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#28922
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
My wonderful and beautiful wife bought me a MBS and MBS expansion set along with some accessories. I love it but it sure could use some underground crypts!

So, I want to buy no more than three sets to give me enough pieces to build a good five-room dungeon (our typical D&D sessions go for five encounters).

Right now I'm thinking about the basic Rooms and Passages, the Fantasy Floor set (to make the rooms more unique but battleworthy), and either the Advanced Builder or the first Wicked Edition set.

I really don't want to get a second mortgage so I want enough sets to build a really nice but somewhat simple dungeon without going more than three sets.

Which three would you buy if you couldn't buy any more? Which sets do you find yourself not really using?

Thanks ahead!

Mike (A new addict who doesn't want to rent a U-haul to play D&D)
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#28923
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
WELCOME!!!! (to bothe the boards AND the addiction!)

Many people on here are much more DF adept than I am, so wait to hear from them too before you decide but here are my 2cp:

Room and passages are great for passages, but remember they come with NO straight passages, which can be a bit of a drag. BUT they do have them available as single pieces for $8 each, so perhaps you can get 2 to go with your L T and 4 way that come with the R&P set. Of course it comes with the basic floor, wall and corner tiles which you can never have too many of!

After this, I'd say get a Deluxe Room set for more corners, walls and floor pieces except those won't be in until June.....

As for the third set I'd say: one of the Wicked Editions sets, probably #2 with the 6" long walls and 6" square floor tiles and the sweet mermaid fountain. Fantasy Floors is awesome too, but without enough walls (and corners) its not as useful.

I'd say Advanced Builder comes into play as a very valuable set when you are making larger layouts, but it wouldn't be one of my first 3. (you will be buying more than 3 in time you see....just wait until you see the Cavern stuff up close!)

Good luck, and I can't wait to see others advice!
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#28924
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
If you can only get 3 sets, I'd go with the basics. Get 3 room and passage sets. It will allow you the most flexibility down the road for "normal" dungeons.

Or you can be like the rest of us and get 30+ sets. Your call.
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#28925
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
About how many rooms of what size can one make with the basic rooms and corridor set? I like the idea of buying three extra corridors at $8 a pop. That should save quite a bit on walls, I'd think.

It looks like the wicked addition set lets you do an upper platform which really makes the 3d set come alive so I need to have that. It also has the stairs to get to the upper platform.

What about running with one wall open to save on wall pieces?

I know the addiction will grow but I'd really like to keep to an allowance.
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#28926
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Well, grab yourself the tilesystem program here: www.muinimula.de/Muini/de/2nd/tools/mastermaze/Mastermaze.html

and you can play with layouts for yourself and see how many of which kind of sets you need to make the layouts you want to make.
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#28927
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
I depend on how you use the stuff.
Personally, I usually don't make BIG setups. I only use it when they are on battle, so the area is limited, so I don't need a lot of multiple sets. In fact, I only bought one of each (except DOE), over the years and that is already expensive enough.
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#28928
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
If I could only own 3 DF sets they would be, (wthout a doubt):

Room and Passage
Advanced Builder
Caverns
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#28929
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
I was going to recommend something like that. However, you can't make real interesting stuff from just 1 room and passage or 1 cavern...
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#28930
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
If I could only own 3 sets... Coming from someone with 90 sets and tons of spare pieces... I woudl say.....


2 cavern sets and 1 of the water sets either lake or river.

I setup big setups and small setups but in my 8+ years I find that I use the cavern sets 1000% more than the traditional sets. 2nd woudl be MBS which is really sad as that is my smallest collection (Until new budget approved 2nd half. MBS, Chasms, and new sets oh my), then I would say the traditional sets. Otherwise my second choice might be

1 room and passage, 1 deluxe room, and 1 cavern set.

3 sets is hard now 5 sets... Easy

R&P, Deluxe room, 2 caverns, 1 water type set. Done that is all the basics

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#28931
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 5 Months ago  
My wonderful and beautiful wife informed me, after much cajoling, that I can get four sets!

So now I am considering the following:

2x Rooms and Passages
1x Wicked Additions 1
1x Fantasy Floor set

What do you guys think?
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#28932
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 5 Months ago  
I know a lot of you like the cavern sets, but for some reason I keep going back to the room and passage sets. If I'm going to get four sets, I want them to all match so I can mix and match without going between worked stone corridors and natural caves. I also want to get the fantasy floor set because I think it will make every room I build really unique. The wicked addition set allows for raised platforms, something I think really shows off dwarven forge sets (I love it with my MBS expansion set).

So thats why I picked what I picked. What do you guys think?
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#28933
Which sets should I buy? 6 Years, 5 Months ago  
You can't go wrong with the Room and Passage sets. It's a good start, and you can have a lot of fun with those.

Just be prepared for the addiction to set in. We've all got it, and we're glad that there's no cure!

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