Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Basic
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GameMastery Flip-Mat: Basic features a 1"-square grid on both sides. One side features a stoney-grey patterned background, and the flip-side features a sandy-brown texture. The 1” grid extends fully to the edge of the maps for a full 720 square inches of usable area.
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That said, this still gets 5 starts from me - I initially was going to give it 4, but that would be unfair as this is one of my best purchases as a Dungeon Master/Game Master. Full disclosure: prior to this mat, I never really used a battle grid when playing RPGs - most combat was very "in your head." At a certain point I decided to try out combat with the paper grid found in the back of the D&D DM's Handbook, and while I found it to have many advantages (notably that things like flanking were easier to keep track of), the paper grid was not something I necessarily trusted to hold up well to significant use, so I ordered this map as it was one of the more inexpensive and well-reviewed options I could find. I have thus far not been disappointed: once you get past the creases as mentioned above, this map is great: it's large, hold up very well to play, is easy to write on and wipe off, and, thanks to it's two sides, let's you easily prepare, say, the forested area around and dungeon entrance on one side, and the actual layout for inside the dungeon on the other (or any combination of two areas ready to go at once - obviously, your imagination comes into play).
While it's nothing super fancy, it looks good too, so that's a plus.
I recommend this without any reservation to any DM/GM/player/etc. looking for a good battle grid. It looks good, is sturdy, and gives you a good amount of room to play. My only other suggestion is to get a pack of fine-tip WET-ERASE markers to go with it. Dry erase works, as does permanent (though it's a bit more annoying to clean), but wet erase goes and and comes off so easily (and stays on during play) that I'd never use anything else if I could avoid it.
Short form: this is one of my favorite tools in my DM arsenal, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you add it to yours.
anyway, still nice quality. I bought a set of EXPO dry erase markers to go along with, and they work nicely together: EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count.
My chief complaint is that the mat ships folded. I've had it laid out for several weeks and still can't get the creases out. And when I do need my dining room table back, I lean it against the wall only to have it collapse on those same folds. At this point, I'd rather they shipped it as four separate pieces. I'd have to line up all the edges but at least it would lay flat.
Now that I think about it, maybe that's my fix. Instead of pulling out the iron and trying to steam away the creases without ruining the surface, maybe I'll just cut it along the creases and rearrange the resulting sheets as needed. That might actually increase its utility since I could then accommodate long-thin layouts and other non-standard scenarios.
The main complaint I've seen is that the thickness of the mat means that the folds are a bit tough to flatten out. When I got the mat I first folded the creases in opposite directions to help "break it in", and then dropped a couple of hefty cutting boards on top of it, which ironed out it in no time. It lays flat just fine. (I have not, however, folded it back up to transport it anywhere (or store it for any length of time), so we'll see....but I just don't really see a problem)