In October, after a long gaming drought owing to the pandemic and, more locally, the wildfires in Oregon, my game club got together for not one, but two meetups. Both were conducted in open-air locations using masks and physical distancing, for which I am grateful.
The first was a bits swap – our second annual bits swap, as it happens. It was a ton of fun and I snagged some very useful tidbits for my various projects. I also unloaded some choice pieces from my collection that will no doubt be put to good use by other, more creative minds. Ha!
The other event was a terrain day last weekend! I love getting together to build terrain and swap tips & tricks with my fellow gamers. I’ve hosted and attended a number of these over the years, with various groups of friends, and they’ve always been veritable fonts of inspiration.
In this case, we had a purpose behind our gathering: we have resolved to build a Frostgrave table! Starting with a modular template (12 inch squares of pink foam), each player will contribute a few tiles to create a highly customizable layout.
John had done the heavy lifting by acquiring a boatload of pink foam and cutting some tiles and scraps for us to work with. We also put his Proxxon hot wire foam cutter to good use. It was a fun afternoon of chatting, chopping, and chortling.
We all got a good start on the terrain and left with a pretty good idea of where this particular project is headed. My first tile took shape at the terrain day, and I continued working on it in the weeks to come. Here’s the progression from basic idea to finished product.
I think we’ll have the pieces in place to play our first game of Frostgrave on the new modular table by Christmas. Stay tuned!