Dungeons and Dragons Terrain and Scenery

Dungeons & Dragons – Homemade dungeon tiles

Last year, when I picked Dungeons & Dragons up again for the first time in 20 years, I fell back on how I used to do terrain for the battlefield for tabletop wargames.

For the original dungeon tiles we used in Chapter 2 and 3 I cut a grid with a knife, painted it all with a dark grey mixed with dirt and sand and drybrushed it white.

However, since then I’ve found advice on youtube such as Black Magic Craft’s video on painting stoneworks and Runehammer’s video on 2.6D Reversible Tiles System, and as I now have a decent set of terrain and terrain boards, I’ve revisted these tiles and repainted them on the back and below is the results.

Original tiles

Tiles revisited 1: Floorboards using tongue pressers

Tiles revisited 2: Sandstones from an ancient civilisation

Really like this so I’ll probably do more in this style. I cannot remember where I saw this idea of cutting lines in each tile.

Tiles revisited 3: Old worn stonework

For this set I actually created a new tile for a more unusual room. I like using square tiles indoors and hexagon tiles outdoors, but I think something like this can help create a bit more unfamiliar feel indoors too.