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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

Not exactly terrain & scenics, but how to hide it all an old-fashioned deployment screen. Many ogre scenarios call for hidden deployment during set-up, revealed on the first turn. kludging screens with boxlids and flotsam gets tiresome and I wanted something flashier for convention presentation.

My wife did the sewing for me; she's the wife with the fiber arts skills. I'm the wife with the shop skills and took some S-hooks to the bench vice for a little adjustment widened one end so the curtain rod sits nicely, and scrunched the other end for a snug fit over the vertical QRF holders. For bonus design feature, once the curtain is removed, the QRFs are easy to find and have a small footprint on the table! We'll be making four of these curtains for upcoming convention use.

Personal logo Darrell B D Day Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

A very useful and satisfying project, well executed. Well done to all concerned.

I want one.

DBDD

Lucius09 Jan 2019 3:00 a.m. PST

I love this. Where did you get the plexiglass QRF holders?

Mutant Q09 Jan 2019 6:35 a.m. PST

Lucius:

I'm seen those at Walmart or just about any office supply store.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

Acrylic sign holders. Staples has them at the highest prices. Amazon wasn't bad. Since I wanted 8 of them to run (4) 2-player games at a time at conventions, the best deal I found was an Azar 10-pack shipped through Walmart.

Walmart also had the best price for cheap cafe curtain rods. Thin velvet from Jo-Anne's Fabrics. 1.5" S-hooks from Home Depot.

The fabric is 4' wide, and the rod extend rod extends 28"48".

Legion 409 Jan 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Neat !!!! So you hear "You sunk my OGRE !" Not "my battleship !" … wink

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 8:53 a.m. PST

After deployment, everybody hums "God Save The Queen" and we lift the curtain to begin the show!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 2:17 p.m. PST

Clever idea, now widely promulgated!

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

So, your wife… does she have a sister?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 8:00 p.m. PST

Yes…. but she does the sewing for them too!

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 1:57 a.m. PST

D'oh!

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