Ran my first gridless game with my primary group and it was very well received.I laid out the measuring sticks I had made and they were only used once (one player was just checking distance for a charge). The group consists of several characters that have non-typical speeds, such as a barbarian and a pally in medium armor. I was worried about the different speeds going in but it didn't really matter, barb moved a little bit further and the pally moved a little less than everyone else. I found AOO to be easy to handle, which was a huge relief for me.
This game was also my introduction of the 2.5d dungeon set I have made and they all raved over it. Only problem seemed to be that every time I laid down a piece ,one or another party member had to pick up the piece and wonder at it. I didn't have time to set up or fog of war the dungeon before hand due to an encounter before the dungeon. This led to me having to set up the dungeon on the fly and it took a little longer than i would have liked to do so. Next time i'll have it on my Notebook instead of my phone...just too dang small and i had to keep looking back at it.
Overall it was a wonderful experience and im excited for our next game night. My primary group only gets together once each month so I have time to build a 2.5d next cavern set....which has me all kinds of pumped up. I want to give a special thanks to Dm Scotty, DMG, and all the forum members here...i stole so many ideas for my game night its not even funny.
Yay! Gridless 2.5d FTW! Funny how you couldn't put a piece down without it being pawed at.
Yeah, setups can be a feat of legerdemain all right. I list crafting elements in my room descriptions and try to limit it to about 3-5 things per room. Some are much more elaborate, but having photos of everything really helps.
Crafting: Spell effect templates and Lightning Rail cars
Had a chance to speak at length with one of my veteran players and they loved how gridless sped up combat. They pointed out how the stones on the tiles sort of represented grids in a fasion and how they would prefer something more like natural caves to really get a true feel for gridless. I just smiled...cause that's next muahahaha.
erho: Too many minis, not enough time... Am I right?
Oct 29, 2019 21:28:01 GMT
sgtslag: If we could just do away with this whole "work" thing, and supporting ourselves, financially, and otherwise... Life always seems to get in the way of gaming. AHHH!!!...
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:16 GMT
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT