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12-15-2009, 08:59 AM
I was wondering how people marked damage done to buildings when playing?
My brothers and I had the ghetto foam core terrain I made and we'd put toothpicks in the top of walls, the space between 2 toothpicks was a destroyed wall.
12-15-2009, 09:49 AM
I was going to make some holes at one point. Make markers 1" wide and maybe 2" tall that are black that stand on their own. Place them where structures have been breached.
12-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Could always make a building out of foam wall slats and pull slats out as it's destroyed :P Might be annoying if you nudge the table wrong and it all falls down though.
12-17-2009, 03:17 PM
If you want to plan this sort of thing ahead, Bruce Hirst (HirstArts) has a ruined fieldstone mold that allows you to create buildings that come apart to simulate damage.
Very cool. I've used it for many of my own models. Blew my RPG group away the first time a wall was blasted, and the wall itself was then actually removed, leaving a broken ruin.
12-19-2009, 10:28 AM
I was thinking of doing something modular too. Although it might be a huge hassle, it would sure make games more interesting. Here's what I was thinking of doing.
I'd create a bunch of 1" wide sections of wall. On the edges of the wall would be a vertical metal beam which would hide the seam underneath it. They would all be magnetized to fit together. Putting it all together would be a big hassle, but it would allow for a great amount of flexibility. Like you could blow a hole in a wall and walk right through it. Pretty epic I think.
In a case where the building cannot break apart just showing where its broken is important. We originally just used token to show the broken part, or later on down the road we started using a 2 inch long, 1/2" wide rubble marker to show where the wall was broken.
Don't know if I would like people sticking toothpicks in my terrain though :P
12-21-2009, 04:48 PM
I would vote for making the buildings out of cake and then eating the damaged sections. :D
But seriously what about making a building that has removable wall sections with pegs in the bottom of the walls and peg holes in the base. Would that be feasible or even worth trying?
12-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Why not make your buildings from Legos?
12-22-2009, 07:54 AM
I had that thought. I also have plenty of legos. I guess my question was geared more towards people who make pretty terrain.
12-22-2009, 10:39 AM
I haven't built any myself yet, but I was thinking of using a lego base and gluing wood on the "outside" of some lego wall sections. I think a roof section would be fairly easy also. My legos are in storage right now so I haven't had a chance to play with the idea.
12-22-2009, 10:44 AM
That's actually a rather good idea. *steals*
12-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Lego works pretty well but you do have to do some work gussying it up. Also be careful when you glue it that you don't glue sections together.
Just make sure you wash th legos and then roughen up the outside coat a bit otherwise paint won't stick to it.
12-24-2009, 02:15 PM
Scrapbooking paper could be used for this ... find something that looks good and cut it out in the proper shapes to simulate damage and holes. A little tape, and POW.
Just an idea.
12-25-2009, 10:22 PM
How about walls and whatnot that are held together using rare earth magnets? I was thinking about doing some structures using them so I can tear them down easily. I bet you could use them to simulate destruction, too. I've never actually made any terrain stuff though, so I have no idea if it's a good idea or not, though!
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