When you are creating miniature fantasy terrain, you have to be sure you follow a certain process. You can make the process easy if you follow it or you can have a lot of fun making everything by hand. Here are some tips that will help you create the best fantasy towns. If you follow these, you will be able to create fantasy towns that will please you and your players.
If you choose to create your miniature fantasy terrain by hand, the first thing you need to do is collect the tools you need. This includes glue, small scissors, and a pencil. A great way to save money on these items is to purchase the items you need from a clearance sale at a hobby store. You can also find miniature buildings and structures at garage sales, flea markets, or online at eBay or other auction sites.
Next, start to plan out your design. Here, you will need to consider how large the town is going to be. How many buildings and what type of buildings you will have is up to you. Your choices include simple houses and shops, inns, and gold or treasure hunting stores. The location of your miniature fantasy town will also depend on what game you are playing, as will the items you choose to place there.
Once you have decided on the overall size and design of your town, you need to think about the items you will place in it. There is not a need to get outrageous, but if your games features dragons, gargoyles, and other strange creatures, you should make sure your terrain has these creatures in it. Likewise, if your game is horror oriented, you should add creepy crawls and other creatures that go around your terrain. For more information on how to best set up your terrain for your game, check out our Other Game Articles on Fantasy Board Games.
One thing to remember when designing miniature fantasy terrain is that you should always keep the view of your players in mind. If your game is set in an urban environment, make sure there is plenty of street signs and buildings to help guide your players towards their objective. If your game takes place in an ancient forest, make sure there are plenty of trees and other objects in the background to help bring life to the scene. If you have a very rural setting where you have a large amount of open field, this is the perfect opportunity to place large statues and other items to give your miniature fantasy town a realistic look.
Another great way to add realism to your miniature fantasy terrain is to add to it with miniature props. Items like wagon wheels, carts, and miniature weapons can really come in handy. Of course, the items should fit the scale of your miniature cities, so try to not over do it. You don’t want to look like you have spent a fortune to make your miniature world look real!
Another thing to consider is that miniature landscapes are best shown to the viewers at an angle. So, why don’t you have a nice scenic vista filled with trees and other objects in your miniature fantasy game? Viewers will truly appreciate this as they are trying to imagine themselves living in the setting. It will add a bit more reality to your game, and will really endear to the fans that enjoy playing your miniature games.
Now that you know some of the basics of how to create stunning miniature fantasy landscapes, you can really go crazy creating a miniature city. The best part about miniature city building is that there are thousands of different styles and themes to choose from. You can also choose to play a generic nobleman or a villainous mastermind. Either way, having miniature fantasy terrain is a great way to really bring your creativity to the table when designing your tabletop games.