Terrain Trays

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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by trondkla » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 am

I can’t wait to try them, I hope the magnets will make moving tiles much easier :)

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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by fnordfriendly » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:00 pm

I would use spray on glue, and a swatch of black microvelvet over the top for "transportation" trays. They could be used for negative space as well. For water, lava, acid, etc. I'd probably just use paper and my printer. If I need it glossy, I'd laminate. Personally I need those 1" squares for gaming, and there are plenty of seamless textures out there for free that I can put my own grid over.

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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by kodiakbear » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:40 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Just find something like those RPG tablecloths and cut and glue.
Great idea

or glue and cut.

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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by AnimeSensei » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:02 pm

dice4hire wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:34 am
Those are really cheap. Wonder how hard it would be to coat them with something to make them look decent on the table.
Just find something like those RPG tablecloths and cut and glue. :) I'm sure some fabric stores might have something good too.
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Post by dice4hire » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:34 am

Those are really cheap. Wonder how hard it would be to coat them with something to make them look decent on the table.
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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by Talistran » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:42 pm

Pizzabagel wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:48 am
Has there been any talk about making a mega terrain tray 2’ x 2’? I brought it up on one of the other boards and the general response was that the shipping costs would likely be too high based on size.
Getting your own terrain trays cut at a local metal shop is going to be SO easy. If what you want it for is easy prebuilt sections of dungeon and don't care about the lava/water/stone (90% of what I care about is the metal for prebuilt with magnets), then it should be significantly cheaper to just get your own built locally.

I doubt that DF will ever do a 2ft x 2ft because of shipping problems. QUICK search shows Home Depot carries 12x24 galvanized 28ga sheets for $10. Lowes carried 24x36 galvanized sheets for $9. I contacted a few places local to me here in Utah and you'd be surprised at the dozens of misc sheets you can get cut for yourself for less than $100 (4x4, 4x6, 8x12, 4x12, 12x12, 12x16, 8x8, etc.

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Post by dice4hire » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:47 pm

I am sure there were a lot of practical considerations for the size. Making metal sheets is not very challenging after all and I am sure making fabric prints to cover them is not either. I think of the previous DF boxes I have received and I have never gotten one close to big enough to hold a 24 inch long or even long and wide pieces.

I am feeling that the sizes they chose were the best choices.
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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:44 pm

After watching several of the videos, I have noticed that the dwarvenforge team does a great job of thinking ahead and trying to come up with pieces that maximize modularity/multiple uses, and often that means going with more small pieces instead of larger ones. I appreciate that. The 1' trays and half trays likely follow the same design philosophy.

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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:11 pm

Considering they are made of metal, I feel the larger the trays, the greater chance that they will get bent in transit (and as such, cause more costs for DF to send replacements) and in storage. The smaller, the safer. However I completely understand why you want a larger tray as well. :)
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Re: Terrain Trays

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:48 am

Has there been any talk about making a mega terrain tray 2’ x 2’? I brought it up on one of the other boards and the general response was that the shipping costs would likely be too high based on size.

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