• Advertisement

Make a small donation to Ye Olde Inn!

Donate via Paypal

Every cent received goes toward Ye Olde Inn's maintenance and allows us to continue providing the best resources for HeroQuest and Fantasy Gaming fans.

How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Discuss Tile creation and share Tiles you've created.

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby torilen » Sunday March 3rd, 2013 10:21am

well, everyone has been known to be wrong once in a while.
Still - I don't think I deserved the "area from now on call hill" and "area not to be called valley anymore".
That was harsh, man. :lol:


Either way - we all agree that the raise hill is great, and you should make one for each of us. We'll pay
shipping and handling, :D


Rewards:
Hosted a Play-by-Post game. Played a turn in a Play-by-Post game. Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic.
torilen

Ice Gremlin
Ice Gremlin
 
Posts: 2080
Joined: Friday October 9th, 2009 4:18am
Location: Virginia, USA
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Adventurers' Guild Group Member Champion Group Member Scribes Group Member

Advertisement

Make a small donation to Ye Olde Inn!

Donate via Paypal

Every cent received goes toward Ye Olde Inn's maintenance and allows us to continue providing the best resources for HeroQuest and Fantasy Gaming fans.

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby knightkrawler » Sunday March 3rd, 2013 11:26am

torilen wrote:I don't think I deserved the "area from now on call hill" and "area not to be called valley anymore".
That was harsh, man.


Oops. Sorry. Didn't mean to be harsh. I thought I was funny again... :oops:
HQ - Heroes & Villains (Dropbox-download link) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jgj0kzsys9w38oh/AAA_VEHx6vMv4HKRX7IiOWTFa?dl=0
Feedback http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3560
Gallery http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=1972&hilit=knightkrawler+gallery&start=200
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I've found a way of paying off old debts:
Always make more promises than you can break.


Rewards:
Grin's Stone Map Created a Hot Topic. Participated in four (4) Miniature Exchanges. Killed a mighty Fimir! Shattered a Skeleton! Destroyed a Zombie! Unravelled a Mummy! Crushed a powerful Chaos Warrior! Smashed a massive Gargoyle! Encountered a menacing Chaos Warlock!
User avatar
Cheese Baron
knightkrawler
The Furry Blue Derailer

Witch Lord
Witch Lord
 
Posts: 5822
Images: 27
Joined: Friday May 25th, 2012 2:26pm
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Adventurers' Guild Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby torilen » Sunday March 3rd, 2013 2:18pm

ah well, if I really took it personally, I would just un-friend you...
...
...
oh, wait...this isn't facebook.

Guess we're stuck. :P


Rewards:
Hosted a Play-by-Post game. Played a turn in a Play-by-Post game. Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic.
torilen

Ice Gremlin
Ice Gremlin
 
Posts: 2080
Joined: Friday October 9th, 2009 4:18am
Location: Virginia, USA
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Adventurers' Guild Group Member Champion Group Member Scribes Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby shy-design » Monday March 4th, 2013 11:49am

c'mon fellas no need to get in a word war here, save that fighting spirit for the war on Morcar. :barbarian: :dwarf: :elf: :wizard:


anywho, I appreciate the comments and input from all of you, I respect the opinions of everyone here. With that said... Torilen, I like your idea of the hill being a valley, and now that you mention it, I can totally see that being a cool option. I, myself, however saw it as a raised hill. It is true that river is pretty funky looking. You know sometimes that artist that made theses paintings takes some "strange" choices... I do like these boards for the most part but the over abundance of giant lizards and dragons can be hard to overlook (especially if they are not incorporated in your scenario). But then again, it is all about imagination and playing pretend is it not? so be it valley, hill, meteor crater, or volcano... its all up to what we see for ourselves. |_P


Rewards:
Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in a Miniature Exchange.
User avatar
shy-design

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
 
Posts: 127
Images: 15
Joined: Thursday April 19th, 2012 4:15pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Usergroups:
Artists Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby shy-design » Monday March 4th, 2013 11:58am

here are some more pictures as requested... I wanted to also note that I wanted a raised hill to create not only some variety in the board but to also make it a good vantage point for enemies/heroes that have ranged attacks... I allow those who can, use ranged attacks from the spaces that touch the edge of the hill. When my group plays quests on this map, I have noticed that my friend who plays the Ranger (equipped with the longbow) usually makes a break for one of these spots early on so he can cover the rest of the group from the higher ground without getting in the way.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Rewards:
Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in a Miniature Exchange.
User avatar
shy-design

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
 
Posts: 127
Images: 15
Joined: Thursday April 19th, 2012 4:15pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Usergroups:
Artists Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby shy-design » Monday March 4th, 2013 12:11pm

I downloaded and printed off the blank quest maps for each of these boards from this site http://www.oocities.org/dragonstrikecentral/dstools.html

from there I just let my imagination run free and made up my own quests mixed in with some house rules for each of the boards... the valley for instance has difficult terrain (the thick wooded areas, the river, the grass plain with that weird snake thing, the pool with the monster swimming around in it) I actually just treated these areas like "traps" only revealing what happens once someone stepped into these places for the first time. There was one quest where the Heroes were sent to this map but were given a map of the land by a Ranger... it was just a blank quest map... that way they heroes could make notes of their own as they discovered the different areas and dangers of the terrain.

here is a pic of an quest where the heroes had to recover some mushrooms for the town's baker. (she's secretly a witch named Holga, the butt fugly Hag... but they don't know that yet so shhhhhhhh. :twisted: )
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Rewards:
Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in a Miniature Exchange.
User avatar
shy-design

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
 
Posts: 127
Images: 15
Joined: Thursday April 19th, 2012 4:15pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Usergroups:
Artists Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby torilen » Monday March 4th, 2013 2:56pm

Ah...now see, from that blank quest map, the hill area does actually look like a hill.

Speaking of raised hill area - how did you make that hill, anyhow? What material did you use? Did you use a mold for it,
or do it by hand? Details please.


Rewards:
Hosted a Play-by-Post game. Played a turn in a Play-by-Post game. Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic.
torilen

Ice Gremlin
Ice Gremlin
 
Posts: 2080
Joined: Friday October 9th, 2009 4:18am
Location: Virginia, USA
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Adventurers' Guild Group Member Champion Group Member Scribes Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby shy-design » Monday March 4th, 2013 3:07pm

torilen wrote:Ah...now see, from that blank quest map, the hill area does actually look like a hill.

Speaking of raised hill area - how did you make that hill, anyhow? What material did you use? Did you use a mold for it,
or do it by hand? Details please.



well I started by tracing the area that represented the hill on the board. From there I cut a piece of MDF board to fill the trace. I then glued down two 1/2 inch pieces of styrene (wall insulation that I bought from a hardware store). From there I carved out the cliff sides and 1x1 in squares on top with and exacto knife.. .and some modeling was done with the heat wire tool as well. (it cuts the styrene like butter). i added some sand and small rock accents for texture where it was needed and then I painted it. Hope that helps... the pictures on the first page of the thread show steps of this process.


Rewards:
Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in a Miniature Exchange.
User avatar
shy-design

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
 
Posts: 127
Images: 15
Joined: Thursday April 19th, 2012 4:15pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Usergroups:
Artists Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby shy-design » Monday March 4th, 2013 3:21pm

tomorrow I will begin to reveal how I transformed the town board into something that would change the way that my friends and I play HQ forever :D


Rewards:
Wrote an article for the Blog. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in a Miniature Exchange.
User avatar
shy-design

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
 
Posts: 127
Images: 15
Joined: Thursday April 19th, 2012 4:15pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Usergroups:
Artists Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: How I Use the DragonStike Boards

Postby Sjeng » Monday March 4th, 2013 3:24pm

shy-design wrote:tomorrow I will begin to reveal how I transformed the town board into something that would change the way that my friends and I play HQ forever :D

cool, I'm looking forward to it! This might be something for the blog ;) do you write on it too, or shall I post for you?

RPG Gateway Die Roller's 100

Uncle Zargon
Wants YOU!

HeroQuest YeOldeInn

Image Image Image Image


Rewards:
Grin's Stone Map Played a turn in a Play-by-Post game. Wrote twenty (20) articles for the Blog in three (3) sections. Created a Hot Topic. Participated in three (3) Miniature Exchanges. Zealot Miniatures: Twisting Catacombs Kickstarter Backer Slain a measly Goblin! Slaughtered an Orc! Killed a mighty Fimir! Shattered a Skeleton! Destroyed a Zombie! Unravelled a Mummy! Encountered a menacing Chaos Warlock!
User avatar
Official Spokesman
Sjeng
Ye Olde Orcish Bard

Chaos Warlock
Chaos Warlock
 
Posts: 4517
Images: 92
Joined: Tuesday July 26th, 2011 9:58am
Location: The Netherlands
Forum Language: Nederlands
Hero:
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Wizards of Zargon Group Member Adventurers' Guild Group Member Artists Group Member Champion Group Member Scribes Group Member

PreviousNext

Return to Tiles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests