The following review was originally posted at Roleplayers Chronicle and can be read in its entirety at http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?p=19166.
Sewer Kit #1 is the latest set of Fold-n-Go modular paper model terrain from Lone Tree Games. It is designed in the same fashion as their previous kits with the idea that the publisher provides the basic components and the user prints the quantity of each page desired to construct the overall terrain. The beauty of having a modular setup in this fashion is that you can print these sections once (with a given quantity of each) and simply rearrange the pieces to create a new design. The only aspect you’re truly limited to is the height of the walls. Each one is already defined on the page and only one height is provided. Is this a problem? Absolutely not! These paper terrain pieces are designed to accommodate 25mm/28mm miniatures commonly used through many role-playing and miniatures war game systems. You even get a wide selection of doors to customize how you want the design to look.
I really like the Fold-n-Go paper terrain products for their universal use and ease of growth (just print another page). However, possibly one of the greatest value pieces in the Sewer Kit #1 is the layered floor page where you simply click on the tile and it changes to a different texture (allowing you to create the sewer flow throughout the overall design). It’s absolutely brilliant and allows you to construct a multitude of floor tiles all from a single page. I would love to see this same mentality applied to one printable wall section that allows you to apply whatever texture you envision for that particular wall section.
Publication Quality: 10 out of 10
Sewer Kit #1 is a very high quality publication. It’s designed to accommodate printing companies or even simply printing it from your personal computer. There isn’t a black-and-white version, but that can easily be achieved through your printer settings. In addition, the sewer residue all over the walls comes through wonderfully and the wall textures are beautifully shaded for depth.
Visual Appeal: 9 out of 10
All of the textures look great, especially the sewer “slime.” Much of it is fairly standard in a dungeon-like fashion (the walls, doors, and regular floor tiles), but is what you would expect to see in a fantasy sewer. I would prefer to see more of the blue-green tinged walls like the floor tiles, but they still are visually stunning.
Desire to Use: 9 out of 10
The Fold-n-Go sets are a great alternative to expensive plastic or resin kits that require additional investment to grow your terrain design. With these kits, you can simply print another page (granted paper isn’t free). They do require a bit of work to construct, but you’ll never have to paint them and they can be reused and reorganized time and time again. The layered floor tile is a driving factor for using this particular set as it allows one to better customize their terrain. The only drawback to the design of the walls is that you cannot change the color to suit your needs or desires.
Overall: 9 out of 10
Sewer Kit #1 continues the great series of Fold-n-Go modular paper terrain from Lone Tree Games in the best way. These paper terrain pieces look great and can easily be added to the other sets as an underground layer to your adventures or campaigns.
[5 of 5 Stars!]