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Caverns: Core Set


Caverns: Core Set

Where will your adventures take you? Explore new terrain with the Caverns: Core Set modular terrain set! Imagine stumbling onto an abandoned mine or a bandit hideout... Imagine goblins tucked away in a hillside or a basilisk protecting its clutch of eggs... The possibilities are bounded only by your imagination, and this set gives you the pieces you need make it real.

Why choose a modular terrain system?

Modular terrain systems have some key features that are pretty compelling. For starters, the pieces are interchangeable. The tiles, posts and walls you built with your Infinite Dungeons: Core Set, for example, can be used in conjunction with your Caverns: Core Set pieces. If you want to make your dungeon passageway open up into a natural tunnel, you can! The modular terrain system is designed for multi-level layouts, too. Floor tiles can stack on top of posts and walls, giving you more visually interesting environments to explore. Modular builds allow assembling sections of your final setup, giving you easier access to all of the different areas, or allowing you to incrementally piece together a floor plan as it is being explored. Modular terrain breaks down and stores relatively flat, too. A shoebox may be all you need to store a complete dungeon build.

What's the best way to get started?

There's a list below of materials required. The sets come with fully illustrated instructions for each of the pieces. If you are really into the hobby, a Silhouette brand cutting machine can really make quick work of cutting out all of the pieces. Cutfiles are provided for everything - just load the printed page into your cutter, load the cutfiles and go!

It can be overwhelming if you are new to papercrafting. Starting with a simpler building (especially some of Paper Realms' freebies!) is a great way to practice. A good rule to follow for modular terrain is to start small. Rather than thinking "I need to build hundreds of posts and walls!" think instead "I would love to a cool room for a key encounter to take place" and build just what's needed for that. The gratification of being able to use what you've built right away really helps keep things going. Having one complete room is a lot better to start with than trying to make one of everything without a purpose, and never finishing. After that first room is done, build another set of pieces, and now you can set up even more encounters. You'll have a large terrain set before long, but you won't have to wait until the end to start using it.

What if I'm having a lot of trouble?

Have patience, and don't go it alone! There are great papercrafting communities online that you might want to join if you're seeking advice, some motivation or even a little camaraderie. If you'd like to reach out to Paper Realms to ask questions or get some advice, feel free to email us at and we'll see what we can do!

What is included:

3"x3", 3"x6" and 6"x6" ground tiles, in gridless, 1" grid and 1.5" grid formats
Cavern walls in 1", 2", 3", and 6" lengths featuring tunnel openings and optional stalgmites and stalactites
Special irregular-shaped walls that provide a more organic layout
Special 'broken' tiles allowing for multiple levels of game play
Posts for corners, sides and centers of tiles to hold up the walls
Stairs with optional, removeable sides
Detailed instructions
Automated cutter files compatible with Silhouette brand cutters

What is required:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to use the files provided
  • Heavy paper (100# cardstock or matte photo paper)
  • Printer
  • Hobby knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Glue (white glue and spray glue recommended)
  • Markers for edging pieces
  • Foamcore

    Stairs let you build multi-level environments


    The modular pieces break down and store compactly

    Compact storage

Check out all of the cavern themed sets from Paper Realms!

Paper Realms Caverns Core Set ;Paper Realms Cavern Lakes and Rivers ;Paper Realms Cavern Scenery Set 1 ;Cavern Mine Walls Set 1 ;Cavern Mine Tracks ;Mine Carts ;Cave of Crones Story + Terrain Bundle [BUNDLE] ;

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Justin P December 19, 2022 8:36 pm UTC
A great addition to the this paper tile system. Very well done.
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Jonathan T November 24, 2019 10:32 pm UTC
Forget about using the cutfiles, just attempted the 3x3 tile page. My Silhouette Cameo started cutting the page and about halfway through decided to slice the motherluvin shiite outta the page. Ended up with shredded paper stuck to my cutting mat. Exacto blade and lots of hand cutting in order to get anything of any use.
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Michael P November 24, 2019 11:03 pm UTC
Hi Jonathan - sorry to hear you had trouble using the cutfiles. I'll double-check the packaged cutfiles, but I have to say, I've cut out many dozens of tiles through my cutter without a problem. If I find I've mis-packaged any files, I'll correct that right away! I have a lot of experience with my cutter, and there have, on occasion, been hiccups. Common reasons for pages not cutting properly:

The cutting mat may not be sticky enough. When this happens, the page may shift while the blade is dragged around. Parts of the cut page may lift up and get in the way of the blade being moved, or the rollers properly feeding the page.

The blade depth might be too deep. I'm currently working with fairly light-weight matte photo paper, and a blade depth off 3 was proving to be too deep on a brand new cutting mat. The blade was digging into the mat, and there were places where it would get hung up. I needed to do some test cuts to get things right, but at least for now I'm cutting with a blade depth...See more
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Michael P November 25, 2019 1:56 am UTC
I downloaded the Caverns: Core Set zip files, printed a 3x3 tile and sent it through my cutter. The results were perfect. Now, I am in no way associated with Silhouette America, and I cannot offer any official tech support, but if you'd like some help with ideas for troubleshooting, you are welcome to contact me directly with some information such as:

The type of paper you are cutting
The cut settings that are being used in Silhouette Studio
The version of Silhouette Studio you are using
The operating system you're running the software on

There might be something simple that gets your tiles cutting perfectly as well!
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