratory of the Ancients. In this underground ruin your Seekers will face many horrifying challenges as they race against time to find a cure for a plague that could threaten all of Terra A.D.

The Rats of G.I.M. Kickstarter features a 40-page full color 8-1/2”x 11” softcover adventure module and includes access to a PDF of printable battle maps. The Mutant Mayhem Minis line of pewter gaming figures has also been expanded with models specific to this adventure to really kick it up a notch.

Check out for more updates, follow us on facebook @darkplatypus for all the latest word, and be sure to head over to to follow the kickstarter itself and be notified by email automatically when it goes live on Tuesday, August 4. Once that magical date has passed, follow the same link to check out all the details and get your pledge in!

Fight back vs the plague, act now!