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Blue Dungeon Tiles are double-sided, 1” grid, map tiles in old school blue. They work with dry-erase, wet-erase and permanent markers.
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Proof Prints Received

Posted by Kevin Chenevert (Creator)
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I received the laminated proof prints this weekend.  The proofs shown here do not have the perimeter grid line.  When printing the proofs, the printer indicated that the laminated tiles were slipping slightly and the 1/32" thick perimeter line was missing or almost non-existent on some edges so I had him take off the perimeter line.

Since receiving the proofs and discussing it further with the printer, the perimeter line has been added back.  I have increased the perimeter line to 1/16" in width.  The 1/16" is gives enough width to accommodate the +/- 1/64" slippage that may occur when cutting.  That said, the perimeter line will be there but may have minor variations in width.

There are a few lines that are almost invisible, like stair treads that cannot even be seen in my crappy photos, that I have thickened to 1/64".  Some of the tiles curled a bit when I opened the package but flattened out after acclimating to my house here in humid New Orleans.

Proof Prints in shrinkwrap.
Proof Prints in shrinkwrap.
Basic Tiles
Basic Tiles
Expert Tiles
Expert Tiles
Advanced Tiles
Advanced Tiles
R series (Caves)
R series (Caves)
B Series (Buildings)
B Series (Buildings)
V Series (Vessel/ships)
V Series (Vessel/ships)

As mentioned a while back, there is a 10 mil laminate on each side.  Though still slick to work with dry and wet erase markers, the heavier card does not slip like the thinner laminate tiles were apt to do.  The thickness is slightly less than a credit card but equal to a shopping rewards card.  

The added thickness only had one unforseen downside.  Only 38 cards fit in the repurposed VHS packaging.  To accommodate this, additional cases will be used for packaging.  So if you are a BASIC backer, the first case will have 38 tiles.  The second case will have the remaining 10 tiles and all of the bonus tiles and decor cards.  I am disappointed in this but feel that the trade off for having the thicker cards is worth it.

The tiles look and feel great.  I am happy and pleased.  This weekend, I made a few graphic adjustments and returned the digital files to the printer to release the production printing.

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    1. Aard Rinn on

      Woof! That's some heavy laminate. And the perimeter line is great news! I am really looking forward to getting my mitts on these...

    2. bygrinstow on

      Hey, the extra box will be handy for blue tape and other odds and ends.

      It's a feature, not a bug.

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      Larry Algee on

      Great news and I agree wholeheartedly, a little delay to improve quality before hitting the big Start Button is all good.

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      Gary P.
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      These look terrific! Thanks for reinstating the perimeter line. Even with some width variation, it will look a lot more cohesive with it there. Thanks also for the thicker tiles! I very much appreciate the time spent to make sure we get a product that you can be proud of! (You should be!)

    5. Brandon Raasch on

      They look great! I already bought my blue painters tape!
      Thanks for quality controls. Totally worth it, even if it slows down delivery a bit.

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      Sleet
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      on

      Awesome!! Thanks for the update, and the photos.
      And wow, I didn't realize that the tiles would be so thick, that's quite a laminate! Sorry to hear that you'll need extra packaging, I hope it doesn't set you back too much.