Playmat art!

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Posted on Dec. 5, 2017, 7:34 a.m. by Suns_Champion

Hi all! I'm buying a new playmat but can't decide on an art/artist! Just wanted some second opinions!

The one I already have is a Lord of the Rings piece by Greg and Tim Hildebrant:

I really like the Hildebrant brothers so I'm considering:

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and

I'm also considering some Trina Schart Hyman art from the book Saint George and the Dragon, a childhood favorite:

Minor problem with these is that they're more or less square so cropping for a playmat might be an issue.

Which one(s) stand out to you all? Which do you like?

The one with the castle is pretty cool for a playmat. My personal preference is to have one that has a nice picture but isnt so busy that it pulls focus away from the cards being played.

December 5, 2017 7:51 a.m.

Steelspike says... #3

Definitely the "Fellowship" one, if that's all the options.

I have a couple of Deadpool ones that are pretty plain but awesome, so I get your "not too busy" bias.

December 5, 2017 2:55 p.m.

Razulghul says... #4

I think since you already own the first one the second pic is a great alternative. I like that they are similar enough they could be switched between sort of like having a night/day of the same landscape. As an example, if playing Rakdos the first one is great but if playing Selesnya the second is perfect. I also like the idea of having a landscape over character illustrations because while playing you aren't necessarily covering the focus of the art.

December 5, 2017 3:26 p.m.

Suns_Champion says... #5

Thanks for the input everyone!

The Saint George pieces by Hyman are all out... the sizing looks weird. Maybe for a mouse pad someday...

dlamars I think you hit the nail on the head! The Helm's Deep art was my #1 choice before but your points seal the deal!

Thanks again

December 5, 2017 4:32 p.m.

TheDevicer says... #6

Fellowship one or bust

December 5, 2017 5:06 p.m.

K34 says... #7

Gimme more of that Dragon gushing blood from his tail-stump.

December 5, 2017 5:42 p.m.

Suns_Champion says... #8

Yeah it was a tough choice haha

If the Saint George arts didn't have those red bars they'd work, but with them the cropping looks to wonky :(

But I'm thinking about collecting playmats so I may get all of these eventually haha

December 5, 2017 6:01 p.m.

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