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DriveThruRPG Game Master Screen (landscape)

GM Screen

Many GMs consider a Game Master Screen to be core item for a gaming table. Along with dice, miniatures and maps, it's a gaming accessory that gets used and re-used over many years of gaming.

We wanted to offer the very best screen we could find, so we've partnered with Hammerdog Games to make their TWGS (The World's' Greatest Screen) available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow both as a stand-alone and also in combination with screen inserts from many top roleplaying game publishers.

  • Made of durable vinyl
  • Re-usable and customizable for any game system

This is truly the only GM Screen you will ever need to buy. Made from durable vinyl material, the four panel screen has eight clear pockets (one on each side on each panel) to hold sheet inserts. As you change campaigns or game systems, you need only remove and replace the inserts with the tables, charts and quick reference materials you need most for whatever game you're playing at the moment. Likewise you can change out the inserts facing your players to hold art, maps, handouts or other visuals pertinent to tonight's game session.

For your convenience, many publishers offer ready-made inserts as downloads and as pre-printed cardstock sheets here on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

Each of the eight screen pockets holds an 8.5" x 11" page.

Screens are available in landscape and portrait orientation so choose whichever model you prefer. This product is the landscape orientation screen.

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DORIAN L October 22, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
What is the difference between Hammerdog's TWGS and Strategem's Master's Tome customizable GM screen? They seem to be the top two customizable GM screens i've been able to find online. Are they essentially the same in quality and construction or is one preferable to the other? I'm looking for something durable--i'm wary of the plastic cover on the insert pockets tearing if the GM screen is used often. Another thing i'm wary of is the GM screen cracking along the folds that unite the panels. Heartfelt thanks to anyone caring to answer.
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Michael P July 29, 2017 1:34 am UTC
Looks great. How thick is it? Is the structural material stiff card, like three-ringed binders tend to be?
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Steve W July 29, 2017 2:08 am UTC
I don't have the exact thickness, but yes it's stiff and similar to the heavy-duty three ring binders in terms of materials.
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Nicholas M March 14, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Why do you only offer premium postage options to Australia? You offer lower-cost postage on other products.
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Steve W March 31, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Our card products and book products are produced at different facilities. The GM Screens are shipped from our card printing facility so we can easily included the cardstock inserts publishers offer with the screen.
With books, we have an additional facility in the U.K. which prints books bound for Australia and uses the U.K. Royal Mail service to reduce cost to Australia on book shipments. We don't have as good of an option on card products where we currently only produce and ship from the USA.
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Geir M June 05, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
You guys should really look into a way to ship it cheaper to other parts of the world. The screen is $31.95 while the shipping is $50, now that´s ridiculous!
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Steve W June 05, 2017 5:14 pm UTC
The price is being pulled directly from the United States post office current prices via an server API call. We will double-check though that this price is accurate and I'll reply again once we confirm.
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Steve W June 05, 2017 7:13 pm UTC
We confirmed that this, unfortunately quite high, price is the cheapest option we have for shipping the screen to Europe.
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Nicholas M June 06, 2017 4:58 am UTC
Why would you be sending it to Europe if I live in Australia? They're two different places. One is a continent between the Asia-Pacific geo-political region and Antarctica. The other's not really a continent but called one, ignoring the Eurasian landmass in favour of Euro-centrist historicity. Which is a round-about way of asking if you checked postage to the right place?
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Steve W June 06, 2017 2:22 pm UTC
Geir, who lives in Europe, replied within the discussion thread you had started Nicholas. I was responding to him.
I do nonetheless concur with you on questioning Europe's legitimacy as a continent outside the greater Eurasian landmass. Maybe it's been split out soley to make Risk a better game?
And unfortunately, these high postage rates to Europe and to continents in the southern hemisphere are correct. We add something like one US dollar for shipping materials and handling to the actual US Post Office price for the shipment. The money otherwise goes to the US Post Office not to us.

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James L February 27, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
I bought one of these last fall via Amazon and the flexible section started splitting after a couple months. I'll note that I am not hard on the screen, I keep it on my bookshelf with my 5e books. We play a couple times a month. The plastic used for the flexible sections appears to be to brittle to be a good choice for that section of the screen.

I also have second screen for my other rpgs that I've not actually used as of yet. I snagged it because the first one impressed me so much when I first got it in that I figured I'd another one for Runequest or GURPS. We'll see how well that one holds up, but again I think the flexible section of the Screens are too brittle for the job that they're supposed to do.
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Steve W March 11, 2017 12:17 am UTC
James, I'm not aware that we've had any similar problems reported with the screens we sell. We'd replace a screen that split like that under normal use if it were reported to us.
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James L January 19, 2018 3:12 am UTC
Wow, do I feel embarrassed. I missed this message in my notifications and just now caught it 10 plus months later. Apologies Steve that I missed this. The other screens have held up so I assume that I just got unlucky. Maybe it was very hot in a warehouse where that other screen was stored or maybe the plastics used were a bad mix. No worries, just wanted to mostly give you all feedback on what I had experienced with that Screen. Thanks for replying and again I apologize for taking so long to reply.
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Steve W January 19, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
No worries James, glad to hear the other screens have held up.
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Mark J August 13, 2016 8:05 am UTC
So you can't use A4 with the screen?

What size then, i s8.5" x 11" and what would I need to do to make my A4 print outs fit into the sleeve pockets?
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Steve W August 15, 2016 5:15 pm UTC
An A4 measures 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches. So the A4 might fit without changes, but the plastic sleeves fit tightly, so at most you would need to trim .19 inches (half a centimeter) off the length of your A4 page.
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Mark J August 15, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Thanks Steve
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Even V. R February 14, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
Can you please have a cheaper shipping option to Norway? I had it in my checkout, but the shipping cost was $50 ( a total of $82), so I just cancelled it.

Thank you :)
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Steve W February 15, 2016 11:35 pm UTC
I wish that we could. This rate is the direct rate from US Postal Service ( with only a little added for the packaging costs.
The screens are dense and heavy and international shipping from the US is expensive.
We hope to eventually add a European ship location for these (and all of our card/poster/screen products), but it is not imminent.

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Jason H October 19, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Is black the only available color for TWGS?
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Steve W October 19, 2015 8:27 pm UTC
We only offer black. You can check the Hammerdog Games site to see if they are offering other colors.
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Steven W September 14, 2015 4:30 am UTC
Is this shipped from hammerdog games or from If the former then I will not bother as they have terrible customer service, if it is, I will consider it as they have always been excellent over the years.
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Steve W September 14, 2015 6:00 am UTC
Thanks for the compliment. We appreciate it!
We keep screens in stock ourselves, so your order will be processed by us not by HammerDog.
Assuming you order your screen with a printed inserts (same price why not!) it takes us 1-5 business days to print the inserts and mail out your screen and inserts to you. Then normal shipment time based on the shipping method you select.
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joshua O October 08, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Do you mean we get free insert So? How does this work?
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Steve W October 10, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
If you visit this category on site:
you can see various publishers who have uploaded screen inserts for their games.
You can often purchase those inserts three ways: 1) PDF you print at home, 2) Printed inserts-only, we print them on cardstock and send them to you. 3) Inserts plus GM Screen. When you buy the third option you pay the same as if you bought the screen by itself but you also get the printed inserts for that game at no extra charge.
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Steven F July 23, 2015 9:27 pm UTC
Any chance on getting these in A4 and A3? They'd be great if they were a standard paper size for Das Schwarze Auge and Pathfinder.
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Steve W August 04, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
Sorry, there are no plans to do versions for A4 or A3 sizes.
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Antonio Miguel M March 08, 2015 6:15 pm UTC
As there's pod from europe there will be any option to get that not from the USA? High Shipping costs and customs is something that
I would love to avoid?
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Steve W March 09, 2015 9:05 pm UTC
We would love for you to avoid them also.
For books, we print and ship from both the USA and the UK. Printing books in the UK keeps the freight and customs cost in the EU low.
For card products, including the screen inserts and the GM Screens, we currently only print in the USA. We will add a print location for cards in the EU, but realistically this will not happen for quite some time (1-2 years).
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Claus B January 13, 2015 4:34 pm UTC
Great job in finally getting a system agnostic, multi-use screen. I plan on printing my own A4 screen pages. Tell me if that will not work. Also, is there a list somewhere of all available inserts for this or an easy way to search for it?
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Steve W January 13, 2015 4:48 pm UTC
Thanks, we're happy to be offering the screens.
The screens are sized for US-sized 8.5 inch x 11 inch pages, but it would not take much trimming to make A4 sheets work just fine.
We are currently working with publishers so that many more offer screen inserts for this screen. We are also working on improving how you can Browse to find all of the inserts easily on site. As of the day of this post, you can try this browse filter:
for GM Screens, or try this Print Format browse filter:
where we will be adding a "Screen Inserts" subcategory later today or tomorrow for all such titles that also offer printed versions of the inserts on cardstock through our print-to-order system.
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Peter C December 31, 2014 10:57 pm UTC
Any plans to make a version that uses international standard A4 paper?
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Steve W January 01, 2015 12:29 am UTC
Sorry, no plans for A4
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