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Anatoli05 Dec 2019 10:31 a.m. PST

Review of the dry erasable RPG playmat that we used for Dungeons and Dragons is now posted on the blog.

The material is vinyl and I did some testing over a few days to see how the surface reacts and cleans depending on how long the drawing is left untouched, and by using different markers on it.

Check out the full review with the pros and cons over at my blog. In short I recommend this for this on a budget as it is durable and cheap. The only problem is that you have to prep it over night to make it lay flat on the table as the material curls after storage in the cylinder container.


Sgt Slag05 Dec 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

I use Crayola brand, wet-erase markers: leave them on for weeks, any color, green or red, black or blue, and they still come off with water. Dry erase is something I avoid, due to the fact that it is too easily wiped off, during play. I love the Crayola markers, as I have forgotten to wipe my Chessex mats, for weeks, and they still came off, without any ghost images, or color, left behind. Crayola markers will work on any dry-erase mat, as well.

For those interested, here is a link to the Crayola markers I am referring to. Sold at Target stores, in the USA, a 10-pack of different colors, for $2.39 USD… Cheers!

14Bore05 Dec 2019 2:56 p.m. PST

40 years ago playing D&D at the recreation hall on a Air Base we used the very large chalk board doing this.

CeruLucifus07 Dec 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Sgt Slag thank you for the link to Crayola markers. I've seen them many times but never thought to use for game mats.

Sgt Slag09 Dec 2019 10:44 a.m. PST

CeruLucifu, and all: I listed the wrong link, for the Crayola Markers. They make a particular set of Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, 10 different colors for $3.79 USD, which is what I meant to list. Apologies. Cheers!

Mithmee09 Dec 2019 1:34 p.m. PST

What is better is getting a flat screen TV and using it.


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Sgt Slag10 Dec 2019 2:53 p.m. PST

I'm old fashioned: I don't use electronics in my RPG sessions, other than a laptop to keep my notes on (I usually forget about it, getting behind, typing short notes at the very end…). Using electronic maps would be very limiting for me, as I run a home-made game world in a sandbox, allowing my players great liberty as to where they go -- would be nearly impossible to have the needed maps for the TV. The ToM and a Chessex mat with markers, works better for my ad-lib style of play. Cheers!

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