Dark Arts of Nerdery – Blind Craft: Making Dungeon Tiles for DnD
To be honest I have just made one. To see how hard it is. But I wanted to share with you (and brag) how it came out. As always in a “Things I Have Not Seen”-fashion.
So – advice for cheap GMs, crafty blind folk and other hobbyists to follow:
I had some ideas for this project. First – I wanted it to be CHEAP. Like, preferrably, dirt cheap. As in made of scraps that I would otherwise throw away.
Secondly – I wanted to see if it was as SIMPLE as I had imagined, when checking out the Dungeon Master G, who has this really cool show on YouTube on how to make a LOT of DnD miniature stuff. Could I even pull this off, not seing?
This is important – all methods here are his. I have only learned by listening to YouTube. Any credit for cool looking tiles goes to him.
The cardboard used for this project came from packaging for the boys’ new beds, so it was totally worth trying out this… The paint came at about 40 SEK each for white and black – so… 8 USD in total?
It took 15 minutes for the black paint to dry up enough for me to continue, so the whole piece took like 30 minutes or so to make. Totally feasible for a blind person. If you are into crafting your own stuff.
For those of you who see with your eyes – how does it look? Good enough to play an encounter on?