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Take Shelter from the Frostmaiden Inside Wizkids 5E D&D Icewind Dale Papercraft Sets

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As the world of terrain for tabletop roleplaying gaming continues to improve it is cool to see all the directions it is going. I remember doing punch out kits, usually in a woodlike material back in the day. Now the wonderful people over at WizKids have taken this concept and made houses perfect for gaming terrain. D&D Icons of The Realms Miniatures: Icewind Dale: Rime of The Frostmaiden – The Lodge and Ten Towns Papercraft Sets became part of my collection and I’m excited to craft these super sturdy cardboard buildings to use in my fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons games.

5E D&D Ten Towns Icewind Dale

The Frostmaiden’s Aurora sweeps across the night sky over Easthaven as seen in the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. [Image courtesy Wizards of the Coast]

Staying cool with papercraft terrain

I have built all four houses or buildings and I enjoyed the process. Each one got easier and easier to construct. The last building took no time at all. Looking at the pictures I assumed the buildings were smaller but that was not the case at all because the Ten Towns has three buildings together. All four buildings are sizable and can be a good thing for 5E D&D monsters to hide behind if you so desire.

These houses are perfect for use in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden as they are literally designed to be Ten Towns. Between the two sets you get four buildings to be put together quite easily and since they are papercraft they are super lightweight and affordable. If you are willing to keep them so they can open via the roof you can even maneuver inside each building as its own miniature battle mat.

If you need more buildings the Ten Towns set comes with three so having multiple sets could allow you easily to set up a very cool town map. Ten Towns consists of an Inn, the Apothecary and a Residence. Since these are smaller buildings getting a few sets would allow you to have a easy to maneuver set of buildings that can be any town. Since they are made of paper you could download a roof pattern picture and print out on card stock to make new roof tops you could apply over the snow covered roof and have the one set of buildings fit for anything you need.

If this was not enough looking at the beauty of these cool buildings they are a perfect set of holiday buildings for winter time. Whether you add the Victorian era or modern day people walking down the street near these buildings it will fit. Add a Christmas tree or other holiday decorations of your preference and you will see they all fit so nicely. I could even seen adding some extra 3D flocking to these if you were interested in making them permanently a winter themed set.

However you plan on using these they are certainly worth checking out. I enjoyed the process of making these and found the included instructions easy to follow. You can get WizKids D&D Icons of The Realms Miniatures: Icewind Dale: Rime of The Frostmaiden — The Lodge Ten Towns Papercraft Set here and Ten Towns Papercraft Set here.

Thanks for reading. Until next time, stay nerdy!

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Ted Adams

The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

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