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So in my continuing quest to find the perfect dungeon crawl game, I'm Kickstarting a new one called Gloomhaven which looks innovative and interesting. I was hoping to be able to use my recently completed thin walls modular dungeon set BUT THE DUNGEON IS A HEX SYSTEM!!! AAARGH! I posted on the forums to see if I could easily convert the game to a traditional grid but alas, the answer was, "No." So, here goes another dungeon build but in hex mode.
There is a Print and Play version of the game to try out, which I really appreciate. So I was able to print out one of the game tiles:
The hex is 1.25" wide so Bruce's 1.5" hex tile works great. I looked into making custom 1" hex tiles but it is too small for my overflowing minis so 1.5 is good. As always, I can't buy just one mold and I try to hit the 5 molds mark to get the 10% discount so last minute, I threw in both trench plank molds. I was able to make four casts last night and hit the dehydrator:
Here is how the hexes turned out (this is from one cast):
I'm not sure if I am going to use the really crumbly hexes as I typically just glue floor pieces together edge-to-edge and there isn't enough surface on them to hold. Unless I base them somehow, I will have to just use the whole hexes instead. The hexes are already tall so I'm inclined not to base them but I'll decide later after painting. Also, I was worried that on the whole hexes, the edges weren't distinct enough and that I would have to shave down the sharp edge but now that I look at it, I don't think I have to do that. Finally, I considered doing half-pours to reduce the height down to 1/4" but I sort of like the thicker tiles.
I think the 30mm base on the battle nun looks good with the 1.5" tile. This means I will be able to proxy in all of my Shadows of Brimstone minis (Gloomhaven comes with hero minis but all monsters are 2-D standups).
All right! Onto the walls. I am considering doing all wood walls, all ruined fieldstone walls or a combination of both. Here are photos of every iteration including wood walls with and without vertical support pieces and at 1.5" tall and 1" tall variations:
Also, by gluing the wood walls back to back and putting on vertical supports makes for really fat walls! Fortunately, the hex is large enough that there is plenty of space:
Opinions, thoughts, input? Should I do all one style of walls or combo? 1.5" tall wooden walls, 1" tall wooden walls or combo of both?