Need More Deadzone Terrain Connectors?
Does this sound familiar? Your Deadzone box arrives, you rip it open and start banging together the terrain. Click-click-click. Somewhere near the end you get a sinking feeling as you realize that you are running out of connectors. To fix the gaps you start using some of the accessory-style connectors like the large corner pieces except they look terribly out of place on the few tiles you have remaining. “Damn you Mantic, why didn’t you give us more connectors?” you cry out at an unfeeling sky. Your neighbours look at you strangely and you realize you probably should have brought the mail inside before starting to open it.
Part of the problem people have had with Mantic’s Deadzone terrain was an misunderstanding by what Mantic meant by modular. Some people thought it meant that they could build, take apart, build, take apart, etc, etc. I think this was partly Mantic’s fault as their videos showed how easy it was to snap the terrain together. This is not the case. Modular means that the terrain will work with other components that they release and that people can build their terrain in a number of different ways. Ignoring the possibility to breaking connectors during dis-assembly, which is somewhat mitigated by care and proper technique, it simply would take way too much time to build the terrain from scratch before each battle.
Coming soon I will share what I’ve learned assembling my own Deadzone terrain but in the meantime here is an excellent video that I used when I was building my terrain. It will explain how to build strongly while having plenty of connectors left over.