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u/DekKato · 8 pointsr/DMToolkit

I have a half dozen or so boxes of tiles, as well as a bunch of the Paizo map packs. They're one of my primary map tools.

So first off, I got one of these collections of basic terrain mats. They work with the corresponding tileset really well. I use the mat as the base, then put tiles on top for detail. Anything that I don't have a mini or tile for I just draw onto the mat.

I usually set them up before the game, take a picture, then set them aside to quickly assemble when my players get to the location. If they already know whereabouts they're going, I'll leave it set up because it doesn't really give anything away like a basic town setup. I've learned the tiles pretty well at this point so I can quickly put stuff together at this point if they take a sudden left turn.

u/gcThrizzle · 2 pointsr/DMAcademy

Be careful when printing these maps to have the scale correct. If the map says 1 square = 5ft sq, then you want each square to be 1 inch on each side. This will make the maps "feel" the right size.I do this measuring in Gimp to be sure. /u/sanderdc also makes a great point about the squares being 10ft sq !

You can also just buy some gaming paper or a wet/dry erase battle mat and draw it out yourself. Sometimes, that's pretty fun, and you can draw new parts as you go. This simulates the "fog of war" effect. It also requires far less preparation because you're just live copying the map as you go.

u/inmatarian · 2 pointsr/rpg

Oh! I see, I misinterpreted what you were looking for.

Since this is more battle-mats than dungeon maps, the generic solution that everyone does is a Chessex wet-erase Mat, but you could also try Paizo dry/wet erase flip mats. If you're not pleased with the $20 range and want even cheaper, Gaming Paper for $4, or Graph Paper Notebook for $6.

u/TheNonAbsolute · 2 pointsr/warhammerfantasyrpg

I actually use Paizo Flip-Mats and draw on them with Dry-erase Markers, because that is most suited to my Style of Prep and running Games.

I also use some of the Minis I have from other Games to mark the Heroes and Villains if possible, but that is not always the case. LotR Moria Orks work as Goblins, and Poxwalkers work as Zombies, but a Rivertroll, or a Halfling Scholar? No Chance portraying that with what I have here.

What I do in those Cases is just use a Die to mark the Position and Wounds of a Monster or Character, I have enough Dice in enough Colors to make that work pretty well.

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Edit: me no spell gud

u/mrjwojcik · 2 pointsr/DnD

Hi, dm here - the battlemat is from the standard paizo flipmatset I think:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601255578/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_2YKDCbD9CE4MJ

This set is really useful as it has green-grass, water, dungeon and market-square on it.

u/jrobharing · 2 pointsr/DnD

Easiest solution:

  1. Buy this.

  2. Buy dry-erase markers (or washable markers, depending on your preference).

  3. Use the markers to draw terrain and walls as needed.

  4. Anything extra you have is icing on the cake. Toys, miniatures, printed custom maps, pathfinder flip-mats... just slowly build your collection for the rest of your DMing career, great side hobby.

u/1bdkty · 1 pointr/DnD

You can definitely but I find its a bit harder and can lead to more arguments. For example, if everyone is on a grid map you can see where walls are, how far away from mobs you are, etc. If you use imagination someone will inevitable say "I thought I was behind the wall, how did they hit me" or "i wouldn't have run forward if I knew all the mobs were that close" or whatever.

The cheapest way to do maps is to get a reusable grid and some dry erase markers. It takes time to draw out the maps but its reusable and also very flexible. This pack uses square grids and has 4 different terrains (grassland, street, stone floor, and water) http://amzn.com/1601255578

u/TroubledViking · 1 pointr/DnD

I use the Pathfinder Play-Mats, just the generic brown mat worked fine for me and it's wet/dry/permanent erase too. They also have themed maps (forest, hills, ship, tavern, etc) if that interests you but the basic brown/grey mat works great. This one is probably the most versatile for ~$20.

u/Hunyock · 1 pointr/DnD

My solution?
http://www.amazon.com/Pathfinder-Flip-Mat-Basic/dp/1601255381/

Or even better, the 2-pack http://www.amazon.com/Pathfinder-Flip-Mat-Basic-Terrain-Multi-Pack/dp/1601255578/

I can't believe these aren't more popular. I love mine - dry erase is so much easier and faster than wet erase!

u/hariustrk · 1 pointr/rpg

I bought one of these at gencon, while practical the fold areas distract. Nice and compact if you don't have a lot of space, but for an everyday mapping tool, spend a few dollars more for a chessex mat(http://www.amazon.com/Role-Playing-Reversible-Vinyl-Gaming/dp/B00OCYO8XK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1451556892&sr=8-3&keywords=chessex+gaming+mat) or the Piazo ones http://www.amazon.com/Pathfinder-Flip-Mat-Basic-Terrain-Multi-Pack/dp/1601255578/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1451556939&sr=8-2&keywords=paizo

u/historianLA · 1 pointr/DnD

I really like this map made for pathfinder. This pack has two-double sided maps (stone, grass, water, and dirt). I find it very versatile and works great with wet erase markers. They make other maps with basic buildings/rooms on them too!

u/RuruTutu · 1 pointr/highrollersdnd

I believe this is the kind of thing he uses. I think he mentioned it being the pathfinder mats.

u/OverlySexualCellist · 1 pointr/DnD

Does it need to be a board/inflexible? I use these and am also planning to get this when funds allow it. They're great because they're portable and work with dry and wet erase pens (chessex mat is only wet erase I believe).

u/jdd321 · 1 pointr/DMAcademy

Pathfinder JUN132387 Flip-Mat: Basic Terrain Multi-Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1601255578/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YTXIBbR1Y51ES
(hopefully that works, not sure if there's a special way to post links)

u/samuraivillain · 1 pointr/DnD

If your interested here is what we recently started off with

Battle Maps

Models for Baddies

And are using lego chars for our pcs

Edit: mobile formatting ftl

u/designbot · 1 pointr/rpg

Invest $15 in a flip mat. Folds up to fit in a book and works with wet or dry-erase markers. (Also available in other colors.)

u/Ryngard · 1 pointr/DnD

I've not found much luck... we learned that lesson too so no red pens. :)

I changed to the flipmat... it was SteelSquire when I got them oh... 12 years ago?... but I think it's Paizo now. They have multiple sizes, they are double sided (hex and squares) and fold to the side of a sheet of paper. You can use dry erase, wet erase, or permanent marker and it all cleans up.

Yeah here is an example. Its 24" x 30" for $15 and you can get ones MUCH larger. And they now have terrain ones and buildings and shit. It's neat.

https://www.amazon.com/Paizo-Publishng-Inc-Pathfinder-Flip-Mat/dp/1601255381/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1467311605&sr=1-1&keywords=Flip+mat

(Paizo has a BUNCh but I'm not finding the larger one... I KNOW it used to exist but I guess not anymore unless I just can't find it. We've been using the 24"x30" for a year now and I've never had any issues (I have two so I can easily plunk another up there.)

This is cool though: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1601255578/ref=s9_simh_gw_g21_i2_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=S2Q2HN9TWR10MXKXNG7C&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=6aad23bd-3035-4a40-b691-0eefb1a18396&pf_rd_i=desktop

u/Mizzko · 1 pointr/DnD

I printed a shit ton of maps out on my own printer and taped them together. It was a nightmare but it worked.

If you don't mind spending the money tossing a grid on top of a map together on a single file and the heading to your local print shop is your best bet. I was fortunate enough to have an architect friend print out 2 maps in black/white for 2 of the encounters (also in LMOP).

TBH the best thing ever has been using a dry-erase map with a premade grid. Now I'm able to draw basic designs out on the fly.

The ones I got are HERE

Definitely a worthwhile investment and the printed texture keeps it from being a boring white dry-erase.