Thursday, 10 December 2020

D&D Online set up and new Base Board


This is the current set up I have been using to play online recently although I have a notion Mrs Daxio is going to change the furniture around in our living room, don't hold your breath.


So in the above scene the base board is made from a piece of 24" square MDF which is 12mm or about 1/2" thick. I was asked a little while back how I make one of these boards.


First off I get a metre rule and a pencil and a measure and mark the MDF board so it has 1"squares on it,


Then I take a Stanley knife, there are other brands, and cut just to the side of the marked lines and at approximately a 45 degree angle. I tend to run all down one side of a line vertically, then the other (I turn the board round to achieve this) Then I cut the other way, which comes away in lots of small bits, 


Unmarked and uncut board 12mm thick.




At the same time as making the new base board I have been working on a backdrop, as per the DMGinfo film from the blog post a week ago.


Mine is going to be different from DMG's because I have invested so much time in what I have made to date. I'm going to take his concept and make it fir my situation



My backdrop is a piece of relief sculpture which can be clipped to my DM screen. I've made it from a 24" by 10" piece of hardboard. The relief bits were made from foamboard pieces which I have then worked on further with PVAcrete.


The PVAcrete being added to the foamboard. I tend to work on sections and leave it to dry before working on it further, just stops it from getting messed up



Completed backdrop will be posted sometime in the future.












 

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