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If the planetary assault maps (hexed) from Turning Points and Touring the Stars were available for print on demand, but sized were limited to 12x18 inches, what format would you prefer?

Single 12x18 per map (~0.5" per planetary hex)
Two 12x18 pages per map (~0.85" per planetary hex)
Four 12x18 pages per map (~1.25" per planetary hex)
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Adrian Gideon

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Hey folks, looking into some Print on Demand options at DriveThruRPG, and checking for any interest. Thanks.
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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #1 on: 15 February 2017, 17:14:40 »
I'm confused. Why would the hexes get smaller when you expand the map to take up multiple pages?
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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #2 on: 15 February 2017, 17:19:41 »
I'm confused. Why would the hexes get smaller when you expand the map to take up multiple pages?
Because I bolluxed the poll. :) Thanks for letting me know so quickly, fixed it.
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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #3 on: 15 February 2017, 17:43:47 »
Using the campaign rules in CO I think the size should be large enough to fit either a miniature or the unit counters (didn't see them on the store so not sure of the official name). Reason I voted for 4 page maps.

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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #4 on: 15 February 2017, 17:44:40 »
I voted for the two multi-page options. The large hexes will allow folks to use their existing minis(or the Battlforce counters that were available on the Battleshop, not sure if they're still available) to represent formations, while the 2-page option would allow folks to do the same, using the smaller Battleforce minis. You go too small, you'll have to make your own counters for everything.
"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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Battleforce Space is too bulky. I vote we start calling it BattleFace.

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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #5 on: 15 February 2017, 18:25:36 »
I think these are most likely to be printed out out home so I'd like the paper in ISO sizes (A4)

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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2017, 18:52:10 »
I think these are most likely to be printed out out home so I'd like the paper in ISO sizes (A4)
They're already available for printing at home in their respective PDFs, I'm looking into making them available for print on demand, but via DriveThruRPG the only option is 12x18 sheets.
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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #7 on: 15 February 2017, 20:21:15 »
Something else I thought of, does anyone know offhand how much the cost per sheet is? I think that may sway some to the smaller selections if its too expensive. The 4 page option to me is the best choice, but others be basing their decision on price rather than playability.

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Re: Possible Turning Points/Touring the Stars Maps Print on Demand
« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2017, 20:19:20 »
I buy more ten a little print on demand books. would totally spend money on battletech ones

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I hope this happens. Planetary maps for the more of the canon worlds would be very useful, not just for TT, but also rpg. I'd like to avoid trying to retcon a story or fan source because I got cities, bases, spaceports, etc in the wrong locations.

I also understand you don't want to just RNG a big stack and tie alot of hands, though.

We want planetary maps, but we also want all the due diligence done, right?

Time consuming, that.

A grid size that fits a standard mini seems fine. I hope at some point the decision to go with that jigsaw puzzle type projection gets reviewed, though.

 

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