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#27153
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 12 Months ago  
I'm in the minority, bc I don't have time for gaming -- but I love using the stuff for display. It's artwork, plain and simple -- better than posters or prints, better than rulebook covers, better than anything -- all these great minis, great accessories, and then DF, you can just create the entire world, fantastic fantastic fantastic.

I do, though, having gaming in MIND when I set the stuff up -- which is one reason I don't just do full-on terrain a la Hirst Arts or GW stuff, where you make a full environment replica rather than a flat-grid layout etc.

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#27154
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 12 Months ago  
zoroaster100;

Last big game I ran at Shore Leave, I had ReBob with me as GM Assistant, instead as BoneHead the Fighter, and he helped me with setups on the various levels.
MAN was that a big help! We had THREE levels of lexan (a la Mike IO!) plus the table top, and I gotta tell ya, that game rocked. Of course, Dummy ME forgot to take pictures until it was practically over, and I was dog tired, and had to pack it up, get it home, and get some sleep (next day was a videoshoot at Temple of Trek - DON'T ask!). So I never DID get pics! But we DID have fun.

PS: Get hold of Omar the Rug Dealer (a/k/a Thod, here on the DF forum). He's got some GREAT rugs he bought in Istanbul. Now, if he'd just answer my e-mail, I'd PAY HIM for the rugs he sent me - he forgot to enclose a bill for them in the package!
Thod's a great guy, but every once in a while, he gets so enthusiastic about what he's doing he hurts himself.

See ya!

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#27155
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
My weary back assures you that it is no jest.

We have a ton of pics but getting them sized for this site is a challenge. We had a nice cavern set up that had about 1/4 my cavern stuff on it that was about 30' long by 7 feet wide in an L layout. The Reaper Dragon looks tiny in the pics from above (the castle had a balcony above that we took pictures looking straight down).

the layout was with the party travelling up river, so I couldnt have it disappear. It worked out ok because we ran out of felt and table space so had to limit the layout.

I got to toss out some neat minis... Dragon Rune goblins, Gel Cube, a giant squid, one of my many reaper dragons (Marthangul painted up as an ancient copper dragon), carrion crawlers, killer frogs, etc.

The group teleported to an ice castle so next year (barring DF suddenly releasing an ice set) will require a lot of styrofoam carving.....)

Will post some pics as they are cropped.



Gaming.

60 cavern sets...18 river sets - Aracon? Surely you jest.... I'd really love to see some pics of a truly massive lake/cave/river setup of the scale you are talking.

I do feel you regarding the few #s of straight river pieces per set and their utility. You may want to consider having rivers go out of sight and then reapearing elsewear and using the illusion of continuity if you wish to span areas so vast with a continuous river...
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#27156
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
cool. You should definatly find a way to resize the pics...
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#27157
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks to everyone for your feedback, and the welcome. I got my sets, and can't wait to use them in a game. Between three of us that game together, I'd say we have about 18 sets already. One friend of mine has 10-12 sets including several from Den of Evil. Beware of old gamers with disposable income! Seriously, Stefan, I commend you for the quality of this stuff, I consider it to be artwork and I am very happy to begin a collection and patronize your company!
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#27158
More gaming or diorama? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thank you for your high compliments Wyrdsmyth! It is an enjoyment for me. In some ways more satisfying than my traditional artwork, because it is a shared creativity that becomes re-born again and again in different hands, from different minds...
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