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Subject: What is a good size to print for a playmat? rss

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What is a good size to print for a playmat?
 
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The official size for tournaments is 3'x3'. So that's a good starting point. 4'x4' though is good if you intend to do more than 100pt games.

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what dose 3x3 mean?
 
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He means 3 feet by 3 feet
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ahh thank you.
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Sorry, the single quote is short for 'foot', so 3'x3' is a "3 foot by 3 foot" dimension (i.e. size of the playing mat).

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i would take a 4´x4´fabric playmat ... i have ordered mine 5days ago and can hardly wait to show it.

i used http://files.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/99aiirfe1y/3x3_...

i am so excited to get my hand on it.

 
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MNM79 wrote:
i would take a 4´x4´fabric playmat ... i have ordered mine 5days ago and can hardly wait to show it.


I think I will make a 122cm (slightly larger than 4 foot)

I also plan to make it in 4 sectional squares rather than a single vinyl playmat. The temptation to roll it up after a game and other things will imo make it peel off the table, or bubble or have the corners curl. I think the way for me is to make it from heavy card, or heavy vunyl in 4 peaces that slot together.. much like a modern game board. This can then be stored easily with out ever rolling or folding or anything like that.

Thanks for the tips.

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Yeah I have seen people using this but I really feel that it is to busy for me, once the ships are on it and also it kinda locks the theme of the game from space battle that can be anything you wish to imagine to a death star attack by the rebels. Personally i will be going with a generic space scene with a small amount of nebular.. but mostly stars. I will most likely place a light grid pattern and some cord values to the edges just for fun.
 
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I wouldn't go 4' deep. Otherwise you are just wasting time getting to each other. Best to keep it around 3' deep. If you are making it sectional, going wider to 6' would be best. Just use 3' for standard games and increase it in size as you add more people per team.
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well I am planning to have the 3 foot square marked on it as well, as I assume i will always be playing "regulation" but if we ever decide to play a massive battle at some point i think the extar room will be cool to just have.
 
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This is my new Playmat.

size is 1 meter x 1 meter. Its a Textile playmat so really nice to transport but it wasn´t the cheapest investment whistle
 
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how do you store a 1x1m playmat? Is it stiff like a board.. or are you rolling it up like a poster?
 
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you can fold it like a tablecloth or roll it like a poster.
The fabric is thick but not too stiff.
I will see if folding or rolling is the best storage solution but for now i´m extremly happy with the result.
 
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