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Subject: Can you fold a playmat? rss

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Michael Redston
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If, instead of rolling it, you would fold a playmat in half and then again in half, would it be ruined? or would it be unscathed?
 
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Pandora Caitiff
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Depends on what it's made of, and how thick/sturdy it is.

A glossy paper playmat could be folded easily and suffer no long-term harm (unless you find folds unsightly).

A thin card playmat with a shiny surface might rip or wrinkle if folded carelessly.
 
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Michael Redston
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What about FFG playmats?
 
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Stephen Rochelle
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Given all the issues that the first run of Cube Quest had with permanently-creased mats due to folding (they use a neoprene mousepad-type surface), I'd assume that any sort of tight fold and pack on other mousepad-type mats would create permanent creases. That's more critical for an X-Wing mat than it is for Netrunner, but I wouldn't do it either way.
 
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Javier Perez
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Better to be safe than sorry: always roll the mats. Roll the mats.
If its to thin to structure itself when rolled (like a felt mat for X-Wing), I use a 90 cm. cardboard roll from a plotter. You can usually get them for free.
 
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Bryce Spence
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Im gonna say you could always fold it...but it comes down to do you want to fold it and risk getting lines in it?
 
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