Okay, while waiting for my new printer to arrive (thankfully, it arrived on schedule), I took the opportunity to make cutting my foam core blanks a little easier and whipped up a template to print on sticker paper. The squares on the template are 1/16" of an inch shy of a full 2 inches, but printed with a 5px border. This way they will fit perfectly inside the tile wrapper, but still be sized enough that I don't have to be super perfect with cutting the edges perfectly square. Anything to make this process faster.
I am 3 tiles away from finishing the next frescoed hall. Then on to something interesting: using jeffgeorge's quarter round and diagonal tiles to make a rough cave-like cavern.
The first cave tile. I didn't pay attention to my clipping mask and so the outside corner has a cave texture instead of the 75% gray fill I was going to use, but I'll live. Not remaking it now, at least.
Not required because they're hallways that can be played theater of the mind: 15 16 17 18 20 23 23A 24 28 29 31
I won't be able to craft for most of tomorrow because we will be preparing for my brother's arrival Monday as well as a party Sunday afternoon. So I have tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday morning to get as much done as I can.
So, looking at the rooms for 14, 19, and 30 ... I can do all three of those theater of the mind, and to be honest, after a month of this, I'm pretty burnt out. I'm spending today refining my files for making the tiles, especially the curved wall tile. I have redesigned it to be a little less fiddly to construct; it's still two pieces, but the separate piece is now the wall, rather than the corner of the floor. jeffgeorge, I'll send you the updated file; you've probably already experimented with that design, but maybe it will be useful for you.
There are some things from the updated sample set that I want to include in my tiles, along with some things from some common Hirst Arts designs that I want to bring in as well. One of the things that makes a Hirst Arts dungeon so effective is variance in wall height, and jeffgeorge has brought this into the DoO design with his clip-on connectors. I don't need the connectors because I have magnets in my bases to hold things together, but I want the little bump outs on the tops of the walls because they provide some much needed visual interest. I'm thinking for now I'll experiment with doing this for the corner pieces, much like in this Hirst Arts sample (from here: imgur.com/a/PTwRQ).
Post by sunraven01 on Jun 10, 2017 15:43:12 GMT -9
Kind of a mishmash of styles here as I grabbed some already made tiles to rest the clip on walls, but I think the effect of the higher corner is rather good. These pieces slide off, but I'm considering gluing them in place.
Post by jeffgeorge on Jun 11, 2017 11:23:46 GMT -9
Once the clip concept came together, I realized that you could add all sorts of easily re-positionable detail to the walls with clips-ons, even where actual clips aren't necessary. Things like a variety of doors, portcullises, holes, shelves, alcoves, ledges, webs, ladders, skeletons in shackles, etc. are all possible. Designing those things as clips lets me keep the walls simple and therefore more reusable; variation from room to room can be provided through clip on. Your giant face-carving a few posts back is a great example of such a detail, as is the corner in the pic in your last post. You're really going far with this design, and it looks amazing!
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We did too good a job at scheduling other activities and were too tired to play D&D after the long days.
I want to continue with this thread, though, so now that there's no deadline, I can actually fully build out each room with dungeon dressing, and have it all ready to go for the next time someone asks me to run a game. We're not done yet!
In other news, my husband saw the latest DwarvenForge kickstarter and was all gung ho about getting some DF sets. He didn't listen to me when I told him how expensive DF was until he saw the prices and that dampened his enthusiasm greatly LOL. I told him I could easily build out the first 15 encounter areas in the Dungeon of Doom for less than $3K so I think that mollified him a bit.
Grabbed a floor out of the WWG Oubliette set and made a few new tiles. I'm getting better at constructing these things so that they fit better together, and having the tile blanks a hair less than a true 2 inches square makes getting nice mitered corners a lot easier.
A full-height clip-on wall with integrated columns for visual interest. The pillars are stock 2-way TLX posts, and the textures are from Oubliette. I ended up having to lighten the double doors by about 50% because my printer made them really dark and the nice details were getting lost. The 3/4 inch walls and floors are not adjusted for brightness.
This looks like an ordinary one wall tile, but it harbors a secret: there is a tiny washer embedded in the wall, making a magnetically receptive point for those props that don't translate well to clip-on.
These 3D wall sconces are from Fat Dragon Games (and let me tell you how GLAD I am I bought a robot cutter, because cutting and scoring a full page of these things would be a pain). I glued a tiny magnet on the back side. I might still decide to glue these in place instead, but this is a pretty elegant solution too and I rather like it.
Post by Coyotepunc on Jul 16, 2017 11:38:43 GMT -9
It all looks amazing. You should probably photoshop in a bit of doody in a corner on one tile as a nod to this discussion lol.
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Post by sunraven01 on Dec 31, 2017 12:47:14 GMT -9
Aaand... complete! I need to dress it up with some weapon racks, a throne, and some other things, but the replica modular encounter area from the most recent Dwarven Forge Kickstarter is complete!
8 field tiles (no walls) 2 diagonal tiles 3 one-wall plain tiles 2 one-wall tiles with torches 2 one-wall archway tiles 4 corner tiles 1 hallway tile 1 double-width fancy wall 1 double-width single door wall 1 double-width double door wall
The vast majority of the wall and floors and all the pillars came from mproteau's newly released Infinite Dungeons set; the big fancy wall is from WWG, and so is the gold bits on the floor.
I waffled over the decision to do full heights walls, but now that it's done I think it was the right one, as well as including the posts, which will allow for things like dropping in secret doors, raising or lowering portcullises, wall traps, or other things like that on the fly.
marcpasquin: After Goscinny died, people thought it would be the end of Asterix as he was the writing part of the team but Uderzo managed to keep it going and eventually pass on the torch to new teams that still produce albums to this day.
Mar 26, 2020 7:08:19 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Asterix was such a big part of my childhood. Not only did I read all the albums but every years the cartoon movies were part of "Ciné-Cadeau", a holiday time programming block on Télé-Québec that showed animated movies for kids.
Mar 26, 2020 7:06:53 GMT -9
lightning: I cannot count how often I read Asterix and Obelix as a kid. Loved how it always ended at a big town dinner around a huge bonfire and the troubadour was gagged somewhere so he couldn't sing. Good times!
Mar 25, 2020 0:03:40 GMT -9
Parduz: I still love that comics. Some of them (around the middle age of Asterix production) have some of the best story/dialogues/jokes ever.
Mar 24, 2020 11:31:07 GMT -9
squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
Mar 24, 2020 8:50:27 GMT -9
wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
Mar 24, 2020 6:27:38 GMT -9
Vermin King: Trump is an S-hole, but Clinton should be in prison. I don't like Biden, but at least it's a step up from 2016
Mar 22, 2020 18:40:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, my efforts to reboot 2020 haven't worked, so I probably won't try the others. BTW, I have always said I am an equal opportunity politician basher. Trump is undoubtedly an ass, but I still have to look at him being the lesser of two evils.
Mar 22, 2020 18:39:00 GMT -9
Parduz: well, then may i ask if we go pre 1994 so we could get rid of Bungasconi...
Mar 22, 2020 17:06:54 GMT -9
ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
Mar 22, 2020 8:19:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
Mar 22, 2020 4:46:23 GMT -9
Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
Mar 22, 2020 1:07:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
Mar 21, 2020 5:47:43 GMT -9
lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
Mar 21, 2020 5:34:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: Panic -- when you've been sick during a pandemic and have to self quarantine, and then wake up to no cable or internet
Mar 21, 2020 3:48:57 GMT -9
Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
Mar 20, 2020 14:44:52 GMT -9
marcpasquin: @vermin King to be fair, different hairstyle, costume type and about 15 years in between the 2 roles.
Mar 20, 2020 6:31:47 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel like an idiot. Didn't realize that Vanessa (Deadpool) was Inara Serra until last night. Duh
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Vermin King: temperature is down again this AM, but lots of drainage and throat is back to being sore
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Vermin King: I was feeling better yesterday and fever was down all day, but I realized when the show I was watching on TV was almost over, that I hadn't drank anything for 30 minutes, so I took my temperature and it was back up. highest it has been actually
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