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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby Thor-in » Thursday February 28th, 2019 3:17pm

Looks like if you want to put the walls up, your going to have put the 8mm space between tiles to allow for the full 30mm or 35mm tiles. With the picture you just posted, your walls are taking almost a 1/4 of your tile space away from the space for the monsters.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby cornixt » Thursday February 28th, 2019 3:36pm

My squares are 30mm, but I don't use walls, just different colours on the floor tiles.


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday February 28th, 2019 6:30pm

To be perfectly honest, I think playing with walls is a very bad idea.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday February 28th, 2019 6:42pm

knightkrawler wrote:To be perfectly honest, I think playing with walls is a very bad idea.


Why do you find it a bad idea?
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby Jafazo » Thursday February 28th, 2019 7:01pm

25mm x 25mm, no walls
Unless you specify your version I'm going by the US rules.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday February 28th, 2019 7:02pm

Just look at the picture you took yourself and extrapolate from there.
Do you wanna see your miniatures and their environment when playing or do you wanna have to concentrate on each handling of a miniature?
I mean, your decision, your prerogative, and all, but think about it before you put all kinds of work into it.
Standing walls onto the tiles without a firm connection just adds to the fuss, in my opinion.

I have never seen or heard or read of anyone ever (it sounds like an exaggeration, but it's really not) having had fun with full-height walls in a dungeon.
My constructive idea would be to have the walls be just a hint of a wall, like half an inch high. I have seen beautiful dungeons using that concept.
Other than that, cornixt's last post here has a lot of merit to it.

I have yet to read battle reports from sparkymark and figomurphy who both built the full HQ boards with walls...
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday February 28th, 2019 7:14pm

knightkrawler wrote:Just look at the picture you took yourself and extrapolate from there.
Do you wanna see your miniatures and their environment when playing or do you wanna have to concentrate on each handling of a miniature?
I mean, your decision, your prerogative, and all, but think about it before you put all kinds of work into it.
Standing walls onto the tiles without a firm connection just adds to the fuss, in my opinion.

I have never seen or heard or read of anyone ever (it sounds like an exaggeration, but it's really not) having had fun with full-height walls in a dungeon.
My constructive idea would be to have the walls be just a hint of a wall, like half an inch high. I have seen beautiful dungeons using that concept.
Other than that, cornixt's last post here has a lot of merit to it.

I have yet to read battle reports from sparkymark and figomurphy who both built the full HQ boards with walls...


I haven't really gotten that far at all with the work I've put into this. Still prototyping stuff. I like the idea of a shorter wall I am gonna bake some shorter walls and see how that changes things
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby arch8ngel » Tuesday March 12th, 2019 3:31pm

I just picked up the Dungeon Plunger Cutter from Green Stuff World, so I'm in the process of mocking up some 32mm dungeon tiles (the cutter has a fieldstone that will work for some of the rooms, but also has a "blank" cutter that seems good for carving the various cracked and decorative tiles on the original board).

My concept is to space the 32mm tiles approx 2mm apart (i.e. I think a well placed "grout line" will look cleaner than tiles butted edge-to-edge), so between 34-35mm depending on how it works in practice.


Not having made a full room, yet, just looking at a single tile the 32mm tiles look pretty nice.
Roomy enough that miniatures that exceed their base/footprint aren't a problem, but not so room as to make the miniatures look out-of-scale to the board.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby phoenixcinder » Tuesday March 12th, 2019 6:13pm

In the end I was able to shave 3mm off my walls making them 5mm wide. I found 4mm was too much of a cut. In the end if they don't work I just won't use them in game play. I also reinforced my low walls with wire for stability.
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