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Old January 11th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Where to build Heroscape?

Right now my set is built on the ground and i need a flat board to put it on, what size should it be?

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Old January 11th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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This question is very difficult to answer. Even if you would include the number of sets you own (for us to get an idea out of how many tiles your map exists), every map you build is different. Do you only build the maps from the manuals, or do you like to experiment? If you go for height, you need less surface area, if you keep your maps low, they are bigger on the surface.

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My son and I typically play on smaller sized boards. We use 1 MS maps from the downloads section. Most boards will fit on a small card table 36"x36". Some sections might hang off. depending on the layout of the map you might or might not have room for your army cards on the table too. We keep another card table, just in case, for army cards, dice roling, snacks, etc...
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I have a small fold up table. I also have wood floor so its easy to build on.



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Re: Where to build Heroscape?

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Right now my set is built on the ground and i need a flat board to put it on, what size should it be?
26" x 30"
Good, thick plywood is what I use. I find those dimensions to be nearly perfect for 1v1 games on small-medium sized boards.
I have five pieces to creat five different maps. The slabs hold and help move/ relocate maps for multi-player evenings or in order to cycle through when it's just two of us.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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I have a 6' X 4' gaming table I had made for Warhammer that I also use for Scape

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Old January 11th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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I suggest searching around the site in the Maps forum and the Downloads section, and you will find that maps can be as big or as small as you like. Also, if you were to build a few maps, then you would start to get a feel for it...it's like after you start driving for a couple years, eventually you can tell you're going 60 miles an hour without checking your speed.

Just build some maps to see what you like...there's no good "size," really. For normal games, a regular-size dinner table for 4 people will be able to accomodate your normal map and everything that goes along with it for a 2- to 4-player game. Just experiment, you'll get a feel for it.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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I built a 4' x 4' coffee table, bought two futon sofas, plus numerous floor rockers and throw pillows where people could sit.

4' x 4' is still not a big enough table!

How many people do you have play?
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I would think the BoV maps in the Maps and Scenarios Section would give you the best sizes. I find that for testing, if it does not fit in a 38" x 38" space, I'm not interested in playing on it (for a one on one map).
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