Archives for June 2018

Our Bio

Andy Schiller (affectionately known by his nephews as “Uncle Andy”) is the founder and CEO of DrakenStone, a tabletop RPG terrain and miniature fantasy architecture company. Andy began playing D&D in 1983 with his brother, using the classic Red Box, and has been hooked ever since. Andy began building castles and terrain, and selling kits in 2010.

The name of the company comes from the word Drake, meaning a wingless dragon. The first terrain build that Andy attempted was for a campaign featuring an escape from a charred and burnt castle. The bricks had so many occurrences of dragons breathing flame on them, that the blocks literally melted together. The second part of the name ‘Stone’ refers to the fact that the business began by selling “build-it-yourself” kits, with blocks made of Hydrostone.

As a kid, Andy collected miniature terrain. He grew weary of spending hundreds of dollars assembling large terrain layouts using small pieces, so he decided to create entire rooms, at a fraction of the cost. He was also frustrated by the fact that the paint color seems to differ slightly from one piece to the next, and became determined to build terrain that had the same color from batch to batch.

Andy and his cat build castles in his basement, mold them, then re-create them in materials including shatter-proof, flexible rubber, featherlight resin, and “Drakenite”… a rock-hard plastic which has the look of Granite, without the use of paint. Colors available include Black Onyx, Castle Gray, Ice White, as well as “glow-in-the-dark”. The pieces “snap” together using magnets. The texture and color of our terrain looks stunningly realistic right out of the mold, however, should you choose to add a dry-brush coat, all our modeling materials ARE PAINTABLE. All of our terrain is cast as a SINGLE, SOLID piece. There is NO GLUE involved in any of our products. There are over 50 rooms and corridors available, and we are adding more every day. Complete modular dungeon layouts are available, as well as an entire modular tavern, single rooms, an arena, stackable tower, and plenty of accessories, including staircases, fire pits, wells, trap doors, etc. Our terrain is designed to compliment your existing pieces that have been “Forged by Dwarves”. Custom orders are our specialty! DrakenStone is a licensed Hirst Arts dealer. DrakenStone, its designs, and logo are ©2016, Andy’s Answers, LLC. Learn more at DrakenStone.com, MerryDungeonChristmas.com, AnnArborDnD.com, and RealmsofEdeos.com.

Inner Sanctum, in Black Granite

Here is the Inner Sanctum, cast in Black Granite Resin. This set normally sells for $75. It will be awarded as a prize in the Dungeon Escape tournament at Eye of the Beholder Gaming Guild.