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Complete and Official Map of The Verse
Complete and Official Map of The Verse

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"The Map of The Verse is gorgeous and informative — something any Browncoat is going to want but an absolute must-have for players of the Serenity Role Playing Game as it will give major guidance to players and gamer masters about where the planets and moons of this star cluster sit. The map is a gao guhn piece of art, and I can't wait to have one hanging on my office wall!" — Jamie Chambers (author and designer, Serenity Role Playing Game)







Two years in the making, the Complete and Official Map of The Verse is the first comprehensive guide to the worlds of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. The map – which is available in a Z-folded packet for easy reference or rolled for framing and display – measures 25 x 38 inches and documents the location, relative sizes and names of the 215 terraformed worlds and moons, seven gas giants, seven protostars and five distinct star systems that comprise the star cluster known as The Verse.

Literally thousand of pieces of information are contained in this stunningly beautiful design by Serenity Graphic Designer Geoffrey Mandel. It is as much a work of art as it is a visual guide of unparalleled detail. So much detail, in fact, the map encompasses both sides of the 65-pound heavy cover stock paper it's printed on.

Here are just some of the questions the Map of The Verse answers:
  • Why was Serenity Valley so important?
  • How can there be enough space for 215 livable worlds in one system? (Hint: There isn't.)
  • Could The Alliance have had some ulterior motive for conducting the Unification War, besides bringing civilization to The Border and Rim? (Hint: The Border and Rim are really big. The Core – not so much.)
  • How far is it from Londinium to Blue Sun?
  • Where is Persephone located that it would qualify as the "Gateway to The Verse"?
  • How could Serenity get from Haven to Miranda and then to Mr. Universe's moon without a wardrobe change?

Dozens of experts of every stripe (science, design, production) started with the available reference from the series and movie and spent months building out from there. A schematic of the structure of the Verse was formed and then tested against storylines and other sources of continuity including the Dark Horse Serenity comics, the Serenity Role Playing Game and even some fan-generated fiction.

Once The Verse model was established, tested, modified, retested, modified again, and ultimately approved, Geoffrey Mandel, Serenity Graphic Designer (and also a key member of the research team), took row upon row of facts and figures and turned them into art. He transformed reams of information on suns, stellar classes, protosuns, planets, planetary masses, environments, relative distances and positions, trade routes, even secret (and not-so-secret) Alliance installations into something any Browncoat would be proud to display in their home.

The Official Map of The Verse has been endorsed by Margaret Weiss Productions, makers of the Serenity Role Playing Game, as a must-have resource for Serenity RPGers. Available Z-folded (down to 9.5 x 12.5 inches) and inserted into a glassine envelope for $26.95, or rolled and shipped in an archival tube for $34.95.

Map of The Verse – Don't leave Earth That Was without it!

And for more background information on the making of The Verse, please download "The Verse in Numbers" white paper.

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A Beautiful Verse Indeed! 5/10/2011
Reviewed by: Ed from Minnesota.
This poster is truly a work of art! I have it mounted and framed and proudly displayed on my living room wall. I never tire of looking at it! The colors are vibrant and it draws you in. A wonderful display piece for any Firefly fan!
Some issues with the stellar classification types 2/17/2011
Reviewed by: A Fan from Fremont, California.
Great map. Everyone's prior comments apply. My only beef is the stellar classifications of the five stars. As someone who took an astronomy course, I am a bit confused. Were these editing snafus or is my astronomy science that bad?
Remarkable 2/19/2009
Reviewed by: William Pace from Logan, Utah.
Geoff and the team behind the Official Map of the 'Verse have captured the essence of Firefly in a way that transcends the show itself. The map is a work of art and a telling example of their commitment. One has but to examine it to understand that only true Browncoats could have pulled this off.
Absolutely gorgeous 2/13/2009
Reviewed by: Robin from Somerville, MA.
This was on my Christmas list, and a fellow Browncoat got it for me. It's even more beautiful than it looks on the computer screen. The level of detail makes me so happy. The team clearly had a good time filling in the gaps. Now I'm having a custom double-sided frame made so I can hang it up facing whichever way suits my mood. :)
I need a second one... 12/26/2008
Reviewed by: J from Portland, OR.
This is a very beautiful map, and I can''t wait to frame and hang it. But, honestly, I was kinda expecting two posters, not a double-sided one. But it''s completely worth the added $35 to get another one.
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