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Difficult Terrain Zones

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by TheRedZealot, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. TheRedZealot

    TheRedZealot Well-Known Member
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    Our club is looking to expand the amount of Difficult Terrain/Terrain Areas we use. So I'm looking for simple, easily storable options to consider.

    I know I've seen a post a little while back that was looking at Difficult Terrain Zones that were done in a similar way to playmats but I can't remember how the person got the zones themselves, does anyone remember what I'm talking about I'm having trouble finding it?

    But I also bet I am missing something obvious and there are probably other really good ideas for mapping out zones like this.
     
  2. HeckMeiser

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    Muse On Minis sells sets of 2d hills, foliage, and water features. I think they're printed on mousepad material.
     
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  4. Captain Spud

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    For natural zones, do what Duke suggested-- buy brown/grey/black craft foam, and sponge paint it to look like dirt, broken stone, etc. To whatever extent is possible, match the colours to your playmats.

    Urban/Artificial zones are trickier, because you usually need to justify the "difficulty" of the zone a bit more. Heavily cracked pavement is a decent way to do this, as are "rubble zones"-- basically, patches loosely covered in small (shorter than S1) crates, barrels, pallets, stray lumber, etc. You could also justify areas of non-continuous ground as a difficult terrain zone-- e.g., a large grating that people need to walk over more carefully.

    All of the above is doable with craft foam and foamcore. :)