Dwarven Forge Cavern Tiles

12 11 2014

Looky here. My Cavern Tile kickstarter showed up—two sets (enough for all the stretch goals), along with a side (literally, on the right side) of ten corridor pieces.


The quality of these pieces is very nice, given the price. They seem a little less robust than the dungeon tiles. The bottom of each tile is concave, and hence there is less plastic to the bottom of each piece. As a result, a few of the thin tiles have a bit of warp to them. Granted, they are cavern tiles; and as such, I’m not to worried about things being a little more warpy than with the dungeon tiles. Still, this will be something to watch out for if Dwarven Forge runs another kickstarter in the future (which will clearly be just a ploy to take more of my money).

Hopefully I’ll have time to paint these guys up before the end of the year. I’m not sure exactly how to paint some of the fiddly bits. Additionally, the watery areas bring up the question of how to get a water effect on this plastic. Stay tuned.

(I should also note that Arcadia Quest has also come in. I’m holding off too much discussion until I’ve had a chance to run an entire campaign.)


Dwarven Forge update

4 11 2013

After a weekend of pretty heavy painting, my Dwarven Forge tiles are painted.

Here’s a general overview:



And here is the joyous dragon with his shiny (the real power behind the dwarven throne).



And here you can see the dwarven king at court with two of his loyal man-at-arms (completely unaware that there king’s mind is being held in the dragon’s trawl!).


An Update (finally!)

26 10 2013


This semester has been killer, but I finally got a chance to do some painting this weekend. Humbly presented for your perusal: Reaper’s Bones bat swarm and two test walls from my Dwaven Forge kickstarter haul.  I painted the latter with cheap, Americana craft paints. Given the 200+ pieces that I will need to paint from Dwarven Forge , I’m experimenting with cheaper alternatives than the Vallejo paints I usually use.