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#30257
Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hello everyone,

After a few years of looking at Dwarven Forge. I finally gave in and purchased Fantasy Rooms & Passage set and the Room set. I don't like hand drawing maps, and I have been using dunjinni for about 2 years. Still the ink cost of printing out essentially one use maps is not very resource/cost effective. At Gen-Con I really gave a good hands on look at the stuff the guy there really seemed very knowledgeable. I haven't received my order yet but am waiting with bated breath. We play 4th edition D&D. I have budgeted to get 3 sets next time. Most of our encounters take place in dungeons and temples/keeps, etc. I was thinking a Den of evil room set, another Fantasy Room set, and Wicked Additions #2. Will those choices give me decent flexibility or would those who have more experience recommend different options.

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#30258
Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Welcome!

Great question -- it really depends on what your goals are, and what exactly you mean by "flexibility." If you want to make sure you can do a wide variety of setups, different sized rooms, lots of rooms, etc., then it's really a great idea to get another room set. On the other hand, if you want more variety in your layouts, you could pick up both Wicked Additions 1 AND 2, or maybe even the Narrow Passage Set or the Fantasy Floor Set. Those give you more funky stuff, plus you also get basic dungeon elements with the Wicked sets. I find that as your collection grows, and you get some of each set, you end up with more than enough basic dungeon elements, so it can be fun to concentrate on the flashier sets and let the "basic" building elements come over time.

You could also consider the Advanced Builder Set, which gives you even MORE flexibility -- allows for smaller rooms, for fine tuning of the dimensions of everything, for a more precise placement of doors, and so on. It's not flashy, and it requires the basic stuff to shine, but if you're looking for flexiiblity and control, it's a great set.

As for the rest -- well, if you've picked Den of Evil, it sounds like that's the setting that excites you, over, say, the Medieval Building or Cavern settings. In that case, great choice -- it's all good, but the basic DoE room set is probably my favorite of the DoE sets.

Hope that helps!

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#30259
Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thank you L,
I think the DoE room set is cool. Though actually I only considered it since I read it was a limited edition set. I thought it might be a good idea to get the room set so later on I don't regret not having one. *shrug* Although I like your thoughts about a room set and both the wicked additions 1 & 2 sets. I will probably go that route, since I am wanting to be able to make several rooms both large and small that don't look like cookie cutter rooms. This probably sounds silly, but I really like the MBS sets, but figured I can wait to add those.

Thanks again for the input.
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#30260
Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Welcome Rusty,

I would recommend DOE and DOE R & P then maybe AB or WA2 sets myself. This gives you some final conflict type rooms and mixing and matching traditional dungeon with DOE is cool. Good luck and welcome to the addiction.

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#30261
Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Welcome Rusty,

I would recommend DOE and DOE R & P then maybe AB or WA2 sets myself. This gives you some final conflict type rooms and mixing and matching traditional dungeon with DOE is cool. Good luck and welcome to the addiction.

-Shadox

So you think getting the DOE and DOE R & P should take priority? I understand they are limited editions and all.
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Hi, Longtime viewer, first time poster... Question about next purchase 6 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hi and welcome -

From my experience, if it's something you know you WILL want, and it's LIMITED, just go for it before it's too late and you miss-out ....

... that applies to almost everything in life - from Dwarven Forge to Wives :D

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