Tuesday, March 19, 2019

D&D: More Cheap Terrain Options

I've posted before about cheap terrain, but I've also come across some other fantastic options for putting together a table for use with Dragon Heist or Ghosts of Saltmarsh. There are several cardboard-craft publishers that provide genre appropriate buildings and ships.

Medieval merchantsFirst, for Dragon Heist (or any other town, village, or city adventuring), there are an amazing array of cardboard scenery options that are significantly cheaper than resin or other 3D options. These buildings run around $15 to $20 each (if you find them available with Prime shipping).

Tavern: https://amzn.to/2ugUBu5
Stables: https://amzn.to/2OdnsIN
Merchants: https://amzn.to/2UJOGJq
Burgher's House: https://amzn.to/2Y9Vx0Q
Town Walls: https://amzn.to/2UF7GsM

Search around a bit and you can discover all kinds of variety.

Medieval town wallsstables

CaravelFor Ghosts of Saltmarsh, I also found some excellent naval options to enhance your wharfs and set sail for adventure. Again here, these ships are anywhere from $15 to $20 and would be highly useful for a sea-faring campaign.

It just goes to show you don't have to spend $200 for a sizable ship to add some 😮 to your table. For a little bit more, you can upgrade to a plastic pirate ship model, the Queen Anne's Revenge (requires a repaint).

Caravel: https://amzn.to/31KvIIm
Cog: https://amzn.to/2OaIhoc
Longship: https://amzn.to/2UH9f9r
Queen Anne's Revenge: https://amzn.to/2Crcvyw

CogPirate ship


  1. Do the ships fit D&D miniatures well?

    1. Yes, but the scale is slightly smaller than 28mm, so you won't exactly be able to have grand battles on the decks. Only a few minis can fit at a time.


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