Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beginnings of an Epic 30k Table















With our first Net Epic Gold 30k game coming up, we needed a table. Instead of repurposing an existing table, I decided to make a whole set of terrain that we could futz with until we figured out how terrain works. I think this is an ok table, but not what I wanted. While the ruined church reads well, the rest of the city blocks look terrible to me. I may have to crush up the bases and glue them directly to the board before I move onto water effects for the holding ponds, and scatter debris. Anyone have suggestions for how to fix this terrain? I love building terrain, but on this table I'm struggling a bit. It might be the huge time constraints, but I think I just got over zealous with making portable city blocks. 

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  1. I think the modular city blocks look great, but the "dirt and scree" area of the table they're sitting on is at odds with the urban city sections. Perhaps a paved/asphalt square overlaying the otherwise rural table that would denote the outline of the city proper, that the city blocks could then be arranged atop, thereby creating the effect of city streets between the blocks? Dunno if I'm explaining myself properly.

    In any case, it's a nifty looking table and I look forward to seeing some action shots!

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    1. I think your explanation is clear. I can cover those sections with piles of debris to make the dirt go away. I wish I had taller buildings. These seem too small.

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    2. You say that as though you aren't going to immediately make bigger ones. I know you well enough to know that it's only a matter of time! :)

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    3. Normally you'd be right, but I am kind of beat. I might just try and ebay a solution.

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  2. That raised highway is ace!

    I think that Mordian7th is correct, a more defined "city" section would help that to stand out more. If you want to make the board modular, then maybe a base that you put the ruins on.

    You could also do with some natural features like forests and the like... either green (city has been ruined for a while) or burnt out.

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    1. That is a good suggestion. I might make some trees using nails and insulation.

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  3. I agree, I think the problem is the contrast of the ruins on the on the base color of the board. Rather than gluing stuff directly to the board though, I would suggest mounting the ruins on bigger sections in a 2x2 pattern (that is sparsely filled in between with debris) that you can butt up against each other and lay on top of the field.

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  4. hmm, forgot to say though: it all looks awesome. I really hate you for getting this epic bug after I moved away. ;)

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    1. I didn’t expect it to bite! We can play when you are in town. It is an incredibly portable game.

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  5. Table looks great! Some roads and crater bases should help blend the buildings into the table. Drop zone Commander buildings might work - bit pricey for the resin ones though. I think there are card versions available.

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  6. they are just too uniform in size and levels of destruction. Some need to be half the size other half the foot print with others almost gone and some more intact. Looks amazing, just few tweaks is all it needs :)

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