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Author Topic: My Gaming Table, Models and House Rules for Dracula's America  (Read 35731 times)

Offline Nightpaw

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My Gaming Table, Models and House Rules for Dracula's America
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:48:58 PM »
Hi,

I would like to show you the progress of my gaming table for Dracula’s America. Thematically based around a derelict silver mine (with some ghost rock deposits, if you happen to know Deadlands, too), spiced with an abandoned boomtown.

My first step was to get some 45 cm x 45 cm plywood boards (4 mm). First sketches with my first building (Renedra Barn) and some mining equipment:





Next step was to cut the interior of the mine from polystyrene boards.



My second building (Sarissa):



Okay from the outside, but the inside… yuk!



Okay, need to improve the insides of my buildings. Next try:



Much better! But a lot of work.  :?

Meanwhile the mine improves, too:



And finally (still w.i.p.) my first game of Dracula’s America (without supernatural factions). 3 players, my mixed posse of Apaches, Mexicans and a mad Preacher with shotgun versus two posses of Outlaws.



Got beaten up badly, but had a lot of fun. This game rocks! Showdown in the tunnels:



My latest addition: Mining Wheel House



That’s my progress so far. Now I am heading for some more buildings and more detail on the table. Cacti, skulls, vultures, grass, etc. Stay tuned. ;)

Kind regards
N.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2023, 02:02:30 PM by Nightpaw »

Offline Malamute

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 04:26:27 PM »
Nice idea, I like the mine. :)
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Offline Ramirez Noname

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 04:29:16 PM »
That's a great mining town you've got coming together there.

May I ask where the mine building is from (the tall one with the short section of railway line in the last picture)?

RMZ

Offline Elk101

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 06:07:04 PM »
I think it's the Sarissa Precision one.

Offline Nightpaw

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 06:13:27 PM »
Thank you. It's the Sarissa Mining Wheel House indeed.

Offline Ramirez Noname

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 06:59:03 PM »
Thank you. It's the Sarissa Mining Wheel House indeed.

I think it's the Sarissa Precision one.

Thanks guys, I'll check out their website.

RMZ

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 12:15:37 AM »
Very creative. Well done.
It makes me want to play on game with it.

Offline Nightpaw

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 10:46:05 AM »
Thank you.  :)

A new "old" shop for my ghost town:






Still some weathering ahead, and six more of those fine Sarissa buildings waiting to be built and painted...

Offline fred

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 07:32:46 PM »
Very cool. I really like the mine - a very cool idea.

The Sarrisa mine head building is cool - I too have add a bit of railway track and some trolleys. I find a bit of detailing lifts the MDF buildings a lot. The two things I do are add some strips of card to represent door frames, window lintels, and just randomly added to be struts or other slightly sticky out bits.

The other thing that I really like is to use paper tiles. The ones from Warbases that are laser cut are very quick and easy to use. You can cut them by hand, I have done for a small roof with big tiles, but this really adds to the time taken.

Looking forward to seeng more games on this table. DAM is a great game - the supernatural bits are good, but not overpowering.

Offline Fenrir

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 05:40:17 AM »
Brilliant-looking board there- I especially like the fact that you can play inside and outside of the mine at the same time. Glad to hear you enjoyed your first game of DA, too!  8)

Thanks for the close-up shots of the Sarrisa 'ghost town' buildings, I think I might have to pick a few up myself now!..
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Offline Nightpaw

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 11:50:23 AM »
Thank you guys. More buildings have been finished this week, including the accursed diner which is said to be the source of the terrible disease that has turned Deliverance into a ghost town:



Despite of the terrible fate of this town there are still soldiers of fortune seraching the ruins for treasure...









Tonight another battle will take place in this sinister place. Reports will follow.  ;)

Offline Chairface

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 01:52:28 PM »
Beautiful town. Incredibly well done

Offline DavyJones

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 05:27:18 PM »
Great gaming table.  :o

Offline Nightpaw

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 10:59:09 AM »
Thank you.  :)

Meanwhile I have played a couple of sceanrios of the "Forbidden Power" supplement and am in dire need of some Bayou terrain. This pieces under construction shall bear the desecrated church of Dagon. I have been using wooden table mats and the remains of our laundry basket. The bollards are made from wooden pegs.








Offline fred

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Re: My Gaming Board for Dracula's America
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 12:23:26 PM »
Cool. Looking good already. We haven’t got close to playing the Forbiden Power factions or scenarios yet.

 

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