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#2582
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Folks,

I am moving back to the States and have bought a house. Of course, it had to be big enough to have one room set aside just for gaming. I have some basic ideas on how to set it up, but I was wondering what you guys think what the "perfect" gaming room should have in it?

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#2583
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Bookshelf behind the DM will all his goodies.......

I would say keeping the clutter to a min. would be a good goal.

Maps on the wall................Build one of those custom gaming tables with spaces underneath the main gaming surface to hold players cokes and chips and papers...............

Hey, having the room itself is half the battle. :D
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#2584
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hey Thor, I'm thinking of moving the game up to one of my upstairs rooms, to make a more dedicated gaming space. The smaller room will fit a game table and stuff, but it's a little cramped. My office is big enough, but I'd have to clear it out a little, maybe move my painting junk to the other room.

Or we could keep it where it is...thoughts?

Ideal game room would have a fridge, lots of shelves, and some individual space for each player NOT on the table for drinks, minis not in use (for the DM), etc.

Now that I'm a bachelor again, maybe I can make this happen... :twisted:
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#2585
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Not sure if it qualifies as the "ultimate", but this is what I have: a 4'x8' table, Chessex Mega mat - 4'x'8 usable space, covered with a single sheet of 1/4" plexi. Would be nice to have a room with shelves and cupboards to go with. Oh, btw, this is covered with 2 4'x4' covers so I have a wargame table underneath!
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#2586
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My Ultimate Gaming Room would have:

A gaming table, of course. Check out this one as an example.
An extra table on the side for the other wargame the group is playing, so you don't have to clear the table when it's D&D night.
Shelves for storing Master Maze sets, of course!
Display shelves for painted miniatures.
Working shelves for miniatures-in-progress.
Reference shelves for books.
A closet just for gaming gear storage.
A fridge to hold beverages and snacks.
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#2587
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This table looks rather small, I am guessing 4'x4'. Not sure what all the tubes are for. Rolling messages back and forth? Stickies work fine for me. I would rather have a bigger table. That is what the covers are for so I have a permanent war gaming table.
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#2588
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Oh, and a beer tap at the DM's end................. :P
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#2589
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Only if it is Dwarven Ale (aka Guiness or similar stout)! I actually quit sitting on the end years ago to have greater access to books, etc on the wall.
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#2590
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
One group I was in had a great setup -- a conference room in an office building. We had comfy, reclining office chairs, a big table (12 feet long, at least), and a whiteboard up on the wall (we didn't use minis at the time, we tracked position on the whiteboard).

My plans for my eventual gaming space will include a fairly large table, and shelving/cabinets on one wall to store books, minis, DF, and other terrain. And have a few of those side table/printer stand things, with locking wheels on the bottom, to provide each player a place to keep books or laptop during gameplay.

Wireless access point in the room, but network and power would run under the middle of the table, and the room could service Lan parties and such if needed.

Windows along one wall, keeping the place light and open, and my home-office off to one side...

My only concern with the gaming table linked above is that the table top seems really high. I mean, if I'm leaning back in my chair, I'm not sure that I'd see over the tabletop -- let alone manage a combat with DF and minis, since the DF walls would provide even more of an obstacle in viewing minis.
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#2591
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Yeah at 36" to the top on my covers is high as it is which is why I never use a dm screen.
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#2592
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 5 Months ago  
I Like the Idea of Having a lot of Shelves Even High up along the Ceiling, for Figs, Scenary and of Course DF... I Always Envision A Long, Wide, Low to The Ground Table that Could Have Couches or Floor Pillows instead of Chairs... Maybe Coffee Table Height... Separate Smaller Tables for Gamers to Put their Stuff on and Keep it out of the way, and of Course some sort of Intricate Dolly/ Wheeled Cabinet Arrangement so that I Could Have Figs, Models Handy that I Needed... Also an Oversized Reach in Fridge, and a Bathroom that Leads Directly into the Game Area to Avoid Occupying the Rest of the House During Games... I Also Like the Idea of multiple Tables, so that More than one set up could be going at once... You Know for that Town that the Party Uses as a Homebase for a Campaign, and a Separate table for the Actual Current Adventure, or for Multiple Levels or what ever... Oh... And don't Forget to Have the Whole Thing Wired for Multiple Computers so that you Can LAN when not Doing Table top Stuff...
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#2593
The Perfect Gaming Room 10 Years, 5 Months ago  
OK - Time to Gloat(ish) :D
I'm just about to move into a new villa and it has a single room above the garage that has been designated 'games room'. It is 14 metres by 7 metres (42ft x 21ft). It will be having the shelves for minis and DF (already got 'em) as well as 2 tables for gaming (I liked the idea of the dungeon and the town locations, so I'm gonna steal it), The centre of the main table will revolve so that people can see all angles. It will also flip to display a dungeon floor on one side and a 'grassy' one on the other.
There will be pull out tables for player stuff. Size wise - I think 8ftx4ft.

I like the fridge idea - never thought of that. I'm also going to be adding flickering wall sconces (you know with those tacky bulbs that flicker) and add a dimmer switch to create atmos.

I have a small advantage in that I used to be a professional Magician for 17 years and I have a massive PA for sound, a smoke machine and a black cloth with optic fibres in it which I'm gonna adapt to have as stars on the ceiling.
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