Dunkelstadt - How to hide a treasure

Only those who seek will find.

A 3D dungeon can also hold positive surprises...
If you don't want to present a treasure in an obvious way with boxes or piles of treasure, you have to resort to maps or overlays (similar to the traps). But it is much nicer to have a real hiding place for the treasures. 

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Thomas (Thommy) Doll

atom/icons/craft Medium
atom/icons/time 30 min.

You need that

Tinker's knife or carpet knife
Sharp scalpel
Ruler (geo-triangle)
Cut out tiles
With the carpet knife, I cut vertically from above into the joints around the tiles under which I want to hide the treasure.
Mark and remove the cover plate
After I have removed the block from the base plate, I cut off the tiles with the carpet knife. Here it is better to draw in advance how thick the slab with the tiles should be.
The thinner this plate (and later the floor) is cut, the higher the hidden treasure can be.
However, you should keep a thickness of at least 3 mm so that the cover remains stable.
Prepare masonry
With the carpet knife I now cut narrow strips (approx. 3 mm) all around from each side of the remaining block. If I do this staggered, the brickwork will look more realistic later.
Here, too, it is advisable to draw the cutting line beforehand.
Before cutting off, you should remember how the block had been in the base plate, because the strips will be glued to their old position in the cut-out in the next step.
Insert masonry
So now I glue the four strips back into the cut-out of the base plate, in their original position, to avoid unsightly gaps.
I can work on unclean interfaces with the sandpaper. But only sand the upper part of the walls so that the floor panel fits in well later and there are no gaps.
Base plate
I now cut a thin slice (approx. 3 mm) from the underside of the remaining block to make the bottom of the hiding place. Here, too, you should mark out the cutting lines and cut slowly and evenly.
Trace tile structures
Now I can still use the biro to press a matching tile pattern onto the floor of the hiding place and glue it to its old position in the cut-out.
I can also add brickwork to the walls in this way.
Paint and rejoice
Now the hiding place just needs to be painted. This can be done quickly and easily using the dry brushing technique.
Once the plate with the tile pattern is back in its original position, there is nothing left to see of the hiding place.

I  hope you have fun making and painting.
Your Thommy from the ZITERDES team

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Thommy (then still at Thomarillion) at the craft workshop at the SPIEL in Essen

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