I’ve started expanding my horizons… With papercrafting! It’s an extremely inexpensive and fast way to get lots of great looking terrain pieces. Here’s the second of my papercraft projects (I’ll be posting the first one later, I’m sure).
They’re significantly more fragile than standard terrain, but relatively fast & easy – and super cheap!
You can scale them to various size standards, and can do some serious customization – especially from the really good templates like this observatory available as a pay-what-you-want download created by Dave Graffam Models on DriveThru RPG. I don’t know if this is “standard”, but his papercraft models have multiple layers, allowing for customization of layout & textures — A really cool & useful idea at reasonable prices across the board! I definitely recommend his work.
I highly suggest starting with something easier than a round building – this was a little tougher than I anticipated, but it will work REALLY well for the adventure I have planned for my party, so it was definitely worth the effort.
This will post the day after I have the session where it’ll be used, but I’m guessing it will be a big surprise for the group!
I look forward to making more papercraft buildings & terrain — and will be trying out some more of the Dave Graffam Models templates; he has several that are “pay what you want”. If they go well, I’ll probably be buying a couple when I have a couple bucks to rub together on it.
If you’re searching for some sweet-looking terrain that is quick & easy to do with minimal equipment requirements, this is the way to go!