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#20392
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
One of my uncles make wood furnitures, so I asked him to to make a custom furniture for my dwarvenforge modules.
The drawers were designed to be able to load the most DF modules possible without wasting space.

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#20393
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
My solution for storage (and easy access) is having two walls of my gaming room -each being lined with three bookcases dedicated for my DF, MBA and other resin terrain pieces. My minis and books line the third wall.

For the bookcases I chose the common, 6" tall, 30" wide pressboard types. I found these to be a good solution for a few reasons:

1) Cost
2) They also seem to be readily available, should more be required
3) Additional shelves can also be added to these through canabilizing additional shelving units. (eg) one 6' unit should provide six pieces of board for extra shelves -(if the top, bottom and fixed shelf are also used).

As a result, with three shelf units purchased you can produce two units with 8 shelves each.
If DF pieces are to be placed/stored directly on the shelves, then each unit (with 8 shelves) should be able to accomodate 10 DF sets comfortably.

That being said I took a few precautions to ensure the best stability with these shelf units considering the added shelves. I used new shelving units, used multi-material shelf supports-(for metal support strength and plastic grip) and finally anchored/secured these to the wall. The resin pieces are not light but they are not that heavy, so I expect these shelves to last me some considerable time yet.

ps My Lake and River tiles are not stored this way! I keep all of those stored in the styrofoam inside a cabinet.

I find that easy access to the pieces is essential for me. By using this method you could also store a huge amount of DF, should you need to.



BTW, crioux that is an AWESOME cabinet.
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#20394
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Ok, what do you think about starting with these:

3 x Cavern Set
3 x Cavernous Passage Set
2 x Cavernous River and Walls Set
2 x Cavernous Lake Set
3 x Den of Evil Set
2 x Den of Evil (Wicked Additions) Set
1 x Treasure and Magic Items Set
1 x Medieval Furniture Set
1 x Dungeon Accessories Set

Getting DOE because it limited edition. And, I want to start with caverns. I seem to be doing a lot of adventures using caverns at this point. For the straight dungeon rooms I'll keep using my tiles or drawings for now.
This is gonna run me right around $2000 including tax (IL :( ) and shipping.

Any advice on the selection, anything I should add, or remove? Thanks!
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#20395
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Any chance you could post of picture Wereweasel? That sounds like a good storage solution...
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#20396
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
I can say with confidence that the custom work is done by an extreme, dedicated, slightly insane minority.

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WHO are you calling Slightly insane?
I'll have you know that not only am I Totally instane, I have the papers to prove it!!
Now, let me see...where did I put those papers?

All joking aside, AstroCat, it's true that you DO have to be a large amount West of normal to want to chop up DF stuff; which is probably why at least ONE fellow DF'er here has taken to calling it 'kratzerizing' it!
Only the fact that Sandy an I are mid-50's, no kids, good jobs, and we ARE the kids in this family, let us take that step. DF is a bit scary to spend large money on just to butcher it - but then, have you looked at the cost of BEEF these days? And yet we still butcher cows (or get someone ELSE to do it for us; same thing).

Also, the fact that we're both International Plastic Modelers Society/USA members may have something to do with it, as well. After hanging out with that bunch, hack 'n' slash OF THE DF PIECES isn't nearly as scary as it would have been. As opposed to "hack 'n' slash" D&D gaming.

Hey; it's YOUR dime, you use it the way YOU want to. If that entails keeping everything wrapped in bubble-plastic, go ahead. If it means smashing your DF to rubble and gluing individual rocks and stone blocks together for the ultimate in custom realism, then so be it. We're all happy to help you decide how to spend your money!

See ya!

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#20397
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
To new DF buyers, I say: buy 1 or 2 sets that you like, and play with them for awhile, if they only sit on your shelf or in your closet, then don't buy anymore. You can sell them to me! :)
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#20398
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AstroCat

Looks to me like a great start. Going for DOE sets while you can is a smart decision - well - nobody knows how long they will last. This will mean you have an unconventionel start - but I feel it is the right way. Concentrate on one or two lines to start with.

I feel the best setups are done if you lack some parts and improvise. I look forward to see some setups with the above sets. Unfortunately we don't see enough DOE setups in the Cool Photo section.

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#20399
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Posting pics is hard for me as I have no digicam myself.

That being said I will be trying to get some pics taken over the holidays. If that happens, the shelves (and subsequently most of my DF as well) will be included.
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#20400
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Thanks Wereweasel!
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#20401
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Ok, what do you think about starting with these:

3 x <a href='jumpto.php?Cavern Set' title='More about Cavern Set ...' class='wrapped_url'>Cavern Set</a>
3 x Cavernous Passage Set
2 x Cavernous River and Walls Set
2 x Cavernous Lake Set
3 x Den of Evil Set
2 x Den of Evil (Wicked Additions) Set
1 x Treasure and Magic Items Set
1 x Medieval Furniture Set
1 x Dungeon Accessories Set

Getting DOE because it limited edition. And, I want to start with caverns. I seem to be doing a lot of adventures using caverns at this point. For the straight dungeon rooms I'll keep using my tiles or drawings for now.
This is gonna run me right around $2000 including tax (IL :( ) and shipping.

Any advice on the selection, anything I should add, or remove? Thanks!

Good choice for the start. The cavern sets are gorgeous (I'm using them right now for my Howling Cavern adventure), and the Den of Evil is so wickedly cool that you're right to grab them while you can. In time, I'd recommend picking up as much of the rest as your budget can handle. You'll never be disappointed.
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#20402
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#20403
Very interested ... looking for advice... 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
The Octagonial room isn't made anymore, so that alone makes it niffty.
the Wicked Additions set goes for $80
Wicked Additions II goes for $80
Advanced Builder $80
2 Deluxe Room sets $160
Traps Set is $70
Caverns Set $120
is $590 as is it is, the Octagon room set is a bonus...
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