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#21355
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I'm looking at branching out into the MBS and probably SF sets, but was wondering how stable they are without the connectors? Do they stand up to a session with a group of "thumb-fisted" roleplayers?
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#21356
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I've not had any problems thus far. With the felt lining on the bottom (a nice touch), the pieces remain fairly stable.

I've been skipping use of the bow-tie connectors lately, as it takes a bit more time for the setups. And, the Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake sets don't use them. No problems at all in shifting - they stay put quite nicely.

The only time they shift is when Cat-thulhu jumps up on the table.

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#21357
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Thanks for the heads up - time to invest in a few Sci Fi Sets for SWM Methinks
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#21358
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I'll say that they are very stable, we also have issues with a Cat-thulhu and a Cat-zilla, and they only times they really move is when Cat-thulhu rubs her face on the walls. Most of the sets i own are the Sci-Fi/non Bow ties and i have to say i have no problems with them.
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#21359
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And here I thought we didn't have a cat because I'm allergic to cat dander.
Hmph.

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#21360
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
hey guys,
talking about the felt holding the sets stable, one of my sci fi passages 4 way intersection pieces has the felt falling off. Is there any neat and tidy way of glueing it back on? Or dont worry? just thought I would ask the wise sages of the forum :)
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#21361
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I've never had it happen before myself, but if it were to happen I would most likely try some 2-sided "tape" -(not the foam-backed stuff).

That way, you could also apply it in small areas/corners as needed and if it doesn't work very well it should be relatively easy to reverse -as compared to glues/adhesives.
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#21362
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Lupus, if you aren't comfortable using a thin layer of superglue (find the brush-on applicator, apply sparingly, and let it get a little tacky before you put the felt back down) then I'd recommend some spray adhesive. You can find it at your local hobby or craft store.

Find a clear open area (or someplace you don't mind getting hit with any overspray), wrap the areas you DON'T want sprayed in a spare cloth or a paper towel, and let fly. Then fold the felt back down and let the piece sit on a piece of clean paper.

I used almost an entire can of spray adhesive to fix a 4'x6' felt megamat to a piece of plywood I'd put a hinge in (so we could put it down on a 2'x4' dining room table on game nights) and it worked just great.

Good luck.
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#21363
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I have had a few of the felt bottoms come off, and i didn't bother to put them back on, they still sit fine.
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#21364
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thanks for the heads up guys.

Might give Jack's idea a try with regards to the superglue with a brush-on applicator :) May be a little more controlled than the tube variety :)

Probably prefer to try to fix it rather than leave it be :) Something compulsive in my nature to keep things together :)

Ghenghis, I know you are more of a sci fi collector. Don't suppose most of the ones that have fallen off on yours are sci fi sets rather than fantasy? Just wondering if it was a set based thing ....eg sci fi rather than fantasy?
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#21365
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
It's actually pretty random through out, I have like 1-2 DOE, 1-2 Sci-Fi, maybe a Cavern, and even 1 Fantasty. It is pretty spread evenly between older sets and newer sets so not sure what causes.
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#21366
How Satble are the "Non-Bowtie" Sets? 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
hmmm perhaps its just wear and tear then, or production error, where perhaps insufficient adhesive was placed on the base when the felt was seated down.

just curious if there was a pattern :)

thanks ghenghis
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