Master the Dungeon's Glossary of Miniature Painting Terms, Techniques, & Tools

Master the Dungeon’s Glossary of Miniature Painting Terms, Techniques, & Tools

Miniature painting, like most artistic endeavours, has a language all its own. To get good – really good – fluency is a must. This highly bookmark-able glossary not only grants its user +3 Wisdom; its lists of need-to-know miniature painting terminology will define many of the important techniques, artistic and technical jargon, and tools you’re …

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getting started with miniatures and terrain

Getting Started With DnD Miniatures and Terrain

Adding miniatures and terrain to your game might seem like a daunting task when you’re first starting out in Dungeons and Dragons. A brand new DM might have just dropped over $100 on the core rule books and miniatures might seem like a huge expense to add on top of that. While miniatures are certainly …

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Guide to understanding miniature paints

A Guide to Understanding Any Miniature Paint

With traditional artists’ acrylics, it’s easy to understand a lot about a paint by looking at the tube or jar – they’re all rated by ASTM International and adhere to strict grading which ensures accurate information about things like lightfastness, opacity, and quality. Thanks to those standards, artists can make informed choices about how to …

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Cheap and Easy Modular Dungeon Tiles

Budget DIY Dungeon Tiles – As Cheap As Possible

Dungeon tiles are the cornerstone of Dungeons and Dragons minis setups. They’re super versatile as they allow you to create multiple dungeon layouts from only a few basic pieces. They’re also fantastic at elevating you game beyond just standard battle mat use. The problem is that often fancy tiles can appear to cost a fortune. …

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Minature Painting Techniques: Applying Finishing Touches

Miniature Painting Techniques: Applying Finishing Touches

Radiant magical energy. Hot blood dripping from a dagger. Pools of rippling water. These are just a few of the many (many) effects that add those special finishing touches to your miniatures or bases that take them from good to great, even grand. (Sometimes gory.) In this article I’ll explain some common techniques and effects …

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