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I'm looking for some 3rd party downloadable screen inserts that I can edit (i.e. not PDF). I would be all over the official screen, but I use a 3 panel landscape screen and I'm afraid that since I started using a landscape screen there's just no going back.

Can anyone point me to where I might find such ? Thanks in advance !

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Vroomfogle wrote:
I'm looking for some 3rd party downloadable screen inserts that I can edit (i.e. not PDF). I would be all over the official screen, but I use a 3 panel landscape screen and I'm afraid that since I started using a landscape screen there's just no going back.

Can anyone point me to where I might find such ? Thanks in advance !
http://www.cnctraveller.com/cnc/pdf/2nd/ckscreen2.pdf

Traveller's screen is still the best, in my opinon.

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Trav's are the best, but they are not updated to 4th printing standards.
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Its a great screen but not landscape and it is PDF, two things that don't beat the OP's requirements. I wish I could direct you to one that does. I have the savage worlds customizable landscape GMs screen and I wouldnt mind one of these either.
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Breakdaddy wrote:
Its a great screen but not landscape and it is PDF, two things that don't beat the OP's requirements. I wish I could direct you to one that does. I have the savage worlds customizable landscape GMs screen and I wouldnt mind one of these either.

That's what I get for just barging in here and posting willy-nilly.
You might want to use his screen as a template and just type up your own if you really need it in landscape.

I've been meaning to pick up the SW screen and grab the insersts for Deadlands and the presumed Space 1889 inserts (when they become available).

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Thanks everyone.

I've got Travellers screens. If I get the time I'll use that as a template and make a landscape version (I'll post here of course).

I would highly recommend the Savage World customizable screen. While it's pricey @ $30 it is extremely durable and I couldn't find one like it elsewhere and wasn't willing to make one myself. The landscape format makes a big difference at the table.

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You could support Tullis. Build your own screen then tack whatever graffiti you want on the inside wall.

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Vroomfogle wrote:
Thanks everyone.

I've got Travellers screens. If I get the time I'll use that as a template and make a landscape version (I'll post here of course).

I would highly recommend the Savage World customizable screen. While it's pricey @ $30 it is extremely durable and I couldn't find one like it elsewhere and wasn't willing to make one myself. The landscape format makes a big difference at the table.

Before the Trolls released an official screen (I'm still hoping that one day it will be cost effective for them to make them like the hardback style which is all the rage now) I used Traveller's paperclipped to my old 2nd Edition screen, albeit trimmed down a little bit on the edges to fit. Everything that you really need is on Traveller's screen and the layout is nice.

I've heard too many great things about the SW screen and I love how they make screen inserts for most of the SW settings. Of course, I'm just a sucker for screens. I always seem to buy them for whatever system for which I have the core rulebook.

I keep meaning to sit down and make my own 1st Edition screen using the material that some dude put up on Dragonsfoot. Of course, I never run or play any AD&D theses days; either edition.

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I was just wondering about this very thing myself. I have both the Savage Worlds screen and the 4 panel portrait style screen too (Ultimate GM Screen I think its called). Both are really cool, but I think I like my SW one a touch better. Less panels, but I like seeing over the screen. (Hey, I'm a little guy!)
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I have one, I can't remember which brand it is, but the panels are laid out in landscape format (three panels). I've been working on inserts for ages, but I've never gotten around to finishing them.
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I haven't bothered to purchase a 4th print PHB. That's the only reason I haven't updated the screen to 4th print look and feel.

Landscape? It will NEVER happen.
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Traveller wrote:
Landscape? It will NEVER happen.

Never happen as in you won't do them, or never happen as in it's not possible?
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Post by Nothing »

I stumbled upon this one a while back, looks like it will work for you.

Google Dungeon-Crawl: Castles & Crusades DM Screen inserts


Sorry it wouldn't let me post a link for some reason.

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Lord Dynel wrote:
Never happen as in you won't do them, or never happen as in it's not possible?

Both.
I won't do them because landscape is not an "old school" format, and they didn't work all that well when put into landscape format the one time I did attempt to do it.
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Nothing wrote:
I stumbled upon this one a while back, looks like it will work for you.

Google Dungeon-Crawl: Castles & Crusades DM Screen inserts


Sorry it wouldn't let me post a link for some reason.

You can post plain-text links without the coding; that sort of thing is disabled until you've made five actual posts to cut down on potential spambots.

Anyway, the criteria that the documents not be in PDF is not met, according to the OP, but here is the link mentioned anyway.
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Nice find on that, Nothing
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Thanks nothing - it is landscape which is what I was looking for. I may use these but think I will make my own at some point anyway. It always seems each GM thinks something was left out on other folks screens.

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Thanks nothing - it is landscape which is what I was looking for. I may use these but think I will make my own at some point anyway. It always seems each GM thinks something was left out on other folks screens.

Vroom, you make a good point...each GM has their own idea of what is or should be an integral part of the screen. I am going to make my own screens. When you make your own, you can throw in your house rules stuff and home brewed charts and whatnot....like critical tables and all that jazz.
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love my landscape screen for Savage Worlds. I'm very anal-retentive about my stuff, and I somehow .anaged to get huge splits in mine. May have been in a warm vehicle and/or had things stacked on it. Definitely need another one.

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I really like the Ultimate GM's screen that Fat Dragon did. I hang all my necessary charts on it and it works fine.
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Vroomfogle wrote:
I'm looking for some 3rd party downloadable screen inserts that I can edit (i.e. not PDF). I would be all over the official screen, but I use a 3 panel landscape screen and I'm afraid that since I started using a landscape screen there's just no going back.

Can anyone point me to where I might find such ? Thanks in advance !

You could get UN-PDF and customize PDFs you like into landscapes.
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tylermo wrote:
love my landscape screen for Savage Worlds. I'm very anal-retentive about my stuff, and I somehow .anaged to get huge splits in mine. May have been in a warm vehicle and/or had things stacked on it. Definitely need another one.

I like mine, too, tyler. Fortunately, I have not split mine, yet.
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Lord Dynel wrote:
I like mine, too, tyler. Fortunately, I have not split mine, yet.

Just picked up one of these GM Screens at Origins today. Looks pretty good. Hoping for no splitty action.

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Omote wrote:
Just picked up one of these GM Screens at Origins today. Looks pretty good. Hoping for no splitty action.

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I think keeping them out of extreme temps might be one way to prevent that. Excessive opening and closing might also stave off any splitting, too.
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Are those screens still going for $30 or so? I would have hoped they'd have become a bit cheaper by now. As an aside, I'm working on my own CK screen in landscape format after being inspired by this thread! It's a learning process between myself and InDesign, so it might take a few weeks for me to get it done in between work and learning the program. I've got most of the basic layout done. I had planned on a 3-panel screen, but that might be cutting things close due to the amount of equipment. I could however, make those seperate and put them on the players' side for their reference....not sure how I want to do that yet. I'll post some pics when I get enough together to post.

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DaveyB wrote:
Are those screens still going for $30 or so?

Yeah. Yeah they are.
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Omote wrote:
Yeah. Yeah they are.
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I think I may have worked out a way to take a few $2 screens from Staples, run them through a thermal press and make the EXACT SAME THING for about $5 if you include labor...$30 my posterior.
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Not landscape, but there is "The World's Greatest Screen" link

I saw it in person at a game store and it looked okay. Pretty dang tall, though. It's $30 as well. It is kind of cool that the Combat Pad fits into it.

Me? I'm sticking with my DCC screen. Love that thing.
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I have The World's Greatest Screen (the sparkly gold version!) sitting right next to me. It is $30.00, but is seems durable as hell. The World's Greatest Screen from Hammerdog Games is a quad-screen and folds up much like the C&C screen does.

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I have The World's Greatest Screen...

That looks really cool. $30 isn't that high considering most screens produced by companies are in the $20 to $30 dollar range anyway and they are only useful for the game the company produces. These type of screens seem like the way to go, you have a screen for all seasons. You run a 2e game on Tuesday night, no problem. C&C Saturday afternoon, your covered. It also looks very durable and I prefer screens that fold that way. Cool, really cool.

Wow. I just realized I used the word screen a bunch of times in that post.
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