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    So I've been playing some old school Car Wars and been making 6" tiles to use in the game. Attached are two tracks I made with only straight and 90 degree bend tiles. The large dotted grid represent the tiles. However, I'm looking to switch it up a bit with more tiles. I know there are cross tiles and T-intersections. What other tiles can you think of that would fit with what I have? I wouldn't object to having a particular shape extend over several tiles as long as the completed piece still fits with the others. My problem is designing shapes that are compatible.

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    I'm thinking go full-on Speed Racer - tunnel, bridge, loop-de-loop, jump ramps, banked curves, rumble strips, oil-slide pit, spikes, orange cones, flags, maybe some pedestrians to run over...stuff like that.
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    Oh, I agree! Right now, though, I'm thinking of road shapes. For example, how could one go about a bend that's less than 90 degrees and still have it work with the 6" tiles. Something like this... or does the 6" tile limitation make it impossible?

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    Well, you could try making first 6x6 tiles for roads that looks similar to the 90 turn, but is straight instead (to give an angle), and make the occalsional 12 x 12 or 6 x 12 tile for other shapes (chicanes) or narrowings/bridges, water fords etc.
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    You know, I'm sure this sounds silly, but I was so fixated on 6" tiles, I didn't think of just blowing up the size and working within that.

    Thanks NeanKnight!

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