BoLS Unboxing: Terra Tiles: The Misty Moorlands

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Join us as we take a look at RAINN Studios’ new modular Tabletop Terran System!

Hey BoLS Readers, AdamHarry here with a quick look at Terra Tiles: The Misty Moorlands from RAINN Studios. If I’m honest – I was a little skeptical at first, but after taking a look at the tiles first hand, the art and the quality have won me over. Take a look:

Once I got a look at the tiles and actually created a “map” with them I could see exactly what to use them for. I want to play on these tiles for any RPG that involves outdoor combat. I would even use these for any game system that used a tape measure. Because of the double sided nature of the tiles, these would be a perfect system for general wargaming as well. If you’re playing with abstracted terrain rules (Warmachine/Hordes) these are ideal for that. Elevation can be simulated by simply stacking tiles so you get a nice uniform look. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what RAINN Studios had to say:

via RAINN Studios

Terra Tiles: Misty Moorlands

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TerraTiles: The Misty Moorlands is a tabletop terrain system that will let you spend your time gaming instead of making terrain. Each box contains 66 double sided tiles that depict a wide array of terrain features such as open grasslands, forests, rocks, streams, and more! Quick to set up, and easy to take down, TerraTiles is ready right out of the box to turn your whole table into an awesome battlefield regardless of what game you play. There’s nothing to assemble, paint, or flock, and the terrain itself doesn’t get in the way of your miniatures during the game. In short, TerraTiles is fantastic terrain without the hassle!

  • Quick Set-Up – You can cover your table quickly and easily, because each hexagon measures nine inches from corner to corner.

  • Variety – Keep your games fresh and exciting! There are nearly an infinite number of ways to assemble a TerraTiles board

  • Compatible with Any Game, Genre, or Scale – Use TerraTiles for Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, Dungeons and Dragons, skirmish games, RPGs, and all of your miniature gaming.

  • Easy to Store and Transport – TerraTiles takes up no more room on your shelf than a regular board game.

  • Compatible with Your Standalone Terrain Pieces – Place your buildings, trees, and other terrain pieces right on top of TerraTiles!

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  • 66 double-sided – enough to cover over 24 square feet

  • Open grasslands, forests, rocks, streams, marshes, and more

  • Durable material with a matte finish and linen texture

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I’m just gonna take cover behind these Happy Little Trees ~Bob Ross

  • antman

    These tiles remind me of the Tiles I have in my old Battle Masters Boardgame.

    • Toco

      +1

  • Looks sloppy. My gaming group has a hard enough time not knocking solid large maps around, I can only imagine how quickly and easily messed up these tiles would get.

  • Aaditya Rangan

    Use ticky-tack!
    that is: I tried out something like this a while ago, and I found that little bits of ticky-tack on the corners of each tile (you don’t need much, just a little drop or two per tile) is enough to keep them from sliding around on most tables.

    Edit: Specifically, glass tables and wooden tables are the best for this. Also works with card-tables and most desks. Tablecloths are where things get tricky, but you can usually take the table cloth off — as long as you don’t have a table made out of a grate or wire fence you’re okay.

  • Ronin

    I can see the potential for these in smaller games and role playing games like DnD, but I wouldn’t touch it for 40k. Seems like the tiles are real easy to slide around and there doesn’t seem to be some locking mechanism between pieces like space hulk.

    • Mike LaHay

      I actually have these and used them for Kings of War on a table that was basically a sheet of ply wood. Worked great, was easy to use with the movement trays and we had no problem with them separating during the game.

  • Richard Mitchell

    I really like these but does anyone know if they slide on the table easily or what to lay down to keep them from sliding if they do?