I just had an idea about 5 minutes ago and haven't really thought it out yet but I thought I would share it and let the hive mind take a what at it.
We have a lot of peeps here that love to use magnets and we also have a lot of tile makers. Some arguments against the dungeon tiles are that they move around a bit during play. What about putting magnets on the edges of the tiles where they would connect to each other? would that provide a better stability?
theres a few ways to make those tiles not moves. magnets are one of them, interlocking them with kind of a small puzzle like dent is another. i think Rousseau does this with his tiles, where he has that indentation on the bottom of the tile and they just lock inside each others.
i dig the magnets, but you'd need kinda of a good magnet for it to work. nothing like the dollar strips.
druid:"Do you need healing ?"
knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
I love the idea, but instead of glueing on magnets themselves, I'd rather glue on flat metal strips* and add neodyms between them as needed. The advantage is that you need considerably less magnets (saves money), plus you won't run into polarity trouble between the tiles.
* Do use NOT scrap metal strips cut from twist-off caps because they'll bend. Better use dull blade segments from hobby knifes.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
I know that sciplus.com usually has a package of magnets in inventory (different kinds). Wish I had some laying around to try.
On a similar thought I wonder if there would be a way to spray on some sort of magnetic paint/stuff to the tiles. With a lot of people using metal washers as bases it would be handy.... But the polarity might screw things up when putting the tiles down on the table (the connecting tiles have the polarity that pushes them away from each other causing a gap).
Funny story about polarity. When my son was young, he had a Thomas the Train set and my father-in-law built him a table to lay out the tracks. One day I was playing around with the trains and the cars, they all attach by magnets, and I said "watch this, son". I then turned one of the cars around and acted like I was using the force as I pushed that car towards another car, making that other car repel from the magnet's reversed polarity. It looked like I was doing that on my own. It freaked my son out real good. After I had a good laugh I showed him what magnets were. He had a magic act for the next few days.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT