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Kickstarter for Grid Overlay for Battlemats

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Sorry if this isn't appropriate but I think this could really be a great thing for SD especially with the prevalence or 3x3 space field maps for other games being easy to get. Its a clear grid patter than you can place over any battle mat to add a hex grid. Right not the KS is for a 1x1 square then a 1x1 hex which would be too small, but if this idea takes off it could be really handy. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/819...y-tablewar
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(09-17-2017, 04:07 AM)Dr_Funke Wrote: Sorry if this isn't appropriate but I think this could really be a great thing for SD especially with the prevalence or 3x3 space field maps for other games being easy to get. Its a clear grid patter than you can place over any battle mat to add a hex grid. Right not the KS is for a 1x1 square then a 1x1 hex which would be too small, but if this idea takes off it could be really handy. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/819...y-tablewar

Pondering this, I didn't see if this grid overlay was going to be available in any color other than black. Ideally a grid overlay on a black background or starfield image should be a strong yellow or white to be plainly visible IMHO. 

Otherwise this would be a very handy tool indeed. Cool
"Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here..."

- Ming the Merciless
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#3
I sent them a message suggesting a white hex overlay for space games.

They replied quite quickly.
Apparently they already have a white paint they like/plan to use for football fields and they asked what hex size I liked, so I thought it sounded pretty positive.

I hadn't gotten back to the Kickstarter to see if they'd updated the campaign yet.

TABLEWAR™ Sales <sales@tablewardesigns.com>

Smile Update: They're currently at $13K in pledges and need to reach $17K before hex grids are available.  At that point, white hexes in 1 inch, 1.25 inch and 1.5 inch are all options.
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Just checked it out for a second time --the first time I didn't scroll down far enough to see the hex stretch-goal.

It opens up the range of cheaper vinyl mats in the $30 price point neighborhood (might as well go vinyl as you will be playing on a clear glossy vinyl overlay anyway), but a fair amount of those can be had with grids printed? 

At $70 for a 6x4, it would have to see double duty as a rpg miniatures grid or Memoir 44 hex overlay to make me cock an eyebrow. A 3x3 mat is going to feel cramped with anything larger than a 1" grid, but at 1" the conga lines start looking like a crystanium-centipede experiment gone awry if you are using miniatures on bases any larger than pit vipers & spirit riders. Pass.

Looks great for skirmish and role-playing though.
"Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores; burning with the fires of Orc" -Roy Batty bastardizing William Blake



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(09-27-2017, 01:24 PM)Karpav1 Wrote: Just checked it out for a second time --the first time I didn't scroll down far enough to see the hex stretch-goal.

It opens up the range of cheaper vinyl mats in the $30 price point neighborhood (might as well go vinyl as you will be playing on a clear glossy vinyl overlay anyway), but a fair amount of those can be had with grids printed? 

At $70 for a 6x4, it would have to see double duty as a rpg miniatures grid or Memoir 44 hex overlay to make me cock an eyebrow. A 3x3 mat is going to feel cramped with anything larger than a 1" grid, but at 1" the conga lines start looking like a crystanium-centipede experiment gone awry if you are using miniatures on bases any larger than pit vipers & spirit riders. Pass.

Looks great for skirmish and role-playing though.


1 inch hexes always feels too tight for me. I need wiggle room in my hexes to accommodate the missiles, torps, drones, etc. that make things interesting in Terran Space. Meanwhile, I am on the case trying to run to ground a quality mat to replace my aging Geo-Hex official Silent Death cloth game mat of 1990s vintage...
"Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here..."

- Ming the Merciless
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(09-27-2017, 05:47 PM)Karelian Suomi Wrote: Meanwhile, I am on the case trying to run to ground a quality mat to replace my aging Geo-Hex official Silent Death cloth game mat of 1990s vintage...

Just spotted one of those in shrink still lingering around:

eBay: Official Silent Death Florescent Starmap [Geo-Hex] free shipping
"Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores; burning with the fires of Orc" -Roy Batty bastardizing William Blake



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Sick tribute bro! Nice parody. 6/10.

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