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 Post subject: Is Outlining Gambit allowed on maps for DCI events?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:30 am 
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we are going to be instating the Gambit ruling shortly and I was wondering if it is permited to outline the gambit placement on maps for DCI events. I figure this would help move the game along instead of worrying if they are "in gambit". Thanks

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Whenever you have question regarding DCI rules in miniatures please check out the Updated DCI floor rules in the document center. http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dci/doccenter/home

There is nothing in the DCI floors rules that specifically states you can't add gambit areas to your maps, so the answer is- yes you can. All my maps are laminated so I don't permanently deface the map, but I do have gambit areas plotted onto transparency paper that I overlay onto the map. I found this really speeds things up.

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Just be careful that however you outline the area, you don't obscure any of the regular terrain lines on your map. Boba52's idea for using a transparency overlay is a really good, and very easy one. I have some clear vinyl that I purchased for pretty cheap at a Joann's Fabric store, and I drew a grid on it, then cut out the shapes for gambit zones. I got probably 5 or 6 grids out of $10 worth of material. Actually, might not have even been that expensive.

The other option, if your maps are laminated, or you use one of those poster sized top-loaders, you can use a dry erase marker.

Either way, as I said, just be sure you can still see all the terrain lines. The vinyl overlays that I created can block some lines sometimes depending on how it's set up, so I have to be careful and/or pay closer attention when pieces are in that area.

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I would advise against marking up a non-laminated map. My suggestion instead would be to get a piece of transparency or something similar and cut out a couple of gambit grids.

Or you might mark the center of the map, on maps that aren't marked that way already.

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I have all my maps laminated except the RotS hardboard, and while an expensive investment (especially since I have multiples of most of the DCI maps,) but outlining the gambit zone with a dry-erase marker has been fantastic for myself and my play group.


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