I finally got the opportunity to open up the massive Fantasy Trip box from Steve Jackson Games and pull out the playmats I drew for them. I’ve seen a bunch of shots of them in play with minis on them but it is hard to get the scale across.
The one on the left is 2 feet by 2 feet, and the blue one is two feet by 18 inches.
They are huge, floppy, colourful toys. Having them in hand now is incredibly cool.
They’ve been brought back as add-ons in the Decks of Destiny Kickstarter going on now.
But there’s more. They’ve been joined by another original map design by Steve Jackson that I had the pleasure of drawing before handing the colouring off to Phil Reed.
Another 24″ x 24″ mat, this one is a hexagonal labyrinthine arena available in two different colour palettes.
At first I preferred the “B” colour job, but honestly, A is incredibly weird and vibrant and just excellent – and it stands out from the existing playmats (and just about anything else you could put on the table with it).
Want cool Dyson mats with 1.5″ hexes? Head over to the Decks of Destiny Kickstarter to get them!
(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)