I designed a dungeon where the final area on the map suggested a ziggurat, but the vertical axis didn’t have the desired impact on a battle mat. So, I built some terrain for our session using polystyrene foam bricks. My partner was able to add a coat of paint before we had the session.
More pictures after the jump…
Polysterene isn’t very good material for the purpose. I’ve since learned that extruded foam is what you’d rather be using.
It’s all still quite unfinished, but so goes the process. The goal was to add to the tension of the final “boss room” fight by using minis and terrain. As my players all began discussing the new character they’d be rolling up after they died in this fight, I’d say it achieved the desired effect!