Miniatures and Terrain

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 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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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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Army Painter

Army Painter’s Gamemaster Dungeons & Caverns Set Review

Recently the good people over at The Army Painter were kind enough to send us a copy of their Gamemaster Dungeons & Caverns Core Set for terrain modeling and painting. The kit is full of everything you’d need to get started building your own high quality dungeon terrain for your next TTRPG session. We decided …

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8 Tools That Supercharge Your Miniature Painting Process

Let’s get pedantic for a moment, just so we can say we did: to paint a miniature, you technically really only need five things: a brush, paint, water, a model, and time. For any given painting project, these are the undisputed champions, the real MVP’s, and you can’t work without them. However…    If you want …

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How to Make Flocking for Tabletop Terrain

Adding vegetation to your tabletop terrain models is an easy way to give them more life. Creating grass by using flocking is probably the easiest way to incorporate plants into your models. Flocking can be made with a number of different materials. While you can just purchase your own flocking, creating your own at home …

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Tabletop Terrain: The Basics

A well-crafted description of a location is one of the best tools a DM can use during a session. But when theater of the mind fails for some players, having a physical representation of the tabletop terrain you’re describing can take your game to the next level. Advantages of Using Tabletop Terrain Much like having …

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