This is my first venture out onto the forums since I discovered Wyloc, and subsequently the DMs Craft youtube videos!
I love the idea of 3D terrain, and I'm really excited to get started on making some fun goodies! I mainly run games of Pathfinder and homebrew for my husband, because I get incredibly nervous DMing for other people. I do have a game I'm setting up for at the moment, so hopefully I can get some more great ideas here!
Welcome aboard! Other folks to check out are Black Magic Craft, DMG info, starships and steal, terrain tutor, lukes aps, drunkens and dragons, mini terrain domain ....so many vids so little time....... Keep Dm'ing. try adding one person at a time. a close friend or someone you feel comfortable with. then repeat two or three times boom you are running a full table. It's so fun and relaxing.
welcome to the forum! Nothing wrong with just running solo adventures. But you may find that once you have more experience and some cool terrain to show off, that you want a larger group. Players are mostly pretty forgiving with a new DM, because they know that DMs can be hard to get. And if they aren't forgiving, you wouldn't want them at your table, anyway.
Start crafting with what appeals to you most, but I recommend scatter terrain for a start. No matter what your "floor" is [plain table, paper map, Chessex grid, Paizo flip mat, green fabric, D&D Next mats, tiles, 2.5D rooms, full-scale Dwarven Forge], you can ALWAYS use scatter terrain.
Eeee! I'm super excited! I'm going to be working in some terrain tonight while hubby is playing on the computer. I have some lovely dollars store foam board, and I'm going to start with some cavern tiles and ruins, with some scattery terrain.
My story line is that a cavern was discovered, possibly by others before this point, but it wasn't well known until a local hero entered and didn't come back. He is thinking about a druid, so I've had the hero that went missing be a druidic class, and her brother has asked my husband's character to look for her.
Within the Cavern of Shattered Souls (named for the adventurers who keep going missing, and the constant drips of water that echo like breaking glass throughout the cavern) it will start as a normal cavern. He will enter an area filled with red mud, and encounter some red goblins who have recently tried to set up home.
Later, however, things will get more interesting. Beyond all of the natural enemies and things is a ruined city. It sank into the ground ages ago, and no one really knew it was there. In said city live hundreds of ghosts--ghosts who replay their death scenes over and over. Scenes where some are suffering terrible accidents, and some are clearly being murdered, but the visage of the murderer can't be seen.
In a mansion farther into the ruins, he will begin to see the ghosts of two young toddlers who don't appear to be tied to any recurring death scene. They're babies, so they can't communicate well, but the seem helpful in their own innocent way.
It turns out that their grandmother once gave them an orb of some sort of magical protection, which rested between their cribs on a long, staff-like lamp post contraption. This orb is something my husband's character now carries, and is the only thing the missing hero brought out of the cave and gave to her apprentice before she reentered the depths and disappeared. This orb kept the toddlers safe from "the boogeyman," a monstrous and magical humanoid who came into the town via a curse item that the toddlers' father brought home. This creature had been killing everyone in town, starting with the children, but could not get the toddlers because of their protection orb. Eventually, with the murders being too great to bear and the ghosts appearing, there weren't any people left, and the town fell to ruin. The night the father was to leave with his children, however, he was murdered by the bogeyman. This left the toddlers alone in the large house with no adults, and they unfortunately starved to death--but because they were not killed by the bogeyman, their ghosts were not left to repeat their fate night after night.
The bogeyman tried to get rid of the orb, and did so mostly by allowing adventurers to get close, take it somewhere, and then he would murder them when they were away from it. It got to the point where the local hero was able to get it out of the cave, and the bogeyman was happy to kill anyone else who ventured in. Little did he know it would be brought back by a helpful druid, who was given the orb as by the brother of the hero, because said brother thought it might help.
So... I'm thinking cave tiles, some muddy, red tiles, and some neat ruins. I'm excited, so I'll be starting tonight!
I am excited to see how this wonderful idea of yours plays out . This story sounds AWESOME and think we would all enjoy your wondrous game idea. Welcome to the forum as well!!! May your stay be an inspirational one.
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