October 28, 2018 scrollmaster

At the time of making this set, our campaign had mainly taken the adventurers out in the wild. Forrests, dungeons, a small village here and there… you get the idea. But I wanted to switch gear and had two specific type of gaming sessions in mind: First of all make a cerebral mystery type session focusing on roleplay and problem solving rather than bashing goblin skulls. This would not really need any gaming board, but the other type was to bring the party out of the wild and into an aristocratic environment with posh people and political motives. My previous…

October 28, 2018 scrollmaster

Following my River gaming board, I returned to a more traditional gaming board: My lava set. However, while this board is similar in shape to my Woodland and my Ice and Snow gaming boards, this board is intended to provide a surface of lava the adventurers really do not want to touch. Hence all the scatter are little islands they can jump to and from to. By the way, I’ve had questions about how I made the hexagon shapes. It is quite simple: I used this hexagon cookie cutter I found on Amazon. The board Scatter I painted the surface…

October 28, 2018 scrollmaster

I am playing Dungeons & Dragons with a group of adults, all busy with a wide variety of jobs. As such getting us together is a difficult task and I am lucky to get us all together once a month. But often I am able to get a subset together and when I do so, I run what I call “Spin-off” chapters. Chapters taking place in the same world and timeframe, but outside the main story line… or with very little connection to it. The first spin-off chapter I did was “Come on Baby Light my Lighthouse” and for this I…

October 28, 2018 scrollmaster

Following the Woodland gaming board set, I decided to make a snow and ice set, mainly because I knew how to make it as I’ve made snow terrain back in the 90s when I played Warhammer 40.000. To save space, I made it on the opposite side of the Woodland set, but the scatter bits are vastly different… this has to do with A) I made the scenery for a a specific adventure in mind B) I find it boring making the same walls, hills etc for each theme. I feel each theme should have it’s own personality and the…

October 25, 2018 scrollmaster

My fourth gaming board is a bit unusual in that it doesn’t have an actual board! Instead it is made up of a series of large components that can be used standalone to create a board, or be used on top of other boards. It can be used to make rivers of various sizes and make waterfalls where needed. The size of the components make them great chunks of scatter with sizable enough surfaces to have some interaction on them. The River The Raising Props Altho9ugh the props really were made to be able to raise the river elements, I…

August 20, 2018 scrollmaster

When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons earlier this year, the first scenery things I made were a few simple, traditional dungeon corridors and rooms with square-tiled floors, each 5x 5 feet, for the first adventure.     But I also realised I needed something that would work for the outdoors encounters in the adventure and I wanted to make something that felt more open so I came up with the idea of using hexagon tiles for outside encounters to give the movement a slightly different and more free feel. And to take things to the extreme, I made the whole…

March 6, 2018 scrollmaster

Chapter 1 was made as a one-off adventure as my players almost all new to roleplaying games and I wasn’t sure if they would like it or not. However, I did make sure to make it extendable in case they liked the first game, which they did and so the campaign “War of the Triplets” was kicked off. Following the Chapter, I wrote up a small intermission giving the players two directions to choose from to take the campaign forward, one of the benefits of making a home brewed campaign. the unanimously chose to leave the Parthonox, the Dwarven Omnitropolis, to go…

January 18, 2017 scrollmaster

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have seen the progress of this project turning a Model Kit into custom “asteroids” for X-Wing Miniatures. There;’s a “How I did it” at the end of this article, but first… The Finished result!           How I did it – The beginning I’ve always had a thing for custom gaming boards and scenery, so it didn’t take me long after I bought the X-Wing core game to consider how I could make custom asteroids. Due to the amazing chase scene in Star Wars – The Force Awakens, I decided…