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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 May 2023 10:36 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Do you prefer uber-realistic mats and figures, or do you go for unrealistic appearing mats, and less than contest-worthy painting of figures on your gaming tables?

29% said "I prefer practical terrain and workman-like figures"
27% said "I have no preference"
15% said "I prefer ultra-realistic mats and figures"

UshCha25 May 2023 11:28 p.m. PST

Uber-realistic mats and figures, how will you make Uberealistic hills, and roads or are you proposing a one mat one game. Hoi will you make uberrealistic bases for your figutes on an uber realistic mat. Failure to do either of therse things will make it look awful. Clashes of style can look far worse than a single less sophisticated style.
I have seen arial games on realistic mats but they need no additions and they use clear stands to minimise the clash and they look good.
Uber-realistic mats for games is a blind alley.

Figures, if it looks good on the table that is all that counts. My stuff is played with then put in a box and forgotten till next time and you dont need much to look perfectly acceptable at around 3Ft+

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