Quite a few articles have been written here on designing and developing monsters and heroes. Today we look at the design and development of the arena where they fight: Dungeon Tiles!
What Type of Game Components are Dungeon Tiles?
While sitting down to design tiles for an upcoming tile set, I asked myself a question: what exactly am I designing? What is the nature of a set of Dungeon Tiles? They are components to a game, but they aren’t a game on their own. There are no rules to design. In reality, tiles are objects to support Dungeons & Dragons play. The closest appropriate term is that I’m designing a toy, despite the childish connotation of the word.
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About the Author
Peter Lee works as a game designer for Wizards of the Coast, where he splits his time between RPG design and leading the design for D&D Miniatures.