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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

Modular Underground Project On Kickstarter, Underground Dungeons Come to Life


I’m a huge fan of terrain. I’ve said that many times on this site and I’m sure I’ll say it again. I make my own terrain for my wargames and have even begun to use terrain for my RPG games as well. Most recently I’ve been getting into bringing board games to life with terrain, and specifically I’ve been looking at Undercity from Privateer Press. I’ve not had luck, which is why I got so excited when I saw Maki Games’ Modular Underground Project on Kickstarter.

The Modular Underground Project is a set of modular, hard plastic terrain that brings and underground dungeon to life before your very eyes. The set is lightweight and it can be used in a variety of different ways. With its unique approach to walls and doors you can slide in a gate, doorway, or wall blockage into a piece of the terrain and bring anything you want to life on your tabletop.

You can get one set of this terrain for a $50 pledge, which is quite affordable (although it will be shipping from Amsterdam). One set looks like it could be fun, but adding on more sets is where you really get your money’s worth. You save per set, and you can create some really wild stuff with multiple sets. Personally I’m looking for the Oblivion sets to help me show off Undercity in a new light, particularly because it fits the theme so well, and with the unique wall system I can really make things out like the scenario setups in the game. Of course I’ll have to show off my sets when I get them (which will be next October, UGH) and since they come unpainted I’ll have tons of fun getting them to look how I want. Do yourself a favor and check out the Kickstarter campaign to see all the freebies and unlocks it’s gotten and don’t miss out on this project.


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