I have a pretty sparse set of dungeon mastering supplies. Since I’m only on that side of the table about once a month, I’ve devoted my gaming resources in other other directions. I do, however, have the basics: a Dungeon Master’s Guide, both Monster Manuals (plus Dungeon Denizens by Aeryn Blackdirge from Goodman), a few modules, plenty of dice, a battle mat and a small to moderate collection of miniatures. The battle mat works fine, for the most part, though there are a few times I wished it were larger.
My regular DM, however, has a few sets of Dungeon Tiles from Wizards of the Coast, and I must admit, that there is an added fun factor to maneuvering our minis over the cardboard grids.
A few days ago, I splurged a bit (though around $10 per set, they aren’t tooo expensive) and came home with a set of the Hallowed Halls Dungeon Tiles. I didn’t know that this set includes a three dimensional element. There’s not much mention on the outside of the package, and there are no real directions inside. After punching everything out, I spread the pieces across my table and started playing. It took me a bit to understand how they fit together, so I’m including some pictures that may help the rest of you along.