Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thank you All

I must say that I was surprised this morning when I logged in and saw the amount of traffic I have.  I'll admit its retivaly low still at this moment, it's still alot more that I really expected.  It means alot to me to see people coming here and inspires me to keep going.  As a bonus for this I have some pics on my current project.

As you can see it's starting out alot smoother than my first one but not as good as I'd like.  The problem I'm having is the amount of void space on this one and figuring out which walls to place first because the walls overlap a bit on the bases because my walls have a double base as opposed to the larger scale ones that only have the base one one side.

Here you can see them side by side and how the will fit together when the next one is finished.  My next step ofter this one will either be one with caverns or curved rooms or one with multiple levels in it, not sure which yet.

Come the end of October I have some vacation time so I will be starting my grand project, either the first floor of the Ruins of the Undermountain or section A of the Worlds Largest Dungeon.  Would be intrested in hearing your opinion on this.

Untill later, Game Well my Friends


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Random Muses

Today I'm just going to talk about how my ideas form.  And the honest answer is that I don't know.  My idea for my papercrafts came from a couple sources.  First I started to play with the idea of full size papercraft dungeons because I was looking for cheap miniature terrain.  But the time to construct it plus the fact it was hard to store large amounts once it was built.  So I put that to the side for now.  Then I was work and was stocking some freight at work ( I'm an overnight stocker at a local grocery store) and found these thick perfect square cardboard pieces.  Didn't know at the time what I was going to do with them, so I just put them aside and kept collecting them whenever I found them.  My wife tells me she doesn't even blink when I bring strange things anymore.  Then I found Dysons blog on Dungeon Geomorphs and thought I was going to make my own (even started but I'll put them up at another time).  But that also stalled out.  I don't know how it all came together but it kinda flooded together and you see the result.  Just to see what thing start out, the following drawing started out as just a doodle-

And I'm still not sure if its finished yet.  More on my process tomorrow.

Game Well my Friends


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


One of the most important things in creating my papercrafts is the materials.  To start I start with

  • Ruler (I use a nice metal one that doubles as a straight edge to cut along)
  • White glue (I used to use a glue stick but the pieces i make now are to small for it and the glue sticks don't seem to stick as well)
  • 110 weight CardStock
  • A top feed Inkjet printer (For printing out my templates)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Scissors
  • A fine point and super fine point Sharpie marker
  • Cardboard (This is optional, Depending if you are making just a solid piece or making it modular)
  • Graph Paper
This is just a basic list, but this is mainly what I use.

Game Well my Friends

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Step One - Inspiration

I have to say that before anything else the first step to creating anything is proper inspiration.  For my 3D Papermorphs the main source of inspiration has to be the maps and dungeon geomorphs at Dyson Logos blog at  My second inspiration is a patten I found for my papercrafts at  They have several good floor plans that are nice but also easy to construct. 

The one problem I did find though is that if I was to use the standard miniature scale of 1inch = 5 feet that my creations would soon be very large and cumbersome.  For the geomorphs that I was using as my template this would come out to be 20 inches square.  Not exactly something that is either easy to store or have a fair collection of.  So I scaled down a bit and came to having a scale of 1 inch = 20 feet or 1/4 inch equaling 5 feet.  This way I could just use standard graph paper as a template and the whole creation would only be 5 inches square.

It was when I decided on this scale that I realized I had a new problem.  There isn't any pre-made templates for papercrafts that I could find that are is small.  So I took it upon myself to create all the parts from scratch.  And I have to say that for a first time try, my efforts turned out pretty well.

Thats all for now.
Game Well my Friends


First Musings

I recently got into creating some 3D papercraft dungeons as an experiment.  It went off pretty well.  I posted some pictures to the blog that actually went over a lot better than I expected.  The comments there have led me to make this blog.  In here I'll share my various projects, (there are more than I wish to think about right now), links to my inspirations and mostly what was asked for, a step by step showing of my papercraft dungeon geomorphs.

Game Well my Friends.