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Skinflint Games13 Jan 2021 5:18 p.m. PST

When the going gets tough, the tough get retro, it was only a matter of time!

skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/new-year-new-project-diy-space-gaming-board

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 6:42 p.m. PST

I think that looks better than many of the commercial space mats I have seen. Very well done.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

I agree with PaulCollins.

Thresher0113 Jan 2021 9:20 p.m. PST

The overall design looks good, though I find the overly visible grid distracting.

Better to make that a very dark black if the rest of the board isn't, or a slightly lighter, dark gray, etc., so you can better enjoy the stars, nebulae, etc..

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jan 2021 9:53 p.m. PST

I wonder if it would be possible to use a wire or plastic mesh as the grid?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2021 12:01 a.m. PST

Chicken wire will work. You will probably have to put a couple strips side by side to get the size you want. Also, you will likely have to press it and store it flat so it's ready to go when you want it.

paul liddle14 Jan 2021 1:23 p.m. PST

There is nothing the matter with the board as it is Skinflint. It looks like GWs Space Fleet boards, well done.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2021 5:56 p.m. PST

I've used a pegboard as a stencil to put dots at the corners— no grid lines, just dots. Another approach is small + signs for a more distinct corner look.

But that's not a criticism, just an addition to the discussion. Nice board!

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