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Magnetic Whiteboard with Grids for RPGs


Universal Gamemaster Screen

A Gamemaster Tool


Anyone who ever sat behind a gamemaster screen mastering a pen and paper RPG knows these players' complaints:


Universal Gamemaster Screen

"But I said that I took cover behind that barrel! And why am I in range of this grenade? And that mage can not see me from this angle! So how can he then cast on me?"

 universal gamemaster screen

In many role play games positions of the characters and distances between them are of great importance. It is therefore important for the GM to have all the rules in front of him on the GM screen and to have the current gaming situation displayed in front of him on a map. Usually the Gamemaster draws then sketches and plans to have a kind of universal gamemaster screen.


At our regular pen and paper game meetings we finally started to get a better overview of what was happening with the help of sketches, drawings and some biscuits as NPCs. (The biscuits did not last very long.)

 Universal gamemaster screen

Regrettably every now and then in the heat of battle someone would rock the table, which messed up the whole carefully set up situation. A pinboard helped us here. The needles were our chars.

 Universal gamemaster screen

We then tried RPG map generators, we downloaded a lot of floor plans and even made various drawings ourself. Then a new problem emerged: If you put pins in plans and sketches, they make holes. And that's not good for a map (a universal gamemaster screen), especially if you want to use the map later on other occasions.


We then got us a magnetic board. Unfortunately it took a while before we found magnets that met our requirements. After all, they have to hold well, but not push each other appart or attract each other to strong (On such a universal GM screen the chars can stand quite close to each other.).


There was anothe rproblem: Eventually the game master has to add something to a sketch or a plan. Often only temporarily. However, drawing and erasing something on a sketch or a printing did not make them look better on our universal gamemaster screen.


We solved this elegantly with a transparent cover sheet. This even had the advantage that you could draw on the maps not only with pencil (if you wanted to erase something later), but now you could even draw in color with whiteboard markers. Unfortunately this sheet often got out of place on our gamemaster screen .


And then one of our gamers spotted those advertising frames at the supermarket. This was the solution to all our problems! A snap frame with a transparent cover sheet. We only had to add a magnetic bottom. The GAMERBOARD was born.


And when we made some GURPS sessions it became necessary for the gamer master to put a hexagon grid onto the maps and plans. With those the GAMERBOARD was complete. This is how you get it in our web shop today. That's all a GM need for roele play gaming.


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