therealdeadeye
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September 17th, 2014, 1:35 pm #21

I would love some exterior tile sets!

1. I run a lot of D&D Dungeoncrawls, and currently use warhammer terrain for outdoor encounter, but they dont have a grid, so tiles would be realy nice. Might also use them for Mordheim,Warhammerquest etc

2. 1 Inch Squares would be perfect. ( and could also be used to base your miniatures, warhammer fantasy comes to mind for square bases, maybe even release some rund tiles for d&d bases ( bones 2 kickstarter delivery is just around the corner, and i'll need to base 200+ models !)

3. Forrest, Dirt Roads, Fields, Mud... all sorts of vegatation that doesnt need height. Maybe check some sculpted resin bases for warhammer for some inspiration. Some treestumps in which you can insert model trees would be awesome
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September 17th, 2014, 3:45 pm #22

trees that way sounds great
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September 17th, 2014, 5:42 pm #23

Im never satisfied with the cheap looking premade stumps on trees, an tiles would solve that problem nicely, also you could insert magnets into the tile during pouring. That way you cold swap tiles with trees or other stuff that gets in the way, if you need to place larger minitures or a regiment there.
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September 17th, 2014, 10:26 pm #24

I play D&D exclusively and I would definitely purchase these molds. One major glaring shortcoming for the hobby in general is the lack of availability of 3D outdoor terrain that is both durable and easily usable for encounters. With these molds it would be much more immersive if you were to produce terrain that is representative of roads, water features like a river or lakeshore, rocky terrain, grassland, foliage, and forest.

I have to agree with the previous post which stated much larger than 2×2 would probably impact modularity. Were these molds produced, my initial thought would be to create modular pieces so I could lay out the setting as needed. If I needed to make bigger pieces then I would cast and build as I do now for large pieces.

I also agree that for any variance in elevation I might want, I would be perfectly happy in using other material to build up the tiles and therefore is not something that I need "out of the box" from your product.

Of course using the rules as written in D&D, I would be most interested in 1 inch squares. That being said, I would likely purchase hexes if your molds were limited to hexes. If both were available I would likely only purchase square tiles.

I also want to say that I am really excited about the possibility of these tiles.
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September 18th, 2014, 10:53 am #25

I don't play any one game often enough that I would likely want to make a 3d board. If I did, of the games I have played, I agree with others that Battletech and its kin would be the most likely and 1.5 inch hexes would be most desirable.

It seems to me that the first mold ought be a fairly generic texture, possibly similar to the sandblasted blocks, that could be painted/stained/dry brushed in a variety of colors and dressed up with flock, ballast, and other readily available landscape materials. That way nearly any type of terrain could be represented with one mold.

Then you could follow with more specialized tiles and accessories. Once people start building, I think you would get much better feedback on what else is needed.

As to the trial sculpts specifically, when I saw these my first thought was that they would make a great floor for a cavern layout and that hexes would be more natural looking than the existing square cavern floor tiles.
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September 18th, 2014, 5:16 pm #26

Apparently the old specialist game "pit fighter" was played on a hex board. I was never aware of it, and sadly the rules seem really hard to hunt down now.


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http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13465/pit-fighter
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October 2nd, 2014, 4:48 pm #27

Warhammer Fantasy Mighty Empires uses hex tiles for the campaign board.  

Warhammer 40k Planetary Empires campaigns also use the hex tiles, so it's probably worth considering compatibility with the tile sizes GW uses.

Seems like a lot of people cast their own, though the number of people who actually do warhammer/40k campaigns using these tiles is probably not huge...have to have a gaming club or whatever.  Typically people mount them on a wall and use flags to track who wins which battles and who owns which tiles.
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October 2nd, 2014, 6:42 pm #28

I've actually been working on some outdoor tiles myself.  The idea behind them is natural looking terrain that has a subtle implied 1" grid pattern.  ie. there's no actual man made grid, but each square has features that indicate a border, either through change of grass direction, or change of terrain type (rocks, grass, hills, etc...).   These are just my early prototypes.  

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October 3rd, 2014, 12:26 am #29

That is an incredible start!

  
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October 4th, 2014, 8:31 am #30

thought I'd chime in with my two cents since outdoor tiles is something I've been very keen to find, but had no luck with yet because everyone uses flocking or a mat when it comes to outdoors.

Personally, I'd love tiles that are square, 1x1 grid. I play pathfinder, so that format would work well for our game system ease of use. i don't know how repetitive the tiles would get if sculpted 1x1 rather than 2x2 or something of that nature, but the grid is very nice to have. Fallen maple leaves, flattened grass, flat flower patches, flat pine needles, flat dirt, flat root covered ground, and flat pebbles on the ground would be neat!

forestz, that is amazing! Very close to my ideal for outdoor tiles. They look wonderful, and I've always thought that 4x4 would allow for a good amount of sculpt variety while still helping to maintain a grid. (For my personal super-grid pathfinder group, Id have to see more grouped together, but the grid does tend to get a bit lost because of how subtle the transitions are. But because it's subtle, it's way more natural looking. )Again, it's absolutely beautiful.
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