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Old 06-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Wizard and Melee Maps in Google doc

I made wizard and melee maps in a Google Slides document. It's super easy to use Google Slides for remote, collaborative gaming, since everyone can edit and see each others' changes.

I put the maps into master slide layouts so people won't accidentally mess up the hexes.

They're not perfect, but they'll work, at least...

Feel free to copy this doc and modify for your own gaming: https://docs.google.com/presentation...8258fa4_0_2128
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:38 PM   #2
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You understand that the Melee and Wizard Maps are copyright Steve Jackson, don't you?

making a sheet of paper with hexes on it is something anyone can do

Just try not to advertise that you have reproduced a copyrighted work and are giving it away for free. That's probably a bad idea.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:02 PM   #3
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Uh, I made them myself, using hexagon shapes and lines, so no copyright infringement. Thanks for the warning about advertising my "crime" though. Sheesh.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, thankfully there's no way a pattern of hexagons lines, dots, etc is owned and illegal to redraw.

These are really nice (especially downloaded in SVG scalable format)!

For TFT LOS-tracing, it'd be good if they could have center dots.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, thankfully there's no way a pattern of hexagons lines, dots, etc is owned and illegal to redraw.

These are really nice (especially downloaded in SVG scalable format)!

For TFT LOS-tracing, it'd be good if they could have center dots.
OK, I added dots (and stars in the starting hexes). I'm warning any artists out there that I threw this together and it may make your eyes hurt. You have been warned...
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:06 PM   #6
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I made these specifically for remote collaboration, btw, so my friend and I can play over the Intertubes.

It did not occur to me that anyone would want to actually use these maps for anything other than that -- the hexes aren't perfectly lined up. It's a very messy map.

Anyone who wants to alter it, by the way, can just copy the doc and go to the View->Master menu to duplicate / change the layouts with the maps in them.

As far as I know, this is the best way to deal with maps because the slides will show the maps as protected backgrounds and players won't accidentally move the hexes around when they're trying to move their counters.

Someday, maybe I'll make a perfect map in Inkscape to replace the one in the doc...
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:02 PM   #7
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Uh, does ANYONE here not know what the Wizard and Melee maps look like? And a simple google search will turn up dozens of specimens and photos.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:38 PM   #8
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Uh, does ANYONE here not know what the Wizard and Melee maps look like? And a simple google search will turn up dozens of specimens and photos.
Well, I think almost everyone on this forum probably knows what they look like...
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:49 PM   #9
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Nice work on those.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:00 AM   #10
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I added a missile range template object you can copy when you want to make measurements or print on a plastic sheet for physical maps. The hex configurations aren't very intuitive if you're not counting the printed megahexes.
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