Flat Pack Terrain

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Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Sat May 10, 2014 9:34 pm

So seeing as I never really play anyway I've had some time to think and I've got this idea for simple terrain that folds flat. So far I only designed one building. I'd like to do at least two more buildings and then some bridges and stuff.

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disassembled:
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I had these made up over at http://www.fabberz.com/site/home.htm

It was 57$ for a set of 4 but i can knock that in half If I up the quantity.
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Emperors Reckoning » Mon May 12, 2014 10:58 am

Those are cool, Owen. What do you suggest for decor?
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby WickerNipple » Tue May 13, 2014 5:51 pm

Blood.

(nice work!)
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:19 pm

I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to go about decorating them. I'm thinking maybe a stencil or something. What ever it is will have to be pretty flat so that it can all fold back up.
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Anger Worm » Wed May 14, 2014 12:20 pm

Cool idea. Great for getting a table filled with lots of elevation. Another high utility piece would be bridges/catwalks with railings.

I'm assuming you've seen MAS stuff? Fairly affordable sci-fi buildings: http://shop.microartstudio.com/district ... p-821.html

Some folks have brought theirs to the club for Infinity and it's quite nice.
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Wed May 14, 2014 9:45 pm

Those things a definitely cool. The unique feature I was trying to bring was to create something that looks good but can easily be packed up and folded away for storage. I'm definitely going to add catwalks. I've got an updated version I'm working on now to improve the vertical stacking.

I need to crunch some numbers and really cost things out but I'd love to be able to get the small building down to like 5$.
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Amazonwarlord » Tue May 20, 2014 11:41 pm

I like it Owen! Looks great and the flat storage is really nice.
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Okay I worked on another batch. I've still got a couple issues to work out but I think I'm getting close. The main change is I made the pieces tapered so that they nest. This will keep the floor level constant when they are stacked.

The parapets are too low I need to fix that and I'm going to work something out for connecting a bridge to a stacked piece.

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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Emperors Reckoning » Wed May 28, 2014 5:29 pm

Owen, these are turning out really nicely. Go! Go! Go!
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Re: Flat Pack Terrain

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:58 pm

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I got the last set back here it is all together. I think I need more height but I'm pretty settled on the design. I think I'll try to get a few test games in see if there's anything that needs changing. After that I'll guage interest and see if it's worth producing these things.

Well games of something other than my little pony.
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