Hirst Arts and while awesome, it was a bit too time consuming for me and I was looking for something more durable, what with kids being planned in the near future. If a kid drops a cast dungeon piece, it's done for!
Then I tried out Fat Dragon Games E-Z Dungeons. Again, they were pretty cool and I love Fat Dragon's stuff but the dungeon just didn't do it for me. The dungeon dressing stuff though is really nice and I use it in my games currently!
Then I remembered Dwarven Forge had a kickstarter a year or two back so I decided to check them out again. I was always reluctant for some reason to buy them. Mostly because I thought they were pretty spendy. Reservations aside, I decided to blow part of my tax return on six basic sets and a stair set!! Best decision I've made in a hell of a long time.
|Stuffed to the brim!|
The price was well worth it. The durability is unmatched as they're PVC plastic. The first thing I did was toss one across the room and it wasn't even phased. I then checked the calendar and it was Thursday... I set a goal to paint the entire thing by Sunday evening! While I didn't quite make my lofty goal, I was pretty darn close. By Monday afternoon it was completed and ready to play the next day. I wanted it to look unique and also match the color of the miniatures I have based, so I went with a dark brown scheme and picked out a few bricks here and there. I added a bit of moss coloring to boot.
All in all, I'm happy with my investment. To christen the ol' girl, I decided to play a game of Song of Blades and Heroes using the Song of Gold and Darkness expansion and the home brew rules for Deep Dark Dungeons created by a fellow blogger. Here's a couple pics in action!
|The wizard inspecting some runes...|
|The Dark Elf warriors that ended up slaughtering my warrior and thief!|
|The Dwarf posing outside the big boss' room...Right before he was ground into dwarven beef patties!|
|A mock battle...|