Dungeon Crawl Progress

I haven’t posted in a while and thought maybe an update might be in order.  The last few weeks has found me casting more modular dungeon pieces and because there isn’t much to show that wasn’t shown in the last post I thought I would do a mock set up and get an overview of the project.  My goal is to cast enough to set up a dungeon crawl for an all day or two evening run.  Here’s what we’ve got so far:

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The amounts of each module are below.  I have not used them all to arrange this layout.  I would like to have at least two of each for any configuration that I can come up with.

Wall – 1×2          6
Wall – 2×2         20
Wall – 3×2         8
Wall – 4×2         36
Wall – 5×2
Wall – 6×2

Corner – 2×2     35

Floor – 1×1         6
Floor – 1×2        14
Floor – 2×2       22
Floor – 3×2       4
Floor – 4×2       19
Floor – 5×2       1
Floor – 6×2

Floor – 1×3        2
Floor – 3×3        1

Floor – 4×4       2

Floor – 6×6       1

Room – 3×3      1
Room – 4×4
Room – 5×5      4
Room – 6×6      1
Room – 7×7
Room – 8×8
Room – 9×9
Room – 10×10

Cavern Pieces –  77

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I’m using a 4 X 4 DIY battle mat as a base since I don’t have the cavern floor tiles mold.

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In all honesty, looking at it as a set I’m rather disappointed in the color.  Everything has a alcohol/ink wash base and I was hoping this would be enough but no such luck.  The colors looked good at first but as they completely dried over time they really kinda went bland and ran together more than I thought they would.  The walls are brown and the floors are black but it’s hard to see that from a distance so I think I’ll go back over them with some strong dry brushing to help make them pop.

Although I dread the time it would take I really like the random colorization of the field stones.  A good example of this can be found on hosercanadian’s blog here: https://hosercanadian.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/going-down-to-the/.  His random card generating dungeon system is what inspired this project after all so take a look!

So where it stands now is that I still need to keep at the casting grind for a while.  The weather here has started to warm up so maybe I can put it into overdrive for a bit and get it knocked out.  Also, keeping me busy is the acquisition of the new D&D 5th ed release.  While I haven’t actually played the pen & paper version of D&D since the early 80’s I keep hearing good things about it and finally caved in.  This tabletop set up could help me to relearn the system after all these years.

Thanks for looking,

Night Owl

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3 responses to “Dungeon Crawl Progress

    • No, sorry I should have described it more clearly. A 4 X 2 wall module consist of 8 floor tiles (4 long, 2 wide) with 3 layers of fieldstone blocks glued to the outer top edge whereas a 4 X 2 floor tile is just 8 floor tiles (4 long, 2 wide) used to fill in for bigger rooms. The idea is to be able to build rooms of any sizes using any configuration of the wall, floor, and corner modules. You’ve given me a good idea – I’ll post a disarticulated view of room construction for my next post. Thanks!

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