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I'm definitely considering this. I loved my BC Tact-tiles, and wasn't able to get in on that KS for various reasons. This one looks like a great alternative, and the videos combined nearly have me convinced.

 

My choice now is to back for 30 or 40, and how to divvy up the tiles, and as much as I love the hex tiles, I'm not sure any of the games I actually play use them...

 

 

..and I failed my Will Save. Backed for $75/30 Tiles. I think I'll do 16 Square (makes a 32"x32" surface) and 14 Hex.

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That $75/30 seems like a really good spot.

 

 

But I'm kind of thinking about all-square. I don't know what to do, there. As a gamer who does/envisions doing little else besides basic D&D/PF, does it really even matter? Serious question.

 

 

 

 

Also, number of folks mentioning Tact-tiles and missing that KS; one thing I was actually wondering about is how deep the market is following lots of folks getting in on that. Hope it hasn't thinned potential customers out too much.

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Yeah, I'm only going for a mix because I don't think I need more than 16 squares.  As dumb as it sounds though, the 20 tiles option left me thinking that I didn't need 20 squares, and what was I going to do with 4 hexes? So I added in for 14 hexes... because that makes sense???

 

I genuinely don't play any games that use hexes, although I think most RPGs work better on hexes than squares, squares dominate the market.  This at least gives me options should I decide to use the various alternate rules for hexes, I suppose.

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Tempted to get this for the hubs. Someone drew a type of organ on his mat (not me) in permanent marker since someone else said all markers came off the mat.  

Sometimes beer and D&D aren't the best combo :)

Was it a church organ?

 

Finally got time to actually look at this. I like. A LOT!

 

Anyone notice he said that later (I think another KS) they plan to do terrain stickers?

 

When I was a wee tyke, I had some Peanuts (yes, the comic with Snoopy)...uh...things.... They were a (magnetic? Electrostatic?) backer board with a scene and vinyl stickers of the characters, Snoopy's dog house and other stuff that you could stick to the board to make scenes and then take them up again. That's I think what they're going for. AWESOME!

 

Found it! Colorforms! I think this is like what they're going to do:

http://snoopn4pnuts.com/colorforms/

 

By the way, for square boards (I dont do hex), for a 4' x 4' space you need 36 tiles, 4' x 6', 48 tiles and 4' x 8', 72 tiles. I'm in for 50. For now. The idea about stacking with map changes underneath is quite compelling...

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I'm going to get a mix of squares and hexes. I play in a 3.5 game and the DM will only use hexes. When I run Pathfinder I use both. DnD et cetera work just fine with hexes - without any adjustments to math. Squares for indoors and hexes for outdoors works well.

 

I was wondering if there was SOME way to mark them in a permanent way. The reason I ask is that we often stop gaming in the middle of a battle and having the squares or hexes numbered help keep track of where people are until the next week (or many weeks) session. Then I could label each map with a unique letter, and then number the hexes and squares on each. That let's me say the cleric was at B56, the fighter at A24, etc.

 

I asked them the question of course and will see what they reply.

Per the video, wet erase should function as normal and leave no smudging even if it's left on for weeks. They also used permanent markers and showed that it erases cleanly with a bit of rubbing alcohol.

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Mine will be a mix.  We play both Pathfinder and Hero system games pretty equally.  So we need both.  Just waiting to get a measurement of our "normal" gaming location table next Tuesday to see what we need then I will pledge.  I will pledge for a bit more for than what the table holds for the times when we need a few more.  And I've got 2 others in the group splitting it with me.

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I'm going to get a mix of squares and hexes. I play in a 3.5 game and the DM will only use hexes. When I run Pathfinder I use both. DnD et cetera work just fine with hexes - without any adjustments to math. Squares for indoors and hexes for outdoors works well.

 

I was wondering if there was SOME way to mark them in a permanent way. The reason I ask is that we often stop gaming in the middle of a battle and having the squares or hexes numbered help keep track of where people are until the next week (or many weeks) session. Then I could label each map with a unique letter, and then number the hexes and squares on each. That let's me say the cleric was at B56, the fighter at A24, etc.

 

I asked them the question of course and will see what they reply.

Per the video, wet erase should function as normal and leave no smudging even if it's left on for weeks. They also used permanent markers and showed that it erases cleanly with a bit of rubbing alcohol.

 

 

But more importantly the latest video shows them erasing the dry / wet markers EASILY while not having any effect on the permanent marker writing.  So you can write more permanent stuff like terrain in perm makers and moveables in wet / dry.

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A bit strangely, the $75 level seems to be the only one available for international backers. I'm not sure why that is. So it'll be 30 tiles, no more, no less, if I back.

They said to let them know what levels to add international shipping to. Or if a country is missing.
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