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NeonKnight
08-06-2008, 08:08 PM
So, I am starting to make a small collection of tiles for this months challeneg.

Steel General
08-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Nice, more, more, more!!!!

:D I'm a greedy booger aren't I?

ravells
08-07-2008, 03:29 AM
Probably the most 'traditional' of all the entries! I was expecting to see many like this one, but you're the only one so far! Lovely work, Neon!

terrainmonkey
08-11-2008, 07:47 AM
Neon these are great! basic, simple, artistic, and a great improvement.
keep up the great work!
i'd love to enter this month but i don't have my computer anymore.
good luck and keep em coming.

Lord
08-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Where do you get all the little objects from? Looks good, but needs some dirt!

Steel General
08-11-2008, 12:47 PM
Where do you get all the little objects from? Looks good, but needs some dirt!

The Dundjinni forums are a great place to get all kinds of user created objects, structures, creatures, etc. Definitely worth a look.

NeonKnight
08-11-2008, 08:18 PM
The little items are all standard CC3 Dungeon Designer 3 symbols.

But yeah, th Dunginni forums is a good place to look for others.

NeonKnight
08-12-2008, 07:11 AM
A couple of more tiles.

NeonKnight
08-12-2008, 09:17 AM
And another new tile, and of course, a SPOOKY (not really) cave entrance

Androidz
08-12-2008, 10:30 AM
Wow this could be a great risk map. :D



So thats the advertiseing part...

Honestly great work=)

NeonKnight
08-13-2008, 01:18 PM
So, I thought I would throw up a quick and dirty example of the dungeon tiles together as an adventure map.

Steel General
08-13-2008, 02:33 PM
Cool Stuff NK!

Its a shame i really don't game anymore, so many cool things to use nowadays.

RPMiller
08-13-2008, 03:36 PM
I like this collection! You should add a wall overlay that could cover any given edge of a tile. Maybe something as simple as a black line... OH!! I just got an idea! If you printed this out and covered them with dry erase acetate or if they could be printed onto that type of material you could draw walls right on the tiles themselves.

Gamerprinter, is that possible? Can you print onto a dry erasable surface and still have the "dry erasability"? (I don't think that is a real word...)

Gamerprinter
08-13-2008, 04:16 PM
OH!! I just got an idea! If you printed this out and covered them with dry erase acetate or if they could be printed onto that type of material you could draw walls right on the tiles themselves.

Gamerprinter, is that possible? Can you print onto a dry erasable surface and still have the "dry erasability"? (I don't think that is a real word...)

Yes, its possible. In order to permanently print to dry erase media you must use silk-screen printing or dye-sublimation. (Never of which I do.)

However, I have a thermal transfer printer (used in sign work) they may do it as well, but I don't know if I can get punched rolls of dry erase film to work with my printer.

But, yes, its possible.

GP

RPMiller
08-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Cool, if you try it out let me know. :D

RobA
08-13-2008, 10:23 PM
Could it be laminated? I thought heat lamination was dry erase compatible...

-Rob A>

Gamerprinter
08-13-2008, 10:46 PM
Yes, of course, standard heat lamination works like dry erase. The question was whether I could print onto the lamination film, not the dungeon tile - for some reason... ask RP.

If you printed your grid on the tile, or the border of the map area with entries exposed, it could be a normal laminaton job. To print on the lamination film prepared to work on my sprocket-driven thermal printer - kind of specialized media, so unless a given media is available, it may not be possible.

GP

RPMiller
08-14-2008, 12:41 PM
I shied away from the lamination as it leaves a "border" of lamination around the tile which I predict will cause the tiles to be continually knocked around. With the only the tile there they can be butted up against each other and a quick strip of masking tape on the back will keep them cleanly together. Sure you could do the same thing with laminated pieces, but it takes longer and is harder to get solidly butted up. How do I know this you may ask? I tried both methods many years ago. :) Now if the current lamination process doesn't need the border anymore, than that is probably a much better way to go. :)

Gamerprinter
08-14-2008, 01:07 PM
When I laminate, unless someone is looking for complete encapsulation - water tight in other words, I usually cut of the lamination material to the edge of the sheet. So there is nothing left over.

GP

RPMiller
08-14-2008, 01:11 PM
And it won't peel away over time? I tried that method back then, but I found it started to peel after only a couple uses. Of course I'm sure material and machines have improved by now so that may no longer be a problem. If you draw a line past the edge of the tile will the ink then slip passed the laminate and soak in to the printed tile?

GlennZilla
08-14-2008, 03:12 PM
My group has started using minis instead of scribbling X's and O's on a white board. I took a map I got with my 3.5e DMG I think that was a poster map with a tile-grid on the back and a darker pre-mapped set of rooms on the front.

One of the players took it to Kinko's and had them laminate it. They trimmed to about 1/4 inch from the edge of the poster and it's holding up just fine. I can still scribble on terrain, features track iniative and NPC hit points off to the side. It's worked like a charm for us.

We have discussed a sheet of acrylic plastic with some 1pt size vinyl tape marking off a grid also. This would have a hinged metal backing and allow us to slide in custom battle maps and use magnetic tokens for things.

Redrobes
08-14-2008, 03:30 PM
Because I was a cheapskate back in the days of dry erase, I had some white melomane chip board, drew some squares on it and then covered with clear sticky backed plastic. This was in use several years. It needs a bit of spirits after a while to clear it and then it would be good for a while again.

So you could get some board, lay out the printed tiles and cover with that sticky plastic. What would be cool would be lots of blocks of wood with a tile each covered and then place on a tray to stop them moving then you could reuse and reshape the dungeon.

NeonKnight
08-24-2008, 05:31 AM
Here are a couple more tiles. The tile with the PURPLE line denotes that it can be cut to form small tiles.

NeonKnight
08-24-2008, 05:32 AM
A small collection of edgers to block of some of those 'dead-ends'

NeonKnight
08-24-2008, 05:53 AM
And finally, the example dungeon.

A small band of cultists have set up in a remote cave outside of town. The cultists have discovered an ancient shrine within the cave and have set about once again in the foul rituals.

Beyond the cave entrance, the initial chamber is where the cultists keep most of their illgotten supplies, while the back of the cave is home to hallucgine inducing fungus they cultivate for their rituals.

The next chamber has suffered from a recent flood and the stagnant brackish water hides a guardian the cultists have set here as an early defense.

The next chamber has a deep chasm from which lava pools provide heat to the small cave. A thin ledge surrounds the pit an can be carefully navigated.

Beyond the lava cave, a deep ravine splits the outer cave from the inner sanctum. The cultists have recently replaced the old rotted bridge they found with a more sturdy, newer one. An idol to their fell god watches over the bridge, and if the proper prayers are not given, then a blast of cold shoots from the rune on the floor before it, possibly blasting unwary intruders into the chasm.

Beyond the chasm, the temple proper begins with an initial shrine to the fell god. Coins, a few gems and other offerings are scatter on the dais of the idol. Offerings left here disappear within a few days. If any of the offerings are taken, the Statue animates and attacks. It will not leave this chamber.

The next chamber is a watch post and store room. Lesser cultists are always on watch here.

To the west is the temple proper. It is also the lair of a minor demon that has been summoned here as an envoy of the fell god.

To the east, is the chambers and laboratory of the high priest. A powerful adversary, the priest is school in the arts of necromancy.

To the north is a crypt where the bodies of previous highpriests resides. One of them is however, a vampire that is the true leader of the complex.

ravells
08-24-2008, 06:02 AM
Very, very nice, Neon! This month's voting is going to be tough, there are some really good entries.

Steel General
08-24-2008, 08:23 AM
Very, very nice, Neon! This month's voting is going to be tough, there are some really good entries.

I agree, I've only been around for the last couple of contests. But this one is gonna take some serious debate (in my head) to determine a winner.

RobA
08-24-2008, 09:39 AM
The tile with the PURPLE line denotes that it can be cut to form small tiles.

Aren't you clever!

-Rob A>