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#6107
Dark World 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
The majority of gamers seem pretty indifferent to terrain.
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Yeah, I get that from my group pretty much also. They sort of like it, but consider it a hastle to set up and take down.
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#6108
Dark World 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Also, one should keep in mind that when you talk about terrain with most gamers they almost always think of hills, ruins, clumps of trees and anything else that should go into the open, because they are not playing in dungeons with their armies of hundreds of figures.
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#6109
Dark World 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
The majority of gamers seem pretty indifferent to terrain.
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Yeah, I get that from my group pretty much also. They sort of like it, but consider it a hastle to set up and take down.


Yeah, up until really about a year and a half ago i was just like that, for D&D i could really care less about "terrain" be it odd bits of fruniture in a room, a bush outside, or what not, the chessex battle map was fine.

Before that we had a metal and plastic thing called DungeonWorks, that had little walls you could set up, and take down, and that was the extent of terrain that was in a 3rd dimmension i had ever used, and that was ok. But i just never got into terrain, i might draw a few thing extra on the mat, but that was about it.

Then D&D minis came along for my D&D game wow, it could finally get a lot of minis with out killing myself painting, and they just looked so good straight out of the box with no prep work it got me thinking (yes many people, even me could most likely do paint jobs better than many of the D&D minis (and i suck), and none have those killer paint jobs everyone on places like CmoN do, but i don't need a work of art for every mini, not even most of them so the look fine to me), we are going 3d as is what else can we do.

I started making some terrain, pulled out old toys like Hero Quest etc to get the book cases, bought some animal packs from Discovry that had trees adn rocks, and started to get some really cheap scenery/terrian, mostly out door stuff becuase to me at that point was the thing that needed the most in our games. When ever we had random encounters we just had a Mat with grids on it, i wanted to hide behind bushes to get hiding for Sneak Attacks, cover, concelment etc. The lack of it in the game i was a player drove me to make it for my game, so that maybe the DM for that group i played in would use it to.

What hooked me on Terrain was when in my game one of the Players made an ingenious use of a spell (stone shape) and a big boulder on the mat to create a wall, to give the entire party cover from the ranged attacks comming there way. If that had not been out there he most likely never would have done anything like that. The terrain gave the game such an added dimension and depth i couldn't think of playing with out it anymore, the tactics for combat were stagering when you had an environment to work in.

But unfortunitly my DM still almost never uses terrain or scenery, he is really to lazy to put it up and take it down...

oh well i still try to push it as a good thing becuase of the options it opens up, even if you don't go as far as buying things like Dwarven Forge, and i hadn't until the Sci-Fi came out, I couldn't run the SW minis in my RPG with out good terrain. :)
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#6110
Dark World 9 Years, 6 Months ago  
Law,

As to the WizKids "3D-Dungeon" it was Actually Pretty Nifty in Some Ways, but Not any where Near as Nice as DF, Like the Difference between the Graphics in Wolfenstien 3-D and Unreal... Totaly Different Feeling, Especially Since Every Floor Piece has a Trap Turn Key so you Never Get a Nice Seemless Floor... (Not that DF is Seemless)... But the Illusion is Much Better...

In Any Event Although I Do Not really want to See WotC do Dungeons, I Would Love For them to do Accessories...
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