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magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Thursday August 22nd, 2019 2:46pm
by hightechartist
I saw a couple people mention that they stick magnets to the bottom of all their heroquest figures and have metal under their game board. This seems like a great idea to me, even more so for the one square tiles that seem to get knocked around so easily during play.

I've been shopping online and the assortment of magnets is dizzying though. I just want to make sure I buy magnets that are strong enough to "stick" through the ~3mm heroquest board.
Anyone have any recommendations?

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Thursday August 22nd, 2019 3:45pm
by Anderas
It won't stick, the board is too thick.

But they are great for storage boxes. I use 1mm magnets for that.
If I want a model to be bigger, I put magnet foil under the base. That adds half a mm to the base.

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Saturday August 24th, 2019 4:38pm
by hightechartist
Anderas wrote:It won't stick, the board is too thick.

But they are great for storage boxes. I use 1mm magnets for that.
If I want a model to be bigger, I put magnet foil under the base. That adds half a mm to the base.


Yeah I'm discovering that. I'm thinking now I'll reprint the board on paper and glue the paper to ferrous metal, then spray a clear acrylic coat over it. (Maybe also scale the map up like 5-10% while I'm at it since the squares on the board seem slightly too small for the figures when a room gets filled up.)

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 1:33am
by hightechartist
SUCCESS!

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 2:50am
by Anderas
Hahaha, now you can play even in an airplane. :-)

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 7:34am
by lestodante
You can now play "gravity land" quest:

gravity land.jpg

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 12:22pm
by hightechartist
lestodante wrote:You can now play "gravity land" quest:

gravity land.jpg

I’ve long wondered, is that a real thing some fan published, or just a joke from that YouTube video?

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 7:25pm
by lestodante
I am sure it's a joke from the video "Why HeroQuest is so Great!"

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Wednesday August 28th, 2019 7:41pm
by hightechartist
lestodante wrote:I am sure it's a joke from the video "Why HeroQuest is so Great!"

Yeah that's the one I was thinking of.

Re: magnet recommendations?

PostPosted: Thursday August 29th, 2019 1:53am
by Pancho
It’s just a joke from that hilarious video.
But now someone has to go ahead and actually write “gravity land”, a bonus quest just for people who have unlocked magnetic HQ :lol: