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Russ Lockwood05 Jul 2019 6:52 p.m. PST

For the "Do It Yourself" (DIY) gamer, create your own boardgame hextiles using your PC and printer, our die-cut CardMogrifier Hextiles package, and our downloadable templates.

Our Kickstarter Page has a video showing how to create your own hextiles using a simple three-step process using our die cut stickers and boards. First, use your favorite program to place the images using our free downloadable template. Second, print your images on our custom sticker sheet. Third, affix your printed hexes to the cardboard hextiles and punch them out. Here's the link:

CardMogrifier Hextiles Link to KS

Want double-sided hextiles? No problem! The stickers adhere to both sides of the cardboard tiles.

Prototypes are a natural, but be creative! Hextiles can be used for gag gifts with your own text and images, gamer calling cards, coasters, and just about anything else you can print on a hex.

How about a dungeon crawl where you turn over the GM-placed or randomly drawn hexes to explore the hallways and rooms? How about a 3-D stairway with stacked hexes as stairs? Or a star map including not only the 2D 'x' and 'y' coordinates, but also the 3-D 'z' coordinates?

With Hextiles, the only limit is your imagination.

The hexes are 3.125 inches (or 79.5 mm), as this is the most common size in gaming worldwide. They match those used in the Settlers of Catan games, but we made ours thicker for greater longevity of use. We've made the hextiles white on the front and black on the back, giving you the choice of background or border. The hextile sticker sheets are die cut using digital, pressure-sensitive material designed for use with both Laser and Inkjet print technology. If you've already got the cardboard hexes from lots of games, the hex stickers are sold separately.

As you can see from the Kickstarter video, it's easy to put the two together.

If this gets funded, it's possible that we might create other sized hexes, just the same way we started with poker-sized cards and made a line of different-sized cards. We'll see.

We Need Your Help and Support: 4 Days Left

You can help by contacting fellow gamers and letting them know we're running a KS campaign for CardMogrifier Hextiles. You never know who might want to make hexes. Link below…

Stop by and watch the KS video: it's only 1:20 long.

Finally, please support us by making a pledge for one of the variety of packages available. Our KS campaign runs through July 10. As of today, we're 86% of the way there.


CardMogrifier Hextiles Link to KS

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Thresher0106 Jul 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Hmmm, not really seeing why a KS is needed for this, since people should be able to do this already on their home PC or laptop.

Perhaps you're providing pre-cut card hexes, instead of people cutting out their own.

Good luck on the KS.

captaincold6906 Jul 2019 7:42 p.m. PST

I'm confused…..Selling something to a DIY gamer?

Russ Lockwood08 Jul 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

Just to be clear, the hexes are NOT cardstock -- they are thick cardboard (see the Kickstarter page for a ruler measuring the thickness).

In any case, hexes of a particular size (in this case 3.125 inch or 79.5 mm -- the Settlers of Catan size) are tough to create with consistency, so we went out and spec'd the die-cutting. Then, we spec'd the "sticker" sheet, slugged to the same hex size, so after downloading our template and popping an image in the appropriate spot, you position and peel to create custom hexes. The template is on our website under downloads.

Three-step Hextile Process

Russ Lockwood09 Jul 2019 4:07 p.m. PST

We passed our goal yesterday, so the Hextiles are a go!

Thank you for supporting us.

For those interested, there's still 20 hours left to get in on early-bird specials.

CardMogrifier Hextiles Link to KS

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