After seeing a few options at the Kessel run tournament as well as pictures online I am wondering what others are using for a gaming surface? Obviously the game can be played on any surface, but nothing gives it that space feel like a nice star field surface.
At the tournamant we played on 3'x3' pink insulation board which worked OK as the standard gaming table is not wide enough. One player brought a beautiful star map complete with Death Star that was printed on vinyl and worked well (sorry no pic right now).
On the way home I stopped by the fabiric store and picked up 1yrd of Balck Marine vinyl which I cut down to 3'x3' ($16 total cost). I knew from my Naval Gaming experience that Marine vinyl makes an excellent surface for holding minis as well as rolling dice, yet folds/rolls up for easy storage. For now it is plain black, but I may do some minor paint alterations in time.
I kind of thought FFG would come out with a printed mat of some sort simlar to the Wings of War mats they did in the past. As this is the only space game I am currently playing maybe the market is already saturated with them and I am unaware. Even so if FFG produced a liscensed product with Star Wars on it I am sure it would sell.
In the mean time what are you using?