Medieval tavern-themed gaming room: even the power outlets look olde

Guestpost by Monkplayer on Sep 4th

Have you ever wanted to don your armor and save the damsel [or dude!] in distress? Well, one homeowner has built a room that will put you in the mood to do just that! This room is designed with a 13th-century European medieval tavern in mind.

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Now you get your chance to save the damsel [or dude!] in distress. But at least with role-playing games like Dungeon & Dragons or Pathfinder, you can save the lady in peril using miniature figurines instead of getting your metal armor all dinged up in hand to hand combat!

IMG7186-LYou will note the Elk Lighting sconces really compliment the medieval style of the room. The sconce lighting adds warm light that gives the room the feel of a medieval tavern, and nicely accentuates the helmet and table.

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And check out the A/C vent that was altered to resemble a water sewage vent from 13 century!

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You will also notice the melted candle wax on the Elk Lighting sconces give them an even more authentic flair of being medieval candles. Take a look at the added melted wax below each sconce and soot on the ceiling above each light. These two added touches really compliment the wrought iron work of each sconce. The solid marble that serves to mimic the candle really sets off the light of each sconce to accentuate the mood of the room.

One of the other unique features of the room is the absence of anything modern. When you closely examine the room you don't notice any electrical outlets, modern nails, gaming supplies, AC vents, or smoke detectors. All of these items are there, so see if you can find them. The outlets are hidden behind leather patches, and the immense number of gaming materials are hidden behind tattered curtains.

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Another creative feature of the room is the use of medieval nails for the weapon plaques, window curtains, and to hold the leather covering over the medieval "ice box." You will note all of the feast gear is hidden underneath the leather curtain with the refrigerator and microwave.

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The medieval 'ice box' that is covered by a leather hide. These shelves house hand forged cutlery and pewter plates.

As for the curtains, you can see upon close inspection melted wax, stains, and sword holes from the many daily "tavern brawls." The curtains are designed to show the daily usage you would expect to see from every day use in the 13th century.

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Note the tree branch that is the curtain rod. Also note the melted wax on the curtain.

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One of two storage closets. This closet houses 1,700 miniatures, houses, bridges, outdoor terrain, and books.

The wood paneling is air-dried cypress that has gone through a six step staining process in order to give it the aged look you'd expect in an old tavern.

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The table has hidden drawers as well a hidden 6" deep "players dungeon" underneath the removable table-top planks. This dungeon allows the "Game Master" to set up gaming items like miniatures and Dungeon Forge sets.

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This is level one of the Player's Dungeon. If you look close you can see the underneath wood columns holding up the acrylic panels.

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Level two of the Player's Dungeon.

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Hidden drawer and a dice tray.

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If you're interested in the furniture, check out Geoghagan Woodwork, and if you would like to know more about the dungeon gaming pieces then visit Dwarven Forge. The rest of you, just take in the slideshow:


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