The perfect dungeon tile sticky note?
For progressively revealing a battle mat map, you could draw it at 1″ scale and use a lot of them for a session on a board you keep for the players, which becomes their map instead of wiping it off the mat every time. Or, you could draw it at 1/4″ scale, as in my example at the bottom on this post, and use it for player mapping (or your own mapping as GM if you want to be able to move your map around in pieces).
I found these sticky notes at a Big Lots store. I immediately thought “Dungeon Tile sticky notes!” and grabbed them because, Big Lots, $0.50, how can you go wrong?
Simple little thing, but made well and UltraHold is right; they are very sticky, much more adhesive than Post-it notes. The corners don’t peel up as soon as you stick it, and it stays stuck.
Another reason these are worth a blog post; they are exactly 4″ x 4″ with an exact 1/4″ grid so they work perfectly for drawing map tiles you can peel and place for progressive dungeon crawling. They will actually peel and re-stick to a clean, smooth surface several times before the glue starts to give out.
Simple, easily overlooked office product that can be a useful tool in your bag if you’re a GM / Dungeon Master®.