Saturday, March 28, 2009
Continuing with our flagstone dungeon set, this is a collection of small rooms to accompany your Dungeon Corridor Tiles. These should be useful to anyone who uses 25mm miniatures in their games of Dungeons and Dragons , or Warhammer. These would be perfect for a subterranean variation of Mordheim when you get bored of fighting in broken down buildings.
Below is a download link to a 5 page PDF. The intention with these is to quickly construct the immediate surrounds of a battle scene so you can position the various fighters in any given combat, so unless you are planning on building entire dungeons, you should be able to get by with 1 print out of each, but it's your ink, print as many as you want! If you have the space for it on your gaming table, you could print out whatever pieces you need and give them to the players as they explore, slowly building up a full size 1:60 map of your dungeon.
Page 1: 1 x 15' x 15' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 15' x 30' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 15' x 20' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 15' x 25' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x Caltrops Hazard, 1 x Impaling Spikes Hazard.
Page 2: 1 x 20' x 20' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 20' x 30' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x Spiked Pit Hazard, 1 x Bottomless Pit Hazard, 1 x Drowning Pool Pit Hazard, 1 x Level Below Pit Hazard
Page 3: 1 x 30' x 30' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 25' x 30' Dungeon Room Tile
Page 4: 1 x 20' x 40' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 10' x 10' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x 20' x 10' Dungeon Room Tile, 1 x Magic Vortex Hazard, 1 x Trap Door Entrance Marker, 1 x Wide Area Caltrops Hazard.
Page 5: A selection of Door Markers: 3 x Closed Dungeon Door, 3 x Open Dungeon Door, 3 x Locked Dungeon Door, 3 x Secret Door, 3 x Empty Doorway.
For best results turn off "shrink to fit page" when printing it out. This will keep each flagstone at an inch square. Inkjet printers use water-soluble inks so extra protection may be needed after assembly. Laser prints should be pretty durable but the toner may scratch off with extended use.
B) Making the Room Tiles:
Use spray glue to attach it to thickish mounting board (2mm in thickness should do the trick) and cut out using a steel ruler and craft knife. Always use a sharp blade and be careful. The Room Tiles' walls are designed to overlap the black borders on the edge of the Corridor tiles, so I'd recommend doing the following with each of the Room Tiles:
1) Mark out a 5mm border on the underside of each tile. You can do this by measuring; using a Corridor Tile as a guide, or by gluing a second copy of the room tile to the underside.
2) Cut a piece of mounting board with the same dimensions as the marked out area. This should be the same thickness as the Dungeon Corridor Tiles
3) Glue it to the underside of the tile using the 5mm border as a guide. You want to use PVA glue or contact adhesive for this, and you'll want to let it cure under a pile of books to keep it from warping.
C) Making the Dungeon Door Markers
Print the Door Marker page on a slightly thick card stock, or stick the page to card using spray glue. Using a steel ruler and an embossing tool, score along the dotted lines and fold the card along each score mark (Tip: If you do not have an embossing tool, then a dry ball point pen will do the trick!)
Flatten out the card again and cut out Each Door Marker with a steel ruler and sharp craft knife. Always use a sharp blade and be careful. Fold each door marker again, creasing it with a spoon. Trim the bottom flap down to 5mm. It should now wrap around the edge of the Room tile.
D) Finishing and using the Tiles
For added longevity you may want to cover the tile in a self-adhesive plastic wrap, or seal it down with decoupage paper varnish. Cut the self adhesive plastic about 5mm wider than the tile on all sides and trim the corners off at a 45º angle. Slowly and carefully apply the plastic wrap pressing down firmly as you go to avoid the formation of air bubbles, and then wrap over each edge sealing it. Air bubbles can be dealt with by puncturing them with a needle and forcing any air out by rubbing firmly over the area.
Use the alongside the Dungeon Corridor tiles during your battles. Using the Dungeon Door Markers to indicate entrances. Upon discovering a trap (hopefully not the hard way!) place the appropriate Hazard Marker so that you know exactly where it is when planning your tactics in combat.
Download Kev's Lounge: Flagstone Dungeon Room Tiles from Papercraft Dungeon
This is just one set in a bigger collection. If you haven't already, you're going to want to download the Free Dungeon Corridor Tiles, Free Dungeon Bigger Room Tilesand Free Dungeon Huge Room Tiles. Follow the link for the instructions and download.
I have a lot more sets on their way, including sewers, narrow alley ways, larger rooms, and rooms with unusual shapes. I'm also working on a Natural Cave set for those spelunking goblin hunters among you, and a 3 dimensional alternative to the Door Markers. If there is anything you'd like to see, please let us know!