Budget terrain

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#1

Experimenting with very low budget, quick and easy terrain. I’ve done my fair share of making and painting realistic looking terrain but since becoming a dad I just don’t have the time…That’s when I had a thought, RPGs are about imagination!!! Does my terrain have to look ultra realistic? Do I need to spend hours of time and money on it? So I have gone for the minimalist look :slightly_smiling_face: all made with just some cardboard, a few pens and a hot glue gun :+1:


#2

Most excellent, dude! These look great!


#3

This is what is all about! Walls next?


#4

You read my mind! Yes walls are next. Maybe make some chests and other furniture :+1:


#5

Super cool. Sometimes simple is best. I love the cartoony style of the doors. This may make its way to my table too. Great I idea.


#6

Oh man these look super amazing!!!
I love it when cheap and easy looks so frikkin good


#7

Glad you like :blush: Yeh I kind of like the cartoon style (completely unintentional) I’m thinking of getting a brown-ish battle map so everything is of the same colour palette. Also a think packing string and brown paper would match the “style”. ENDLESS IDEAS! :exploding_head:


#8

Loving this look and style! Nice work!


#9

Not strictly made for gaming but my daughter wanted to build a castle (I didn’t take much persuading) :grin:

Obviously needs some pen work but the dragon was coming and we didn’t have time :man_shrugging:


#10

Nice. Inspired by “Cardboard DM”? If not, definitely google him for ideas, he does some awesome looking stuff. I’ve been meaning to try this cardboard stuff out


#11

Wow he’s made some very cool stuff! How have I missed his stuff until now?! Does he have a Facebook page or YouTube? I can only find links to his Instagram pictures. Definitely going to looks through his work for ideas, cheers :+1:


#12

Really great terrain. I think it has a great style, and I love that you have found a way to make it quickly and cheaply. Really cool!


#13

Really those look great. Well done!


#14

Very cute! This afternoon I came across some scrapbooking paper that has a faux-stone effect on one side, in 12x12 inch sheets. Grabbed a pen, drew some lines on four sheets, voila! enough area for a huge cave or great hall. They would go perfectly with your little doors!


#15

This is great. I may need to cut up an Amazon box soon. I wish the dollar store had foam core in more colors.


#16

Home Depot - painter isle. Grab a roll of the brown paper they sell as a cheap drop cloth! At least I think they still sell it. I pick up a roll every now and then. It is similar to a roll or butcher paper but heavier. Will be a bit darker than cardboard but might work for this. They look rad!


#17

Nice!
If you get some grey cardboard you can do the same for your walls.
I think old lever arch folders and archive boxes have a mottled grey pattern.


#18

Save your breakfast cereal boxes. Very good material, but may irk a spouse while saving up. HA!


#19

I’m lucky we throw a lot of cardboard away at work so I have a endless supply. This is my latest cardboard score! :grimacing:
What shall I turn them into?
I was thinking maybe some little huts/houses, a tower maybe? Very large “ancient tree”?


#20

So simple, so Awesome