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#161 darkflop

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Here's my custom printed mat. I combined a few high dpi pics together on Photoshop and had the final result printed on vinyl by bannerbuzz.com.au. I'm very happy with the result. Just took it to my FLGS for a tournament and everyone thought it was very nice!

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#162 speederbikechase

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:39 AM


 

 

 

 

 

 

I designed a few mats for International Table Top day. We had a little X-WIng Tourney that day so I printed them out on a 44" plotter on semi-gloss paper. They looked amazing! The paper was the perfectly sticky and looked so good. Everyone playing loved them. 

 

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Stuck them onto the tables with poster mounts at the corners. Let me know what you guys think!

 

Forgot to post on here that although it's hard to see, there are layer overlays of range one and range two on the mats for ship and asteroid placement. That really helped out, especially for the asteroids.


Edited by speederbikechase, 16 April 2014 - 08:42 AM.

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#163 Soulfly626

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

any word on who's making EPIC size maps??



#164 Nickotine42

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

We bought a couple of cheap $5 yoga mats at 5 below.  I needed two of them as they where only 24" wide.  Two of them yielded a 3'x4' mat that I marked off to 3x3 with a 6" buffer on either end for cards, rulers, etc.  I use the left over material as a liner in my storage boxes.  So two of those and a couple of paint pens and we were set ($20ish).  I do like some of the paint jobs I've seen on here and might need to do it on the reverse side.  The yoga mat material is nice because it is somewhat tacky and has a very small grid to it.  Plus it's kinda padded so the dice don't make a bunch of noise.  They can be rolled up for convenience, but I've been practicing so much that they are the new table cloth.  


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#165 Soulfly626

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

We bought a couple of cheap $5 yoga mats at 5 below.  I needed two of them as they where only 24" wide.  Two of them yielded a 3'x4' mat that I marked off to 3x3 with a 6" buffer on either end for cards, rulers, etc.  I use the left over material as a liner in my storage boxes.  So two of those and a couple of paint pens and we were set ($20ish).  I do like some of the paint jobs I've seen on here and might need to do it on the reverse side.  The yoga mat material is nice because it is somewhat tacky and has a very small grid to it.  Plus it's kinda padded so the dice don't make a bunch of noise.  They can be rolled up for convenience, but I've been practicing so much that they are the new table cloth.  

I have a 4'x6, that I would hate to cut. I guess I can use masking tape for every game.



#166 Markwilsonsd

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:25 AM

I designed a few mats for International Table Top day. We had a little X-WIng Tourney that day so I printed them out on a 44" plotter on semi-gloss paper. They looked amazing! The paper was the perfectly sticky and looked so good. Everyone playing loved them. 

 

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Stuck them onto the tables with poster mounts at the corners. Let me know what you guys think!

 

Can you share the file for this? it is AMAZING! My kids would love it!


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#167 dukewolf

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Silent death is a very old space combat game that had a play mat available. I bought it years ago and am just now getting to use it. Looks to be a black cloth splattered liberally with different color paint. Makes a good star field. Has hexes on it so I would not use it for anything but casual play.

#168 Asgo

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

my 6x3 mat, gimped (<- hmm sounds less competent than photoshoped ;) ) image from nasa printed on pvc through a online printing service.

 

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I like the printed quality and feel of the material, the biggest problem is actual finding the right table extension/board to use it on as my table is actual too small for it. :)


Edited by Asgo, 25 May 2014 - 12:32 PM.

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#169 Forensicus

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

 I have pics of my finished gaming board. how do i upload them here? 

 

Haven't looked the entire tread through, so don't know if you've already figured it out, but any way here goes: Simply register an account at posimg.org og imagshack or similar: upload the images, get the codes (there are many different code formats, so test which one works (for posting.org I usually use the "Hotlinks (2) for Forums")

 

Then post/insert the URL links in your posts:

 

Holy crap, wouldya look at this!

Like the Death Star Trench Run?

 

I've made the dagobahDave Trench Run model from styrofoam with a tilt surface and some custom turrets:
 

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#170 perniciousducks

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

any word on who's making EPIC size maps??


These guys make prints from actual deep space photos, I got one from their first Kickstarter and really like it. They've got some epic option this time around.

https://www.kickstar...ame-mats-wave-2
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#171 JCDisaray

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:14 PM

my 6x3 mat, gimped (<- hmm sounds less competent than photoshoped ;) ) image from nasa printed on pvc through a online printing service.

 

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I like the printed quality and feel of the material, the biggest problem is actual finding the right table extension/board to use it on as my table is actual too small for it. :)

 

I've been using a Pool Table and a Ping Pong Table to support this length.  If you have access to one of those, they work great!



#172 TheDarkPilot

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

Well, its most certainly nothing you can carry around... but was never meant to be...
Here is what i did for home use...
 
Its a 4x4 (outside) and a 3x3 playfield....

 

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I Like the idea of.. less is more.. :)

But actually when you get closer you see much more stars.. hehe... :)

 

Edit: Somehow it does not want to post my picture.. :(

        Sorry bout that!

 

Edit 2: There we go! :)


Edited by TheDarkPilot, 25 May 2014 - 10:01 PM.

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"Impressive.... MOST Impressive!"


#173 Darkhorse659

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

Did a post on my blog about the mat I had made.

http://miniwarroom.b...x-wing-mat.html

#174 Asgo

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:16 AM

 

my 6x3 mat, gimped (<- hmm sounds less competent than photoshoped ;) ) image from nasa printed on pvc through a online printing service.

 

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I like the printed quality and feel of the material, the biggest problem is actual finding the right table extension/board to use it on as my table is actual too small for it. :)

 

I've been using a Pool Table and a Ping Pong Table to support this length.  If you have access to one of those, they work great!

 

yeah a pool table would be great, for this use case as in general :), as it offers a stable support and usually enough space around, sadly I don't have access to one.

Currently I'm experimenting with a set of wooden boards extending the underlying table while being movable and stable enough for playing at the same time, a combination of requirements not without challenges.






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