Saturday, 17 August 2019

D&D: My New GM Set Up

For quite some time now, I have been using a DM screen bought from a local games store and it has been absolutely fine. However I've wanted something a bit more personal to me and that I had crafted myself.

Well this is what I have come up with in the last few weeks. Built on 6 mm MDF and with a frame of 1" by 1" approximately, timber.

The details are all created from foam and glued to the MDF with PVA glue, which seems to hold far better than I thought it would.

Inside, but not connected, is a sort of tray I have been using for some time now, built with the same materials, minus the foam. It gives me space for all my nicknacks and an area to roll dice.

The boxes contain my initiative markers and 20 sided dice, inspiration markers and condition bands. 

I painted the whole thing black and then dry brushed over with grey and then purple.

I will be varnishing it eventually but I am considering adding some further details to complete it. A bit like I did on the separate tray.

One thing I like about this set up is that when all folded down the screen is exactly the same size as the tray, so it all sits on top of each other and takes up very little room.

I am already mulling over some further extra accessory ideas I have, will post when any of them are complete.

All laid out ready to go for a session.

The black card sleeves I made to put information cards, NPC cards and Monster cards in, so that all an adventures details are all in one place. 

Mrs Daxio bought me the little wooden box years ago but I made the grey stone textured box recently.

A few shots of the design before it was painted.

Foam sheet seems to have a far wider use than I would have ever thought it had. I have a few other projects on the go that I am using it on.


  1. That's totally awesome!
    Perfect for a variety of games and setting, this screen will probably be a great tool for many years to come.
    Brilliant work!

    1. Cheers Wouter, I hope its going to be the last and only one that I make. As you say should last for years :-)