Deadlands Reloaded: The Barrelbelly Saloon

RalfRalf 🖼️ 16 images Mapmaker Administrator, ProFantasy
Here's another battle map the street in front of a Saloon in Portland, Oregon. It included a bit of the saloon and the livery across the street. Thanks to Sadizm for the piano symbol, it can be found in this thread.
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Click the image above to get the A1 version with a 5' grid. This link has a version for more abstract area movement (a la Fate). The CC3 map is attached to the post, but you need to recreate the piano symbol in the folder #Symbols/User/Dungeon/Deadlands/ to see it properly. The hay bitmap texture is from the Annual Volume 1.

This map was thrown together very quickly, I spent perhaps 30 minutes mapping it and another 20 minutes to glue the nine A4 sheets together. It features - together with the Chinatown block map - in this weekend's Deadlands Reloaded session.

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  • KenGKenG Traveler
    30 minutes that is very cool.
  • Only 20 minutes to glue the nine pages together? It always seems to take me forever when I'm piecing together a battlemat. I always seem to end up with pages that don't quite line up. Is there a secret to doing this that you would care to share?
  • RalfRalf 🖼️ 16 images Mapmaker Administrator, ProFantasy
    Secret? Hmm...

    Don't use scissors, but an exacto knife and a ruler. Make sure you have something to protect the table underneath! Cutting mats are great.

    And most importantly... don't care too much if the pages don't line up 100% - they never do for me either, but the players don't notice. ;)
  • edited April 2013
    Posted By: Ralfdon't care too much if the pages don't line up 100% - they never do for me either
    Agreed! Whatever you do, even with precise dpi resolution, you always end with mismatched seams...
    I also noticed that a white (or very light) grid makes the seams less obvious (assuming you cut along grid lines), because when you cut white paper, it's still white along the cut.
  • Thanks Ralf and Joachim! It's good to know that it wasn't just me who had problems lining up the pieces. I think I'll try the exacto knife method too. Cutting on the grid is also a great tip.

    I'm having one of those 'Why didn't I think of that' moments. :)
  • 28 days later
  • Nice map!

    I like the detail of the groud texture!

    The muddy look on the sreet is very successful!
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