I have always loved dioramas. In the Smithsonian, I could stare for hours at all the little vignettes that showed life in the past. When I began planning for a D and D campaign, I knew I wanted to have 3D terrain. There are many companies that sell them, but they are all so expensive, so I decided to use paper based terrain and I discovered a new hobby.
I love making the battle scenes we will fight over. Thinking of how to use the land to favor the monster's tactical decisions. I find that I am pretty good at making it, too. That's a bonus! So the progress bar, (thanks Steve) is for keeping track of the terrain for the latest dungeon crawl I am preparing for our D and D gaming group.