A couple of months back, I heard about the Fourthcore Team Deathmatch going on at Gencon this year. I was very excited about this event, as I have long thought the D&D rules could easily support team PvP play, as long as the players were not too attached to their characters. So, I contacted C. Steven Ross, the organizer of the event, and arranged to make some custom 3D models of the maps. I will be bringing them to Gencon, and a few lucky teams will be playing on the models instead of battlemaps. (I have no idea how that will be decided, and I won’t be involved in that process.) I will also be selling these models after the deathmatch, so I’ve included some pictures of the disassembled components. The third, secret map will also be for sale. It’s a dungeon map, and will be Dwarven Forge compatible. Any models not sold at Gencon will go up on Ebay. The the original maps that I was using as plans for the models are found here, at the DMG p.42: Actions the Rules Don’t Cover blog.
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The “crystalline orb” in the center is the nailgun trigger, and the demonic faces on the walls are what shoot the nails. The maps are identical; I used pillars to block off the “diagonal half squares” from the original map.
Here is the base map I was using to design the model, from the DMG Pg. 42 website:
I tried to make the arena as modular as possible so that it can be used for many different things. Pictured below are all the separate components. By inserting Dwarven forge floor tiles between the wall/floor sections, the walls can be turned into an arena. Also, the meat grinder comes out, and turns into a bottomless pit or a “boxing ring.” And of course, there are the four wells, “crystalline orb,” and sixteen pillars.
My favorite part of this map is the piece I didn’t make. Gregwa made the treasure pile in the middle of the map, which includes scrolls, a treasure chest, a staff, and even a gauntlet! The front gates open in two layers – a wooden gate, and metal gates behind that. C. Steven Ross will be adding the catapults and ballistas at Gencon. The four walls come apart so that they can be rearranged into other configurations.
Here is the base map I was using to design the model:
And here are the pics of the finished model:
Hope you enjoy them. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and I’ll be happy to answer them.