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I'm an old time roleplayer who became a soldier who became a veteran who became a developer who became a dba who became a manager who never gave up his dream of a better world. Even if I have to create it myself.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Awesome Tool: Dynamic Graph Paper

I've always had a hard time finding the right size and shape of blank graph paper that I need, especially in RPGs but also for software architecture documents or the likes.

Tease.

Incompetech has a good solution.  Just be sure to ignore any downloads or ads other than the "Download PDF" button on each page - I accidentally clicked on one of the ads and it triggered a malware alert on my AV.  The PDFs themselves check out just fine against various AV scans.

Each one of these can be customized for grid size, line color, weight, etc.  Great for drawing.

The most useful templates for me:

Hex Grid
Nested Square Grid
Storyboards
Cornell Graph Notes

For hexes, I find a 0.1 inch size gives me what I want for scale.  For lines on small grid pieces like that, 0.1 point lines were ideal , with light grey as the color.  Using black as the line color was my first impulse - but when I printed the page out, I realized my folly, as it was too dark to draw on! 

Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. There's an even better one available - http://gridzzly.com/ :)

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