I have created many buildings for the gaming table this summer. Pictures of the buildings will hopefully make their way on to this blog eventually…
I thought I’d share what I’m currently working on; a church dice tower. This tower will also double as a piece terrain.
In the early stages of its construction, I wanted a modern tower with a wire fence to catch the dice. I hadn’t yet decided on what kind of tower it should be. I didn’t want apartments, but perhaps a fire station or some kind of water tower.
When I with disappointment realized that it would look much cooler with a medieval looking tower, I changed course and made it look like an old church. A church can be used in almost all scenarios, modern or fantasy. It was also a building that I wanted to create anyway. I just had some different ideas for it. For instance I imagined the church to be a bit more modern, and probably made from styrofoam and cardboard. This will be so much better, and best of all; I’ll get both my thumbs out of my a… hey hey kids! *Krusty the Clown voice*
For my dice tower I used balsa wood for building material, which has several advantages to cardboard:
- it’s very light
- it’s quite sturdy
- it doesn’t bend when you soak it with glue (although thin balsa bends too, so you have to pin it with needles)
Balsa wood also has some drawbacks, such as:
- it can be brittle if you build with thin material
Here are some Work-in-Progress pictures of the church:
To be continued…