So, we finally switched to D&D 5e – with some house rules taken over from 13th Age (like the Escalation Die, Distances, etc.). What can I say, it works just fine.
But after playing RPGs with theatre of the mind for years, D&D seems to just call for miniatures – and I’ve got that covered, oh yes, I do.
But when it comes to miniatures, the next thing are Battle Mats. For those using a grid, they are essential to measure distance. To me, I just need a base on which to draw walls or place actual terrain pieces.
I use some books with battle mats, on which I can draw with a dry eraser pen, but it just doesn’t look the part.
So, I build myself a Battle Board.
Its made up of two parts, each built from 10 x 10 x 2 cm squares of...