Do you like customizing your Xbox controller? Do you spend hours building miniatures on HeroForge? What if you could do something similar to your dungeon master screen? Dog Might Games’ Infinity Screen gives you just that opportunity.
Let’s go through the basics first. These screens consist of three separate panels – a sizable 20″ by 9″ center panel flanked by two 11.75″ by 9″ side panels. Each is a clever composite of 5/8 inch thick kiln dried hardwood arranged to resist warping.
The panels connect with a magnetic bar between them, allowing for a lot of freedom in setup. There are also 22 magnets embedded in the back of the screen to give you plenty of places to stick charts and other information that can help drive your campaign. Alternatively, you can opt for Dog Might’s own line of Valhalla Screen accessories, which includes items like a dice tower and phone stand. There’s also a groove cut along the top of the center panel for initiative tracking.
All of this makes for a solid enough DM screen, but doesn’t quite justify a price tag that starts at $595. For this we have to turn to the side facing the player to see what characterizes the infinity screen.
Laser-engraved designs cover every inch of the exterior surface, and you can customize everything. The centerpiece of the screen is a giant work of art that occupies all nine inches of its height. There are 10 different centerpiece designs covering many TTRPG staples like a demon, lich, or Cthulhu-like beast, and you can choose one of nine different frames to work around it.
To the left and right of this, which extend to the side walls, are 10 different background scenes such as an inn interior, a cityscape or a battlefield. With another option on both sides, game masters have the opportunity to anticipate their campaign with a kind of triptych. There are even more options for the side walls, including additional symbols such as tomes or a ribbon of leprechauns that can be placed on one or both sides with their own frames.
On their website you can choose all your options including a wide range of different colors. Dog Might tells Polygon via email that the vivid stain is achieved using “a mixture of water- and alcohol-based stains and inks” followed by an “enamel liner.” [applied] by hand for the rich dark strokes.” You can get flat colors without blending—much like a comic book—or you can pay for a more “artistic” version, giving Dog Might’s artists a little more freedom to refine the design over and over again after blending and shading.
Placing one of these screens at the head of your gaming table is sure to send your players a message that you mean business.
https://www.polygon.com/tabletop-games/23156309/dog-might-games-custom-dungeon-master-screens Like customizing Xbox controllers? Check out these custom DM screens