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02/07/16 at 7:50am
 
So, I'm thinking of trying a new project. I want to do Mousepad game boards. The basic jist of the product would be 24" square game boards, 25mm squares, about $20-$25 not including shipping. The room and halls would be designed in a similar method to Heroquest, as in the walls are solid lines that you place doors and such over to open them. The layout would obviously not be the same, though I could go with roughly the same feel, it would not be the same layout. Another friend proposed I didn't do a set layout, but made a bunch of components that could be cut out of the material so you can assemble it how you want. I think I can basically do both, so that you can simply use the mat as is, or cut them out and use them as modules.
I'm currently looking at the theme and some basics for how I want it to work. I've been working on egyptian themed tiles that I think would look amazing, but obviously it's a bit more limited in scope. Doing a more basic dungeon theme would potentially do better. But a bit more bland. I could also do a cavern theme, I may even be able to mix a little and do one quarter in a cavern theme and the rest dungeon. I don't think I want to go that route though honestly. Hallway width is a bit of a concern, I could go double spaced hallways, which are great for large monsters and such, but it reduces play space a bit.

Eh basically what I'm asking is if you had the option to purchase a mousepad mat that could work for Heroquest, what features would you look for?

If you want to see my art style, you can check out my other tiles here.
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/5761/Adventurecraft
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Reply #1 - 02/07/16 at 12:25pm
 
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Partial Mockup, yes, I'll have lots of adjustments to do.
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Reply #2 - 02/08/16 at 7:58am
 
Other concept
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Reply #3 - 02/08/16 at 10:10am
 
I do like that layout.
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Reply #4 - 02/08/16 at 10:25am
 
The Egyptian layout is nearly finished, adding a little bit of extra detail right now, then I'm on to the normal dungeon layout.
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Reply #5 - 02/08/16 at 6:02pm
 
Don't try to sell the first one due to the Cthulhu image, unless you have some really good lawyers on retainer ...
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Reply #6 - 02/09/16 at 12:22am
 
It's a mockup, I want to do something on the floor in the central room.  Have yet to decide what though.  
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Reply #7 - 02/09/16 at 12:30am
 
BTW, Egyptian Final.
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Reply #8 - 02/09/16 at 6:35pm
 
Completely remodeling the Dark Castle map.  
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Reply #9 - 02/10/16 at 6:27pm
 
Preferred the first dark castle.
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Reply #10 - 02/12/16 at 11:11am
 
With it being so close to the original board design for HQ, we decided to push it down as a potential stretch goal.  Honestly, most of us have plenty of core maps, something different seemed wiser.  

Here are previews for the Skirmish mats, these really aren't meant for Heroquest, but would certainly work in a pinch.  

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Reply #11 - 02/12/16 at 11:46am
 
Lotus wrote on 02/12/16 at 11:11am:
With it being so close to the original board design for HQ, we decided to push it down as a potential stretch goal.  Honestly, most of us have plenty of core maps, something different seemed wiser.  


I think I like it due to its closeness.  Feel like I could run a heroquest quest on it with little modification. And since it rolls up it will travel easy with my collection.
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Reply #12 - 02/12/16 at 11:53am
 
Though I'd drop using any symbol in the middle.  No need to pigeon hole the theme
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Reply #13 - 02/12/16 at 3:44pm
 
I wasn't going to run it with the icon.  It was me playing.  
I'll consider it though, the dungeon mat hasn't been finalized yet.
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Reply #14 - 02/12/16 at 6:18pm
 
Lotus wrote on 02/12/16 at 3:44pm:
I wasn't going to run it with the icon.  It was me playing.  
I'll consider it though, the dungeon mat hasn't been finalized yet.  

I know you weren't going with that image.  But you mentioned wanting to do something. My suggestion is less is more.
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Reply #15 - 02/13/16 at 7:39am
 
Oh gotcha, I am thinking about doing overlays for some rooms with other features added.  That way people can use what they want in them.
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Reply #16 - 02/18/16 at 7:18pm
 
Cool stuff. I would suggest using a warmer reddish-orange color for the lights in the dark castle (and also adding some torch artwork to the ones that originate from the walls) but otherwise good work on these.
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