Monday, 20 October 2014

Rubble in the Dungeon...

So, my foray into the world of 2.5d dungeons continues ...and this time I thought I'd try something a little different:

As you can see, I've managed to create a nice little rubble pile (that can also be used to represent a collapsed passage) using just paper, cardboard, and a little bit of glue.

And although it looks a little complicated, it's really quite easy to make if you'd like to have a go at making a few of your own, here's how I went about it...


As always, the first thing you'll need to do is download and print out the pdf file that I've created for this piece.
Click HERE to download the file.

Once you've done that, simply glue one of the floor tiles to a piece of thin (single corrugated) cardboard, and cut it to size.

(Note that these 2x2 tiles measure slightly less that 2" per side - to enable them to fit in the 2" wide passages a little easier)


To make the boulders, the first step is to scrunch up a few pieces of scrap paper into vague rock-like shapes as shown below.

(note that I try to keep the bottom reasonably flat - to make gluing them to the floor tile a little easier)

* * *

Then, cut out a piece of the rock texture (supplied in the pdf) large enough to wrap around one of the rocks, and crumple it up - to give it a nice uneven texture.

* * *

Next, apply plenty of glue to the back of the paper, and wrap it around the 'rock' like you would if you were wrapping an oddly shaped parcel (try to do this so that the edges of the paper end up on the bottom of the rock).

Left: an upside down rock with the texture paper being glued in place.
Right: a finished rock (turned the right way up).

* * *

It's also worth noting that if you end up with any little off-cuts (which you most probably will), you can fold/scrunch these up to make little stones.


For the wooden beams, simply cut out a few different size/thickness pieces of cardboard, and enough of the wood texture (provided in the pdf) to wrap around them...

...then cut, fold, and glue the paper in place around each piece.


Once you've got several rocks and beams finished, it's just a matter of deciding where you want to place all your little bits and pieces...

...and glue them all in place.

* * *

And that, as they say, is that! :)

Note that if you've not been keeping up with my recent 2.5D dungeon posts, then here's a few links to some of the other stuff I've been creating (with step by step instructions about how I made the various pieces):


  1. Replies
    1. To be honest, I wasn't sure if the idea was going to work at first ...but yeah, they're pretty easy to make :)