Updated January 3rd, 2010
- What do I need to view/print Dungeoneering terrain pieces?
- Where are the maps/terrain/dungeon tiles?
- Can I request a particular terrain piece?
- When does new content come out?
- Where is X? I downloaded it once, but now I can’t find it!
- How do I put these terrain pieces together?
- Can I advertise on Dungeoneering?
- Who owns these files?
- What copyrights are used for Dungeoneering terrain pieces?
Most downloads are Portable Document Format or PDF. That means you’ll need to open them with Adobe Acrobat Reader. It’s a free download if you don’t have it already. You can also download FoxIt Reader for free. It’s not as full-featured as Adobe’s Reader, but it is a lot faster.
This is a blog, so just go to the home page and start going through the entries. There is also a link at the top for all downloads. There are two additional links at the top for Stone Kingdom and Starbase Omicron. These are the fantasy and sci-fi tiles, respectively. And last but not least, use the Search box on this page to search the entire site for something in particular.
Please do! There are a couple of methods. One is to comment on current tiles. Tell me which ones you like, and which you don’t like or don’t need. Second is to just email me. Either way, suggestions and comments are always welcome.
Life’s pretty busy and updates come when they come. If I can get more traffic through the site (and more ad revenue) it’ll be a higher priority on my to-do list. Approximately once a month you’ll see new content.
April of 2008 saw a massive redesign of the site. That being said, all the old downloads are still here (in fact, I found one that was no longer linked, and restored it). If you can’t remember what category it belonged to (Tiles Set, Adventure Map, etc), try using the Search feature (upper-right hand corner of this page, can’t miss it). There is also a page that lists all downloads that you can sift through. Finally, if you still can’t find it, drop me an email. I can point you in the right direction or add it to the list of tiles to build.
First off, there is no “right way” to assemble these tiles. A lot of this depends on your personal resources and preferences.
Printing: Print on card stock. Use the thickest paper your printer will handle. This isn’t super-cheap, but it does save a lot of time. If you can’t print card stock, you can print on regular paper, then glue to paper board (cereal boxes for example). Be careful, there’s a lot of color for these tiles and cheap paper will curl, wrinkle, and warp when you apply too much ink to it. My wife and I just found out our new HP has issues with really fancy card stock because it loads and prints out the front, forcing the paper to do a 180 in the machine. Try to look for printers that load from the top (back) and print out the front.
Cutting: I use two things: Paper slicers and X-acto knives. My wife’s an avid scrapbooker and has a pair of paper slicers that cut long straight lines. Huge time saver. For smaller cuts, use an X-acto knife (with a cutting mat underneath!). This is another place that thick paper pays off. Scissors? Knock yourself out, but I’m a clumsy oaf and just butcher my tiles when I use them.
And be careful! Those blades are sharp!
Assembly: There are a variety of tools to try. Paper clips and binder clips provide a so-so connection, but don’t damage the tiles in any way. I’ve used clear Scotch tape for a few things. They don’t damage the tiles too much, but it doesn’t come off and can build up after a few uses. The one method I really want to try is applying magnet strips to the bottom of the tiles and using them on a metal board. No fuss, no mess. Admittedly, this isn’t cheap either. If you simply want to weight your tiles down, a little rubber cement and pennies (or local equivalent) or washers will keep tiles from being destroyed by an errant sneeze.
Lamination: I wish! It would work great, but is expensive (unless you work for a school or university where a lamintor just might be lying around). Lamination would make your tiles permanent accessories that would last for a good long time and you can write on them with dry erase markers. A visitor wrote in suggesting clear contact paper. I haven’t tried it myself, but it sounds great. If anyone knows of another cheap alternative, let me know.
Of course you can. Just contact me and ask. We have two banner spots on the site (leaderboard and skyscaper) that we can put your ad on. The terms are pretty easy and I can do it for a week or a month at a time.
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