Down in the dungeons we go


I decided to make some dungeon tiles to use for my gaming nights with the family. It is always more fun to play if you can visualize the adventures a bit. It also makes it a bit easier for the five year old to play when she can look at maps. The adventure we were going to play was a standard find the hidden crypt and retrieve the treasure, in this case a white stone that will be used as a key to the dwarves old mine in the future.

I didn’t have too much time to complete the tiles, and I also wanted to be able to reuse them in future adventures. So they had to be quite general in style and maybe a room or two could be unique for the actual gaming night.

So to complete the tiles as quickly as possible I decided to do them in Dungeon Designer 3 from Profantasy. When I started to look at the different styles available I discovered that the Annual Issue 36B – Tool Pack “Battle Tiles” kind of offered exactly what I was looking for. The style pack is originally meant to be used to quickly and easily create geomorphic Battles Tiles, but I removed the grid in my tiles. I was more after the visual effect here, and it looks better without a grid.

The good news is also that the tiles are free to download for anyone to use (what are you waiting for, go here and get them now), which is a real treat. The tiles are really easy and quick to make and the printed result looks great.

As you can see in the map below, which is made by connecting four different tiles, they connect really well. Do I need to say that the end result was a great success and I guess I have to do some more tiles until the next time we play 🙂

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