Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game where players create fictional characters in a variety of classes, then work together to move through a dungeon stocked with enemies. In order to play a game, the dungeon master designs the mission, from the dungeon being moved through to the enemies and objectives. Creating erasable battle mats is useful for a dungeon master because it allows you to use the same sheets multiple times over the course of repeated Dungeons and Dragons games.
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Things you need
- Graph paper (or pencil and ruler)
- Clear plastic sleeves
- Dry erase marker
- Paper towel
Select graph paper with squares just large enough to fit the tokens used for your characters, or draw your own grids on sheets of paper using a pencil and ruler.
Insert each graph page into a clear plastic sleeve. Test your dry erase marker to ensure that it erases easily from the sleeve.
Arrange the sleeves in your desired shape needed to lay out your dungeon design.
Secure the sleeves in place with clips at the point the two pages touch to prevent your dungeon from sliding out of position if bumped.
Draw the lines of your dungeon on the sleeves using the dry erase marker, using the grids on the paper inside the sleeves as a guide for the shape of the rooms.
Unclip all the sleeves and wipe off with a paper towel when done playing. For persistent inks, dampen the paper towel before wiping.
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