This week Ben shows you his interpretation of The Beast in the Pit encounter inside the D&D 4E Pyramid of Shadows module. Your VIP access includes some snappy photos and descriptions of his terrain, monsters, miniatures, add-ons and treasure. You can play this as a standalone Dungeon Delve or simply adapt your favorite elements to your own campaign. Walk this way…
It’s time for another Dungeon Delve-ish blog post where Ben shares all the core elements he assembled for his own homebrewed encounter. You could run this as a quick, one-off scenario or pick and choose a few of your favorite components to enhance one of your own upcoming dungeon crawls. Let’s begin…
Ben’s current module, Pyramid Shadows, provides a slew of game environments. This variety of settings is both a blessing and a curse for a 3D game board terrain-meister. Yes the players get a ton of colorful layouts but at the same time, someone still has to build all that bloody stuff. Well, Ben is only five rooms into this module and he’s already had to create two unique scenes: first, the Water Bridge encounter and now the Hedge Maze battle. So get your bearings – it’s time to crack this maze.
At this very moment, Ben is walking the Gen Con convention floor and participating in terrain workshops in the hustle and bustle of downtown Indy. Don’t worry – he’s got the right security by his side. This week’s RPG festivities are a major refueling point for the Pile so rest assured, he’s combing every nook and cranny to bring you the very best treasure possible.
This week Ben takes some RPG inspiration from a few Old School Gamers and shows you how he made his own D&D DM Dice Tray.
[sound the glorious trumpets] Next week Ben will make his annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Indianapolis for the 45th annual Gen Con gaming convention.
Are you packed yet? Neither is Ben. Just be sure to print out the Pile’s convention packing list to make sure your buttoned up for success.
Ben’s D&D battles are progressively going onward and upward as he continuously looks for ways to move the fight to higher ground. We’ve already shared the Water Bridge encounter video on the Tube but Ben became disappointed in one of the connecting bridge elements. So this week he gets between a rock and hard place and shows you how he made a new modular terrain piece that heightens the mood.
Ben is a bit of a card whore when it comes to Dungeons and Dragons RPG accessories. He just can’t get enough of that thin rectangle goodness. The feel of the deck. The uncertainty of the next card. The artwork. The suspense. The drama. It’s all there, baby! This week Ben will share his DM spin on WotC’s Injury Deck and how he plans to incorporate the major/minor wound cards into his own monthly campaign. Now shut up and deal.
Ok, so those aren’t the exact words to Elton John’s classic tune but they certainly ring true for many a hobbyist painter. Smaller objects often carry a certain stigma to ‘em. You desperately want to gussy them up but the intimidation level thwarts thee. One way to combat this fear factor is to arm yourself with the right DIY gear. This week Ben shows you a self-made tool he crafted with the help of the Old School Gamers Facebook club. After reading this how-to helper, those itty-bitty terrain pieces don’t stand a chance. Mount up!
The Pile hit a minor dry spell on the video front as Ben just didn’t have a worthy script to follow for all the RPG faithful out there. Good news though – he finally completed enough mini projects to assemble the larger P3 Bridge encounter inside D&D 4E’s Pyramid of Shadows module. So grab your swim trunks and put on those floaties, it’s time to get wet.
Every adventurer likes to rid their dungeons of rabid vermin but the kill just seems better when you can clobber those pesky pests on their home turf. This week Ben shares a DIY tutorial for your own modular rat motels. Besides it’s always best to get ‘em at the source, right?