Tutorial: Making a Grassland Gaming Mat from an Ikea Rug
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:29 am
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While wandering around Ikea, I spotted a mound of bright green, square, shaggy rugs and decided to use one as a grasslands mat. The rug is called Hampen in Ikea's naming system. It is 80cm (~31.5 in.) square, so will be slightly small but suitable for Song of Blades and Heroes, Bushido, or many other small skirmish games. First, I used heavy scissors to roughly cut down the deep pile of carpet. The individual strings start off being too long and too even for my purposes. This is the hardest and most time consuming part of this project. It probably took ...