This graph paper combines the superior facing of a hex grid and the ease of use of a square grid layout by merging a 1” hex grid with 1/2” isometric triangle insets. The triangles come together at the center of each hex, allowing you to easily draw right angles. You no longer have to use one map for indoor use and another map for outdoor use.
This grid setup was originally created for use with fantasy RPGs to help with placement of minis that moved in multiples of 1/2 standard movement rate, but is also convenient for use with other genres.
Print off as many sheets as you need, no more buying graph paper! This download consists of graph paper sized at Letter, Legal, and International A4. Also included is a roughly 4 1/2 square 300 DPI portable network graphics (PNG) file. Use this PNG file to resize for larger/smaller grids or to tile together for a larger format.
GM Idea: Use your favorite graphics program to tile the PNG to a large size, like 3’by 4’, and have your local copy shop print it to paper or vinyl. Laminate or cover your printout with acetate (available cheaply at larger fabric stores) or even plexiglass for a cost-effective battlemat.