Monday, September 1, 2014

Super Dungeon Explore

I don't know why, but when I saw pictures of this display for Super Dungeon Explore, I imagined that the figures that were to be included in the game would be the size of Nendoroid Petits.

After buying the game I discovered that the figures were less than 1.5" tall, which caused a bit of disappointment :(

Undaunted, I created larger versions of the dungeon tiles with a 2" grid, and printed up some cards with pictures of the figures that I would use as proxies for the SDE characters.

The monsters proved to be a bit more problematic. I liked the SDE kobolds, but they just looked too small to use in conjunction with 65mm figures.

While I don't mind using smaller figures to represent kobolds, I wasn't keen on recreating this particular scene while playing SDE (though as far as actual outcome is concerned, it probably is more or less what really happens during gameplay).

Because I am typically the Consul, I decided that my forces would consist of maids. Almost every series of figures seems to have at least one maid in it, so I have a lot of them, and they are easily recognizable as a single "class" of opponent.

Maid café spawning points were made out of papercraft kits with signs scaled down from logos found online.

Anyway, using Nendoroid Petits saved me a lot of time with regard to painting and assembling figures. The larger dungeon tiles require a larger play area, but I think the larger figures are more appealing for this particular genre.


  1. Dude, that is SO AWESOME! I'm normally not into maids, but you make me want to collect them just to play like this!

    Man, I'm jealous of your friends who tolerate not just SDE but Maid-ified SDE!

  2. How many maids do you need for a game of SDE?

  3. It kind of depends on how you assign point costs to the maids, but a dozen is typically sufficient for the 2 tile games. Maybe 6/spawn point might be a safe rule of thumb.