I’ve finally found a solution to battlemat woes. For years now I’ve been to-ing and fro-ing with flipmats, tiles, drywipe mats, all sorts. all in a futile attempt to get a fair representation of the WotC maps onto my table. Just when I thought there was no help on the horizon I stumbled across Poster Razor. Here’s what I prepped for last nights game, it took 5 minutes.
It’s so simple. you grab one of the untagged maps from the main WotC site. They have loads, including all the maps from Demon Queen’s Enclave (which would be a nightmare to reproduce any other way). Save them to your desktop. Fire up Poster Razor and it turns the image into a PDF that lines up asll the different sheets for you. You can scale the map directly from that program, no image software needed. I did it all on a netbook. Mess around a bit, I recommend having 6 squares of map across a single A4 sheet. Hit save. You now have a PDF that is extremely memory friendly. E-mail it to work, print it. Take a couple of minutes with scissors and tape and you’re done.
I can’t recommend this highly enough. Awesome.