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twesterm
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One of my biggest problems with this game is the ginormous board. Even when folded up this board is still huge. I've gotten rid of my insert and just use Plano boxes and small cardboard card boxes to carry my extra cards, but the game board still makes me keep the giant box around.

This got me thinking-- has anyone created there own board that's just 12 individual squares?

It _should_ be easy enough to do, just print up 12 separate zones, glue each one on some sort of thick base if I want, and then place something along the bottom to keep them from slipping.

The squares themselves are right around the side of the spellbook so that will drastically reduce the box size.

Does anyone have a PDF of one of those squares? If anything I suppose I could just use one of the Dungeons and Dragons tiles as a base.
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Joel Eddy
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If anything the board could be a bit bigger

Once you get out several creatures and traps etc... it can feel a bit cluttered.
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Curt Carpenter
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This reminds me of one of my questions after first play. There's no limit to the amount of stuff in a square, right? (Other than limits around duplicate stuff of the same name).
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No there are no limits, bigger board is a necessity when the board gets busy
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I just use "A/B" indicators, placing one of the "A's" on the board and placing an identical "A" off the board to reduce clutter and increase space when a square gets particularly stuffed.
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When playing the board would be the exact same size (you could actually increase it by moving the squares further apart), all I want to do is decrease the board size for storage and transportation.
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We printed the board out on vinyl and made it bigger! IMO its too small for swarms and multiple mages with multiple enchantments running on them (My only complaint about the game). Bigger is Better!
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There was a time when we thought of going puzzle-cut for the board, but we wanted the cards to slide as easily as possible, and we were worried about them getting caught on the puzzle edges.
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seanmccoy wrote:
There was a time when we thought of going puzzle-cut for the board, but we wanted the cards to slide as easily as possible, and we were worried about them getting caught on the puzzle edges.


I really hope some day you will reconsider.

The only physical weak link in Mage Wars is the board. It makes transport a big problem.
 
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I don't think it's that big of a deal. It makes transporting the game a problem but nothing that you would need to release an entirely different board (unless maybe it was part of an expansion?). Luckily they're just squares with a material pasted on the bottom to keep them from sliding.

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stadi wrote:
seanmccoy wrote:
There was a time when we thought of going puzzle-cut for the board, but we wanted the cards to slide as easily as possible, and we were worried about them getting caught on the puzzle edges.


I really hope some day you will reconsider.

The only physical weak link in Mage Wars is the board. It makes transport a big problem.


Why don't you just cut your board to the size you want?
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Unfortunately the board creases through the middle of four squares for when it's folded to fit in the box, that's why I was wondering if anyone made their own for printing.

For instance, this is a DnD tile that could be made into one. Right now it's probably too small (8x8, I don't remember off hand what the Mage Wars are) but it would be easy enough to add squares to that to make it whatever size I wanted.
http://www.twesterm.com/DnD/Tiles/DMTiles/8x8_Dungeon_Floor_...

If I felt like being fancy I could even add props to that.
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I saw someone on the mage wars forum use two standard CCG mats and then put them together. I think that would be the best for me. They would fit in a standard CCG case, and each player could personalize there side of the board and two of them put together is about the same size as the Mage Wars board. If these are not made, I think I will get them made, but I would like everyone to have them so if I went to a game store to play, I would know that someone else would have one as well.
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you don't really even have to have a board. you just need a grid of 8"x8" spaces (if you want the same size tiles).

personally, i'd just use some felt speed cloth; you can roll it up as well.
 
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