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My homemade modular game board

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My homemade modular game board

Postby Daria » Saturday June 30th, 2012 12:39pm

This is a project I've been working on intermittently for the past two months. I downloaded a high resolution scan of the game board, tweaked the colors and noise, divided the rooms and corridors into tile sections and printed them out, glued everything to black foam core and here we are. The movement squares are all slightly larger than normal to allow wiggle room for furniture and doors, an issue my players were constantly complaining about.

I ended up with 12 corner pieces, 4 T-junctions, 6 6 square hallways, 8 5 square hallways, and two double width halls plus rooms. I'm really happy with the result, although the tiles could line up better. Modular the game adds an element of surprise as the players don't instantly know where on the game board they are, more flexiblity for custom scenarios, and I could do purely random layout generation like Warhammer Quest or Advanced Hero Quest.

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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Sjeng » Saturday June 30th, 2012 1:24pm

Simple, yet very effective! And it looks great!
Superb idea to use it as a modular board as well :D

You should build a frame to hold the original layout together ;)

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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby shy-design » Saturday June 30th, 2012 3:41pm

very cool.


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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Goblin-King » Saturday June 30th, 2012 4:27pm

Looks awesome! You could also use the boards from Warhammer Quest to add some variety.
The corridors are in too many small pieces for my taste, but I see why you did it this way...


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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Maike05 » Saturday June 30th, 2012 4:53pm

Love it! It really makes the compromise between a real modular dungeon and the original game board.

Could you please share a pdf version of your work ? I would appreciate :)


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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby el_flesh » Sunday July 1st, 2012 1:06am

Holy crap that is one clever idea. How many times did u use this board and how has it stood up to use so far? I'm assuming you printed with a regular inkjet?
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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Daria » Sunday July 1st, 2012 1:32am

Regular inkjet on card stock. I've only used it once so far so don't know how durable it actually is. I want to varnish the pieces, but the brush on *lemony goodness* was way too wet. Need to pick up some spray varnish and test how it reacts to the ink.

As for a PDF unfortunately I didn't save any of the pieces as I printed them out.
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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Sjeng » Sunday July 1st, 2012 3:57am

That's a shame :(

When using spray varnish: spray very lightly, in multiple layers, and wait for at least 30 minutes in between. Otherwise it may get messy and bubbly. Don't worry if you don't cover an entire piece in the first go.

I always love these pictures from people playing HQ / painting mini's, especially the tiny bits of stuff you see around the picture. A glimpse of a person, or the living room, or just something tiny from someone's life :D
A bookshelf. Makes me want to see more hehe.

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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Goblin-King » Sunday July 1st, 2012 6:58am

I always find it weird when I finally see a picture of a person I have known for years only through chat/forum/games.
You know them only for their online personality, and in the back of your head you have a faint idea what they look like - Which is usually totally wrong!

Of course, Daria ruins the mystery by using a photo of what I assume is herself for avatar ;)


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Re: My homemade modular game board

Postby Daria » Sunday July 1st, 2012 10:23am

I could compile a PDF later, just would take a little work.

Edit: thanks for the varnishing tip.

And, heh, taking a closer look at my photo all that's really creeping in from the background is an unruly mountain of clean laundry. No one really wants to see how I have more time for games than chores. :p

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