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Other dungeon dioramas I've seen suffer from one thing: they emphasize the dungeon, not the figures. The miniatures look like an after-thought. I wanted to build a small shelf diorama that displayed well-painted miniatures, not extreme architecture. I didn't want it to be exotic or it would draw attention away from the figures. Extra rooms and doorways only clutter the picture.

All good terrain starts with a design. I decided against cobblestone because they're too busy and it's unrealistic to have walls made of stacked rocks underground. Anyway, the normal blocks have a much harder, heavier look. A 12" x 4" x 4" layout gives the most area to display figures and fits on any shelf. This isn't intended for play, it's strictly a display, that's why it's so big.

For my first diorama I wanted depth, the implication that there's more here than a hallway. So I added a well, a door, a little culvert on the floor (lower right) and a big pipe opening up near the roof (upper left). For fun I added a painted rat, moss and treasure in the well.

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