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Handcrafted Dungeons:: Basic Dungeon Tiles set 1
Publisher: Outland Arts
by John G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/20/2017 12:33:32

I have looked at tons of dungeon tiles, computer rendered, painted, drawn, inked, and none come even close to these. The fellow who published them actually built them out of clay and other materials, lit them and took photos of them to make the tiles. The results are nothing less than spectacular. I can't say strongly enough how much i enjoy them, where using, planning or just admiring the craftsmanship that went into them. I've always liked the idea of 3d dungeons, but lacked the space to make or store them. This stuff solves that problem elegantly. If you buy only one set of tiles, make it Handcrafted Dungeons. Full Disclosure: I am in no way shape or form affiliated with HCD, they are just that awesome that I was willing to eat the Canadian $ exchange so you other folks can get a good price on a fantastic resource. I even printed them out on 11x17 paper to make them larger for my kids to move figures around on.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Handcrafted Dungeons:: Basic Dungeon Tiles set 1
Publisher: Outland Arts
by Olaf B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/04/2015 07:21:21

These maps are the most bee-you-tee-ful tiles I have seen so far. Absolutely stunning! I have purchased both set 1 and 2 and currently work with the VTT versions on Roll20.net. It's a blast. Whether you use a grid overlay or not, these beauties just look amazing. Like meticulously handcrafted by high-end miniature modelers. I just wish they were more customizable (like smaller room areas you could arrange according to your need by overlaying them, and wall section tokens) and that lighting highlights would match between connecting areas on all tiles but that is about all I can nitpick about them. I can't wait to present them to my players on our next online session! Thanks for making them.

Suggestion: I love the lovingly detailed doors in both sets but please provide some top-down-view door tokens so that you can use them to block areas and corridors. That way you could attach a line-of-sight block on the door token. Once the door is opened in-game you could simply remove the LOS block.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Handcrafted Dungeons:: Basic Dungeon Tiles set 1
Publisher: Outland Arts
by Christoph C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/26/2015 03:56:53

I was highly dissapointed once I opened the archive to use with maptools for my digital battlemap. Here is why:

1.) The set is very limited in options. The biggest room is about 6x6 (round) or 5x11 (rectangle). Doors are already placed on the map. No options there, but to remove them yourself (but you will need to use image editing software). Pretty much everything is set. You don't have any options to put walls or doors somewhere. There are different options for rooms (like: empty, skeletons lying around), but thats it.

2.) The visual appeal is low to middle standard. Considering Dwarven Forge to be high quality in production quality and presentation this here falls way behind. The paint-job quality is low, eg. any object that is made out of metal will just be painted pure silver. The floor and walls are decent enough for play.

3.) The illumination is breaking apart the dungeon. I cannot stress this enough. By illuminating most of the pieces individually every transition is visible and not in a good way. You put one straight piece next to another one and you will notice the extreme difference in illumination between the two. It is litterally breaking apart the dungeon. The tiles own their own look much better this way hiding the mediocre paint job quite well, but since tiles will always be placed together I cannot figure out why anybody would want to produce tiles this way.

Take a very close look at the tiles and consider the three points I have mentioned very carefully. Or otherwise you will end up like me, frustrated about spending 13$ on a product you will never use. I deleted the tile set as I will never use it.

In conclusion I cannot reccomend this tile set unless you are not bothered by points 1-3.



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