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#30439
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Hello everyone,

I have read a lot of posts and even was advised to purchase the Advance Builder set. I am still new to using DF and can't figure out what makes it so highly praised? Please enlighten me, If you have some pictures to illustrate that would be very helpful too. Thanks in advance.
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#30440
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Two of the obvious things the Advanced Builder set will allow you do is

1) Make rooms not 10' long increments. eg a room 25' wide. Unfortuantely if you you do a direction ending in 5' in both directions you will still have a small hole in the floor, though that can often be covered with some other item (eg a table, a column, etc)

2) Put doorways/passageways not on the 10'. eg 5' from the corner or in the very middle of a 20' or 40' or 60' etc wall.
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#30441
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
The largest advantage of the Advanced Builder set (espically ABII comming at the end of the year) is the ability for added variety and complexity of a build.

The Advanced builder sets, allow for "non standard" builds.
Instead of all walls being 2. or 6 inches on lenght, you can get short walls, and odd openinging into other rooms. While the footprint is still generally 2x2, it allows for more complexity of design and less "cookiee cutter" look to an area.
Walls with smaller openings, like a "5ft" opening instead of a 10 ft opening. Breaks not only on a corner, but in a middle of a wall, the look of Small single Pillers in a room. It allows for a very nice breakup of the look of the area, by adding in different configurations of rooms. The new set will also allow for the abillity to use the "dead" space between passages as rooms. Which increases your play area.

I know i have seen some pictures around that make me very envious of Classic getting not only an Advanced Builder but an Adv Builder II, and Sci Fi doesn't have any... But in my quick look i can't find them, i don't know if they got eatten by the Hack some time back or i just can't find them... I'll do a little looking over lunch but not sure where to begin, my search-Fu is off today i could find nothing in two searchs.
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#30442
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Search Fu os still off, but here are a few i could find not sure if all AB or some Narrow passage as well...

www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0830.JPG

allows for small single cells still in a basic foot rpint

www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0833.JPG
allows for some very intersting breakup of the room
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0834.JPG
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29680&filename=IMG_0864.JPG
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#30443
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Search Fu os still off, but here are a few i could find not sure if all AB or some Narrow passage as well...

www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0830.JPG

allows for small single cells still in a basic foot rpint

www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0833.JPG
allows for some very intersting breakup of the room
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29578&filename=IMG_0834.JPG
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/showimage.php?pid=29680&filename=IMG_0864.JPG

Yeah I am starting to see what you mean from the first photo. I can see the AB set pieces by the doorways in the room. The last three photos look like Narrow passage set ups? I really dig how you can have stone columns in the middle of the room that actually are connected to the floor pieces. Obviously I am not a DF expert, but it seems the Narrow passage set pieces have more use than the AB set is that true.
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#30444
Advanced Builder Set 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
I guess part of that is my error i don't own either set and was getting the two mixed up.
There is some AB in there, but the make up of the sets is different than i thought.The alcoves, are AB, the end caps to passages, and i think the little cells are AB and not NP (they look longer than the narrow passage in the first photo (as the AB nit is 2 inchs and the NP ia 1.25 long)... but yeah 2 on are my bad, i was getting the sets mixed up, there may ones i passed up that were AB.
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#30445
Advanced Builder Set 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
Those are some interesting setups there Ghenghis. Some good ideas and yes some are from the Narrow Passage set.
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