Saturday, 25 September 2021

TRAPS!

As usual, I've been posting the progress of my various trap designs (for the print & paste dungeon) over on my various social media pages - so if you've been following along on facebook, discord, instagram, etc., you've probably seen these already:


Anyway, it's taken a while, but last night I finally managed to get the video and pdf uploaded (to YouTube and DriveThruRPG respectively) - so here's the latest episode (can you believe we're up to 59 episodes already ...not including all the bonus/tips ones):

(and HERE is the link to the pdf file)

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Furthermore, whenever folks ask me where they can share pictures of their own builds, I usually point them towards the Discord server (which is now 400+ members strong) - but not everyone uses Discord, and so I've also set up a 'crooked staff community' page over on facebook.


This new group already has well over 100 members, and if it sounds like something you'd like to be a part of (even if it's just to take a look at some of the cool things that people have made using the 'print & paste' textures), then it'd be great to have you onboard :)

Anyway, I hope you like the new video, and I look forward to seeing more pictures of other folks' creations!


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Dungeon Terrain for the 'goblins' Adventure.

As some of you may recall, when I hit 10K subscribers over on YouTube, one of the things I released was my little 'goblins' starter adventure...


...and if you check the description of that video, there's still a couple of free copies that can be claimed ;) (note that there is a link that will add it to your cart for free if you are amongst the first 100 people to do so).

Anyway, the original plan was to film a series of videos to show folks how to build the whole dungeon part of the adventure using my print & paste terrain - but in all honesty, I doubt I'm going to get around to that now ...as I'd much rather be filming new content (as there wouldn't really be any new techniques in such a video - it would be more along the lines of 'to make item x see episode whatever').

So with that in mind, I thought that I would instead post a few pictures of the terrain I've made - just to show you the kind of thing that is possible with the existing textures (though this does use some of the bonus textures supplied in the modifications & requests pdf).





With any luck, most of the things you can see here will be fairly self explanatory if you've been keeping up with the YouTube series - but if not, feel free to ask any questions, and I should be able to point you towards the relevant video(s).

That being said, here's a quick look at the overall map of the dungeon (to help you picture how it looks when it's all put together)...


...and here's a picture of the monster miniatures that I've painted up for (eventual) use in my own game:


Now admittedly, I've only run/playtested this adventure online (for two different groups) ...but I do hope to run it down at the FLGS at some point (Asgard Games in Walsall if anyone is interested) ...and with the usual IRL group when we get back to some kind of normality :)

Friday, 10 September 2021

Rotating Wooden Bridge

 It's been over a month since my last video (for 'reasons' :( ) ...but I've finally got another one finished...


...anyway, the idea behind this one is that maybe it was once part of a prison complex - so the prisoners cells would be on one side of the pit, and the guards (and the bridge controls) would be on the other. Thus, should a prisoner escape their cell, they'd still have to find a way to navigate the pit (hopefully that made sense :) ).

Now though, in the hands of the goblins, it could be used as a kind of monster spawner ...with several goblins being transported from one side of the pit to the other each round to harass the players (who find themselves approaching the pit from the old prison area).

So maybe the players stand and fight each new batch of goblins as they appear ...or maybe they use ranged attacks to try and pick off a few of the goblins working the winch ...in either case I think it will make for a fun encounter.

But enough of all that ...if you want to have a go at making one yourself, then the (pay-what-you-want) pdf file can be found HERE.

Hope you like it!


PS. here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in the next video...








Saturday, 7 August 2021

Rotating Dungeon Room

 Here's the latest 'print & paste' video ...a rotating room within a dungeon.


This is something I've wanted to do for a while - both the rotating room and the secret stairway, and I'm reasonably happy with how they've turned out :)

Anyway, as usual, you can pick up the pdf file over on DriveThruRPG (it's a pay-what-you-want download), and here's hoping that you can put it to use!

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Giant Spider Miniatures

I think I previewed a prototype of my idea for making giant spiders back at the beginning of May (in one of the tips & tricks videos). But I then got a little side-tracked with the tiny terrain project ...and so the finished 'spiders' pdf has been sitting on my hard drive for a couple of months - just waiting for me to film the video.

Well, now that the 'tiny terrain' is at a point where it's actually usable (i.e. the initial batch of textures - which enables us to build little village maps - is now complete), I've finally been able to turn my attention to the giant spiders episode :)


Anyway, as you can see in the above video, they're pretty easy to make (all you need is some card and a couple of drinking straws ...oh and the pdf of course), and you could quite easily get a whole bunch of them made the night before a game if you suddenly find yourself in need of a few giant spiders (they're the size of giant wolf spiders if you're playing D&D).

And, just like all of the other products in the 'Print & Paste' range, it's a pay-what-you-want download over on DriveThruRPG ...so pick it up for free, or pay as much/little as you like!

Anyway, here's hoping you like them :)

Friday, 23 July 2021

Tiny Terrain: Fields & Fences

No doubt you will have noticed that the videos (over on the YouTube channel) these past couple of months have been focusing on my new 'tiny terrain' system.

If you're not familiar with it, the idea is to make a bunch of modular village tiles (each containing a couple of houses, barns, fields, etc.) that can be pieced together to make little 3D maps of small settlements (i.e. they're not meant to be used with mini's - they're just something that can be used and reused in place of a regular 2D map).


Anyway, as you can see in the above picture, I've finally got to a point where it's actually usable now (as the previous videos in this series have mainly been getting everything ready for this video) ...so it's good to get to the stage where I can start pulling it all together :)

So yeah, if you're interested in making a few of these yourself then please do feel free to head on over to the YouTube channel and check out the 'tiny terrain' playlist ...or if you've been keeping up with all the latest videos, then this latest one (containing the fields & fences) is featured below.


And just like all of the other pdfs in the 'print & paste' range, this one is a pay-what-you-want download over on DriveThruRPG.

Anyway, here's hoping you can put some of this nonsense to use ;)

Friday, 9 July 2021

Teeny Tiny Hex Tiles.

If you've been following my latest YouTube series, you will already be familiar with the tiny trees and houses that I've been making recently...


 ...so the next thing that I needed to make were the actual hex tiles that they'll all be glued on top of:


So, as you can see, this latest video/pdf provides a wide variety of 'dirt road' hex tiles that we can use to make our little village tiles.

But if you're not familiar with this project, the idea is to make a bunch of modular hex tiles that can be put together in various configurations to produce nice little 3D village maps on the fly ...i.e.:

(the DM lays out half a dozen tiles)

DM: "OK, you enter the village of Oldstead..."

Players: "Actually, we'll press on and make for Newvale!"

(the DM swaps out a few tiles and shuffles them around a bit)

DM: "OK, you enter the village of Newvale..."

That's the idea anyway ...and as time goes on I'll be adding things like docks (with one or two little ships maybe), stone patterns (for walls, keeps, temples, etc.), and so on.

Anyway, before I get too ahead of myself I should probably point out that you can get this latest pdf over on DriveThruRPG as a pay-what-you-want download ...and that I hope to get the next video (i.e. the one with the fences/enclosures/crops) out this month as well (an example of which can be seen below):