We already took a look at my set of 2.5 dimensional dungeon tiles for some hearty Dungeon & Dragons sessions or some simple SoBaH past-time. I also recently completed a set of Hirst Arts castings to furnish the dank rooms of my dimly lit dungeon.
However, the tiles were not entirely finished and some of the features were still missing, such as door and wall elements, tiles with a wooden floor and a bigger room that is suitable for boss encounters. These also elevate the dungeon to the third dimension.
This post is mostly picture centred with some short comments about the techniques used. For a more comprehensive how-to have a look at the older post.
We begin with a picture of all the tiles stacked up neatly.
To tidy up the sides I covered the styrofoam with wood filler, sanded the filler after it was dry and finally painted the sides resembling rock to have a less stark contrast to the top.
Four styles, each featuring a number of shapes, make up the dungeon. Bigger rooms are accompanied by L-turns, T-junctions, X-junctions and straight corridors. They can be all combined with each other and can even be used to form bigger rooms. Open and closed-door segments as well as simple wall elements add the third dimension to the flat floor tiles.
A feature wall has five overgrown beer or wine barrels fitted in wall alcoves. Check out this tutorial if you would like to make such a piece yourself.
Finally a bigger 24cm by 24cm room can be used for boss encounters, but also offers the opportunity to place columns.
A special gimmick is this double-sided wall that either depicts a mine shaft or a rock wall. The woodden support structure is made using matchsticks, while the rock face is sculpted using air-dry clay:
I did also experiment with smaller wall segments that can be freely placed on the tiles to make separate rooms or indicate dead ends. Here I used a press mold to be able to produce brick wall segments fast and easy. Check out my tutorial if you are interested in this technique:
So, how does a typical gaming setup look like with all the bits and bobs?
I hope you enjoyed this little gallery of tiles and room configurations and maybe they inspire you to create something similar.
You like the tiles but lack time? Drop me an Email and I am happy to create a layout to your specifications. For general information about the commission process check out this page.