Custom Gaming Mat?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

Liberty's Edge

Hey guys!

I am looking to buy a gaming mat with a customized design that is similar to paizo products in the sense that it can easily be drawn on and erased, and has a 1" battle grid.

I am running Reign of Winter for a group and want a snow covered battle mat as a general background to draw the encounters on.

Does anyone have any sources to places that might be able to do this for me? Or does anyone have other suggestions to how I can accomplish what I am looking for?

Thanks!


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What about the mountain pass flip map, the reverse is a pretty plain snowy environment

Liberty's Edge

I thought about that, but the entrance on the one side of the mat bugs me a little because I want to draw almost all the encounters on it (even those in town), so I want just the snowy background and very little other detail. And I figured getting a custom mat would allow me to get something bigger (like 3' x 6' that covers the whole table) for the larger area encounters.

It's definitely a cheaper and quicker option though if nothing else works out


Okay, I'm going to suggest a different direction. Target gift wrap. The back (non-printed side) had a 1"x1" grid. Markers and crayon hold really well on it so you can make your own custom maps and then reuse them later. It works really well in combination with miniatures (trees, houses, etc.) Here's a link to how I used it in combination with minis. My Imgur Gallery

Silver Crusade

These dungeon tiles are plain white, and work with wet erase and dry erase markers.

I just discovered them at Gen Con and bought two packs, so I haven't had a chance to use them yet. They're thick and sturdy, and interlock any way you want. They're expensive, but if you're doing a variety of maps in different shapes and sizes, and want to be to put down parts of the map at a time, they seem like they'll be very convenient. That's why I bought them.

Liberty's Edge

Fromper wrote:

These dungeon tiles are plain white, and work with wet erase and dry erase markers.

I just discovered them at Gen Con and bought two packs, so I haven't had a chance to use them yet. They're thick and sturdy, and interlock any way you want. They're expensive, but if you're doing a variety of maps in different shapes and sizes, and want to be to put down parts of the map at a time, they seem like they'll be very convenient. That's why I bought them.

Those look cool. Although they aren't what I'm looking for here, I might end up picking those up. I can see how they would be super useful in creating a premade "fog of war" effect.

MeanMutton wrote:
Okay, I'm going to suggest a different direction. Target gift wrap. The back (non-printed side) had a 1"x1" grid. Markers and crayon hold really well on it so you can make your own custom maps and then reuse them later. It works really well in combination with miniatures (trees, houses, etc.) Here's a link to how I used it in combination with minis. My Imgur Gallery

That's another cheap alternative if I can't find what I'm looking for. But I'm looking for something "professionally made" and easier to reuse. But thank you for the suggestion because I definitely might use that idea as a cheap alternative in the future!


Perhaps you could print one off at a local print shop and then have it laminated so you can draw on it repeatedly?


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Most vinyl battle mats are tan, but this one appears to be plain white.

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