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51 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

As I'm predominately a tabletop war gamer, I lean heavily towards sculpted terrain, especially in games with actual rules for terrain like Infinity.  But while my first board is indeed an urban sprawl one just outside of downtown kind of idea (using mainly Global Evil Corp terrain, but also some Warsenal), my second one the plan is to have a distinctly outdoors style board (using mainly HexHog terrain tiles) as "out in the wilds" boards are nowhere near as popular. 

 

For BattleTech, I bought a bunch of HexTech Trinity City sections for a reason.  They're good, they're playable, they add a huge dimension to things, and also reduce arguing about what height level a mini is at (and it's also noticeable at a glance if a jump jet equipped mini can get up there or not).  Really do need to print some more to get a full city and/or get some terrain going too. 

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

 

I've only played on erasable maps, but I'd prefer to have some sculpted terrain. Makes cover/line of sight/elevation a bit easier to determine. And I prefer interactive terrain i.e. able to go inside it.

 

Best I've seen for pure diorama is Luke Towan's work on Youtube (not miniatures related at all, just a scale diorama modeler). Best for gaming? Geez, there's a lot of good stuff out there. Zorpazorp on Youtube has a lot of good LotR terrain.

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

 

Flat maps are more versatile but as minis are my obsession I prefer sculpted terrain. That said my terrain selection was pretty minimal for most of my life. 

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

It will depend on the game and the scale. 
 

 

1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

Knightheart Gaming puts on a good show. 
 

For Battletech, Ableman33 has done some amazing 3D maps. 
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He once posted on this web place called TerraGenesis. (Where have you seen those two letters before? :rock: )

 

This is one angle of an enormous table GW built (or sponsored?) showing a Lizardman City.

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The name of it was: Attack on HexacoatL. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

 

I have to admit, I do like using terrain with my D&D games, but transportation can be a hassle, so I do minimal for them. I do like say Fat Dragon Games dungeon tiles & 3d printed houses with interiors, but anymore, I'm more about ease & convenience for the flow of the game. You really can't get into a encounter when "Bob"  the player of the fighter keep knocking over the orc due to space restrictions.

 

I try & make up for the lack of physical terrain by using more colors when I use dry erase pens on my map tiles. Looks surprisingly good.

 

Some of the best terrain, I've seen in person has been at ReaperCon, when Reaper had Warlord as a game system. Some of those tables were fantastic. Best that I've seen in pictures, probably ones where there is a building, say castle & then the person has made the dungeon below it all on the same table. Anther possible one was a sky campaign where the DM used cotton baffling for the dense clouds, then used 3d or existing ships & then used insulation foam for islands, castles, etc. He even put lights under the cotton. It was really convincing.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

 

When maps are necessary I like a mix of map and terrain.  Enough map to place figures and count movement, some terrain to add mood and designate objectives or obstacles. 

 

I've seen a lot of nice terrain tables, but one that comes to mind was a large fantasy/medieval village with a huge variety of villagers going about their daily business. This was 20+ years ago, so it was all done in 25mm. 

 

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4 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I prefer sculpted  terrain.

Since I am not rich, I'll make do with whatever is available.

 

I don't remember names or where I saw it, but the best I've seen is the one that is a giant table with a town, castle, wilderness, and a mega dungeon.

 

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Google Ryan Devoto, you'll get a lot of results that will show you pictures of what I'm talking about.

If you haven't done this, GO DO IT NOW!! That is an absolutely kick-broccoli, incredibly fantastic set up!

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11 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

Depends on the game and the quality of the maps.

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14 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

When we played Pathfinder we always used flat maps for the mega-dungeon, anything else would have caused a massive headache. For 40K sculpted terrain is absolutely necessary. As for best terrain, any of the work done at Warhammer World is sure to impress.

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19 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 30,

For games, do you prefer flat maps, a mix of map and sculpted terrain, or only sculpted terrain?

 

What's the best map or terrain you've seen?

 

I do not game.

I do 3dprint/build terrain though for fun

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18 hours ago, haldir said:

Some of the best terrain, I've seen in person has been at ReaperCon, when Reaper had Warlord as a game system. Some of those tables were fantastic


If the tables are the ones I recall (modular and could fit together different ways) 

 

@ableman33 and @Stubbdog each built a set of those.

 

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34 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 31,

 

what is the next question I will ask you?

 

 

- What miniature will you paint next, and why should you paint it hot pink? 

 

- Are pondering what I'm pondering Pinky? 

 

- Was it the butler in the pantry with the giant paint brush? 

 

- What do you order when you go for teppan/teppanyaki? 

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40 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

May 31,

 

what is the next question I will ask you?

 

 

 

What is your name?

 

What is your quest?

 

What is your favorite color?

 

What is the capital of Assyria?

 

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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