Which tape do you use?One of my buddies has done this as well as laminating his boards. It works like a champ and he is able to use normal scotch tape to fasten them to the boards. Personally I do not as I usually have a plexiglass cover over my maps and have found a nice double sided tape to adhere them to the boards with no adverse effects to either the boards or the overlays when removed (similar to a Post-It glue backing). The more people you meet in ASL you'll find they all have special idiosyncrasies that fit their view on playing the game and their kit. If it suits your needs and doesn't detract from your enjoyment of the game or ruin your kit, go ahead and proceed with your plan. I have found that most of the overlays are pretty sturdy and printed on decent paper and even an occasional scuff on the back side is rare (I don't use that side often anyway - though it's only been 30+ years of playing).
I use this type -Which tape do you use?
Ditto. Too many times with plexiglass I thought there was an extra unit underneath that stack because of the dark shadow and "about that thick". I don't care for plexiglass. Raw boards, raw overlays. I prefer the original boards also, since they don't move as easy. However, I've since made a two-board (ASLSK board) holder with pockets on the side for chits (but I'm limited to one/two-board scenarios.) Works great.Personally, I play on the original boards without plexiglas cover and without any lamination. The same goes for overlays. To my taste, all these additions create extra glare which I dislike and, in case of plexiglass, make LOS checks more imprecise.
I bought a hot laminator from Staples and laminated all my overlays. Very happy that I did so.I was wondering what people thought of laminating all overlays in the game. I was going to do it, and the wife even offered to cut them out but with the Plexiglas I think its overkill...right?