Saturday, March 5, 2016

DIY DM Screen (with thanks to Jeremy Tully for the idea)

I've been fiddling around with DIY DM screens since I've been playing FTF with Brie. I tried using commercially made screens, but found it's too hard for us to see each other over the top of the screen at the dining room table. I even ended up with pinched upper back muscles after craning my neck over the screen for a whole session. So a screen with panels in landscape-orientation, rather than portrait-orientation, seemed in order. And that meant DIY.

The coolest option I found was Jeremy Tully's DM screen on youtube -- so a huge thanks to him for that! If you're thinking about doing a screen of your own, check out his video.

In a nutshell, Jeremy uses binder clips to lock some three-ring binders together and tables in page protectors. I just used his idea with landscape-oriented binders and page protectors rather than normal ones. What I got looked like this:

I get to pick my art for the outside and change it any time I want.

I get the tables I want inside, and can even have extra pages of tables, flipping to what I need at a given moment. 

It folds up pretty compactly for storage and transport.

I'm looking forward to trying it out in our game this evening.


  1. I love how it folds up, neatly like that.

  2. Craftsmanship at its best Lord Chris. May your TPKs not include your wife.

  3. That's good work, should work well!