A Dungeons and Dragons fan shares an epic custom battle map that perfectly recreates Bel’s Forge from Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.
Like a role-playing game on the table full of minis and battle cards, Dungeons and Dragons is the perfect place for gamers to improve their creative skills. A Dungeons and Dragons player did just that, showing off an impressive battle map.
The battle map was created by Grechy, an artsy Dungeons and Dragons DM who created tons of custom terrain pieces. The battle map he created was from the Forge of Bel from Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, a Dungeons and Dragons adventure path published in 2019.
In the TikTok he shared, Grechy quickly piles up all kinds of building materials that he used to make the map. Then the video cuts off at the end to show the finished product – a perfect recreation of the Forge of Bel as depicted in the Dungeons and Dragons adventure trail, from the rivers of lava to the piles of scrap metal. He even included the enslaved fire giants who hammer and forge infernal weapons at Bel’s command for his infernal legions.
Bel’s Forge is located on Avernus, the first layer of hell, in the Dungeons and Dragons universe. The volcanic fortress is governed by the Pit Fiend after whom the forge is named. Though Bel was once the Archduke of Avernus, he was recently expelled by the fallen angel Zariel. During the adventure path, players can have all kinds of interesting encounters with the devil in his fiery forge; they can make a deal and form an uneasy alliance with him, or they can confront and fight him and his fire giant minions, depending on their actions. Dealing with the Devil is one of the many ways players can get through Descent into Avernus.
Grechy has created all kinds of custom terrains, which can be found on his TikTok. In addition to giving tips for fellow dungeon masters, Grechy has shown a custom battle map of a graveyard, sewer, and city maps of Baldur’s Gate and Elturel – two other cities featured in Descent into Avernus.
Dungeons and Dragons fellow players praised Grechy for his excellent work. His battle maps are extremely well made and detailed and look exactly like the source material. If players didn’t know better, they might assume his renditions are officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast. Grechy’s Dungeons and Dragons players are fortunate to have a Dungeon Master with the talent and patience to create such incredible cards to use in their games.