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Old 10-30-2018, 02:12 PM   #11
Axly Suregrip
 
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Default Re: Transparent hex overlay for maps?

I do it the other way. I put down a map and cover it with a 3' x 3' sheet of plexiglass. Then use dry erase markers on the plexiglass during play as needed.

Get plexiglass from Home Depot.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:13 PM   #12
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thanks everyone; I'm all good now. The specific problem I was trying to solve was overlaying a hex grid on top of the billions of maps I use from Dyson Logos as part of my TFT setting. Most of them are either not gridded or have a square grid, and it helps play during chases, 'exploration' or when setting up for fights if I have an explicit record of how MH's will map onto the base map. Anyway, I found what I needed after a bit more googling.
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:24 AM   #13
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Anyway, I found what I needed after a bit more googling.
Which was...? (He asked free-riding on someone else's Google-fu)
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:52 PM   #14
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My search skills could use some guidance as well.
Not long ago I started with a Google search for "transparent hex-grid overlay" which ended up at DriveThruRPG and an unrelated purchase.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:21 PM   #15
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I wouldn't mind hearing lars' answer but...

If you get paint.net (name of the program, not a website; it's basically MSPaint on steroids), you can install the HexGrid plugin (by BoltBait, I think). You can then open any image (map) and add a hex-grid to it. You'll probably want to create a new layer for it until you get sized and positioned just the way you want.

(I have bolded some suggested search terms for finding the downloads of this stuff.)
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:45 AM   #16
larsdangly
 
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Sorry gang; I found a great one that I snagged and am using ... but I'm having trouble re-finding it! Very frustrating. I'll post a link when I track it down again. Alternatively, if you pm me your email address I'll send it to you as a file.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:06 AM   #17
Helborn
 
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Default Re: Transparent hex overlay for maps?

What about shadekeeps mapping tool? Just print a hex or megahex design onto a transparency of whatever size you want.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:27 PM   #18
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What about shadekeeps mapping tool? Just print a hex or megahex design onto a transparency of whatever size you want.
I looked into that before. It's a bit too grainy or pixelated for my tastes. If one simply googles for "megahex overlay" you will find one.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:14 PM   #19
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If anyone wants a "hex-dots" overlay, let me know. What is it? Picture a hex-grid overlay with a dot in the center of every hex. Now, remove the outlines of the hexes. I started making one last night with black dots for the centers of normal hexes and larger red dots for the centers of megahexes.
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