Friday, July 08, 2005I have recently become enamored of geomorph map tiles (like these). I think they will be the perfect solution for the "Build Rocket City" phase of Danger Patrol. The idea is for each player to have a handful of tiles, and everyone takes turns placing them. Once you're done, you have your own little district of Rocket City that will be the backdrop for the next chapter of play.
Of course, there will be monorail tracks.
Now I need to talk to someone [cough]Tony![cough] about doing some map work. Or maybe I'll do them myself in my copious spare time [cough]Tony![cough]. Ahem.
EDIT: Tony made a cool geomorph, which inspired me to make this Rocket City sample sheet (PDF 1.2M). It's not even close to done, but you can see where it's headed. I put two connection points on each side of a tile, to allow for more crazy monorail tracks.
UPDATE: I have been swayed by the notion of larger map tiles. I'm trying out a 5"x5" size now (2 to a page). I like how the larger size will allow for a lot more small detail. Here's Rocket City sample sheet #2 (PDF 905kb) with big tiles.
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