Adepticon starts at 8 P.M. Central time this coming Monday the 24th. The Schaumburg Prime Offensive is on Saturday the 21st of March. We are limited to 20 slots so register early to reserve your spot.
To prepare for Adepticon, UCON as well, we had to get playing surfaces made to play on. We could have just used cloth and done something simple. Spellduckwrong, Dreadbeard and I really wanted an eye catching and robust playing surface for you, the players, to play on though. I know I am never happy with how my dice rebound on cloth surfaces and I am not totally sold on Fatmats yet due to the cost involved. So we made up space boards like the ones we play on at our FLGS, Evolution Games.
I like playing on hard boards. You don't usually find hard board playing surfaces at tournaments. We want nothing but the best for our players though. If you played at the UCON tournament or have been to Evolution games you have seen the great looking space boards our group plays on. These same boards are what we are using at the Schaumburg Prime Offensive. I thought I would give you a peek at the boards and the process we used in making them.
It is important to note that these particular boards have a smooth side and a rough side. We paint on the smooth side. This gives a more even surface. Painting the other side seemed to require more coats and had a texture to it we did not like.
You want to make sure the paint fairly dry before moving on to the next step. We generally wait until the paint is not tacky. You don't want to leave finger prints or smear the paint.
The real trick to this is to no glob the paint onto the board. You do not want to put a lot of paint on the brush. The kind of paint you use makes a big difference too. On these four boards we used a craft paint that did not work so well. We had to re apply the star fields on two of the boards because the paint seemed to be to thin and the stars were to small.
This is basically done to taste. Spellduckwrong is our Nebula master as he has the technique down for making these look really nice.
So we have ten of these boards ready to roll for Adepticon in March. We will be touching them up and working on some terrain between now and then. We look forward to seeing you guys at Adepticon. I am going to be in the Chicago area next week for Thanksgiving so I was thinking about scouting out the new location. I will snap some pictures and post them next weekend for your viewing pleasure.
Stay tuned for more posts about Adepticon. We are set on the path and are really looking forward to the destination.
Until next time crush the Alliance and as always.......