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#65327
Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 5 Months ago  
This was a 2 part setup. The first set of pics are in a Sarnoor swamp village during the Feast of Renewal. Sort of like a Lizardfolk Easter. And the second set are once the quest really kicks in and they are set deep underground in the Everdark. The party teamed up with the Sarnoor and took on a seriously difficult set of challenges.

As far as the setup goes...the swamp and lake pieces are my scratch built creations as are quite a few of the trees and other terrain. I also used a fair amount of Hirst Arts floor castings as I just didn't have enough DF cave tiles for use in this setup (I have another setup in play too and it's using most of them).

I'll post some more pics of this one soon. Many of them still need some edits.














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#65330
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 5 Months ago  
Looks fun as hell!

Cool custom work. What's that phosphorescent paint in the last picture?

And, once again, beautiful lighting to really set a mood. Your players are very lucky.
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#65333
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 5 Months ago  
Very cool setup! I wish I had a place I could leave my setups up from week to week, but with a dog and two cats and a wife that wants the room back I have to take it down every time:( So my setups are never more than what they can possibly do in a single day anymore and are rather plain. Anyway, your use of the plants and lighting really makes this setup!
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#65342
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
That's a funky Ice/Swamp monster. Where is he from? =)
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#65344
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Amazing stuff! You do a great job of creating atmosphere. Lighting is something I really need to look into...
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#65381
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
natetaylor wrote:
Looks fun as hell!

Cool custom work. What's that phosphorescent paint in the last picture?

And, once again, beautiful lighting to really set a mood. Your players are very lucky.


Thanks Nate! I had fun creating the setup and it's pieces. I always try to go for the most modular approach so I can use them differently each time. The same is true for the lighting. The lighting changed about 6 times during that session as the day wore on and as the group decided to venture underground. The color changing LED bulbs are awesome for that.

Yes, I use fluorescent and phosphorescent paint frequently in my custom work and repaints. In my "Mistworlds" setting everything emits an energy that reacts in the atmosphere. That reaction of Life-essence resembles mist so it's more commonly called Lifemist. It's hard to convey that to the players so I use the paint along with blacklight and sometimes dry ice.
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#65382
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
JasonYoung wrote:
That's a funky Ice/Swamp monster. Where is he from? =)


He's Jack Frost from McFarlanes Twisted Christmas.

www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_112607a.htm
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#65383
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Himajin wrote:
Amazing stuff! You do a great job of creating atmosphere. Lighting is something I really need to look into...



I posted about this earlier in another thread and thought it might help you:
A list of things to make a low light setting workable for your game.

1. Include a strong black light in the setup. It tends to make the paper glow making it easier to read. 803063.193@ADL4GC-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^27490280802" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.guitarcenter.com/Chauvet-Blacklight-803063-i1155747.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=CI39wpjK1b0CFQsSMwodcFoAFQ&kwid=productads-plaid^18283950120-sku^803063.193@ADL4GC-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^27490280802

2. A lamp with a fairly dark shade in a corner of the room closest to those who have poor vision...a 40 watt bulb or equivalent is fine.

3. L.E.D. light bulbs that have remote controls to be able to quickly change the colors and intensity of the setup.




4. Glow in the dark dice! They are awesome!
www.awesomedice.com/dice-sets/7-dice-sets/QWOKELFCZF

5. iPads as character sheets (iPLay4e Live app.)

6. Small personal L.E.D. flashlights and or personal reading lights (the clip-on kind) for all the players

7. Gooseneck lamps allow you to direct the light specifically where you need it...and to direct some of it in the direction of you players character sheet area and so on. www.wayfair.com/LumiSource-Medusa-Floor-Lamp-MEDUSA-FLR-5ARM-L6238-K~LMS2061.html?refid=GX42755233980-LMS2061&device=c&ptid=59486740020&gclid=CK-hy7HK1b0CFcdaMgodcQ4AKQ

8. Dimmable lamps and bulbs allow you to really control the intensity of the ambient/room light so it does not interfere with the actual board/setup.

Our group has been using all of these ideas for many years and we never struggle and the room always feels very moody. Your Dwarven Forge setups will look stunning when lit dramatically and the immersion factor goes through the roof. I hope this helps! -Aubrey
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#65384
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
As promised...more pics.
















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#65386
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Not sure a low light setting would work for us, especially me with older eyes. We usually play with plenty of overhead lighting.
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#65393
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Very cool setup!! The flora, water elements, and lighting all create a beautiful and fantastical environment. I bet it's really fun playing in a game where lighting effects are used.

Would you be so kind as to share what materials you used for your water terrain, in particular those used in the pic below? I'm considering building swamp terrain for an upcoming game and think something like this with greenier/murkier water would be perfect.
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#65396
Re:Adventures in Sarnoor Territory (aka Lizardfolk) 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
brvheart wrote:
Not sure a low light setting would work for us, especially me with older eyes. We usually play with plenty of overhead lighting.


You need to get those old-timey miner's helmets with the lights on... then you could play in the dark. :-P

... just be careful about looking up from the table and blinding the people across from you! :-)
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