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Portable Adventure Kit – Grassy Hills

Originally Published June 28, 2004

Portable Adventure Kit - Grassy HillsThis is the last of the Portable Adventure Kit products to be released. While I liked The Fields of War set, the terrain pieces were difficult to transport. So I needed something that I could fold up that would support pewter minis. The result worked better than I expected; I could set a full can of soda on top of one of these pieces. Your results may vary depending on the weight and type of paper you use.

From the product description:

Take your terrain with you with Portable Adventure Kit – Grassy Hills! This set of cardstock structures is designed to store flat to be carried with the rest of your gaming materials. When unfolded, the pieces become terrain tiers for your miniatures.

The product contains geomorphic, edges, corners, and basic filler pieces (9 pieces total) that you can configure to create a wide assortment of hills. Pieces are marked with 1-inch squares, making them compatible with most games. When in use, the platforms are stable and capable of supporting metal miniatures so you can use them with the rest of your gaming materials. Pages are designed to be printed on Letter sized paper or A4 paper without scaling.

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Portable Adventure Kit – Campgrounds

Originally Published April 27, 2004

Portable Adventure Kit - CampgroundsThe campgrounds set was inspired by all the times that adventuring parties got attacked during night watch. If they are going to argue about watch schedule every night, the least I could do is make it worth while :). The design is the result of studying books about designing pop-up cards. Like the village set, the hardest piece was a detail piece, the campfire.

From the product description:

Take your game camping with Portable Adventure Kit – Campgrounds! This set of cardstock structures is designed to store flat to be carried with the rest of your gaming materials. When unfolded, the set reveals a wide variety of tents and a campfire.

The set consists of three types of tents (wedge, wall, and pavilion) with different styles for each of them to maximize your campground options. Also included are a campfire, a lean-to and a terrain tile to help you create your own campground. Structures are designed to 30mm scale, making them compatible with most fantasy games and can be printed on Letter sized paper or A4 paper without scaling.

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Portable Adventure Kit – Village Set

Originally Published April 8, 2004

Portable Adventure Kit - Village Set 1 Cover

I was receiving good feedback on the Starter Set, so I decided to spend some time working on PAK products. At this point, I was researching pop-up cards for inspiration. The buildings weren’t that difficult to design, but the well was tricky.

From the product description:

Take your village on the road with Portable Adventure Kit – Village Set 1 from Penguin Labs! This set of cardstock buildings is designed to store flat to be carried with the rest of your gaming materials. The set unfolds to reveal three different buildings and a village well.

The village set consists of three buildings, three roof options for each building, optional chimneys for each building, a beautiful well, and an additional terrain tile to help you create your own village. Buildings are designed to 30mm scale making them compatible with most fantasy games and miniatures and can be printed on Letter sized paper or A4 paper without scaling.

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Portable Adventure Kit – Doors & Windows

Originally Published February 12, 2004

Portable Adventure Kit - Doors and WindowsThis was a pretty basic creation. I was experimenting with a lot of designs at this time, many of which would not make it into a final product. I wanted to make sure that I was putting out product on a semi-regular basis. I also wanted to expand the utility of the Starter Set so I took some time out and created thee doors and windows to be added onto the walls, I used a temporary adhesive in my games to great effect.

From the product page:

Expand your dungeon with realistic doors and windows!

The first expansion for the Portable Adventure Kit is the Doors and Windows set. The set consists of over 40 realistic doors, windows, and accessories for you to print out and attach to your P.A.K. structures. A wide variety of styles are represented here, giving you the ability to customize the look and feel of your dungeons.

Each feature is presented against a section of the same wall texture used in the Starter Set. This prevents the need of cutting out complex outlines – cut out a simple rectangle, attach it to a plain wall with glue or a removable adhesive and you are ready to go. Of course, experienced modelers can cut the features away from the texture and use them in other modeling projects.

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Portable Adventure Kit – Starter Set

Originally Published December 2, 2003

Portable Adventure Kit - Starter KitWhen I was creating products for Penguin Labs, I was living in an apartment. I was also doing most of my gaming at a friend’s house. I really needed something that I could fold up for storage and easy transport. I also wanted it to be quick to set up, so I developed the Portable Adventure Kit to be unfoldable. This kit represents the first of the line, some basic floors, walls, and stairs for basic dungeon creation.

From the product page:

Pack up your dungeon and take it wherever you game! Specifically designed for portability and ease of storage, the Portable Adventure Kit is the newest product line from Penguin Labs. Portable Adventure Kits can be stored flat to be carried with the rest of your gaming material. When you need it, just unfold the tiles to reveal beautiful, three dimensional scenics for your game.

The first product, the Starter Set, consists of floor tiles, walls, and stairs to get you started and to introduce you to the possibilities of portable adventuring. Later sets will let you expand and customize the starter set.

The Portable Adventure Kit forms a middle-ground between tiles and three-dimensional scenics. Like tiles, the kit can be easily stored and taken to your game but you also get the beauty of three dimensional structures. The kit is designed to be easily assembled, you do not need to be an experienced paper modeler to gain the benefits of the portable dungeon kit. With the included support system, the kit can be built to support pewter miniatures and still fold flat when done.

Tiles are marked with one inch squares, appropriate for many fantasy games. Each page is designed so it can be printed on Letter sized paper or A4 paper without scaling.

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Penguin Labs LLC to Close Its Doors

Hello everyone,

Soon, Penguin Labs LLC will be shutting down as a business entity. As a business, it has been ignored for far too long as other obligations and opportunities required my time. I’d like to thank all of you for your support and patronage over the years.

After Penguin Labs LLC closes, you will still be able to download any purchases you made through your library. If you have not yet purchased a product, do not rush, all products will become available on the new penguinlabs.com website for free download. If you have any questions, you may reach me through this website.

Penguinlabs.com is getting a much needed update as I convert it to a personal website. From here, I will be sharing assorted projects that I have been working on. The projects will be eclectic, from papercrafts, to leatherworking and costuming, much of it with a RPG/LARP twist. If you share my love of crafting and gaming, I hope you will stop by once in a while or subscribe to the RSS feed and keep up to date.

Once again, I would like to thank all of you. Since founding Penguin Labs LLC, I have watched e-publishing grow from an experimental business model to a thriving part of the the gaming landscape. Over the years, I have met great people and have had wonderful experiences, and it is all thanks to each one of you.

Thank You,
Kent Dirckx
Penguin Labs LLC.