the ultimate set would fill up my whole basement if you ask me.
but to be honest... you just need the basics. the rest is just adding up to those basics...
basics for me are these... - dungeon set... --- Walls (12 inch, 6 inch, 3 inch, 1 inch) about 4-6 of them all --- stalagmites (about 6-10) --- Rocks (same as stalagmites) --- Rough terrain (4-6 as well)
- Wilderness set... --- Trees (8-10 different sizes.) --- Roads (alternatives but i can see it as necessary) --- Bushes (about 6-10) --- Rough terrain same as dungeon set but with natural stuff instead.
- Other Stuff --- Doors (wooden, stones, secrets, portcullis) about 4 each should be enough --- Light sources (braziers, torches on stands) again 4 of each.
thats to me the very basics you need to play a game with visuals. the rest is just adding up to those basics, by simply adding up to the room visuals. so i'd say the ultimate set to me is the basics, with everything else that you can think of. which is to say the ultimate set do not exists yet. or would take a hell of a lot of space.
NOTE: i am not the kind that leaves anything ont he table for long. i play theater of the mind until they arrive in a room where there is something i wanna show them. so these materials are for the people who want about 2-3 rooms at maximum on the table at any give time. if you want to do like DMG and have the whole place laid down, you will need about 3 times what i showed here. and if you want to reuse everything once in a while. only 2 times what i showed here.
Last Edit: May 29, 2015 20:15:52 GMT by DnDPaladin
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 !"
I went through this making my 2D printouts for Copper Dragon Dungeons... I made a ton of pieces, but after playing with them a while, I realized I did not have enough pieces in practically every type! Good luck trying to figure out the ideal number of each piece. Mine is still a work-in-progress. Experience will likely show you what all you need, for most situations. Cheers!
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!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT