I wanted to kick the New Year off with something new. And yes, I’ve made a papercraft house before, but this new cottage holds a secret!


Papercraft Cottage 3D Battle Map, Banner


I’ve been brainstorming and tinkering and iterating and revising, and this has born “2-Minute Papercraft 2.0,” a framework that I’ll be building upon over the next weeks and months. It’s a balance between paper efficiency and build simplicity, and it even comes arranged over three pages, no poster mode required!

I’m very eager to hear your feedback, so please see page four of the PDF for instructions (yes, this one has instructions!) and come back to this post to tell me about your experience. That said, you will have to trust me that some of the strange folds will only become clear with my next project…

And finally, there are 2D image files too, for those of you on virtual table top. 😉



Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, thanks to our generous supporters. If you would like to use this map commercially, please contact me 🙂

This papercraft cottage is free to download thanks to Patrons such as:

Owen Eli Cook, Patrick O’Hagan, Nicholas O’Sullivan, Jain Deaux, JR, Sam Wise, Matt C. @mc_momo, Simon Lawes, dmslayer, Chris Logan, Dantemagnum, Joel McKinnon @joeliemckinnon, Felix Jongleur, Stephon Mikell, Brian Barron, Sheenariel @Sheenariel, Ronin, Edwin Bryer, Moritz Fornoff, Ty Hajduk, Cansin Akcasoy, James Ball, Joshua Renz, Austin Auclair, Sam Mean Man, Jeff Sorensen @DelugeIA, Tyrian @its_tyrian, eddy zrout, Capela, Jeanette OB, Joel Quadko McIntyre, Rickard Thernlund, Julien Therrien, Trung Duong @untrung, Wilhelm Lehnhardt @3mporio, D. Hunt @CanjeStudios, Matthew Kammes, evilhomer10 @evilhomer10, Poptard, RUNEHAMMER @HankerinFerinal, DawnforgedCast @DawnforgedCast, m00am, Zachariah Bazeley, Robert Cater, Ian Sheridan @iansheridan, Tyler Crompton, Steffen Saldsieder, FreedomXIII, Maciej Stachowiak, RoninDude, Tiana, Dawnbright., Thomas A Hardy, Michael Reading, Jake Raiju, Maxime Durocher, Tad Bumcrot, Ashfall Art @Ashfall_Art, Bruce McDonald, Michael Leimenmeier, Allin Knight, Justin Hunter, RiddleJacks, Caleb Longshanks Lee, Jonathan Petersen, DavidUm, Nick Fraker @ikaruwa, Stephen Perkins, Jamieson Mockel, Calvin Clark, Zachary Robinson, Elliott Uribe, Steffen Bensch, PrintableHeroes @PrintableHeroes, Kenneth am Williams, soren, Arcknight @arcknightgames, Jordan Baker, Drewbot, Justin Foster, taylor eubanks, Dylan Bender, Sheila Motter-Schuk, Amanda Fensch, Miles Grubbs, TheAussieBrit, Benjamin Millions, Aidan G, Taylor Worthington, Derek Alenius, Gregory Wallsworth, Paul, Emily Forrette, Brandon, DeathStarJanitor @DStarJanitor, Carissa, Benjamin Busseniers, Camnon, Kristina Coker, David Kerr, Sean Connelly, Annie, Ievgen Kharabet, John Eternal @johneternal, Berringer, Dire Bear Adventuring Company @DireBearAC, Derrick see Hamilton, Jonathan Streeter, Wim, Hayley Armstrong, Joe Brooks, Abraham Andrade, Daniel Kolev, Bill Underwood, Mike Elston, Ryan Bertsche, Elizabeth Diaz, Randy Humphries, Idalys Spear, Maurice A Trejo Jr, Seyren Windsor, Gabe Barrett @BGDesignLab, Ian Rawley, Blair, Cristhian Vargas, Jesse Bethke, Weekendswitch, Adam Astra, Blaine Elkins, Ardis Ramey, Janner, Brandon Thompson, Nick B, Mister Numbers, 1 Adventure Frameworks, Robert Bersch, Broc Abrams, Alex Duplessie, Kyle Sternad, Agnieszka Kaniewska, Greg Rava, TJ Parker-Young, YUM-O, Chris, Lewis Payea, Andrew Smith, Morten Sunde, Zavier Aguila, Nancy Saunders, Edvardo Gallegos-ramirez, KD, Nathaniel Hodges, Christopher O’Brien, James Kerr, Jonathan Marlow, Michael Greenly, Laura, Serf, Wil Sisney, Maxwell Edison @SaintSputnik, Andres Santana, Ivo, Krang The Imperator, Elizabeth P Shanahan, MrPux, William Jones, Fernando Wecker, RupertG @diceofdoom, chris mooney, Roberta Coons-Redig, Garrett Gutirerrez, David Wright, Robert Morrison, Falka Zireael, Christian Christiansen, SomethingWyqued, VulShock, Paul Flowers, Kris Russel, Clay Hodges, reignarrows, Jason Scranton, Will Atkers @GladiusWriting, Amora Yarish, Richard H Adkins Jr, Kat, Nick Valsamakis, Rodrigo Quaresma de Andrade @Qu4resma, Joozey @joozey, Janosch Felde @shaxenbach, Jana Adityarachmat Adiwoso, Jonathan Powell, Mariana Hernandez @marianahernz, Christine Rønningen, Zach Perez, Thomas Webb, Ashleytearose, Brandon Hinds, Danika Beston, Steve Sawaya, Ivan Danilo Diaz Arenas, yoodies, and all my other wonderful Patrons!


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Ross McConnell

DM, aspiring artist, and founder of 2-Minute Tabletop! I love drawing, writing, and worldbuilding, and this is the website where all of it comes together.

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Published: January 13, 2019
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