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So I love the artwork and the ability to switch the map cards around to generate different variations within each pack's theme, but I'm a vexed with how easy they shift around the table. Has anyone come up with a [relatively] inexpensive means of maintaining their versatility while improving their stability?

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Adam Ormond wrote:
So I love the artwork and the ability to switch the map cards around to generate different variations within each pack's theme, but I'm a vexed with how easy they shift around the table. Has anyone come up with a [relatively] inexpensive means of maintaining their versatility while improving their stability?

Perhaps you can put something with a lowish coefficient of friction on your tabletop—a vinyl battlemap, a cotton tablecloth, a foam placemat, or even a little blob of blu-tack.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Adam Ormond wrote:
So I love the artwork and the ability to switch the map cards around to generate different variations within each pack's theme, but I'm a vexed with how easy they shift around the table. Has anyone come up with a [relatively] inexpensive means of maintaining their versatility while improving their stability?
Perhaps you can put something with a lowish coefficient of friction on your tabletop—a vinyl battlemap, a cotton tablecloth, a foam placemat, or even a little blob of blu-tack.

I think you mean a "highish" coefficient...

/pendant :)

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uriel222 wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Adam Ormond wrote:
So I love the artwork and the ability to switch the map cards around to generate different variations within each pack's theme, but I'm a vexed with how easy they shift around the table. Has anyone come up with a [relatively] inexpensive means of maintaining their versatility while improving their stability?
Perhaps you can put something with a lowish coefficient of friction on your tabletop—a vinyl battlemap, a cotton tablecloth, a foam placemat, or even a little blob of blu-tack.

I think you mean a "highish" coefficient...

/pendant :)

Indeed I did. To those of you who have added a Teflon surface to your gaming table within the last three hours, you have my apologies.


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Adam Ormond wrote:
So I love the artwork and the ability to switch the map cards around to generate different variations within each pack's theme, but I'm a vexed with how easy they shift around the table. Has anyone come up with a [relatively] inexpensive means of maintaining their versatility while improving their stability?

I use two tiny bits of blu tac (one at each end) and it works pretty well for me.


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uriel222 wrote:


/pendant :)

For pendant, read pedant

Osirion

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uriel222 wrote:
/pendant :)
Taliesin Hoyle wrote:
For pendant, read pedant

Maybe he wanted to give you enough rope to hang him with?

<b-dum-tisch!>


My wife suggested using felt on felt (high co-efficient of friction), which has turned out to be very effective. We purchased ~$20 of felt, and created a felt tablecloth. I've also backed 20 of the tiles with felt (still a lot more to go). They're still lightweight, easy to position, and now stay where I lay them.

This isn't a project for the impatient, though. I've spent about three hours on it now, and I'd guess I have another 3 or so to go.

Andoran

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Adam Ormond wrote:

My wife suggested using felt on felt (high co-efficient of friction), which has turned out to be very effective. We purchased ~$20 of felt, and created a felt tablecloth. I've also backed 20 of the tiles with felt (still a lot more to go). They're still lightweight, easy to position, and now stay where I lay them.

This isn't a project for the impatient, though. I've spent about three hours on it now, and I'd guess I have another 3 or so to go.

You have a picture of one with the felt on it?

Grand Lodge

There is this shelf liner stuff that is not sticky, but things dont slid around on it.
Looks like a grid and feels soft and spongy.
It is fairly cheap and comes in different size widths and colors.

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