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Author Topic: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!  (Read 7351 times)

Offline Xintao

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In 16 days I head off to the wargaming convention, Cold Wars, In Lancaster PA. I'm running an 8 player game of Frostgrave. Here are some pics of my work so far.


4 boards that are 2'x4'. Two of the boards I had from my game I ran at Fall In, but this time I'm adding 2 feet to the table lenght.


Boards are textured and painted.


I love using foamboard to make things. The Dollar Store brand, the paper is easy to peel


The foam is easy to "carve" stone patterns into


Games Workshop Age of Sigmar terrain, awesome. The game...not so much...


Some hill building


Bridges to special areas on the board


A Wizards Tower built my good friend Lou


A small castle in the center of the board

More pics and write up of what I'm doing on my blog:
http://xinslair.blogspot.com/2016/03/building-frostgrave-table-for-cold-wars.html
« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 02:14:58 AM by Xintao »
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Offline rednorseman

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 02:20:58 PM »
That looks really promising. Can't wait to see it completed.
cheers

Offline Denizen Kane

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 04:55:22 AM »
Wow! I am running a 6 player game at Huzzah in southern Maine in May. My table is 3X8! Your terrain looks top notch!
The world is changing so fast and we,re just trying to catch up...

Offline tyrionhalfman

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 06:40:40 AM »
Great start to what looks set to be an immense board. Thanks for sharing

Offline Xintao

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 01:34:32 PM »
I've made some progress on my Frostgrave table that I'd like to share. The convention, Cold Wars is only a week away, yikes.


The Numinous Occulum from Games Workshop on a hill above Frostgrave. The Pink Insulation foam is awesome for terrain building but, boy does it make a mess.


Bridges from the Inner Citadel to Key points on the table.


My good friend Lou made me a Wizards tower inspired from the Rankin-Bass animated "Return of the King"


Starting work on the Inner Citadel




Adding Battlements




Using the GW Model, Wood and foamcore, I fleshed out a four walled ruin. The Gw model out of the box is about 1.5 walls worth of ruins. This will be my Astrologarium.




Walls are textured and glued into place.


Figure shots for scale.


It's really coming together now.

More pics and write up on my blog: http://xinslair.blogspot.com/2016/03/building-frostgrave-table-for-cold-wars_10.html

Thanks,

Offline Daniel36

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players --Updated--
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 01:55:33 PM »
That already looks gorgeous! Keep it up!

Offline Azzabat

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players --Updated--
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 02:58:06 PM »
Really enjoying watching this thread develop. Keep up the good work.

= )
I know the voices aren't real .... but they have such FASCINATING ideas!

Offline Xintao

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players --Updated--
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 02:14:10 AM »
Well I finished the table and ran 2 games of 8 players each at Cold Wars last weekend. Here are pics from the games.


Finishing terrain 3 hours before the game begins.


Ruins inside the castle wall, painted just in time.




















I gave out chocolate gold coins when players picked up treasure.














The player got a nasty surprise when the chest he was about to pick up, tried to eat him






PELA Award for best terrain during my time slot.


Pretty good chocolate gold coins.

I ran 2 games, with 8 players. 4 players on a team. Treasures down low were worth 1 point, and treasures on all the raised areas were worth 3 points(changed to 5 points on Saturday) Friday night it was a dead tie, 27 points each. Saturday night was Good 27 and Evil 23. It came down to one of the good apprentices casting Mud under an evil player at the board edge preventing him from getting off the board with a 5 point treasure. Each game was a great group of players and we did about 8 turns in 3.5 hours. Pretty good for 8 people, a huge board and monsters trying to kill the players.

More pics and write up on my blog:
http://xinslair.blogspot.com/2016/03/cold-wars-frostgrave-game.html

Cheers,

Offline Timeshadow

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Love it thx for sharing and totally awesome board.

Offline Hupp n at em

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Wow, that board is great.  :-* 8) :)  Obviously individual raised areas like walkways and buildings are important to have in the game, but how much did you think having a whole section of the board raised added to the gameplay? I've been considering something similar.

Offline Paboook

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 09:42:24 AM »
Great looking table. I would just recommend adding few pillars under the long bridge.

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2016, 11:22:58 AM »
Wow, what a board, just awesome  :-*

Offline m4jumbo

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2016, 12:58:54 PM »
Very cool table.
So many games, so little time.
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Offline gary42

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 02:03:29 PM »
Awesome looking table!
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Offline Harry

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Re: Building a Frostgrave table for 8 players ***UPDATED*** Table Finished!
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2016, 09:04:53 AM »
Fantastic table. Well done fellas

 

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