Map Packs + Lamination ???


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Has anyone taken the trouble to laminate their map pack cards?

I'm thinking about doing this, since:

A) I have a lamination machine at home;

B) I could then write on the cards with a dry-erase marker or overhead marker;

C) It would make them more durable to the inevitable wear and tear of being on the gaming table.

But the drawback is that it would take a while to laminate ~100 map cards...

Has any tried this on their map cards yet? Is it worth the trouble?


I'm just wishing I had a lamination machine at home...


Kyle Baird wrote:
I'm just wishing I had a lamination machine at home...

I kinda lucked out in that my sister is a preschool teacher, so she laminates stuff for the classroom all the time.

I just had to spend an extra 20 bucks on a box of lamination sheets, and then started going through my map packs.

Anyways, I'll post back with the results, but the Dungeon & Fortress packs look good so far.

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Doesn't that make it hard to lay them next to each other?

I laminate all my minis maps but hesitate to laminate things like cards that I mights rearrange.


Mosaic wrote:

Doesn't that make it hard to lay them next to each other?

I laminate all my minis maps but hesitate to laminate things like cards that I mights rearrange.

I have yet to use them laminated during actual play. (I'll get back to you on that in a week or so)

But I cut the lamination plastic ~ 1/8" from the tile, so it shouldn't really affect it. I also figured that since it is clear plastic, it won't make a difference if they overlap a bit. So far it works out fine when I lay them on the table, but we'll see when minis and dice are placed on them.

It does make them easier to pick up off the table though. And a little heavier, so they don't move around as much if you bump them.

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I laminated mine (and a bunch WotC and Skeleton Key Terrain Tiles). They seem good and they lie flat. My only caution to you is that some of the dark tiles are hard to read. My Haunted House is really hard to read. Paizo did seem to want them to be durable with a glossy/laminated finish. It almost makes it like laminating it twice. But, I want to keep my stuff forever, so it was worth it for me. I also taped the associated tiles together and drew 1" grid lines on the backs so I can use them to make pre-drawn adventure sites.


My group uses a magnetic gaming board, so I not only laminated my map cards, but I glued them to some magnet sheets as well. It works really well. The lamination didn't hurt the cards at all, and allows us to use wet-erase markers on them. The magnets keep them from sliding around.

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