I’ve gotten a bit more serious lately with my terrain project for Infinity. The Infinity Australia facebook group is inspiring me. People there tend to go all-out with their terrain and it encourages you to step up to the challenge. But also it’s a little daunting. I’ve never made terrain, except perhaps a few crumby cardboard buildings as a boy. I initially wanted to make the whole table, but as a wise person once said: make it if you have more time than money, buy it if you have more money than time. I don’t have much of either but I have less time, and I was moving slowly and not having much fun trying to build it all. Best to prise open the wallet then.
It was my birthday recently, and with the spoils I have made an order from the excellent people at BP Laser Terrain in Brisbane. It should be enough, combined with the odds and ends I have, to make a full table – some bought, some built.
Now, on to concept. I’d like to make a cyberpunk/dystopian slum area of a megacity. So for inspiration I’m thinking Judge Dredd crossed with the dingier parts of the city in Blade Runner. Since I play Yu Jing, it will be a Yu Jing city, and since it’s a slum that means probably lots of Japanese people. I’m thinking that they’ll be largely ateks (people without advanced tech; in this case, people too poor to own it). I’ll need wrecked hi-tech vehicles, signs in Chinese and rebellious graffiti in Japanese. Planned structures include a noodle shop, a yuan-yuan pirate hideout and storage warehouse, shabby dwellings, and some public toilets (because I’ve never seen toilets on a table).
I’m mostly looking forward to the painting and weathering stage, as that is the area where I actually feel comfortable! But first, it must be buillt…
Till next time,