Right, so I was surfing some terrain making videos and they were mentioning DM Scotty and 2.5D crafting. I was curious. I am a GM running various systems but for the past decade or so I've been running a D&D 3.5 campaign. I had been looking around for some idea's to replace my current system of Hex Map with plate glass on top. I'm fairly sure many Game Masters can relate to describing the situation, pause the game to draw out the environment, resume, resolve the situation, erase the drawings and repeat. I am very pleased with DM Scotty's 2.5D idea and especially the very cost effective method of re-purposing cardboard and card stock. What I was REALLY impressed with is DM Scotty's use of the hot glue gun to make effects on terrain, the Water fountain video was brilliant. I rarely used a hot glue gun but now I'm keen to try my hand at it. I followed the link to the forum and signed up, tainting your lovely site with my verbosity. Simply dropping a post to say "hello" from the middle of Canada and I hope to glean some ideas from the membership.
When it comes to Crafting for table top games at low cost, there is not a better site on the web that I am aware of. Plus you have some very creative minds and excellent artists to get ideas from. One of my favorite sites...I cant get enough of this place!
Welcome wardenhammer, looking forward to seeing your creations.
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Ow! AJ! That hurt (a lot)! Alright... Alright I take that part back! *sighs heavily*
I think you forgot to craft the well you were trying to kick him into AJ.
Let this be a lesson to all: if you are up againts millions of persians hefting silly wicker shields and led by a really tall half naked man wearing way to much piercing jewelry to walk around safely in anything but a loincloth, make sure you have sufficient craft materials to make the signature scenes for the campaign epic. Otherwise you end up kicking people around for no reason, and you don't have enough materials to craft hoplite shields to keep those arrows at bay.
Hi all! I found DM Scotty's Youtube channel a few weeks ago and I think I have a problem. I am completely hooked on crafting now. I just got the Red Box for my son for Xmas and he and I started playing (I started playing in 1980 and just got started again a couple of years ago). Well now I have done about 80 tiles in the genius 2.5D style and am cranking out terrain for them at a furious pace. Running games is so much more fun now. I have a regular Friday night game with my son and some of his friends and a Sunday night adult game. Both 4e.
Having a great time. Thanks to DM Scotty, DMG and terrainaholic for the terrific ideas. I will start posting some pics of my crafts this weekend. It is great to be a part of such a fantastic community!
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