I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Terrain building on Youtube, and Black Magic Craft has some bad ass videos! Following one of his earlier video’s I set out to make myself some realistic foam Dungeon Tiles : I decided to go all in and grabbed myself a Proxxon 37080 Hot Wire Cutter . This table makes cutting the base foam, and the 1x1 grid lines a breeze: After all those cuts I went to texturing using a rolled up ball of Aluminum foil, this step really adds a ton of character to the piece:
More Cardboard Wargaming Terrain
I wasn’t completely satisfied how my paper craft shipping container came out. I thought I could probably do better terrain with cardboard and acrylic paints. That is when Scotty’s awesome DIY 3D Ruins from Cardboard Miniature Terrain gave me some much needed inspiration. Shortly there after I set off on constructing my own scene out of a cardboard box. I managed to constructer 8 pieces in just a couple of days using basic craft supplies:
Excellent Wargame Terrain
I’ve been wanting to play some Star Wars Legion , but don’t have a lot of large terrain to make the matches interesting. Thats when I noticed a had a large pile of cardboard boxes laying in the corner. I originally thought about create structure from this cardboard and painting them, but then I got an idea, why not print out artwork and textures and glue it to the card board.
Digital Table Top Box
After seeing a lot of people in the community building either digital tables or boxes I decided to give it a shoot. A couple of 1x6 and hardware from the local bulk store, and an affordable Insignia 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV from Amazon.
Inspiration for a Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica Campaign
After picking up D&D Dungeons & Dragons - Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica I quickly realized how easy it would be to use Magic Inspiration for the Ravnica setting. This application’s source code can be found on my Github .
Using Magic the Gathering Art for D&D Ideas
Recently I’ve spent a bit time reading some of Dragon+ Magazine articles, one particularly grabbed my attention. Using Magic Cards as D&D Items presents a very interesting way to craft items, using Magic the Gathering cards, one can gain inspiration for their next +1 Dagger, or even an Elven Stronghold. I think the reason I so quickly latched on to this idea was because Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons are two of my favorite games, plus I really dig the Ixala art work, I mean who hasn’t fantasized about riding a dinosaur to work.
In order to re-familiarize myself with MongoDB I decided to write a little web application utilizing it as a backend datastore. Dungeon Brawl is a Python Flask app that runs inside Docker with the help of docker-compose. Using this application a Dungeon Master can easily track all things combat for their Dungeons and Dragons group. Grab the source code from Github , or check out a demo .
Board game cleanup
Having some friends over for game night! Decided to clean the shelf a bit.
Still stranded on Smuggler's Shiv
The kids are still stranded on Smuggler’s Shiv. It has been a long 5 days, but they’ve managed to acquire the island map, and make a few of their fellow castaways friendly. In order to run the adventure I created a few objects to help out. First off we have a paper clock, this helps me keep track of the hour by hour effects such as heat, wandering monsters, and disease, the kids also get a kick out of it.
My axe, what have you done with my axe!
With no time to dwell on his pain, Asuck feels his body being dragged across the wet sand. Using all the strength he can muster, he catches a glimpse of what caused the initial pain, and what is now dragging his large body across the beach. As Asuck eyes begin to focus on the shadowy figure, nausea and disorientation begins to over take his senses. Doing what any Orcish warrior would do in such circumstances, Asuck reaches for his trusty Great Axe , but his fingers find no such weapon.