#NoWalls Cavern Dungeon Tiles (OpenLock/MagBall)
Part of my #NoWalls Modular 28mm Dungeon Tiles Collection
UPDATE: I have added support for 5mm ball magnets! Just like my #NoWalls Standard Dungeon Tiles, these now have pockets in the OpenLock slots that will hold a single 5mm ball magnet with enough clearance so the ball magnets can freely rotate to match polarity with the magnets from neighboring tiles. One part can connect with either a magnet or an OpenLock clip! I have also removed the interior supports because of some improvements to the OpenLock slot geometry. Remember to print using 45 degree bridges!
These dungeon tiles are the ultimate in play-ability. They are based on a 1" (25mm) base and... there are #NoWalls because walls are evil!
Instead of walls, this design utilizes empty space to represent the walls. There are so many benefits to this design it's difficult to list them all, but I'll provide a top ten list:
- Less material = lower cost.
- Faster printing.
- Fewer surfaces to paint.
- Players can easily see the entire playing area and any items or minis from any place at the table.
- Players can easily move items and/or minis around on the playing surface.
- Multi-level terrain is easy to create without worrying about walls getting in the way.
- Secret passages are easy to add once discovered, and the terrain won't give the players any hints. (No meta-gaming!)
- Larger miniatures can overhang edges if needed. (squeeze rules)
- Fewer unique pieces = much more flexible design options.
- STORAGE IS SO MUCH EASIER!
I have designed these tiles for play-ability. Because of that, there are no half-spaces. Every space is either a full square, a rounded square, or a rounded corner. The first two can be occupied by a mini, and the rounded corner cannot. But the rounded corner allows for diagonal movement and affects cover. This makes movement clear for all players and still allows for the creation of organic spaces with a minimum of unique pieces.
The latest OpenLock design allows for all sorts of connection options since there are now additional clip sockets on each edge. The standard grid can even be offset by 1/2" if needed. Single-wide tiles can attach to double-wide tiles easily. No longer are you restricted to areas with widths of multiples of 2. Single-wide tunnels are now an option!
These tiles are compatible with all other 1" grid tiles, including previous version of OpenLock. Obviously, other tiles without OpenLock sockets will not be able to clip to these tiles (without specially designed clips), but the tile thickness will closely match and can easily be placed adjacent to each other.
In summary, these are the gaming dungeon tiles you want. The combination of aesthetics, simplicity, flexibility, durability, and usability make these the smartest dungeon tiles available.
I will also be releasing standard dungeon tiles, indoor wood floor tiles, and others as I finish them. All with...
I have provided one version with built-in supports. The supports I added are incredibly easy to remove and support the parts in exactly the right spots. If for some reason you don't want the supports, let me know and I'll see what I can do. But really, try the supports first.
These files are clean and printable with no wasted triangles. I do my best to provide efficient files. They are fast to 3D preview, to download, and to slice.
These files are optimized for fast printing at 0.2mm layer height. You can really crank these out quickly!
I highly recommend setting your bridging angle to 45 degrees. Automatic bridging angle doesn't work very well with these parts.
For additional variation, you can mirror the tiles in your slicer and reprint.
I have included the OpenLock Clip unchanged for convenience.
If using PLA, I recommend printing them with 0 top and bottom layers, 0% infill, and three walls using a 0.4mm nozzle. That results a nice level of flexibility and holding strength.
- The third picture shows a recommended starting set. It includes:
2 - 2x4
6 - 2x2
3 - 2x2_1C
4 - 2x2_1A
4 - 1x2
4 - 1x2_1CR
4 - 1x2_1CL
4 - 1x1
4 - 1x1_1C
12 - C_Clips
3 - U_Clips
Lots of OpenLock Clips
If you are so inclined, I sell these sets on etsy for only $1 per print hour. Just search for "NoWalls".