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POLL: Do You Make Your Own Hills?


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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I began by making my own with spray paint and 1" foam insulation, based on what I'd seen other gamers do (back in the early 1980s). 20 years later, I went hog-wild on Geo-Hex and bought a ton of that on the collectors market not long after it went out of production. I wanted something that looked better and was modular. But I found quickly that the drawbacks were many. It took acres of storage; it was easily damaged (don't spill or lean on it! Or even drop a figure on it!); and it took FOREVER to set up a complete game table compared to slinging those foam slabs on the table where needed (and they accepted all manner of abuse without complaint).

I sold off all my Geo Hex collection eventually and went back to those soft foam insulation sheets, cut and painted to need. Set up and transport easily and if they're damaged, costs pennies to replace. Storage is still a bugaboo, but not as bad as rigid Geo Hex slabs.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no, I buy commercial hills
14
14%
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this is ridiculous
0
0%
 
none of these/no opinion
3
3%
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yes, I make my own hills
50
49%
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no, my backyard is hilly enough
1
1%
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I don't make hills any more
10
10%
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no, I use a commercial terrain tile system with slopes
9
9%
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no, I don't use hills in my games
1
1%
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no, my buddy makes hills for me
2
2%
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I have a sand table and don't need to make hills
0
0%
 
other (explain)
7
7%
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I make hills by putting objects under a cloth
5
5%
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not my cup of tea
0
0%
 
POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Do you make hills for your wargaming table?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.