Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Terrain Tuesday - Battle of Hoth, Winter Trees, & Real-Fake Maps

Over on geektyrant.com, a recent article discussed "STAR WARS' Battle of Hoth Recreated as Tabletop Gaming Table" here.  I wonder how many folks even take these out of the package any more?


Also, on theminiaturespage.com, they examine the "'miniature trees from Wal-Mart' Topic" here.  I've never tried these methods but am not keen to do so.  I've simply used "winter" trees for winter scenarios and saved up trees over the years without "snow" on them.  If these methods work (and I have no reason to doubt they will), It would certainly make it easier to replace and add tot he variety of trees on any game table very inexpensively.


Finally, on worldbuildingschool.com, they look at "Real world maps vs Fantasy Maps: Which makes sense?" they ask here.  Personally, I think if you want a map to feel very real, you need to draw a number of maps (they can be simple sketches), each one based on the last, and have some good ideas about what events in your timeline shaped how that location developed.



For purposes here, the term Terrain is used broadly
to cover 3D and 2D maps, foam, felt, and such.
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