Hi all, welcome to my arena WIP blog.
Hopefully before too long I'll have a fully assembled and painted arena and will be able to start playing some Deathmatches, for now though I'm working on the arena itself. Currently I'm casting lots of Hirst blocks as I think they will create the perfect stage for the action. Its not a quick process and even now I still have about 50 more casts to do to produce another 100 or so floor tiles. I'm pretty happy with the quality so far, where some blocks have small air bubbles I'll hack gouges into the "stone" to make it look more battle worn.
Anyway, it'll only be a small arena because I am planning on making this into a travel case, so I can bring my arena, models and everything I need to play along with me. So the arena size is 20" * 20" and will be assembled into a frame work with will form a hinged box. I'll cut some low density foam to house the models of several bands in and the lid will probably allow room for the rulebook to slot into as well as dice and measuring tapes / templates / markers.
The idea is that the four areas around the sides of the arena where the floor cuts in will have stair cases, the band entry areas. The fancy tiles inside the arena are going to be removable covers for pits, and I'll make various "pit bottoms" so I can swap out various types, beast entry areas, sand bottomed pits, water pits, stake pits etc (pits being 2" * 2" ...
So my goal here is to bring the game into some sort of following in Melbourne, Australia. Currently I don't know of any group who plays the game and I'm hoping that a really nice arena to play on will convince my gamer mates to give it a shot and hopefully encourage regular regular meets for the system.
so without further adu, the arena thus far: (I've just roughly laid out the tiles so you get an idea for the shape and form of the arena floor.