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George Acin
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What material are the CC:E maps made from? Are they cardboard or paper? Also, how well (or not) do they stand after repeated plays (50 times or so).

 
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Justin Heimburger
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jcikal wrote:
What material are the CC:E maps made from? Are they cardboard or paper? Also, how well (or not) do they stand after repeated plays (50 times or so).



They're heavy paper/light cardstock. I've not had >50 plays of the game, and certainly not on a single map, but they're holding up well, so far.
 
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George Acin
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My main concern is with the constant folding/unfolding of the map, that it will break easily at the folding areas.
 
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jcikal wrote:
My main concern is with the constant folding/unfolding of the map, that it will break easily at the folding areas.

Wear and tear of this kind is essentially inevitable on maps as thin as those in CC. I'm seeing some early signs in my set after some 100 plays. I found myself wondering how long it'd be before I suffered my first map casualty as you suggest. I certainly play often enough for this to be a live issue for me.

Meanwhile, a lot of people cover their maps with a sheet of perspex to deal with this issue. I don't, so there's nothing I can add on that topic.
 
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Richard Pardoe
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I have an artist's portfolio and store the maps unfolded in that so as to avoid constant folding and unfolding. Yes, this is an extra item to carry, but with both CC:E/Med - trying to combine as much as possible. I have all my maps in the one portfolio.
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I've followed Richards lead and purchased a portfolio, the maps and record track go in and never have to be folded again. Great system.
 
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I also use a portfolio to carry the CC maps and track displays. Also useful for larger maps from other games, having to only fold them once to store them. As a bonus, the front of my new portfolio has a small pocket perfectly sized for rulebooks and player aids.
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Where are you guys buying these portfolios from? I am no artist, so I have an idea of what they look like, but have no idea of how the size, materials and all that measure up.

Does the portfolio inside have multiple pockets or flats so you can store all of your maps from CC and other games in it? I have so many games with paper maps...some I have laminated, but that was a mistake in the long run. Better using plexiglass. I definitely need another HotS map now

The thing that sucks with the plexiglass is that it is still very possible to damage the map from a drink spill. I have relegated drinks to other tables, but half of the problem is that someone spills the thing when they are lifting it to drink, while drinking, or while putting it down.

Anyone built a plexiglass pocket that you can slide your maps into? Maybe with a clear plastic flap to cover the entry hole?
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There are many different sizes of portfolios, Kevin, each with different extras such as inside pockets, carrying handle, shoulder strap, zippers instead of snapping fold-overs, etc. For about $10 you can buy a no-frills 18" x 24" carrying case that would work just fine. Or you can go bigger/better and spend upwards of $100. Cheaper ones will usually be made of thick cardstock-like material; more expensive ones will be leather, canvas or heavy fabric.

You can find them at fabric/craft stores, framing shops, art supply stores, etc.
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Portfolios sound like an excellent idea. For Combat Commander: Europe I've been using an 18" x 24" frame from a craft store that was on sale for $10! The only problem is the plastic edging that keeps coming off the more that I use it.
 
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presence wrote:


The thing that sucks with the plexiglass is that it is still very possible to damage the map from a drink spill. I have relegated drinks to other tables, but half of the problem is that someone spills the thing when they are lifting it to drink, while drinking, or while putting it down.



I recommend tippy cups.



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Pablo Merighi
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I purchased a portfolio for maps of other games too, such axis and alies minis, and don't need to fold/unfold. Its a very practical idea.
 
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