Friday, May 3, 2013

Some Dungeon Pics

I've been playing 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons with my sons. I've primarily been the Dungeon Master, but my son Bob has also DMed. We've had some great times playing and my son Mark has helped me make dungeon terrain from Hirst Arts molds. We made some of the Gothic Dungeon set following Bruce Hirst's tutorial from the Hirst Arts website. Here's some pics of the Gothic Dungeon.
 The shot above shows one of the rooms being raised on pillars. The pillars were made from Keurig coffee K-cups. I noticed that K-cups looked to be about the right size to use to raise up rooms in the dungeon for multi-level play. So I cleaned out used K-cups and poured excess plaster from when Mark and I were casting the Gothic molds for the dungeon. They are very strong and almost perfect height for the stairs we made.
Another shot showing the elevated room using K-cup pillars.
A detail shot of the elevated room. It has been dressed with mostly pieces from the Unique Inn Accessories Mold #59, but there are a few other pieces as well.
Another view of the elevated room. This shot shows the bearskin rug in front of the fireplace. I made that from Sculpey polymer clay and am inordinately proud of it.

 Dungeon from a different angle. The room with the blue and silver floor tiles has Knight statues in the alcoves which were purchased from Naloomi's Workshop. I've always gotten great deals and great service from him. He sells pre-cast Hirst Arts bricks and many very nice accessories. More about him later.
Another angle.


 Some of the rooms got special floors, mainly because I was running short of regular floor tiles. :)
 This shows some of the corridor pieces. I tried to keep at least one wall low, for ease of play and visibility of minis.
 The room with the pillars and red and yellow floor tiles is called the King's Hall. The Elf Wizard mini in the King's Hall was painted by my son Bob. He did an awesome job on it. The statues flanking him came out of a Toobs Toys Egypt set. I got mine at Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon.  The giant sarcophagus in the room with wall pillars (center)  is one I made.
 Another room and corridor with a fancy floor. The trapdoor piece is a custom job by Mark.
A different angle shot. The sarcophagus is another custom job by Mark. He's prolific.

Thanks for looking.  Above is a teaser shot for next post.

20 comments:

Brutorz Bill said...

WOW, Nice set up!

Anne said...

This is sweet Joe. I am so glad you're back.

Spacejacker said...

Beautiful setup and very goid to see you posting again Joe!

Simon Q said...

Sooooooo Glad to see you back was getting worried about you Bro! What an amazing come back that set up is a thing of Beauty I'm very jealous!

The Extraordinarii said...

Ah! your back man, great stuff, love the set up, hirst arts are an awesome way to go if your doing D&D dungeons, really like what you have done.

Phil said...

Fabulous, just fabulous!!
Phil.

Luckyjoe said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks very much. It is great to be back.

Sean said...

Wow Joe, those look fantastic. You have been busy. Can't wait to see more.

PapaSpanky said...

Great use of k-cups. You must have gone through a lot of coffee making this! Love the rug too.

Zabadak said...

That is one spectacular set-up, it must be a great playing on it and must have taken an age to put together.

btrhoads said...

Excllent pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Ray Rousell said...

That's a great bit of kit, Joe!!

Eddie Kataishi said...

Wow. That is absolutely stunning. Cheers!

Luckyjoe said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks very much. That was a fun build that took a while.

Francis Lee said...

Fantastic set up Joe, very jealous!

Jay said...

Hey, Joe! Super nice gaming layout. OOOHHHH the possibilities. Nice work!

Derek Kettlety said...

That is one set up to be proud of. Absolutely gorgeous.

Kronos said...

That is some amazing terrain! Great work!

Dice Plague said...

Wow Joe... just... wow!!!

You´ve been busy and that job you´ve done clearly explain why we´ve missed your blog posts. Did you used normal plaster or tha alginate stuff?

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