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rocks for the 3D D&D BattlegroundFor the 3D D&D Battleground, the supports need to be transformed into rocks. Here's how you can do that.

support designThe supports come in various shapes, but the approach for making the rocks is the same for all shapes. In this explanation, the supports are used interchangeably.
printed support (PLA)Here you can see a yellow PLA printed support. In this support, you can see two small holes at the top. You can use these holes to attach something, but this has not proven to be very practical, so for the story, let's pretend the holes don't exist. The support has a raised edge on one side. This edge doesn't touch the perspex. The edge is to prevent the figurines from falling off the supports later on. If you want to print the supports yourself, you can download the files here.
supports connected to the perspex stripsAs you can see in the photo here, the raised edges are always on the outside and therefore don't touch the perspex. The supports form the basis of the rocks.
Rockshape of cardboardTo make a rock from the support, I start by creating a backboard from sturdy cardboard. The support fits into the shape I make. The backboard will be placed directly against the perspex. You can see that the raised edges are neatly cut out of the cardboard as well. I used ivory cardboard of about 1.5 mm thickness, but other cardboard will work too. As long as it's sturdy enough for you to cut out a nice shape. Here, I've made a sort of hanging rock.
front viewFrom the other side, it looks like in the photo next to this one. So the cardboard is flush with the back of the support, the part that comes against the perspex.
connect the cardboard with tape to the supportThe cardboard is attached to the support with crepe tape. Be careful not to cover the holes; the screw should fit in there later.
view from abovesideviewFeel free to use plenty of tape; the cardboard must be securely attached to all sides of the support. This is the foundation from which we'll continue working.