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By choosing this add-on, you can add any number of extra of type "Across Straight Road" Transition Tiles to your Base Urban Set. Their purpose is to combine two different textures and/or Urban Themes on the same tile, so that they can join differently themed tiles.
Please check the tile "Layout" diagram on the first image in this product's gallery, so that you make sure you choose the same Urban Theme as the one in your main Set. You have to pre-order a Base Set before adding any more tiles and/or base sets in your order.
Transition tiles can be used in a variety of purposes - some of them are:
These 30cm x 30cm (1'x1') Tiles connect magnetically and can be configured to create or expand any Urban board. Each Tile is 30cm x 30cm (1' x 1') and 1cm deep; the majority are made from polystyrene and PVC, with Resin extra pieces.
The "Urban" themed side(s) of Transition Tiles can get all the extra upgrades normal Urban tiles do:
MAGNETISED TILE OPTION
This is not an extra tile design but an Upgrade for any of the tiles you are choosing. Tiles of all themes and designs can be enhanced, to become magnetically enabled. Very slim metal sheets are placed underneath the "city block" parts of the tiles (i.e. everywhere but the roads) and now any scenic piece with a magnetic base sticks. I find it is better you experience the effect yourselves, so we made a short demo video:
"Magnetised" tiles have slightly increased thickness by 0.3mm. Actually, it is barely noticeable next to regular tiles and it won't affect neither terrain placement nor aesthetics. If there is an issue you should consider before upgrading your tiles, it is the weight increase. Some of the tiles may double in weight.
Why upgrade your tiles this way? We already have many magnetically based terrain pieces, and we are planning a full line of magnetic accessories, including Trees with city pavement bases, City Lights (both old-fashioned and modern), Traffic lights, Flower beds, Wire Fences, Stone walls (like the ones you are getting as a gift!), Town hedges and many more. Check the Magnetised Urban Terrain Scenics for options!
FROSTGRAVE LOOK OPTION
If you play many games of Frostgrave (the excellent Skirmish game), or if you just enjoy the coolness of the Frozen City look, then this new Upgrade is for you: you can update any (or all) of the tiles in your Medieval Set to look weather-beaten from snow storms. This option is available only for Medieval themed Urban Tiles. We treat the tiles with flock and resin, so that they get a white dusting, snow drifts and frozen ice pools on the streets. Please note that the Frozen City treatment is not removable - it will change the look of your medieval tiles permanently. Check the Gallery images for how this Option upgrades your tiles.
ROADLINES (ON ASPHALT ROADS) OPTION
You have the option of adding extra, scale-specific roadlines on your "modern" themed roads. For ease of play and less scale dependency, "modern" themed roads come only with white sidelines painted on them.
WIDER ROADS (28mm) OPTION
This option allows you to add Transparent 1" Square Grid Sheets on top of your tiles. You can lay these sheets over the tiles you want to measure based on a grid, play your favorite RPGs, Frostgrave or Deadzone, and then remove them just as easily. Check the Gallery images for how this Option upgrades your tiles.
"DESTROYED" TILES OPTION
This option does not offer you a new tile design per se, but lets you alter the appearance of any (or all) of the tiles you have selected. The tile will "acquire" 2 different sized artillery craters and debris. This appearance Upgrade can be applied to any tile design and all Themes. Keep in mind of course that it reduces available space to place buildings etc. The 2 craters will be of varying size, cast from resin. Check the Gallery images for how this Option upgrades your tiles.
General Info on Pedion Urban Tiles
What this Tiles do?
Available in Three Themes
Trying to encompass the look and feel of every urban corner in every era and genre is impossible. Even more, Pedion tiles are intended for gaming, not for dioramas, however good they may look! So from all the options, we decided on three (3) generalised urban terrain Themes. We believe they will cover multiple periods and that the buildings and scenery placed on them will do the job of specialising the board's purpose, be it a historical or fantasy setting.
RUSTIC: The first theme will combine classic cobblestone roads with a 'dirt'/soil texture on non-paved areas, these spaces being reserved for buildings. The soil texture is enhanced with patches of green vegetation and there are extensive grass tufts on the road sides where the water usually collects. Intended to be neutral to suit any geographic location, the dirt colouration is completely new to our tiles.
The style works quite well on any Urban/suburban environment where the people may have used cobbles to pave some of their streets. It fits Rustic settlements, rural areas, villages, small Towns, even ancient cities if the residing civilization used stone on roads. By leaving open spaces in-between the houses, one can create smaller alleys and dirt paths branching away from the main cobblestone roads. There are no signs of a drainage system, so that the Style can be used in areas and eras where an underground one would not exist.
MEDIEVAL: Perhaps the most flexible theme, it can be used in many Wargame or RPG scenarios. This theme uses two different cobblestone patterns; a smaller recessed one for the roads and a larger embossed one for the building spaces. There is an irregularly shaped string of stones on roadsides to act as a primitive sidewalk and there are drainage grates implying the existence of basic sewers. There will be an option for each backer to include sewers and manholes or not. This theme can be used to represent the basis of multiple urban environments, especially medieval areas, fantasy settlements, ancient frozen citadels, and many European city centres up to the present day!
MODERN: For those gaming in the modern or futuristic era, we've designed a theme where the road surface is asphalt, the open areas are paved with large geometric stones, there are proper pedestrian sidewalks which protrude 1mm from road level and are 2.5cm (1") wide. There are drainage facilities, such as manhole covers. Road lines are possible but may limit the option of playing in different Scales. Wider road widths may be made available via stretch goals during the campaign.
The Four Basic Tile Designs
Each Urban Battlefields Set is comprised of a number of tiles in one of four (4) basic designs. These can be connected and arranged to create any layout you can think of. Apart from these Reward Set designs, more were made available through unlocking Stretch Goals.
- If you want beautiful and sturdy terrain for your games, which looks like a diorama but is designed for practical gaming
- If you want your terrain to fit in a Living Room cupboard and you do not have the space to store huge terrain pieces
- If you want to change the layout of your board and rearrange features to suit every battle and scenario, or even to expand it
- If you want your 6'x4' board to fit in a box and be lightweight enough to carry it to friends' houses or an afternoon in the club.
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