Love the idea, but we don't get lava and stalactites/stalagmites in the same caves... different sorts of rock entirely. Big blocky boulders (chunks fallen from the roof of the cave) would be just as good for decoration. Wet caves in lava rock are (at least here in Hawaii) just wet, no fantastic formations of deposited stone like that. We do have some limestone, from old reefs, but not much cave action as much as small sinkholes (those are of interest here because they may contain bones from extinct bird species or rare cave critters). I do plan to emulate your idea, though, it looks wicked simple and effective. But I'll make two kinds of cave sets - lava based, and limestone based.
Post by cowboyleland on May 7, 2021 17:07:05 GMT -9
You would most likely need an ancient sea bed that had been around long enough to form limestone. Then most of the water would have to be removed somehow and the limestone to have a tunnel bored through it (maybe by water.) Then water would need to trickle through the limestone above and into the tunnel for centuries to make the stalactites and stalagmites (so far, all this happens quite often in our world) and then magma would have to well up from below and start cracking through the floor of the cave. An unlikely chain of events in our world, perhaps, but in a fantasy world with wizards manipulating the elements who knows how often it comes up?
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On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
If so, not yet. Since these are for my games of D&D (or similar) I might just make some flags/markers to show the location of the party (if that ever becomes necessary ...though, in truth, they're really just meant to be used as fun little 3D village maps).
Yeah, I've been experimenting with small scale paper minis (10mm) for wargaming. I feel like this approach could work quite nicely. I think for your RPG application little flags would do the trick. Whatever the purpose, they really do look good. Your work is always inspiring. I just have a soft spot for the smaller scales.
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