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Magnetic Whiteboard with Grids for RPGs

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Universal Gamemaster Screen

A Gamemaster Tool

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

 

Universal Gamemaster Screen

"Why am I within the radius of this spell? I hide behind that rock! The magician can not see me from his position! How can he then put a spell on me?"

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It's not easy to be GM. Many role plays have sophisticated rules when it comes to positions and distances of the characters. It helps if you can see the situation, not just in the mind's eye. And so most gamemasters sooner or later prepare some sort of universal gamemaster screen with drawings and maps.

 

We too tryed scetches with paper and pencil in our role play meetings and used some cookies to illustrate the environment and the positions of our characters.

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The only unpleasant thing was that sooner or later one of us accidentally pushed the table and messed up the whole game situation. To get this problem under control we got us a pinboard made of cork and used the pins as 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.).

 

Soon a new problem arose: Sometimes, depending on the game situation, the GM hat to add something to the drawings and maps attached to our universal gamemaster screen. But if you add something on a sketch or a print with pencil and erased it later, some shades and traces remain.

 

So we put a transparent film over our gamemaster screen. We now were able to draw with whiteboard markers on the maps and later erase the drawing. The prints and maps where protected by the transparent sheet. Unfortunately this transparent sheet repeatedly slipped out of position.

 

One day the billboard-frames in a supermarket caught the attention of one of our gamers. Here it was, the perfect solution! A snappframe with a transparent cover sheet! All we had to do was to make the bottom magnetic. This we managed with a ferreous sheet. 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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