Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by Jonathan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:00 pm

Facts:
1. There is no exact size that is the "legacy" or "KS1" size.
2. There are several sizes represented among older sets, due to floor shrinkage and other issues.
3. Newer pieces also vary in size, but not as widely.
4. See longer post for details: https://www.dwarvenforge.com/forum/view ... =32&t=7592

Opinions:
My preference as a collector and as a DM would be for DF to continue to shoot for perfect inch precision. I'd like to see KS5 as close to precise multiples of inches as possible.

However, if it seems prudent to the production team to plan ahead for the potential of any meaningful variation, they should shoot for the high end of the possible output to never exceed 2.000".

In other words, if there's a 0.002" of possible variability with current production methods, I'd want the variation to fall within the range of 1.998" to 2.000" inches, not 1.999" to 2.001".

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by Myrthe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:31 pm

Let me add some clarification as to where the size "creep" came from. I remember Stefan or Nate mentioning the reason because, frankly, it bugged me, too. KS1 (Game Tile Dungeons) and KS2 (Caverns) were created using the same methods and proportions as were the original RESIN sets. Over the years, DF learned about and factored in the vagaries of resin casting and material curing. Now, as with any product, advancements in technology and materials cause it to evolve. Moving into an "exterior" setting like KS3 (Cities) and KS4 (Castles) made a logical transition point for the evolution that the greater tolerances and material would allow. Ideal ? No. But the best of a tricky situation to improve the product as a whole. I'm glad they will be using the "Legacy" size going back underground because, the one hiccup to full underground environment compatibility IMO, is the Sewer Sets that are the newer dimension.

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by Talistran » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:07 am

Count me among those who greatly dislike the size discrepancy between KS1/KS2 and KS3. HUGE non-fan.

Especially when I'm trying to use water tiles with KS3 streets. Annoying as freaking hell to have that big of a space between all of the blocks.

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by electricmotorcycles » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:29 pm

so are you saying its not the size but how you use it?

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by AnimeSensei » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:51 pm

When I show my friends mine they are all really impressed. They say each time we play together I should show them more creative ideas on how to use them. They look forward to it all week.

(I want to make an elevation joke but that just may be too far :P)
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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by jackattack » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:46 pm

I whip them out at my FLGS.
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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by kmj9907 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:16 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:14 am

I play with mine.
Then you are using them correctly.

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by AnimeSensei » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:14 am

jackattack wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 pm
I was going to take the high road, but...

Ahem.

It's not the size of your KS5 pieces, it's what you do with them!
I play with mine.
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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by Kellyj1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:41 pm

Hopefully...early photos look very compatible! :ugeek:

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Re: Size Thread - will KS5 pieces be same size as KS1?

Post by jackattack » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 pm

I was going to take the high road, but...

Ahem.

It's not the size of your KS5 pieces, it's what you do with them!
Favorite Pieces: Chasms, 45 Degree Passages, River & Lava Banks, Ledges, Large Curved Walls, Elevation Arch

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