Thursday, September 1, 2011

Card Sleeve Geomorph Dungeons

As you all know, I'm a fan of DIY gamer bling like normal items, magic items, weapons, etc.  I really like and I encourage you to head on over there.

Well, I've got some of those 9 card sheet protectors (I used them back in the days when I was playing M:tG) and my players have been using them to organize their magic items.

"If you don't have the card, you don't have the item..."

It occurred to me today that I could use these same sheets to organize a dungeon made of geomorphs!

My first attempt involved using Goodman Games DCC #9 Dungeon Geomorphs -- here they are in their sheet.
You can buy the PDF file over at Paizo and when you print it, scale it to 78% (that's approximately 2.5" x 3.5")  These geomorphs are already rectangular, so they fit nicely in the pockets at this size.  I recommend using cardstock; the thin paper is sometimes hard to slip into the pockets.

If you are using geomorphs from Risus Monkey or Dyson Logos, you can always take their images and drag them into a Word (or similar) doc.  From there you can resize them to the appropriate size.
I think that building a dungeon in this manner might make it easier to make changes.  If your dungeon is a mythic underworld, just swap out a geomorph or two each time the party enters.  You can also rotate them 108° easily to confuse parties of adventurers.




Roger the GS said...

So this involves stretching a square geomorph? Anyway, nice presentation for a geo-map ...

Lasgunpacker said...

Very handy, and I think you can use white board markers on those too, so that you can mark changes, or party position.

1d30 said...

This is pretty cool. I prefer square geomorphs because you can rotate them in four orientations, so it would be completely awesome to find square-card-protector sheets (I doubt this exists though).

Lasgunpacker said...


There are negative protectors that fit 120 film that would work well for square geomorphs. Pretty much the same thing as the card protector designed to fit in a binder, but they fit 120 negatives, which are nearly square.

Jim said...

@Roger -- the Goodman Games geomorphs are already rectangular, that's what gave me the idea. I did stretch the others to show that others *could* be used. Yeah, it's not ideal, but it's just an idea. :)
@Lasgun -- I know vis a vis (wet erase) work fine; haven't tried dry erase.
@d30 -- SLIDES! That's a good idea. I'll have to look for those! Thanks!

Jimmy said...

Uh. Those look fabulous. Haven't thought about the negative protectors, though. haven't seen those in a while!

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