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21 Dec 2016 1:23 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 May 2016 9:09 p.m. PST

For those who DungeonCrawl, what type of dungeon do you have?

* map tiles
* paper models
* resin models
* built from model bricks

PrivateSnafu07 May 2016 9:12 p.m. PST

With the gimp

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2016 9:40 p.m. PST

All of the above plus using a white board as the table and drawing on it with marker pens.


Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2016 9:58 p.m. PST

Modular, plaster bricks.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2016 10:00 p.m. PST

I use a mixture: 2D printed card stock tiles attached to vinyl floor tiles custom cut to size, for weight, and durability; Chessex vinyl mats with wet-erase pens; sponge-painted foam mats, with full 3D cavern pieces (carved foam insulation ovals, with crumpled grocery bag strips for texture, painted, and Dip'ed) sitting on top. The most commonly used element, though, is the Chessex vinyl mat, with the wet-erase pens. Cheers!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2016 12:03 a.m. PST

Tons and tons of Dwarven Forge (both resin and newer "dwarvenite"). A ridiculous amount.

John Armatys08 May 2016 2:20 a.m. PST

I hesitate to say it, but paper and pens…

djbthesecond08 May 2016 2:33 a.m. PST

X42, You draw on your gimp with marker pens?

warwell08 May 2016 2:40 a.m. PST

paper and pen, or Excel

For example:

Tuudawgs Inactive Member08 May 2016 3:28 a.m. PST

Paper models but, I then use home made modelling paste for texture.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 May 2016 5:46 a.m. PST

* map tiles
* paper models
* resin models
* built from model bricks
* dry erase
* paper and pen
* cut felt strips (nice travel kit … it's portable and you don't mind if they get folded/crumpled in transit)
* commercial 2D and 3D sets
* I wrote a program that lets you project and do piecewise reveal of a dungeon image and preprogram dynamic overlays (like this room's going to flood, so there is an "invisible" water overlay to click on when that happens), obviously, it projects over the figures, too, so that limits good use of color. I really need a flexible touchscreen, but they're still about $10 USDK for a small table size one.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member08 May 2016 6:23 a.m. PST

I like paper models.

PrivateSnafu08 May 2016 7:01 a.m. PST

In all seriousness MapTool. Never seemed to have enough minis or the right ones for RPG's. The stories move too fast. Went digital with MapTool and DMGenie.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 May 2016 7:39 a.m. PST


2D view projected onto the table. Mostly from Roll20 (lots of cool effects)

ImhotepMagi Inactive Member08 May 2016 3:44 p.m. PST

I use maps and tiles for the majority of dungeons but I have a set of 3D dungeone pieces from Dungeonstone I use for minis game or important dungeons in RPGs. I also just got a load of resin furniture from Zealot miniatures' kickstarter to make it cozy.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2016 4:03 p.m. PST

I have some of the D&D map tiles, but usually I prefer using a white board and a black marker.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2016 6:30 a.m. PST

Homemade modular rooms.

fullerena09 May 2016 9:45 a.m. PST

Pen & paper, a bunch of D&D Dungeon Tiles that I've gone off over the last few years, some dungeon crawl boardgames I could use for miniatures stuff if I wanted to, some (barely) fancied-up Jenga-style blocks, and a few scenic bits. As you can see, I have yet to find the dungeon solution of my dreams.

I wish I had a full copy of Warhammer Quest, but I just bought the rulebooks for a fiver at a Games Day, and used a friend's full copy to play. Sure, you can play just fine with just the books, but the dungeon tiles (and doors!) had great style.

miniMo, those are great, especially the last two! Good paint job on that WHQ door, but that right-hand room in the second image is glorious.

WarrenAbox Inactive Member09 May 2016 12:04 p.m. PST

Homemade 2.5D tiles.

MiniMo – I want to see more. Those colorful tiles are awesome and inspirational. You have a link to more shots?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2016 9:14 p.m. PST

Not too many more shots, one more here showing the working secret doors!

And more of the Warhammer Quest portals:

Otherwise, I have a bunch of rooms in various stages of construction using various sized shadow boxes from craft stores, but no other completed ones yet.

tkdguy09 May 2016 10:50 p.m. PST

battle mat and wet erase markers

Phil DAmato10 May 2016 6:21 p.m. PST

Modular, hirst arts bricks


Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2016 6:39 p.m. PST

Cardboard that I cut and painted.




Warlord16 May 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

Mostly use the Frontline Games Stones Dungeon Tiles:


Very easy to customize and easy to paint, double-sided. On their forum a lot of people are posting how they are using them, you can have a look at some of the pictures here this is just one post:

More pictures here on the forum link

snurl116 May 2016 11:36 p.m. PST

A deadly one.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2016 5:53 a.m. PST

Just some D&D card dungeon tiles, though most of the time, we just sketch it out on paper.

fullerena18 May 2016 11:22 a.m. PST

Weasel, I think you're working too hard on your new game. You should take a break, it's causing memory issues.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

Dwarven Forge

Ranger322 Inactive Member19 May 2016 11:48 p.m. PST

Pink insulation foam mounted on 3/16" MDF. Lots of hotwire foam cutter scribing here. Modular rooms of different sizes and various hallway pieces to connect them…



PhilBenz Inactive Member23 May 2016 10:16 a.m. PST

Dwarven forge is great!

Caizarlu's lair (Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords)

Thistletop (PF RotRL)

And… Fort Rannick: Dwarven Forge with the addition of some quick and dirty castle walls I made from leftover polystyrene blocks from an IKEA kitchen project.

TurnStyle Inactive Member08 Jun 2016 6:22 a.m. PST

A stack of Dwarven Forge (painted resin ones) which reaches the ceiling.

snurl107 Jul 2016 3:18 a.m. PST

A lot of Dwarven Forge.

WarrenAbox Inactive Member08 Jul 2016 12:22 p.m. PST

I've got a 2D dungeon made of foamcore floors with balsa wood walls:

As cool as those 3D dungeons look, I just don't have room to store more than this:

With 10mm foamcore, you can make two different levels to the dungeon, too:

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