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#27974
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hi All,

So I caved in and made a big purchase at the end of December and I'm eagerly awaiting it's arrival (Full DOE and MBS sets). My question is what other non DF stuff do you use that is the same scale? I know in other threads that people have mentioned Grendel, but I was just wondering if you could show a noobie the best places to help accentuate their DF stuff. I'm thinking buildings as well as furniture and accessories. The one place I did find that is perfect is MegaMinis which looks like it has lots of minis that are DF scale. Also, is there a big diff between using 25mm and 28mm (e.g. Reaper) minis in DF terrain? Also, DF had a treasure set that is now OOP, is there anything similar that people use. It looks so cool Also any idea if they plan on doing those accessories again? Sorry for all the questions, just very excited! My gaming group has no idea that I am going to spring this stuff on them so I think they will be pleasantly surprised!
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Thanks!
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#27975
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Welcome to the addiction!!!

You can often find whatever DF accessories that are currently out of stock on E-Bay...they make excellent additions.

Megaminis are excellent, as is www.scotiagrendel.com...

I also use the Mage Knight 3D Dungeon trap pack and the MK Dungeon Artifacts set 1 and 2...

Sometimes doing a search for Terrain on E-bay and then looking in the Toys & Hobbies sub-section yeilds some cool stuff....

Custom DF pieces by Yansolo, Bombanat (sp?) and others show up on e-bay semi-regularly...

Rugs from Omar...

Mushrooms from (I won't say his name b/c I think he isn't making them anymore...)

Miniature Building Authority makes great buildings that come already painted!

www.frpgames.com is a great site too...

I'm sure others will have more suggestions...

Enjoy!!!
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#27976
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Quick Question... What Setting are you doing?
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Modern?

Grendal works, Armorcast, MageKnight, Mega Minis, Oldcrow/Anisty are a few more.
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More Sci Fi Please, request a DEAD END for Sci Fi Passages
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#27977
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
I mostly use Armorcast, Mageknight and Mega Minies Items.
I have some Grendel, too. But they mostly have bases that don't
fit the DF-Stuff or have Skulls and stuff modeld on them i don't like.

For Fantasy i would sugget the two Mageknight sets first.
(one with Table and chairs and one with statues and stuff).
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#27978
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hirst Art molds. These are silicon Molds that you use with Dental plaster (NOT plaster of Paris) to complete Dwarvenforge.

castlemolds.com
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#27979
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
www.fenryll.com has some very good looking minis, including some "furniture" interior dressing pieces. Everything comes unpainted.

www.pardulon.com/catalog/index.php?language=en is an interesting website. I've never seen any of it in person, but I think it photographs well.

www.otherworld.me.uk/store.html features minis based on images from the original hardcover AD&D books.

I've also been known to prowl craft stores and toy stores looking at the plastic animals. RAPO makes a decent dragon, Schleich makes a terrific octopus. I have a small menagerie of plastic snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles, Ice Age mammals, and insects to make life shorter... er, more interesting... for PCs. (My group actually cheered when I plunked down a 7" stag beetle in the middle of a DF temple.)

In that vein, there is some debate over McFarlane's dragons. Some of them look very good, some of them have human figures or scenery bits included on the dragon or on the base that are out of scale with 25/28mm minis. Many of the bases don't go well with DF (without modification). The figures are not well articulated, but then neither are DDM or metal minis. Check out the various lines, and decide for yourself.

Some forum-goers have pointed out that aquarium decorations are sometimes close enough to scale to work very nicely with other props. Also check Hallmark and similar shops that sell "holiday themed" dioramas. I've always regretted that I didn't buy a "sandstone cliff" backdrop to a Jerusalem diorama set -- two of them would have made a terrific canyon to ambush unsuspecting players.

25mm and 28 mm don't always work side by side, but it's largely a case-by-case thing. Some 25mm is actually 25mm, while some of it is actually a lot closer to 28mm in size. Minis very slowly got larger over time, to allow more detail (or something). DF works with either, but if your accessories are truly 25mm scale then 28mm minis are going to look too big next to them. (And vice versa.)
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#27980
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hey KingThor I'm relatively new to Dwarven forge myself. I have been slowly adding their pieces to my D&D gaming. Next gaming session will be my first time using a DF setup for a full Dungeon crawl.

As for accessories I feel Grendel has great fantasy based sets. Grendel's goblin torture chamber, apothecary and necromancer's study are my favorites. Megaminiatures has very good individual pieces and they aren't that expensive. Check megaminis and rcboyz ebay stores for this stuff. Happy gaming.

I Can't wait for pics of the new corridor system???
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#27981
What other non Dwarven Forge stuff do you use? 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
grendel, armorcast, war torn worlds, mega minis

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We Search our whole life never finding what we were searching for...
Over 143 Sets (Expanding), 300+ Loose Pieces (Expanding), 11,000 plastic figures (Expanding), 1,000 metal figures (350 actually painted)
 
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