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Which do you prefer, maps or tiles?

 
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Which do you prefer?
Blank maps w/ marker
27%
 27%  [ 11 ]
Pre-printed maps
17%
 17%  [ 7 ]
Dungeon Tiles
15%
 15%  [ 6 ]
All of the above
40%
 40%  [ 16 ]
Total Votes : 40

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Which do you prefer, maps or tiles? Reply with quote

Don't vote for what you are forced to use, but what you would rather use.

Do you prefer blank maps with drawn terrain, pre-printed maps, or dungeon tiles?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer accurate 3D terrain. It's a ton cooler and so much more immersing. I just don't have the time or resources to build / purchase it for my games.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer maps to tiles, but whatever I can use to get the visual on the table for the players works. Lately I've been moving to pre-printed maps and I acquired a pretty sizeable piece of lexan that I lay over the top of them...it's dry-erase friendly and light weight, and so much better than the 70 pound battle-board that we have.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Map tiles with "extras", where with extra I mean detachable pieces as crates, beds, doors, walls that i can place over the tiles to customize it to my needs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually use all of those options for my PnP games. I like to play on preprinted maps, but if it isn't feasible I'll just us water erasable markers on a Chessex Battlemap. Most of the time I design my dungeon or building interior layouts in Maptool and then convert them into 8x10" tiles that get printed out and then placed end -to- end on the battlemap. If its a tile set I know is going to get used a lot, I'll laminate it using 3 sheets of 110 lb cardstock.

For my Weird Wars campaigns I often use 1:72 scale 3d terrain and I have a good assortment of objects like trees, bunker sandbags, walls, fences, various small buildings, farm animals etc. I also have a decent size collection of 1:72 figs that get used as enemy and ally extras as well as civilians.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kronovan wrote:
I actually use all of those options for my PnP games. I like to play on preprinted maps, but if it isn't feasible I'll just us water erasable markers on a Chessex Battlemap.


Same here, tiles not so much since they're too easy to move.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm not using 3d terrains, my optimal solution would be good quality base maps and tiles placed on them. Dungeons of course don't need base map and would work best as tiles.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Inar wrote:
kronovan wrote:
I actually use all of those options for my PnP games. I like to play on preprinted maps, but if it isn't feasible I'll just us water erasable markers on a Chessex Battlemap.


Same here, tiles not so much since they're too easy to move.


I use a 1/8" sheet of plexiglass to prevent that. Once the tiles are laid on my chessex map I just lay down the plexi and voila no more movement. And if we're also using 3D terrain it just goes on top of the plexi. Wink
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