Dungeons & Dragons is a dynamic and often chaotic game where anything can happen. The DM needs to be prepared and have a toolbox of miniatures and terrain that’s ready to go and easy to adapt to a range of encounters and scenarios. Furthermore, the scenery should also inspire the imagination of the players whilst functioning as a visual aid that works cohesively with the 5e rule-set.
3D printable modular terrain
We recommend that you use modular terrain that can be quickly and easily set-up. Key considerations for your 3d printed D&D terrain are:
- How much do you need?
- Does it fit a 1 inch grid
- Can you 3D print it… lots of it?
- Does it have lots of variety in it’s design?
- Can you remove the doors
- Does it include gaps, damaged sections and ladders?
- Can it be easily painted?
A great set for this is the Dungeon Assault terrain set from Saucermen Studios as it ticks off all of the above features and more!
D&D Terrain for Encounters
Another thought for your D&D terrain is to have a few feature pieces in your collection that are great to pull out for a fight, meeting or random encounter. They should offer theme nut also be functional in game by offering cover, or places to find loot, etc. These could include:
- Old relics
- Ancient Pillars
- Natural formations such as crystals or rocks
Buy 3D printable terrain for D&D
How do you paint 3D printed D&D terrain?
Don’t make extra work for yourself. Keep the painting process simple – We previously did a write up about how to paint your dungeon scenery (see link below).
Our quick tips for painting 3D printed D&D terrain would be:
- Use old brushes to quickly drybrush
- Use house paint or cheap craft acrylic
- Add some organic growth with flock or static grass
- Add some dirt or grime (weathering) by slapping or dripping on inks or washes