Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deluxe GM Screen

Over the years I have had many GM screens. I still have my hardboard 1st edition D & D screen, plus many of the variations that have been released over the years. Plus ones for Star Wars, Kingdoms of Kalamar, Eberon, and many other RPG's. Several years ago I purchased a vinyl one, much like a three-ring binder, that I could customize for my games. That was my favorite since I could pick my artwork and make the tables I wanted.

As a woodworker I knew I could make something better than a generic plastic screen. I've had the basic design for a number of years, but as many of my projects it just sat as a design. I knew what I wanted in a screen: changable panels, storage space, a low profile, and a nice look. The problem I was having with the design was with the storage space since I was envisioning doors. Last fall I saw an episode on Gnome Stew by Patrick Benson that was the answer to the problem - sliding panels!

So here it is: red oak frame for a nice look; leather straps which let me transport it easily; sliding panels for storage space to carry all those gaming neccesities like minies, templates, dice, bennies, action decks; and one of my favorite parts - metal panels. By using sheet metal panels I can easily change the look an information of each panel to fit the game. I print the panels on magnetic sheeting made for running through my printer. I have art and information for Deadlands, Rippers, fantasy and pulp for my Savage Worlds games.
I think it turned out well.


Anonymous said...

Why not sell these on your website?

William said...

I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. You, sir, are very gifted.

Nirkhuz said...

Man, this is completely awesome. You are an artist.

Unknown said...

Beautiful piece of equipment; well done, sir.