i bought foam cardstock like stuff. it still makes for great effects. but im wondering... is your foam board rock solide after the white glue and all ? cause mines keeps their foamy textures even after 3 coats of white glue ? still once i sealed them with modpodge they have that plastic feel to it added so its a great way of doing stuff still. each of these costed me like 1$ for 10. or something like that. somehow i can't find foam board anywhere around.
druid:"Do you need healing ?"
knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
The short answer is: I do not have a good answer for you...yet.
Early in his series, theDMG did an episode dedicated to that very question. But his approach to tiles are different than mine; you would think, since mine are smaller, you'd need more.
I start with an empty table. I place tiles to build the areas my players can "see," and remove them as the party goes along. This approach takes care of the mechanic of light and visible distance. It also means you need a LOT less tiles.
You could start with an empty table and "build" as you go along, as you said, 'revealed.'
I really do NOT like building the whole dungeon ahead of time and covering with black material. Because it doesn't look very good, and because it implies to the players where the remaining unexplored areas are - thus possibly spoiling the location of a secret door, etc.
Here's what I would do. (this is what I do) 1) Decide your next adventure. That is, obtain or draw the map. 2) Try to build the dungeon. Do you have all the necessary tiles? Yes - Good to go! No - Build the ones you need. These are added to your collection. And, item #2 has a better chance of being "Yes" in future adventures. In short order, you'll reach the point where you're done building tiles.
I like the above approach because it's personal. We all design differently. My dungeons will have tendencies that yours don't. Maybe I use a lot of curves. Maybe you use lots of big rooms. So providing "build X of this style" might cause you wasted effort. The above logic makes the answer personal and ensures you waste no materials or time.
And here's another nuance that I am always careful of - the direction at which players approach an area matters. If a hallway dead-ends, and there's a door there leading to a room, then you will need a three-walled "dead end" tile, so that you can place the door. BUT, suppose the players enter this hallway from the room on the other side - the door was already placed, when you made the room. The hallway does not need a "dead end" style tile, but rather a plain old 2-wall "hallway" tile. Consider both possibilities when you assess your tile preparedness.
Style also matters. For taverns, I cannot imagine needing a lot.
Last note, another thing I like about only showing what the party can see: for the most part, you can simply shuffle around the tiles on the table to build the new area. No need to "reach into the box or staging table" to get new tiles. Actually, no need to "stage" at all...except for scenery.
erho: I'm hoping to make this saturday chat, our group's game was postponed until next week!
Jan 26, 2018 16:24:52 GMT
erho: Just had real life hit the group again! Last time we played was Jan 5th, next game in in 2 weeks!
Feb 1, 2018 20:39:58 GMT
erho: Hopefully this Friday we game! I need those harpies, but I'm out of time!
Feb 12, 2018 15:16:37 GMT
erho: Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Feb 14, 2018 14:52:51 GMT
erho: Weekend is here...I have no projects due. I'm lost!
Mar 2, 2018 22:48:34 GMT
erho: Game tonight... Party finds polluted stretch of coast pumping out from far inland, ejecting flotsam and jetsam into the sea. a battered and dying green dragon is among the debris who tells of forced births and corruption of eggs by the Metallic dragons
Mar 9, 2018 21:36:07 GMT
erho: I missed it! I got called into work at the hospital Saturday and Sunday.
Mar 26, 2018 15:04:07 GMT
erho: Have a great weekend!
May 25, 2018 21:56:03 GMT
erho: We have a new payer at the table tonight... Pray to St. Gygax for us so that he will fit in!
Jun 15, 2018 20:45:43 GMT
margaret: Putting this here because I don't know where else to post it - the site is not letting me post responses today. And it wouldn't let me log out and relog either. Not sure what is going on
Aug 13, 2018 19:12:43 GMT
Draklith: have your internet settings changed? first thing i"d check, sometimes when you install a new program or something, it will change your settings
Aug 17, 2018 10:39:50 GMT
margaret: It eventually resolved itself. The computer did update at some point this past week, but I never changed anything in the browser settings to resolve the issue. This site just seems to get cranky with my computer sometimes
Aug 18, 2018 17:57:37 GMT
erho: You need to dump more points into Tech Skills! just kidding!
Aug 21, 2018 20:41:09 GMT
thedungeonmattster: Thanks folks. I've got a few irons in the fire right now so to speak, finishing up a few things. I'll be sure to post some stuff real soon!
And thanks so much for the warm welcome!
Nov 19, 2018 17:35:56 GMT
factoriatabletop: Erho and Ofcorse have started an online adventure ... do not miss the events and do not hesitate to comment on what you want!
Feb 21, 2019 14:58:52 GMT
SpielMeisterKev!: Moving over to Discord... No Camera, Audio Only Every Saturday 7pm Central! Paint Minis, Craft Terrain, or just chat...ONLINE! Oh, yeah!Discord Invite
Mar 3, 2019 15:01:18 GMT
wunderbear: Where are your terrain sets and buildings? (To buy)
May 8, 2019 23:59:32 GMT