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Friday, 25 July 2014

Invisible Town Found

How many times during a game set up in a built-up area have you lost track and sight of one of your figures?

Watch 'Old Gummy' disappear' out of sight backing down this alley.

Going...
 

... going ...

... gone.


All you can do is stand up and see if you can find him again.

Where is he ...


... here he is.


Now, if you are like me you'll have knocked over your pint, dropped your dice or put your back out.

There must be a better way.

Here is my solution.


Transparent buildings!

OK, I know I said 'invisible' but it made a better headline!!

Old Gummy backs away, I can still see him.


No hiding place (cue memories of an old TV program).


Such a simple idea. Draw a simple building, in outline, print out on overhead transparency acetate sheets, cut and glue, et voila!


Such a good idea made me build a whole town.


There's the Western Bank, very rob-able.


The Grand Hotel.


Gunsmith and Telegraph Office.


Funeral Parlour and General Store.



Some of the graphics are a bit 'bitsy', I did this several generations of software ago, (80's).


OK, I'll stop 'rabbiting' on now.



I found this 'Invisible Town' in my loft a few days ago. It's been there for twenty plus years. I wonder if it will ever be seen again :)