93x74R wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:59 pm
I know I will sound like a heretic to the water tiles legion but I asked for a negative space swamp. I love what they did in V and VI with negative space water/acid and a really kick ass swamp is something my tables have lacked. Lots of swamp scatter can cover a lot of area. I specifically asked for and want to make outdoor terrain that exceeds the standard 120 foot 5e range.
I can live with negative space swamp if they can come up with an awesome swamp water. Terrain Trays will not do it nor would a Phantasmal Filter IMO.
What might work to really take DF negative space water to the next level is multiple layers, imagine a 2'x3' blackish game mat/filter with a 2'x3' greenish brown game mat/filter over it and on top of that a gloss clear 2'x3' game mat/filter. Now you can choose to put a 2'x3' water current or grid layer on top of that if you wish, or even add some hazard overlays/underlays like submerged trees or under water rocks to add dangers like the whirlpool clear overlays will from KS6
Now you say that is an awful lot of layers just for swamps but that blackish game mat/filter could be used under a blue lake/ocean mat/filter for a deep ocean DF negative space water. And that blue lake/ocean mat/filter could be use over a yellowish/tan sand mat/filter for a shallow water ocean.
Basically all this is to get the depth that the resin water tiles have but without any lines and give use a nice 2'x3' body of water be it swamp, lake, shallow ocean, deep ocean and all of these top layers could be used over plexiglass for detailed under water set ups like what William did in his Rock Breaker Bill's set up. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10803
William has used colored plastics in his negative space builds for years to great effect and I would like to see DF explore this for greater depth effects.