Making entire boards (Town + Sewers)

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Making entire boards (Town + Sewers)

Sjeng
For the "Into the Sewers" quests you need 2 new boards. Here's some pics of how I made those boards.


The materials needed: Cardboard, 70x50cm about 3mm thick / black paper 70x50cm / black duct-tape / a can of glue spray for paper / a tape measure / a pencil / a sharp hobby knife.


Glue the black paper on the back of the cardboard using the spray glue. Use caution: spray at 30cm distance, do not inhale, spray in a well ventilated area, and use some underground like plastic or more cardboard. Use the duct-tape on the edges.


Fold the ends of the tape around the edges by cutting in the tape like shown.





Do this around all the edges. If you tape the short edges first, you can fold the edges of the long sides over the short sides. I did it the other way around, but it's better to do the edges last.


When finished, mark the middle of the back of the board, using the tape measure and pencil. Cut almost through the board, just enough so it folds.


Stick some tape over the folded edge. Press it firmly into the groove.


Leave some tape on each side, and cut it in half as shown.


Fold the tape over the sides firmly.


Lay down the tiles, so it fits on the board. Take the middle 4 pieces first, and spray them with glue. Mark the center of the board halfway with a pencil.


Using a box for spraying is handy.


Carefully place one tile on the board at the marked center, along the folding line (you can fold the board halfway while placing the first tile).
Place the rest neatly along the first.


After the first 4 tiles, simply glue the outer tiles along the edges of the middle tiles. Let it dry a bit.


The end result! I used some transparant regular sticky tape on the middle folding edge, so the paper wouldn't fold/crumble when folding the board.

I'm going to try and see how adhesive transparent foil will look like on a smaller tile, the kind you use for protecting books, and perhaps stick that over the entire boards as well, for waterproofing.

Hope you like! Enjoy ;)
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MortiS-the-Lost
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Excellent work!

For my Space Hulk board pieces I print onto A4 sized label sheets which I laminate before peeling off the sticky part from the backing and sticking it down to mounting board similar to the board you use. This gives the boards a durable glossy finish and makes them fairly splash-proof.
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Sjeng
I'm just a bit worried about air bubbles behind the adhesive foil. But I'll try a small tile first.

Even our cat wants to play now!

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MortiS-the-Lost
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If it's any use to you I've found a scan of Zanzer's-Dungeon 
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Sjeng
Thanks! I've saved it, but it's a shame it has numbers printed on it...
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Billiam Babble
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Oh no.

Do you realize what you've just done?

You've just taught me how to make actual boardgame-like game boards.  (The finished product looks really professional Sjeng!)

I'm fairly penniless at the moment.  ... I could set up a sweat shop of D&D themed Snakes and Ladders using my own tiles ...
(must resist ... actual ... practical ... application ... of ... designs ....)

Need glue and duct tape... (damn, they're expensive too ...)  I guess painting even heavy card leads to warping?
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Billiam Babble
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Sjeng wrote
I'm just a bit worried about air bubbles behind the adhesive foil. But I'll try a small tile first.

Even our cat wants to play now!


*counts the minutes before this ends up with a caption on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/icanhascheezburger*
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messyart
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Why not hang out with people who change furniature a lot and take the shitty chipboard backing that comes with most of it?
I have a load sat in my room right now, doing fuck all and not paying rent.. I might make myself a foldable, engraved game-board..
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Billiam Babble
What is that stuff called? Silly stuff falls off the back of cheap shelves ... I mean it's not card and it's not chipboard?  It's like super papermache ...  
Definitely a perfect thickness for temporary gaming tables (if not too bent)
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Sjeng
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Billiam Babble wrote

*counts the minutes before this ends up with a caption on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/icanhascheezburger*
Hahaha lol, yeah! That would be so cool! "I am at yur tablez... Playin yer geeky boardgamez!"

Well, I know you guys can come up with something a lot funnier/cleverer, se let's see them lolcats!
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Kessandria
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We actually also made some boards ourselves (first one was on the back of an old boardgame-board) and overlays with cereal boxes (though they tend to warp, so we swapped this for regular grey cardboard from the back of scetching blocks). We found the best material (and relatively cheap) can be found in shops where they frame paintings. The special 'cardboard' used to go around the painting th frame it within the wooden frame can easily cut to size and comes in different colours. Black is what we went for and it is flexible and sturdy!
Photoshop and Illustrator are my best friends, for they can make anything happen for tiles and cards!
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