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6th-Sep-2004 12:53 pm
Imbas Forosnai
I thought this was pretty funny/cool:

The Guide to Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Sorry if this has already been shared...but in my campaign the other day, I placed a transexual human pirate character in the game, and was a little interested in how to handle it more in-depth. (S)He was quite entertaining...sometimes appearing as a woman, sometimes a man. (S)He was supposed to be a master disguise expert in the Rouge's Guild.

(the Guide isn't really related to transexuals, but I stumbled across it while looking for similar information)

Question: Does anyone know where I can get those battle grids that you can draw on with dry-erase marker and it comes off? A DM from anoter campaign I was in had one, and I want one. Anyone selling a used/new one here?

Thanks!
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6th-Sep-2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
eBay
6th-Sep-2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
they are called "battle mats" or "mega mats" do a google search, i think they are made my chessex(at least mine) the mega mats are huge and cost about $30
6th-Sep-2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
Battlemats usually need wet erase markers. Dry erase markers won't come off.

When in doubt, test the marker in a corner.
6th-Sep-2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
ah, you're right, we always use visa-vis markers...i like them, they don't rub off on your hands or anything like a dry erase marker would

6th-Sep-2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
You could always just get a small dry-erase board, draw some lines on it with a permenant marker, then use that :p

/the cheap way.
6th-Sep-2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
we did that for a while, and it worked out well.
6th-Sep-2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
That seems to be the best idea...thanks.
6th-Sep-2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
An easy (and cheap) method of doing it is to take a sheet or two of grid paper and using a dark marker or pen to create 2x2 or 3x3 blocks then take it to Kinkos and get it laminated. Laminated paper works well with dry and wet erase both.
6th-Sep-2004 04:23 pm (UTC) - Good lord that's old.
I remember when its FIRST iteration was published!

And yes, battlemats are the way to go. I'd ask your local gameshop if they can get one or two in for you.
6th-Sep-2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
My DM got his at the gaming store we play at. You could look in the yellow pages for one near you.
7th-Sep-2004 05:30 am (UTC)
We use a system of interlocking DRY-erase pieces that are about 8"x8". I'm not sure where they got 'em, but if you're interested I could find out.

BTW, I've often thought it would be funny to have a bard drag-queen.
7th-Sep-2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
I know the ones you're talking about! I heard them bein talked about all over Gen Con....I also heard they are EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!

I'll have to delve through my Gen Con swag to find the info.....

as for the basics, you can find the battle mats in any game shop... the easiest thing to do tho, would be to buy direct from Chessex....I bought a mini-mat at Gen Con, right at the Chessex booth, for like... $5.99 (gamer, remember? I blew close to 3 month's savings at the Con, and woulda spent more if I had it, and that was with the RPGA paying for my badge and room)

me personally, if you're gonna get the markers(vis-a-vis), get some transparancies as well....that way you can prepare all your battle maps in advance and lay them out as needed....you can clean them off later, after the game also....you can even use different colors to mark certain features without fear of permanent staining of your mat (DISCLAIMER: this was not my idea, just one yoinked from someone slightly more clever than I was at the moment)

and maybe next Gen Con,if....IF...they actually get our mods to us on time (read: any freakin time BEFORE the weekend prior to the event), I'll have all my maps ready for use....just lay them out on the mat, tape them down (had issues with migrating transparancies) and you're good to go....
7th-Sep-2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
a little side note: since the D&D Minis starter pack, as well as the DMG provide paper poster-mats, you can save yourself much verdant currency with a pack of transparancies and vis-a-vis markers if you play those systems
7th-Sep-2004 03:58 pm (UTC) - ooh!
Yes, I got one of those from the DMG and I've beeon wondering for quite a while of how I can put them to use without being wasteful or permanetly scarring them. Thank you!
7th-Sep-2004 12:56 pm (UTC) - pet peeve
That's "Rogue's Guild."

Although, since "rouge" is a type of makeup, I guess that could have been a veiled bit of punnery. If so, I stand corrected, sir. ::bow::
7th-Sep-2004 03:56 pm (UTC) - Re: pet peeve
Haha, I wish I was that witty. But no, you are right, and I am the one who stands corrected.

::bows::
10th-Sep-2004 05:51 pm (UTC) - Re: pet peeve
I was playing a game where we were in a camp. Our DM made it a little like Diablo 2, with an encampment. He said, "This is the Rogue---ummm..." and I said, "Rouge Encampment?" He said, "Yes!" Nothing to actually do with transvestites or anything...though there was a KKK guildhouse in the camp (this was a very silly game).

Off topic with subject, but your comment reminded me of it. Thought I'd share.
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