D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Manual 41/Small Scenics: Mantic Terrain Crate Dark Lord’s Tower “Trap Tiles”

Mantic Terrain Crate Dark Lord's Tower "Trap Tiles"

More from Mantic’s Terrain Crate Kickstarter today – a bunch of dungeon “trap” tiles, which would predominantly be used for for roleplaying games like D&D and the like, but also could be used in a few boardgames in place of various card markers. From left to right, we have what I’m calling “blade trap”, “floor spikes”, “bear trap”, “poison gas” and “trap door”. Trapdoor being more of a terrain feature than a trap, but hey – close enough, modelwise anyway.

Mantic Terrain Crate Dark Lord's Tower "Trap Tiles"

With the three types that do physical hurties to their victims, after finishing and weathering I left one set plain with a bit of dirty brown, I then added fresh blood to the next using Citadel’s Blood for the Blood God (aka acrylic clear red paint) and then one of each stained with old blood, which I mixed up using Vallejo Model Colour Woodgrain with Vallejo Model Wash Dark Rust for that kinda rusty red-brown colour that old bloodstains become.

Mantic Terrain Crate Dark Lord's Tower "Trap Tiles"

The Poison Gas and Trapdoor tiles didn’t have as much variation – just a little crated by the brown dirt weathering powders.

Mantic Terrain Crate Dark Lord's Tower "Trap Tiles"

To finish, here’s a simulated “Action Shot” using the Ravenloft D&D board game tiles and showing some adventurers just getting screwed in multiple ways by the damned Adventure cards in that game… by the look of the number of traps and monsters, it’s almost turn two…

And in finishing these I’ve also got another set of 15 tokens that will also count towards Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge!

Small Scenics: Mantic Terrain Crate Battlefield “Pikes”

Mantic Terrain Crate Battlefield "Pikes"

At this point, I’m pretty much just grabbing random small and medium sized bits of terrain and seeing if I can knock them out in a day or three. All good, since they all count for Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge, but I do need to get back to the final three models from The Tray and then try to do my “Reward” models which will also work for Jewel of Julyaugust – and what’s worse, two of those three just need tattoos, and the third just needs some cardboard patterns…

Mantic Terrain Crate Battlefield "Pikes"

So anyway, these two sets of defensive “pikes” came from Mantic’s Terrain Crate Kickstarter. When I got my pledge from that campaign, I had to seperate the parts from all of the many different boxes I got into three overall sets – stuff I could get done pretty easily; stuff I could get done with a bit of (usually hot water resets of warped PVC) repair; and shit that was so badly warped it was essentially going to be a fucking nightmare to try to get to the point of being worth putting paint on. These two bits came from the former. I found them in a baggie in a plastic tub, and so started on these and also some dungeon trap tiles – those will be forthcoming shortly. I did have to completely cover the “Reaper base cauliflower” texture of the ground with Vallejo Mud Paste and then use various weathering techniques to make them look less cloned from one another. Anyway, another two simple but versatile pieces done and into the pile of finished work!