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rkalajian
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Alrighty, I've got 3 boards I need to make.

One is a 30 x 30 board (I may need to shrink it down abit) and wanted to know the best way to go about making it from scratch.

The second one is for my game Disc. I have an old Monopoly board I want to scrap so I can use it for Disc, but I don't know the best way of getting my printed image onto the board.

The third board is also for Disc and is actually going to be the size of a CD. I hope to package the game in a DVD box so it's nice and easy for travel gaming.

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rkalajian wrote:
Alrighty, I've got 3 boards I need to make.

One is a 30 x 30 board (I may need to shrink it down abit) and wanted to know the best way to go about making it from scratch.

The second one is for my game Disc. I have an old Monopoly board I want to scrap so I can use it for Disc, but I don't know the best way of getting my printed image onto the board.

The last board is also for Disc and is actually going to be the size of a CD. I hope to package the game in a DVD box so it's nice and easy for travel gaming.

30x30... what? Inches? I'd recommend foam core- available on the cheap from any craft store.

Also, while I think a monopoly board might actually fit into a DVD box, it would take an aweful lot of work ;)

There have been a lot of posts on this board about getting an image onto a board. I think the most common way is to use spray adhesive. Print out your board, spray the monopoly board and the back of your printout with Spray Mount or whatever spray adhesive you want, and then carefully stick them together.

Look through the archives for more information on this.

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If Disc is to be the size of a CD, then you should print on CD labels you can find pretty much anywhere and adhere them to the thousands of AOL CDs you get every week in the mail. You could also buy blank CDs and burn the instructions onto it before packaging. I have had good success with these labels for music CDs so all you would need to do is insert your Disc board image into the software, print, peel, stick, and sell.

On a side note... are you putting a theme around this game or keeping it fairly abstract? When going through this, "Disc" seemed a little distant from what was actually being played out. To me it seemed like we were moving from "sector to sector" of the disc, but of course me being a programmer would think that. I know that this isn't a fully completed game... just a suggestion. Fun game anyway.

rob

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Thinking about the travel gaming aspect, I'm wondering if you could paint the cd with a layer of this magnetic paint (click here) and then apply the cd label. This might allow you to use magnetic playing pieces to make it even more travel friendly.

I'll second prophx' note on the theme. I would encourage you to think of something a little less.... um, general, if you will. As I mentioned in your earlier thread I was intially thinking in terms of a labyrinth. But with an abstract game like this, it could just as easily be worms eating their way to the center of an apple, or cars trying to find an ideal space in a parking lot.

peace,
Tom

rkalajian
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Originally I called the game Disc because I was only going to make the board CD sized.

Since then I’ve been questioning the name myself. The board is still Disc shaped no matter the size, but it is pretty general. I'll have to think of something a little more appealing.

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sedjtroll wrote:
rkalajian wrote:
Alrighty, I've got 3 boards I need to make.

There have been a lot of posts on this board about getting an image onto a board. I think the most common way is to use spray adhesive. Print out your board, spray the monopoly board and the back of your printout with Spray Mount or whatever spray adhesive you want, and then carefully stick them together.

Look through the archives for more information on this.

Yea.. or if you have the means you could purchase a pretty cheap vynil printer for around 200 bux, they print sweet boards out that you can just then put over the top of the old game board.. I think this is one of the best ways (if you have the means) because if gives you exactly what you want, looks professional AND gives you a surface that's dry erase, so you can make notes, changes, additions, etc....

If you don't have the means, then I say foam board (or gator foam) and printing it out section by section then varnishing it onto the board....

Satori

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Satori wrote:

If you don't have the means, then I say foam board (or gator foam) and printing it out section by section then varnishing it onto the board.

I have a large format printer at work, and I've printed out a few Frag boards (Steve Jackson Games) and also the board for All For One. However if you don't have that luxury, I bet someplace like Kinkos, Alphagraphics, Reproductions Inc, The Print Room, etc would be happy to print something large out for you and it probably wouldn't cost that terribly much.

- Seth

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Go to your local art supply shop and see if they stock canvas covered boards. Some are really good and really cheap. Some brands are expensive, but I thought I remembered some "Elephant" brand or something like that that was really cheap -- a few bucks for a huge board. Take some paint and paint the canvas all black and flip it over and mount your board image on the canvas-free side.

It will probably look awesome, be durable, and fairly inexpensive. Only problem -- the board won't fold, but you could get two smaller boards and hinge them with black bookbinding tape if you want a folding board.

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