Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Woohoo! My First Graphic on this Blog!
This staggered-square graph paper is similar to the one that appeared in one version of the Basic Role Playing game published by Chaosium in the late 70s or early 80s. I always thought it combined the advantages of hexagon grids and graph paper, in that it gave you movement in 6 drections, like hex grids, but you could also draw things in 90 and 45 degree angles, unlike the 30 degree increments of the hex grids. I know there's quite a history of hex grids and wargaming, but I always thought it was a shame that the square-brick pattern never caught on.
Has anybody seen this used in any other game, or was it pretty much a one-shot in BRP? If it was available, would you find a use for it? (BTW, I created this at http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/ .)
Posted by Guy Hoyle at 6:17 PM