Hello everyone. I figured I should introduce myself. (And a short rantish).
My name is John. I've been gaming for a few decades now and recently came across the DMscraft. The list of rpgs under my belt is far to long to list, especially if you consider new editions and variants by different companies). My favorite games are Pathfinder, Alternity, and the Classic (FASERIP) Marvel Superheroes.
I do have a bit of a rant, it also ties into how I became aware of Dm Scotty. I've gone through a rough divorce last year, not going into details, but it led to me moving to a new city and looking for a new group. A few months ago I went to a local gaming store and had a potential new group. Unfortunately the group didn't work out. As soon as I laid my first "tilescape" tile on the table one of the players said something to the effect of "cool, you use DmScotty's 2.5d tiles too." (At this point, I had never heard of DmScotty or his methods. The tiles I was using for this game were from cardboard and foamcore built the way I have for decades. My old group called them tilescape because we were kids and thought it sounded cool.) After asking who DmScotty was and getting yelled at by the player (apparently DmScotty claims to be the originator of this whole cardboard tile gaming thing.) The game turned into half the table accusing me of trying to steal Scotty's stuff and take credit for it myself. And, the other half was defending me or at least the idea that we could both design similar systems without being aware of the other. As I was on my way out the door one of the players that defended me told me to look him up on YouTube. I did and that also led me to the DMG and Wyloch. All awesome and I've learned techniques and ideas that I may not have considered otherwise.
Despite any issues I had on the road to get here, I hope to be constructive member of this forum.
Doesn't matter how you got here or who made what first. Just glad you found your way to the forum and have found the videos inspiring! There are a crap ton of posts to draw from. Also check out black magic craft videos. I totally used his vids to build a boat and his cavern tiles. Put some pics up of your stuff you made before watching scotty. That would be neat to see. Cheers and happy gaming.
I think the idea is being continuously re-invented - I found Wyloch's Armory when I had and idea of making reusable magnetic tiles ( with the tiles and walls snapping together with magnets to keep from getting knocked) and wanted to see if anyone else was doing something similar.
Of course everybody seem to be doing gridless with fixed walls - but even so the basic idea is pretty much the same
If my phone cooperatesand I can dig some out of storage, I'll definitely post old and new tiles.
I'm currently working on a set of modular tiles based on Wyloch and DMG. It will be a set of various rooms and corridors like DMG and field tiles like Wyloch and will use Wyloch 1.25 grid. Although, they grid will be fairly loose because we play essentially gridless.
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