Trying to create a post apocalyptic campaign. I have no idea where to begin and I want it to be 2.5 next. Going to start with the players home base I think. I need help from you excellent crafter's on some ideas on creating modular walls and floors for this vault. Look at vaults from fallout 3 for ideas, that's what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks.
You need some overgrown ruins. Ruins are aeasy and fun to make. DMscotty has a video about it. Make some technical junk lying around. Some drinking straw as pipes along building edges. Maybe some carwrecks. A cigarette machine on a wall. A old billboard. Add some locations that will be visited in a game* like a ruined supermarket or a gas station.
Then build some survivor building, a farmstead, some corrugated iron shanty.
And some outdoor area, some large rocks, a few stony hills, a waterhole.
With this you should covered most of the generic things you need.
Of course it depends on the amount of work you could put into this. A few ruins, hills and survivor buildings shouldnt be to much work.
*this need more storing room, but maybe you are lucky and could store such things somehwere-my wife didnt like that in every edge ly some terrain tile:-)
DnDPaladin any ideas for some cars that scale to mini size?
Brainbot that link was amazingly helpful. Thanks bud. I'll for sure be using this a lot.
beetlewing I was examining that jailbreak all day yesterday I love it. And the airlock doors are a must. Thanks.
sadric I'm definitely going to use that straw idea. Ang my girlfriend is non stop complaining about my crafting stuff being all over the house. Never know when you might have a breakthrough in the middle of the bedroom.
One thing to remember (and that is at the core of identifying something as 'Fallout') is that it takes place in a alternate future that diverged from after the apocolypse sometime in the 40's or 50's. This should give you are clear direction to take the design. So, think about the old Frankie Valli movies and others set in that era. Something like a malt shoppe diner, but with Nuka Cola Floats or whatever, would be awesome. A drive-in theatre FILLED with rusted out cars to duck and weaved between. Or even some of the things from the games - like a bus crashed through a wall that is used as an entrance point, or even the museum wheres there's all of this weird tech on display (some of it may still work)!
To me, taking an established franchise and making it tabletop gives you the chance to blow the doors off and really explore the universe that was put down. You definitely want to create SOME of what we've already seen, but extrapolate from there... make it your own (and your group's).
I completed most of the paper work for the game. Stats, general combat, and classes are all ready to go. Just completed my hackers mini game which I think is a great interactive way to open locked doors or get information off a computer. Just need to get going on the set pieces. I've been stock piling scrap steel and random odds and ends from work so I have some supplies already.
One (free) item I've seen used to great effect in sci-fi and other genres are those plastic straps that are used on pallets and the large retail boxes like lawn mowers and power tools come in... They have a fantastic crosshatch texture on them when drybrushed, and are often used for traction plating and stuff like lower kick plates on doors. Any warehouse (retail or otherwise) will throw them out daily.
You can also get a similar effect with zip ties, which come in a huge variety of thicknesses and widths.
Post by dungeonmistress on Oct 9, 2014 15:47:09 GMT
As far as textures for walls in a fall out shelter go, think painted cinder block or slick subway tiles. The floors would be concrete.
Aboveground, street level, everything would have a dusty, broken, abandoned feel to it. Like a modern ghost town (look for pics of Gary, Indiana). Also, have you read Swan Song by Robert R McCammon? That's a great post-apocryphal story with vivid descriptions of what the world might look and feel like to survivors.
Thanks for all the input guys! Very appreciated. I'm hoping to launch the game for my group at the end of November. The only one who knows about it is my girlfriend so she can help scavange gems from the thrift and craft stores. I want to wow my players as they first enter the world. This game is meant to be tough and uses a lot of strategy. If anyone is interested in the details let me know and ill make a thread someday with the rules and details. Keep the ideas flowing its getting my brain pumped up.
i'm looking at some miniature cars but none would fit a 25mm figures... going by RC scales though... i think 1/36 or 1/45 would be the best sizes. one or the other i'd need to test with figurines aside it. i have a 1/24 at home but its way too big for a figure.
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 !"
Well... if you play on grids (where 1" is equal to 5 feet), then you're looking at a 1/60 ratio scale. This makes most 28mm scale miniatures about the height of a normal person or slightly taller for the "heroic" scaled minis. Now, both Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars are 1/64 ration scale sized... when it comes to their normal automobiles. Larger things like semi-trucks and buses are smaller, obviously.
This is a little smaller than true scale for a 28mm-based game, but I have used these kind of cars for years for my games set in a modern era (mostly a zombie apocalypse game) and have very little issue with the size difference. To me, it's noticeable at first... but not after a while. And on the plus side, you can get a bucketload of these kinds of cars for cheap (especially if you get the knock-off brands from the dollar store and other places).
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
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
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