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Re: Map Sizes

From: "Geo-Hex" <geohex@t...>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 16:24:45 +0000
Subject: Re: Map Sizes

> Date: 	 Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:49:54 -0700 (PDT)
> From: 	 "W. Nitsche" <>
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> Subject:	 Re: Map Sizes

> On Sun, 12 Oct 1997, Rick Rutherford wrote:
Status: RO

> > On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Geo-Hex wrote:
> > > This is not a push to sell product guys, but have you considered 
> > > using one of our hexed starmats?	They are 4' x 6', have 1 1/2"
> > > hexs and will layout on a floor or table.  Using hexs you can 
> > > determine all twelve courses (sides and points) and by counting
> > > and down give the exact location and heading of a ship for next
> > 
> > Sorry KR, but one of the reasons I like Full Thrust so much is that
> > doesn't have hexes.
> > 
> > I recently went to a fabric store and got a 6' x 9' sheet of black
> > (cotton twill) for less than $10.00.
> I got a piece of 8'x10' black felt at a fabric store during a 50% off
> sale.  I also just finished a templete to paint on a hex grid on one
> with airbrush fabric paint (I used a different sized hex than
> I'm just trying to decide whether to add a nebula of some sort, or
> just some very light wisps of orange, yellow and red.  Maybe a comet? 
> When I'm done I'll have a blank starscape for FT on one side and a
> starscape for Silent Death on the other.
> KR, maybe you could maybe make a mat with both sides done up, one with
> hexes and one with not?  I understand it would probably cost more, but
> it would be nice for those of us who play more than one system.  I
> want to pay for one of each (which is why I'm making my own).  Of
> please continue making the single sided mats as some wouldn't want to
> for extra for both. ;)
> A temporally displaced		Bill Nitsche
>	hobbit			Oceanography, University of Washington
We do special orders (the large mat in the photos was done specially 
for Gully) and we can print 1 1/2", 2", 3" and 4" hexes on.  I try to 
avoid doing both sides because of problems with bleed through.	See 
if you can find a non-wicking agent for the ink or paint you're going 
to use, craft felt these days is 100% acrylic or polyester and the 
colors don't always dry or look the way you would think.  The dyes 
used to turn the felt black will often stain all colors a greenish 
tint (!?!) and some airbrush colors will completely fade away when 
dry.  The UV colors we use were some of the most brilliant we found 
that worked, but I had to tweak them quite a bit to make them work.

Good Luck!!


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