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#19172
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
If the question about the camera was directed at me, the answer is yes. But, it's been acting flaky since GenCon. I'll see if it decides to play nice and let me take some photos of the screen though.
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#19173
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
I posted some images of the screen I was talking about in the photo section here
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#19174
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
Nice Screen!

You could make those and sell them on E-bay for $10 each and see how many you could sell!
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#19175
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
Here ya guys go - blank plastic customizable GM screen sleeves thingys:

www.rpgshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=36811&
www.warehouse23.com/item.html?id=PNC10002
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#19176
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
I just went to the KaTom page that Fiddy linked to in his post and ordered TWO of their sleeves, with shipping (okay, UPS Ground), for under $17. RPGShop and Warehouse23 want over $20 each, and it looks like the same thing!


Sorry, carnivore; this time, I gotta go with the low price, because after looking at both products, KaTom makes more sense - and besides, their product is for RESTAURANT use, which you KNOW is going to get meaner use than one of Us would give a screen.

Sometimes I'm CHEAP, I am.

See ya!

Jim
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#19177
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
Now think of the mark-up RPG shop and Warehouse23 are getting, 'cause you know its really just the same thing....
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#19178
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
My links were more for the ones who wanted a landscape (length-wise on the side) set up rather than the portrait set-up. That is my preference also - lot easier for me to see and move minis over a screen that is 8"-9" high as opposed as a screen 12" high. Wouldn't think it makes a big difference but it does to me.

Do the menu people have a landscape configuration?

Landscape v. Portrait configuration... meh?
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#19179
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
I prefer the portrait orientation.

I too feel more comfortable with it - no accicental peeks. I am "up" more than I'm sitting when I dm, so seeing over it is rarely an issue.
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#19180
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
Are we just more high tech here in the West for our game charts when most of us wargame and the few folks role-play or have none of you invested in a good laptop?

Lots more charts available via a laptop than with just a multi-panel screen plus you can have a virtual die(dice) roller and a random number generator going if you want among other things.
You can even have NBOS or Profantasy mapping actively going and use a computer projector on a light-coloured wall to show ebb and flow during an engagement (great for spectators and AARs) or to show progress during the adventure.

I guess just do not understand this business of the paper pocket screen need in this digital age.
Anyone explain?
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#19181
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
RF* -

I cheat; I use both at the same time.
Those pesky gamers don't NEED to know why I'm laughing while I scan my notebook PC screen; I'M not telling them I've got YouTube up on the Wireless Network link while rolling 20's on my loaded dice!
Seriously, using the screen allows you to roll unobserved while also having the charts, the spreadsheets, and the maps all on the notebook LCD, AND keep quick-reference charts on the inside face of the screen. It's called flexible versatility, or Situational Awareness of Battlefield Conditions and Force Readiness control.
Or some such BS and smoke-blowing as that.

Cut me some slack, RF*; I've been out of uniform longer than some of our posters here have been alive!

See ya!

Jim
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#19182
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
I don't want to be bothered by a computer behind my screen. If you have good reference sheets, then I think its quicker than accessing a database or speadsheet and I LIKE rolling dice!

By the way - anyone have said "good reference" sheets made up for D&D 3.5 that they would care to share so I can clip them to my old 1st edition orange DM screen?
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#19183
I got Fed Up... 8 Years ago  
I don't want to be bothered by a computer behind my screen. If you have good reference sheets, then I think its quicker than accessing a database or speadsheet and I LIKE rolling dice!

... ?

I take it you are not a big fan of this digital age Harneloot if a computer is such a "bother" while gaming.
Plus, if you have and are using the laptop, why do you need a screen in front of it?
It is built with its own "screen".
Moreover, some of the covers folks are making for laptops these days are as good as any art you can stick in the back of your game screen,

Who is bothering with a hounding their way through a database Harneloot to play?
[Alt][Tab] is just as fast if not faster than scanning through sheets or such.

The idea behind the laptop and the projector IS speed and neatness Harneloot.
Additionally, access to any and all charts and tables you may or might need are available with a keystroke or two.
You never have to worry about the book, folder or whatever you left home; all the information you need is right there because you have THE one thing - your laptop.

The laptop and projector factor is especially sweet when you are playing a game where the company has got wise and has .pdf eBooks for each and every manual.
Fantasy Productions, Steve Jackson and other companies are really getting wise to this factor; this is especially SWEET for companies like these because there are strange people like me who want both a .pdf eBook of each book AND a professionally printed hard copy as well.
The FANTASTIC PLUS of the .pdf eBooks is that you no longer need to cart around a "box" of manuals to look up those obscure rules you like to use and have to justify with every last new person you play; just do a [Ctrl][F] word search in the manual you already opened in preparation and there you are!

Furthermore, if you are using mapping software, you can immediately know where you are with a flick of a button and a glance at the wall.
So can anyone who is simply observing the game!
Spouses and other significant others feel much more a part of the gaming experience, especially when they are not players or actively playing, if there are visual aids to keep them entertained.
A good laptop with decent software and a computer projector can turn gaming into a decent spectator sport.
You will find those persons waiting, who would normally complain or whine until everyone has had enough finally & you have to leave, will whine a whole magnitude or more less, if at all, when you can keep them visually entertained while you are having a gaming blast.
So aids us - the laptop with its quality friends.

Plus, you do not NEED to use the virtual dice roller Harneloot.
Sometimes, the guys here will roll a 12in square scale dice set one of them picked up in Germany just to have something different to do.
Once, one of the gals here made a foam set of dice 24in square scale, but they were so popular of a novelty, they were used for all of our gaming for about six weeks straight and they wore out.
BTW, our "dice box" for those 24inchers was a refrigerator box.
The additional benefit of those dice was that after a few hours of wargaming, you had had a workout as well!
Harneloot, the main plus of a virtual dice roller is that it avoids "The Attack of the Killer Dice!" against the figures that you have spent hours painting.

I guess Harneloot, we will probably just have to agree to disagree concerning the efficacy of laptops & their peripherals and gaming.
I enjoy it the way we play and I am sure you enjoy it yours.
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