Resources to Build Your World (literally)

There are so many awesome creators on the Internet, and it would be tantamount to insanity to try and list them all. Thus, I will add as many as I can to feed my madness – and hopefully yours. I have time and come across them at the right moment, and if you think someone ought to be on this list feel free to let me know.

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In the future I want to get some kind of system or filter going for these, so you can choose what you want. Until then, I will build this list the old-school way – as a list. I have one more favor to ask, though. If you find something here and enjoy it, please share it! Because sharing is caring!

Paper Miniatures

  • Printable Heroes – great selection of miniatures. You can get a number of them for free, but he uses Patreon where you can (and should) support him and get more variations and other benefits in return.
  • Trash Mob Minis – another vast collection of different paper minis, including monsters as well as potential heroes or NPCs. He also has some 2.5d designs where you can add extra features (like wings) to some minis. Check out his Patreon here.
  • Paper Forge – yet another source for high-quality miniatures. Also on Patreon where you can get additional colors and other benefits as well.
  • Okumarts – If you are looking for something other than general fantasy, you will probably find what you are looking for here. Again, he can also be found on Patreon.
  • Kev’s Lounge – Here you can find a number of sets for almost any situation, as well as a number of battle maps and accessories.
  • OneMonk – As far as I can tell, he is no longer active making minis, but he has created quite an extensive catalog of miniatures available on his homepage. Check out the categories on the left.
  • Dryw’s Imperfect Miniatures Page 1 and Page 2 – a huge number of free sets, including moss men, necromancers, frost giants and barbarians, to name but a few. There are also some scenery pieces further down.
  • JP’s Creations – Not a mini maker per se, but you can get sets from some of those mentioned above printed and laser cut from here. I have not made use of his service (mainly due to shipping), but I can recommend it!
  • Tearable Monsters – Another great source for paper miniatures. What I like most here is that they post their progress in depth, with many sketches before the final awesome offering.
  • Ymia’s Mini Kingdom – A little more whimsical in design (which is a good thing!), the minis you can find here are not all that cute when you have to encounter them on the field of battle. Unless you meet the baby animals, which are just plain cute. And who would not want to adopt an animal to bring it on a dangerous journey?
  • Darek Pages – Here you can find minis and a couple of buildings to further expand your collection – especially if you are looking to add some nasty critters to your arsenal.
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Paper Scenery

As a quick aside, in this category you can find buildings, props and battle maps. I considered separating it, but a number of creators offer a mix of these things so I decided to leave it as it is!

  • Fat Dragon Games – They have transitioned to 3D printed scenery, but they do have an extensive catalog of buildings and landscape to be constructed from paper. Well worth checking out!
  • Works Works Games – while the company is no longer active, they still have a lot of interesting sets on their site. I have personally been using their TerrainLinks system for a while, and I find it a useful way to quickly build scenes. There are other systems out there, and other methods of making them versatile, but I have grown to like it.
  • David Gaffam – David is a powerhouse producing large numbers of buildings, from medieval villages to futuristic habitats. You can also find ruins for most of his work, just in case that is something you need for your campaign. You can also find him on Patreon.
  • Lord Zsezse Works – Here you can find a number of complex buildings as well as props and battle maps. There are also some pieces that fit in well with other paper scenery and allow you to create interesting landscapes.
  • Paper Realms – Maps are great, but modular terrain and tiles can go a long way to enhance your repertoire. Here you can find several sets that allow you to create tombs, caves, and buildings just the way you need them. And they are also on Patreon where they offer cut files for other creators’ works!
  • Papierschnitzel – If you need ships for your campaign, look no further! Here you can find a number of different nautic vessels, as well as some buildings that go along well with the theme. You can also find him on Patreon.
  • RPGPapercrafts – What they have to offer is rather special, and you need to check it out because I will probably fail to describe it properly. They make terrain that folds flat, offering you a wide array of rooms or locations that come with a feel of immersion as well as pop-out props, for you to print at home!
  • Miska’s Maps – Maps can offer another layer of immersion, and good maps do not require much in terms of terrain. Check out their catalog of maps for (almost) all genres and occasions!
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3D Printing

If you have a 3D printer at your disposal, there are many ways to use them to enrich your games. You can print modular terrain as well as miniatures right at home. They are mosr costly and time-consuming than papercraft, and require painting in most cases, but since they are an option that is up and coming, I decided to add it to the list.

  • Fat Dragon Games – This company has recently shifted from paper to 3D printing, and they offer a range of modular terrain for you to build large dungeons or caverns.
  • Printable Scenery – They offer a number of buildings for download, including a series of Elven, Dwarven and Demonic pieces based on a recent Kickstarter. They also have ships!
  • Miguel Zavala‚ÄŹ – If you are looking for miniatures, chances are that Miguel has modeled them already. If you support him on Patreon, you gain access to his vast collection of files, including several official books as well as obscure specialties
  • Comet Lord – Another skilled artist when it comes to 3D minis, his work has a very sculpted and creature workshop feel to it. Also available on Patreon.
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I want more!

This list is by no means complete. If you come across an artist or company that fits into any of these categories please let me know! And if you found something that you liked from this list be sure to spread the love and leave them a review or share them! And if, after doing so, you are still feeling generous, why not share this page as well?

And as always, remember to Be Inspired!

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