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#29973
Ideas for a second set 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hey all,

New DF addict here!

I picked up my first DF set (Rooms and Passages) a few weeks ago, and my group and I love it (and oddly enough, my wife does too, which is always a good sign for future purchases!). Now I'm finding that I want to branch out a bit more and experiment with bigger layouts, multiple levels, etc., which means I need to buy a second set.

I dearly, dearly love the look of the Cavern sets, especially the river sets and Cavernous Chasm, but I know right away their utility will be limited until I can get a core cavern set (which also seems limited). However, I'm looking at the WA#1 and WA#2 sets and they look quite useful. I found myself running short on wall sections, so the 6" wall sections look useful. There's stairs there, which mean multi-level play.

I want to do caverns eventually, and hopefully mix the two for bigger dungeons. However, to get there I need to be able to have more versatility, which brings me down to either WA#1 or WA#2. I'm looking to drop about $130 on this visit to DF, so perhaps some other suggestions (single pieces, etc) to go along with it? I fI could somehow swing some useful cavern pieces in there under my limit that would be awesome.

Thanks in advance. I have a feeling I'll be posting here often!
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#29974
Ideas for a second set 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hi, and welcome!

Let's see, let's see... hmm... Well, to some extent I feel like if you want to grab useful single pieces, you're going to want to think about the sort of layouts that interest you and get the most straightforward, "plain" pieces you can. Walls, floors, corners -- whatever you find you might lack. Certainly if you want versatility and you aren't getting into caverns just yet, I'd grab whichever WA sets you want and then some basic dungeon elements to make sure you can use them effectively.

If, however, you want a TASTE of caverns before you take the plunge, I'd think flat floor pieces and wall pieces are going to be very useful for you. Especially if you eventually grab the various water sets, having enough walls to enclose what could grow and grow to be a very large cavern is a big deal, so starting now might be helpful.

I see a lot of talk about which pieces are the most useful and which should be widely available as singles or in multi-packs, but I think it really does vary depending on the kind of layout you do. If you like really huge chambers, you need more floor pieces, fewer corners. If you want to squeeze a ton of rooms into a small space, you need more corners and almost no floors at all. And so on. So what kind of singles are going to help you is really a matter of what kind of layout you want...

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#29975
Ideas for a second set 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
If you're going to add the 2 WAs to your R&P set, I would advise getting a couple of packs of corner pieces.
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#29976
Ideas for a second set 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
I myself am partial to the idea of caverns etc. I would purchase teh cavern and passage. But if you want to go the route of rooms I suggest picking up some diagonal pieces if possible. I have 24 and it seems it is never enough. A set of 8 should be good for entry level. Then add the WA 1 or WA 2 would be great. That give yo ua little of everything. I hope this helps.

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#29977
Ideas for a second set 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
WA2 first.

As Otherworld says though, corners are needed too.
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