Transparency 4x6 Overlay Tiles - Radial and Hex
The bulk of the feedback has been for:
- Transparent tiles to represent spell and blast radius and possibly illumination
- More Cavern tiles
- More Tech Decor and Tech type tiles
I will keep collecting comments from you guys and try to put together some concept images of each option before creating a poll so it will be less abstract.
So, following are some quick examples of various tiles that could be transparency overlays. The final selections could be a few or each, combinations of each style, or some new variation that you think to tell me about.
I strive to make items with the most versatility. Different games handle "areas of effect" in different manners so that complicates things. D&D 3.0, 3.5, 4 and Pathfinder use a square grid and some awkward adaptations for things on a radius. In looking closely however, a radial overlay will still work with this system. If the majority of a square is within the curving radius, that square is effected. So overlaying a radial curve on a grid should still work for purists of those games.
I liked the idea that someone made for an overlay that could express illumination levels. I have attempted to combine that with a template that shades different levels of a blast/spell radius. In the SRD, a torch clearly illuminates for 20' and at 40' only dimly illuminates. At the 1"=5' scale we quickly run out of space on a 4x6 transparency. Despite this, I think there are options worth considering.
To cover the larger areas, envision that tape or drafting dots will hold these tiles together. If done with some forethought, the tape can act as hinges and the bigger "mega tile" will be able to remain taped and be folded to a smaller size and still fit in the case.
Following are some options in radial overlaying a grid as well as hex. I have not researched pricing for printing and cutting transparencies but wanted to give you all something to look at and think about. As always, comments are welcome and requested.