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144artist paints Mantic's Terrain Crate

144artist paints Mantic's Terrain Crate

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Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night

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With all the tiny books included in the various Terrain Crate sets I found my imagination going into overdrive.  The open tome with the Temple set was the spark that made me want to create a complete setup of the First Edition Dungeons and Dragons game books that had such a huge impact on my youth, an impact that continues to this day, obviously.  I took one of the book stacks I had completed with a generic scheme and created a tiny Monster Manual as well as a character sheet under the stack. The final parchment I had to paint was perfect for a Chessex gaming mat which left that book to be the Players Handbook. It was my good friend @aronbc that pointed out that I needed to bisect every row I’d painted to really take it over the top.  As usual, he was right. I cut the dial out of the compass to make it into a dice tray. Inspired by “Gerry Can: Blue Stuff  the Basics” I sculpted a spilled dice bag over the quill pen and ink bottle and added a few dice to the tray. Ony when I neared the end of painting did I realize I would need to add dots to some die faces.  Gotta say I got lucky there and I think they mostly read. Not wanting to try and carve or file the soft plastic, I tried to turn the telescope into a couple of markers but in the end gave up and kept it a telescope.

When I was a kid, polyhedral dice were hard to come by and dice bags didn't exist.  It seems like everyone of my generation used a Crown Royal bag which came wrapped around a bottle of whiskey.  Not sure where I got one as my parents didn't drink but that's what I tried to paint this one as.When I was a kid, polyhedral dice were hard to come by and dice bags didn't exist. It seems like everyone of my generation used a Crown Royal bag which came wrapped around a bottle of whiskey. Not sure where I got one as my parents didn't drink but that's what I tried to paint this one as.
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
Dungeons and Dragons Books Ready For Game Night
It was pointed out that I needed a shot showing scale so here are a d20 and a US penny to help with that.It was pointed out that I needed a shot showing scale so here are a d20 and a US penny to help with that.
I'm rolling up a fighter...I'm rolling up a fighter...

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zebraoutrider
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Love the monster manual. Fantastic inspiration.

aronbc
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This thing blows me away every time I see it

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