About a month ago a company called Banners on the Cheap got in touch with me. They had found that one customer made use of their service to make a giant RPG map. The banner company makes those large vinyl banners that shops sometimes use to display sale or business as usual messages.
I thought it was an interesting idea but didn’t need to import a giant map from the States to test the theory because I knew they’d be contacting other gamers as well. Instead, I opted to wait and see what other people have made of the service. Now the results are in.
Sean Samonas of the Dungeon Crawl had another good idea. He got two maps; the first is just blank squares and the second an overview of his homebrew game content Nialtier. I think the blank map is especially wise as I’m sure it’ll get used again and again.
In short, I think the service works as advertised. If you need a great big giant map and you need a robust one, perhaps even one you can write on, then the Banners on the Cheap family of sites seems like a good choice.
Disclaimer: Banners on the Cheap did say hello and offer a review service – but this was declined. This post represents research into the concept instead.