Judge's Screen

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Judge's Screen

Post by Klyngster » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:09 am

Just so everyone knows, I wasn't going for anything professional looking. While I have experience working at a printing business, I no longer have access to equipment, nor do I have the budget to access one. I am no craftsman. In fact, as I was creating it, I kept picturing Bladezz's sister from 'The Guild' hitting me with a ruler, shouting "I don't participate in shoddy craftsmanship!" I simply wanted to make a Judge's Screen that can function, although I did put art on the outside. I did that so people at the convention I'm going to this weekend will either recognize that it's the cool art of the DCC RPG or that it's new and cool art and come over to show interest in the game.

While no animals were harmed in the creation of this Judge's Screen, my cat did jump onto the cardboard just as I was about to apply my weapons table to it, so for a split second, my cat had the weapons table glued to his back. I have removed the crafting glue with water, and judging by my cat's response, he would have preferred the glue stay.

Anyway, here is my Judge's Screen. Please be kind. I hope the pictures aren't too big.

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by RevTurkey » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:25 am

Looks terrific!
Great choice of art for the outsides too.
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Post by finarvyn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:24 pm

I like your screen. Well done! 8)

I went the more expensive route and bought one of those tri-fold screens from the Savage Worlds folks where you can insert your sheets into the pockets. I put some basic artwork on one side, key tables (fumbles and crits, spell mishaps, etc) on the other.

I was thinking that for a small screen I might just buy one of those 3-ring binders with plastic pockets. It would be a bi-fold screen, which doesn't allow for as many tables, but would also allow me to keep my notes and stuff in the binder in between games.
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Post by Harley Stroh » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:08 am

!!!

Gorgeous.

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by goodmangames » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:20 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by shadewest » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:20 pm

It's even better than Joseph's!
...unless the judge rules otherwise.

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Post by raskal » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:28 am

My homemade Judge Screen

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Post by Harley Stroh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Raskal,

That's awesome!

(And did you bind the chapters separately, too? I see come more DCC-looking books down in the corner of one image.)

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Post by raskal » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:02 am

Harley Stroh wrote:Raskal,

That's awesome!

(And did you bind the chapters separately, too? I see come more DCC-looking books down in the corner of one image.)

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by bogenblitz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:07 am

Is this long gone? Does anyone know if this can be downloaded somewhere? Looks very cool!

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Post by marshal kt » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:49 pm

raskal wrote:You can download the screen here :
http://highfire.blog.free.fr/public/DCC ... Raskal.pdf
I just got error 404.

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Post by raskal » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:56 pm

marshal kt wrote:
raskal wrote:You can download the screen here :
http://highfire.blog.free.fr/public/DCC ... Raskal.pdf
I just got error 404.
Yes i have some trouble. Try this :
http://highfire.blog.free.fr/public/DCC ... askal1.pdf

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by bogenblitz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:10 pm

Fantastic! Thanks so much. Really nice work.

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Post by marshal kt » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:21 pm

raskal wrote:
marshal kt wrote:
raskal wrote:You can download the screen here :
http://highfire.blog.free.fr/public/DCC ... Raskal.pdf
I just got error 404.
Yes i have some trouble. Try this :
http://highfire.blog.free.fr/public/DCC ... askal1.pdf

Thank you. Great job.

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by raskal » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:36 am

Thanks to everybody. The home rules are in blue.
If you need more pages, tell me 8)

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Post by donpimpom » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:44 am

Some weeks ago I made my own Judge's Screen, there are a couple of ideas I would like to share, maybe this inspires you.

Let me introduce you the wonder of wonders the MITT (Magnetic Initiative Tracking Table), inner left side, a layer of magnet glued on the screen and a set of magnets labelled for player and mobs, so easy to change as magnets in the fridge 8)
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The outside of the screen is illustrated with handmade portraits of each player character. Considering the high bodycount in DCC its almost impossible to keep the screen up to date with the current chars. So, I decided to display the very first set of chars we played in DCC (who are still alive but not for longer ). Also will be a sadistic way to make the players remember their missing chars muahahaha
Hope you like it
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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by JediOre » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:30 am

Your screen is amazing. The artwork is fun. How can you off characters with such 'character'? :lol:

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Re: Judge's Screen

Post by Zargon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Is your screen one long section, or is it segmented with the individual sections parsed together via immaculate paper crafting? Also, I don't understand how Bender got onto your judges screen. :)
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Post by donpimpom » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:53 pm

@JediOre glad you like it! I'm lucky to have a group of players full of character, each portrait represents a moment of personal failure of each PC.

@Zargon its made with three pieces of white cardboard (A4 size & 2mm thick), united with a glued layer of polyester and white paper, this way the paper can be fold lots of times without tearing. The images are A4 prints on standar paper and glued on the cardboard, the inside tables are also glued prints.
It can be done in one piece too. A 50x70cm cardboard, cut and folded, but to do a proper folding, that don't breaks apart the fourth time you open the screen, you need a special printer device (which I have no idea how it's called in english, maybe printer splitter?)
Regarding Bender, it was a personal change I made when playing Frozen in Time, I can't tell you more without spoilers :twisted:

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Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:45 pm

But what about Zoidberg? ~cod Yiddish accent~
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Post by Cthulhuoid » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:27 am

Just excellent! Love the artwork and the magnetic initiative tracker built in! Great idea!
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Post by bighara » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:42 am

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