So, What Happens Now?

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by jchunick » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:20 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:07 am
Harneloot wrote:
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Anyone else concerned about storage issues when every single piece is magnetized?
well, i would hope that they have a system so that all the magnets are oriented in the same way - at that point nesting and stacking should be even easier - as for the classic "sweep them all off the table into the backpack" idea... that could be a cluster of sticky walls
If you saw their custom built systems from some of the videos posted by Jay last year after he'd visited the factory then I think I could make an educated guess that the magnets would get stacked without a particular preference to the orientation from one stack to the next that gets loaded up. I've dealt with magnets enough to know that it's rather easy to mess up the proper orientation without some sort of system in place. Maintaining a consistent orientation could be done easily enough, requiring something like a fixed magnet in the correct orientation to then be able to "set" the stack... but I'm betting because the magnets are being added so the tiles can stick to metal, thus the orientation doesn't matter, that the other "feature" you are looking for regarding nesting and stacking is not even a consideration. Of course, I could always be wrong (I usually am).
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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by kitenerd » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:07 am

Harneloot wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Anyone else concerned about storage issues when every single piece is magnetized?
well, i would hope that they have a system so that all the magnets are oriented in the same way - at that point nesting and stacking should be even easier - as for the classic "sweep them all off the table into the backpack" idea... that could be a cluster of sticky walls
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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by bernyleung » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:14 am

Harneloot wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Anyone else concerned about storage issues when every single piece is magnetized?
Not every single piece will be magnetized. I think only tiles with 2x2 floors will have the option. It's a lot of things, but not everything.

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by Harneloot » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:42 pm

Anyone else concerned about storage issues when every single piece is magnetized?

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by kitenerd » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:18 pm

YEah - i am kinda excited... but it does screw up my "just spend money on the bits and order the magnets later at retail) plan - i wasn't intending to magnetize all my stuff, but it now may be an all or nothing thing - hopefully the price is significantly less and makes it a no brainer

i will wait and see but i have faith DF will figure it out
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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by Arcarius2001 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:07 am

Pretty sweet news about the magnets. I may actually add those now, as opposed to diy.
Told you it would be after Gencon. ;)

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by bernyleung » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:25 am

There's an update. PM launches in 10-14 days. Magnet/gasket total re-do.

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:46 am

Debroyaa wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:39 am
Is the DF Newsletter what comes to my email or do I need to sign up for it.
You should get an email, just like you got updates on the kickstarter. Signing up for the newsletter on the DF site is ok, but that is usually for all non Kickstarter info.

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by geekjeff » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:50 am

It's definitely going to be after Gencon for the Pledge Manager at this point.

Factory is already working on mold tooling though, so production is well underway. I would expect a Kickstarter update with more info before Gencon starts.

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Re: So, What Happens Now?

Post by Debroyaa » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:39 am

Is the DF Newsletter what comes to my email or do I need to sign up for it.

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