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We go through this all the time and new board lovers always can point to a number of things that have not yet appeared or are greatly underrepresented. In addition, one must consider the fact that much-utilized boards can grow stale over time.
Working on AP 17 made me wish we had some crag overlays

And graveyard-orchards.
 

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There are a lot of overlays we WISH were available (I can think of several). But until somebody puts forth the effort to create
them and persuade MMP that they are needed, wishing for them will have to suffice.
 

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There are a lot of overlays we WISH were available (I can think of several). But until somebody puts forth the effort to create
them and persuade MMP that they are needed, wishing for them will have to suffice.
And we would need a handful of scenarios using them.
Hoarding maps and overlays which we find necessary without them finding any actual use reminds me of my accumulating or keeping junk in my cellar "just in case"...
 

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Creating them is trivial. I think everyone can assume that pretty much anything can be made as an overlay. I don't think it's MMP's job, though, to make scenarios using them - isn't it up to scenario designers to do that, then submit them to MMP?

Now, printing overlays on a clear background... THAT is something that I think MMP needs to look into. If it's doable, then let designers know that the path is clear to create the product that uses them. If not, then that's worth knowing too. But a designer isn't going to do the technical printing work that MMP needs to know in order to make a call about making that product.
 

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I need a scenario for this board in Dispatches in the next few issues, it screams take the village after fighting through some interesting country terrain and over that hill. If anyone comes up with one before we do I can help publish it. 😊
Steve Swann has stepped up with a promising scenario for these 2 boards already, I'll look to get it out sometime in the next subscription cycle for Dispatches. Nice job Steve!
 

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Steve Swann has stepped up with a promising scenario for these 2 boards already, I'll look to get it out sometime in the next subscription cycle for Dispatches. Nice job Steve!
Nice. Who’s fighting?
 

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Creating them is trivial. I think everyone can assume that pretty much anything can be made as an overlay. I don't think it's MMP's job, though, to make scenarios using them - isn't it up to scenario designers to do that, then submit them to MMP?
"Scenario designers" and "MMP" are not mutually exclusive categories.
 

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Now, printing overlays on a clear background... THAT is something that I think MMP needs to look into. If it's doable, then let designers know that the path is clear to create the product that uses them. If not, then that's worth knowing too. But a designer isn't going to do the technical printing work that MMP needs to know in order to make a call about making that product.
I have proposed this very idea (transparent overlays) several times here over the years.

The printing stuff is no rocket science - the company I worked for did this on standard ink-jet printers for Power Point presentations around 10 years ago.

My best guess it, that a TPP will overtake MMP in the making. Same with the RR overlays (station-kit, tunnel entrances, RR bridges, ...) which Steve Swann is currently working on.

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Overlays - So much potential..

I'm proposing to MMP that they produce 'large overlays' - ie. ones like in CoB - easy to cut and use, and which have a significant impact on the use of many existing geoboards that normally collect dust.
The possibilities are almost endless - Villages, Hills, etc., to both cover up useless terrain or to add new terrain blobs.

I've sketched several - and plan to send to MMP an example (already prepared) to mate with Board 19.
 

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MMP can't even publish the overlays that already exist to play the scenarios that have already been published. Asking them to publish useful overlays for future projects seems ... premature?
We can but hope I guess, nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that
 

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von Marwitz: Wbitd, (and I mean WAY back in the day) somebody offered overlays for the SL system.
His initial offering was a shellholes overlay printed on thin acetate, with several more to be offered later.
Unfortunately, the overlays never came to pass {never did find out what happened to him}.
 

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I have proposed this very idea (transparent overlays) several times here over the years.

The printing stuff is no rocket science - the company I worked for did this on standard ink-jet printers for Power Point presentations around 10 years ago.

My best guess it, that a TPP will overtake MMP in the making. Same with the RR overlays (station-kit, tunnel entrances, RR bridges, ...) which Steve Swann is currently working on.

von Marwitz
Where are my bridge overlays, d@mn!t!
 

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Where are my bridge overlays, d@mn!t!
 

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I went crazy (as is usual for me) and created sets of bridge overlays for all the river boards.
 

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I went crazy (as is usual for me) and created sets of bridge overlays for all the river boards.
Nice overlays!

But whadda ya do if Swimmers and Rafts drift beneath the Bridge?

You'd need a water overlay over the Bridge overlay, then place the Swimmers beneath the Rafts (and units therein), then place a Bridge counter... ;)

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