Ben’s DM prep of Pyramid of Shadows is well underway and he only had to turn a single page in the new module to run into a bit of a custom terrain head scratcher. The very first dungeon encounter (aka P1 The Entrance Pit) gives a description of four severed craniums and a sack hanging on pegs in an alcove. Ben obviously has no such items in his RPG Pile but wanted something impactful yet modular for future yes. So let’s bust some skulls and see what he came up with for his game group.
If your D&D miniatures are marching on an outdoor map, the chances are extraordinarily high that you will see some boulder clusters on or near the path. What lurks behind those rock piles is of course a different Blog entry entirely.
Woodland Scenics wrote the book on rock molds. They have a slew of options. Ben’s favorite is the boulder mold or C1232 Boulders 5×7 Mold to be exact. This rock collection mold spits out a ton different pieces. And if you want to get fancy on your paint job, snag a toothbrush (but not your wifey’s) and drop a little blood spatter here and there.
The mold does have a few sticky spots to deal with when popping the final rocks out but sometimes you just have to bear down. So while rocks may seem silly, sometimes it’s the smaller elements on a game mat really help bring the whole encounter together.