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#58976
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
@biowizard

I am glad you liked it! I have some other fun things that are similar planned. Did you like the summoning circle as well? I may trim that to an actual circle now that I am thinking about it. I just added that on top with some double sided sticky tape and it worked great.

I went to google images and ran several searches that looked something like..."top down lava, lava terrain, gaming lava, overview lava"

Etc etc until I got one I liked.

Then I printed it out in color and had it laminated. I went a bit oversized so that it fit easily under other tiles.

I found your forum link about textures and appreciate you sharing that.

I like your idea about the grid map, and the printed textures as well.

How did you handle the printing of the textures? How do you store your texture maps? Just looking to see how to do something like that cost effectively.

~J

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#58987
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I too love the diagonal pieces for a diamond pattern! Gonna use that! brilliant!
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#58991
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I printed the textures on regular 8 1/2" * 11" sheets using a color laser printer, painfully cut them using a cutting knife/cutting board and glued them on a foam board with adhesive spray. I wish I had a lamination step to protect them from time and wear but I could not find anything cheap enough for my budget. Presently, all these sheets fit in the 10th drawer of my flat file cabinets (link) stacked on top of each other.
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#58999
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
@Stefan
Hey that's cool. =-) I am glad you liked the idea. If I had more diagonals I could make much more interesting patterns but I am not likely to need more actual diagonal walls since I bought the diagonal wall pack. If I could get a pack of 50 of them then I could get funky.


@Biowizard
I am going to have to emulate your lexan/textures etc.

I simply do not trust my ability to make a grid like that with any success however... so that's going to be the biggest part of that challenge.

I have had a wet erase map for years but I am really shifting all my gaming resources to support my new passion for Dwarven Forge.

But I will just go to Kinkos/Fedex whatever and have them print the textures onto a large sheets as a start.

I also have a friend who knows of a local place where things can be laminated VERY inexpensively... I will find out the name of the resource and share it with in in case you happen to have a local equivalent.
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#59016
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Making the grid yourself is actually VERY easy. You just need a very long ruler, a permanent black pen and a sheet of Lexan or Plexiglas. I remember looking at getting textures printed on large sheets at Staples, but it was way too expensive for me, especially since I wanted to do many different textures. Please continue sharing with us whatever you discover and/or do. Thanks!
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#59025
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
An old teacher trick: clear shelf paper makes a good stand-in for lamination.
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#59034
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
thebigteacher,

Can you tell me more about this product? At Blick, I found a similar product that was designed to be put on Canvas but it was about $30 for 3*6 feet squares. I would need 10 rolls to cover everything I have... ;-(
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#59036
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
@biowizard,

I think the generic tile maps are a great idea, so I made a quick one from the repeating rough stone tileset from daceyrose-rpg on deviantart. Then I checked out what vistaprint.ca could print out and it looks like they can do it for $20 + $8 standard 14-day delivery (it's a dollar cheaper per multiple, so $39 for 2). That's unlaminated and at 610mm x 914mm, not quite 24x48in). Not the cheapest solution vs. doing it yourself, but not a bad price either for a high quality professional print. I know from doing other prints at my local printshops that it's a very good price.

As far as laminating goes, if you have a Staples in your area then they offer wide format laminating @ $3.99 per square foot, so 2x4 = $32. Your lexan/acrylic sheet seems like the best solution.
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#59042
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
@biowizard

Ok I checked with my friend regarding the laminating...

The shop he goes to isn't a chain but he said that it is essentially a teachers supply store.

Might be worth looking into your area for a teacher supply store.

The cost of lamination was pennies. In fact to laminate about 12 of my small pieces it was like a dollar and change.

He laminated 20 or so posters and I highly doubt he spent more than 20 dollars.
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#59043
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
@JasonYoung

Now I'm thinking I should check out a couple of the smaller shops to see if they have a better price than Staples.

It takes no time to create the hi-res tiles using sources from the Dunjini forums so if anyone has any requests I can create the tile files and upload them here or to my server and link here. Just let me know what tile texture you are looking for and at what size, otherwise I'll make it at 24"x48".
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#59044
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
@ Jchunick

That would be helpful and appreciated.

My timeline for this kind of project would be over the next couple of weeks so there is certainly no rush. I have plenty on my plate with Christmas on the way etc.

But in general...

1.) Cobblestone street options. The one Biowizard posted is great but options are nice. Odds are this would be my first large sheet.

2.) Dungeon bricks of a similar color and shape to the base of a game tile.
If I can cover a whole floor with the base... I can just add tiles from there. Could be handy.

3.) Forest Floor options. (same as number one)

4.) Water

5.) Sewer. (In fact... move sewer to number 2... this would be high priority)

I think 24x48 would be perfect.
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#59123
Re:The DM's corner Episode 1 (Killing PC's in style) 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Here are the cobblestone textures. Here's what I will need to know:

1. Are you printing them out on one sheet or multiple 8.5x11 sheets and splicing them?
2. Do you want to have the grid right on the texture?



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