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Went in for 75$.  I'm fairly new to DMing and don't have any chessex grids or other map stuff beyond the DMScotty stuff I've been making, so these will be nice for when my homemade stuff doesn't suit.  I also like the fact that I can get some of both shapes, in case my group branches out to other systems, and a few of some of the specialty colours.

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Went in for 75$.  I'm fairly new to DMing and don't have any chessex grids or other map stuff beyond the DMScotty stuff I've been making, so these will be nice for when my homemade stuff doesn't suit.  I also like the fact that I can get some of both shapes, in case my group branches out to other systems, and a few of some of the specialty colours.

 

We have old Chessex maps and have been using them for years.  Bet when I showed this KS to my gaming group they all pitched in to get us a complete set for both hex and grid.  They are more than ready to toss out the Chessex maps (with drawings still lingering on them from the stone ages).

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What the colors will actually look like is what I want to see now. Personally I'm hoping the green is somewhat muted and has some texture (speckle/film grain) to the color. If it end up a solid bright green I think I'll probably just do the parchment.

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What the colors will actually look like is what I want to see now. Personally I'm hoping the green is somewhat muted and has some texture (speckle/film grain) to the color. If it end up a solid bright green I think I'll probably just do the parchment.

My chessex mat is textured. Playing on textured surfaces gets old *real* fast.

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Textured as in you can feel a texture, or textured as in there is variation in the coloring?

 

Because actual texture would be annoying, but I would think variation in the coloring would be nice.

 

I have a chessex mat and have used a chessex may and haven't noticed either being a problem.

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I'm probably going parchment for squares and black for hexes.  Have a few starship games that use hexes, after all....

 

I thought about exactly that, but decided that the black would be too hard to write on. You could use a silver Sharpie, but from the videos it looks like Sharpie is significantly more annoying to remove. YMMV, of course.

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I thought about exactly that, but decided that the black would be too hard to write on. You could use a silver Sharpie, but from the videos it looks like Sharpie is significantly more annoying to remove. YMMV, of course.

Liquid Chalk.

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I thought about exactly that, but decided that the black would be too hard to write on. You could use a silver Sharpie, but from the videos it looks like Sharpie is significantly more annoying to remove. YMMV, of course.

Liquid Chalk.

 

 

Fair point. Except that I'd never even heard of liquid chalk until I saw it in the GNL videos.  ^_^

 

Where does one get this mythical unicorn blood? (I mean, "other than Amazon", of course.  :;): )

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