Monday, April 24, 2017

Tiles for Gaming

Okay I have been doing a lot of brain storming to come up with a nice looking interior for sci-fi games and zombie games, my main problem with all my experiments is the walls, they are all just in the way. You can't have hallways narrow enough to look right and yet be able to get one's fat fingers in to move your figures around.

But if you go with what is known as 2.5 dungeon tiles which is for most part just out lining a room with a strip of cardboard or foam board, to better give you an idea or illusion of walls in the example shown below. Now and advantage to these are that you can pack a lot of them in and small box. The disadvantage is they are not stack able so you can't do multi story.

 Example from Crooked Staff blog.

One could do them as space tiles, for ship deck plans as well you, you just have to give them a more of a Sci-fi feel or look as it would be.

Now the next good idea is to use the 2 wall principle, basically you use a 6x6 inch tile and put two walls up in the outer edge and no two walls will go back to back of each other. The draw back is there no narrow corridors and non stack able. I guess one could make corridors of some sorts if they really feel the need for them maybe to connect to separate sections of a port together but again you have only one level to work with.

Example from Tiny Solitary Soldiers Blog.

So I was looking forward on doing something on the same lines as these for a working spaceport.

Until I found this!

Now this is the best idea that I have seen by far is at Warchest blog  http://warchest.co.uk/blog he came up with a great concept by just adding an extra "L" shape wall in the opposite corner make them stack able for multi story buildings, you can see more of his stuff here http://warchest.co.uk/blog/index.php/how-terrain-building-can-spiral-out-of-control/ . You can see just how wild you can go with this total concept.

So here you can see the basic set up



Here you can see the added corners I highlighted, you still have ease of movement with ones fat fingers like mine! You can also see the roof tops in the lower right of this photo.

Here you can see it all with the roofs on and they are stack able you can also see advertisement signs too. This is an awesome idea!


Here you can see what can be a busy down town street.


So this is the look that I'm going to shoot for, minus the printing I pretty sure My Wife will not understand the wasting of paper and ink for such a project. I am pretty much going have to paint mine all and all.

I have Foam core board, card stock and the paints I'm pretty sure I can come up with something really good. 

So I'm going to make two sets one for all my Zombie games homes and shops and one for all my Sci-Fi games mostly Spaceport stuff. I will post everything as fast as I can when I'm finished.



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