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Offline beefcake

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Show us your dungeons
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:25:04 AM »
Well I just received Into the Breeding Pits and have been skimming through the rules and was wondering what others were going to use for their dungeon system. I'll kick it off with my modular dungeon I made out of polystyrene insulation boards.







More cavern like than dungeon. It has easy access points onto the board for starting the game and retrieving loot.
I showed a WIP of this a year or so ago.


Offline Wyrmalla

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 09:30:39 AM »
I'm making a similar modular set, though with variation in the size of pieces (which is a wonderfully terrible idea: I need to make twice as many bits).

Its early, days, but the pieces look like this:




Modular tilesets are a right pain to build. :(

Offline beefcake

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 09:32:09 AM »
Very cool. Love the tiles on the floor and all the small details you have :)


Offline deathjester25

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 11:26:22 AM »
@beefcake

Do you have a link to your WIP thread for this.  I'm interested in possibly doing something similiar for otherworld skirmish

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 11:32:17 AM »
@zellak

Funnily enough I was eyeing up those Mageknight dungeons myself.

I’d have wound up doing the same thing as I’m now with those though. I.e. glueing a load together,  covering the gaps and adding more details. …Which would be an undue amount of work.

Is there alternative patterns for the walls? I was noticing that the cobbles are the same on every piece. You could change the patter with milliput and paint it over, but I suspect that’s way too much effort considering the purpose of those things.

…Which given that’s my own take on them, is probably why I’m making my own. 

There's a few good threads here on this board for modular dungeons. Not to put other's down, but Jacques' one looked amazing (pity he lost the pictures for the last parts)

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=30403.0


Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 11:54:11 AM »






I use the Terra-Blocks 'Old School Dungeon Set' for Frostgrave, we've had quiet a few games using it at the club with just the basic rules.

http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/epages/950003459.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950003459/Categories/TerraBlocks/Old_School_Dungeon
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Offline jp1885

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 01:01:49 PM »
Early days, but I'm making walls out of bits of grey packing foam that come my way every now and then.

Either ripped to look something like natural rock...





...or cut to look like stone slabs.



Might need to get a different gaming mat for underground stuff too.

Offline SBRPearce

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2016, 07:04:36 PM »
JP1885 - those look pretty neat. How do they stand up to game-play? Do they get bumped or shifted easily, given the light weight?
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Offline jp1885

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 07:34:54 PM »
More by luck than judgement, they 'stick' to my gaming mat, which is a Ceri Designs felt mat, in almost a velcro type way (if that makes sense).
This type of foam (no idea what it's called) takes undercoat spray reasonably well and stiffens up quite nicely once it's applied.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 01:40:01 PM by jp1885 »

Offline Calimero

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2016, 08:39:44 PM »
Some very nice work!

…which make me wonder, do figures in Frostgrave need to be based on specific sizes bases?

I’ve painted some "floor tiles" on small wood panels to expand the dungeon I’m (will be) able to build with my Dwarven Forge tiles I bought on their first Kickstarter.

I ask because both the tiles I’ve done and the Dwarven Forge have a 1" square basic design.
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Offline beefcake

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 08:43:11 PM »
@beefcake

Do you have a link to your WIP thread for this.  I'm interested in possibly doing something similiar for otherworld skirmish

Here's the link to mine

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=77285.0

The one Wyrmalla showed looks much better though.
In hindsight I would use MDF or something similar to mount the bolystyrene on instead of more polystyrene. It would make them more durable and easier to store.

Those walls look great JP

Offline jp1885

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2016, 08:55:53 PM »
Some very nice work!

…which make me wonder, do figures in Frostgrave need to be based on specific sizes bases?

Nope, use whatever size you like :)

Offline Digitarii

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2016, 09:31:25 PM »
Very nice work! I'm considering investing in the Dwarven Forge prepainted dungeons and caverns.

[Edited for grammar: I originally wrote "the the" instead of "in the".  ;D
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 09:33:59 PM by Digitarii »
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Offline zellak

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Re: Show us your dungeons
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2016, 10:45:50 PM »
@ Wyrmalla

All the wall tiles are the same, never really thought about it, so not a problem really.

Got it for playing Basic/Expert D&D campaign   where all the characters were Drow rebels. (1986 rules...the ones we still use..aye, we are that old. )

 

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