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Author Topic: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?  (Read 2361 times)

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« on: December 13, 2015, 02:27:59 PM »
I was thinking of using a Heroquest board for a game at my son's house and mentioned it here:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=85306.0 Some of the replies made me think more about what could be done and then out of nowhere came this:





It's carpet underlay with a bit of random white sprayed on. It rolls up nicely and I thought it wouldn't be bad for away-day games at places without a suitable mat. I thought it looked OK - am I fooling myself?

Cost of mat - nothing. Work - a couple of strokes of a scalpel blade to get 3'x3' and about 90 seconds for spraying. Can of white spray 3.95 from Wilcos.

Doug

Offline Timeshadow

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 02:34:13 PM »
Nice and it has a good snow/ice effect.

Offline mister c

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2015, 03:01:50 PM »
Looks good. 
You could add texture to it with sand glued on, or perhaps even cut out some depressions to give a bit more relief, but it works fine as is.
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Offline Vin21

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 11:12:03 AM »
Great idea!

Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 12:54:37 PM »
So I showed this to my wife:

"Hey, don't we have some of thi--"
"No."
"Left Over from when we--"
"No."
"I'm sure there's enough to do both the closet floor and--"
"No."
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Offline Timeshadow

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 01:21:22 PM »
So I showed this to my wife:

"Hey, don't we have some of thi--"
"No."
"Left Over from when we--"
"No."
"I'm sure there's enough to do both the closet floor and--"
"No."

Lol.......

Offline jp1885

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 01:25:15 PM »
Looks cracking mate! (Pun possibly intended)

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 03:03:38 PM »
Looks cracking mate! (Pun possibly intended)
Are you referring to my carefully researched simulation of the effects of snow and ice thawing and refreezing...?  :D


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So I showed this to my wife:

"Hey, don't we have some of thi--"
"No."
"Left Over from when we--"
"No."
"I'm sure there's enough to do both the closet floor and--"
"No."

 :D My experience was exactly the opposite. We had a carpet fitted last week and there was some underlay left and my wife said to me "Couldn't you use this for something?" and I replied "No, I don't think so" and she said "I'm sure you could" and I said "Oh, OK, I'll hang on to it" and then the penny dropped when I turned it over and saw the white/grey blotches on the reverse.

Doug


Offline YPU

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 03:05:57 PM »
:D My experience was exactly the opposite. We had a carpet fitted last week and there was some underlay left and my wife said to me "Couldn't you use this for something?" and I replied "No, I don't think so" and she said "I'm sure you could" and I said "Oh, OK, I'll hang on to it" and then the penny dropped when I turned it over and saw the white/grey blotches on the reverse.

Sounds familiar.
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Offline LeadDiceBeers

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Re: Very Cheap; Very Easy mat - what do you think?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2015, 04:15:07 PM »
Looks great.

 

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