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#35685
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
I've been eyeballing the Dwarven Forge stuff for about half a year now, but due to various other commitments haven't really seriously thought about getting anything until recently. Due to things finally settling down I'm hoping to place an order probably in late September.

I'm thinking for my first order I don't want to go overboard but I want enough pieces to make a decent dungeon without too much reshuffling. I'm currently planning on getting the Room Set, the Room and Passage set, and probably the Narrow Passage set. If it's available when I do make my order, I might go with the Advance Builder set 1 instead of Narrow Passage although I'm not sure on this. Maybe a Dungeon accessory set as well although I'm still debating on this. Assuming I'm happy with everything I'll probably go with getting one new set every two to three months(setting aside $30-40 each month for the set I want) until I have everything I want.

My questions are this:

1. I've noticed comments about older sets with half ties and newer sets without them and the gaps that can be created when they're combined. Has DF converted everything to one type yet or with what I'm planning on ordering will I be getting a mix of both which would be something of a problem?

2. Assuming I'm being lazy and using D&D modules(a popular choice during busy periods where I just don't have the prep time for my own adventures) are the sets I'm naming enough to cover most of the basic dungeons?

3. Would you suggest something different for my initial planned sets?
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#35686
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
1. Every *Boxed Set* currently sold on the DF website is sans bow-ties! (though a few of the individual pieces still have the bow-tie indentations)

2. As long as you are willing to be a bit flexible with room sizes etc, then yes it will be. If you want to lay down exactly every hallway and room as depicted, then probably not - you'd most likely need the Advanced Builder and ABS2 sets along with another R&P set to be sure you'd have absolutely everything. However, I have lots of sets and usually just *adjust* slightly the maps as drawn to make them fit my DF more easily. The free Tile Mapping Program available on these forums (and created by a DF fan) helps in this regard immensely.

3. Unless you're planning on/have in mind some specific dungeons that require Narrow Passages, I'd go with something other then that set to start - maybe another room set, the ABS (especially for the straight 6" hallways), or one of the Wicked Edition sets (I know, WE2 is out of stock until 2010, though those 6" long walls are very useful!)

Long story short - you are going to be pleased with whatever you get - this is truly awesome stuff! Getting one Room set and one R&P set is a great way to begin - whatever else you add to that is just gravy!

Welcome to the forum and the addiction!

Cheers!
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#35687
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
Some of the "individual pieces" still have the bow-ties in them. Like the 6X6 floor pieces and the Cavern pieces sold as individual pieces.

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#35688
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
I stand corrected - my response has been edited to reflect this!

Thanks Sean!
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#35689
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
So basically stick with boxed sets and I should be fine.

So instead of Narrow Passages maybe I'll go with Wicked Additions 1(Advance Builder 1 instead assuming it's in stock when I order).

How good is DF at holding to schedule? Since ABS1 says returning in September, is it likely? Or is that more of a vague estimate and it can be September, October, or some other month?
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#35690
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
I ordered the Room & Passage and Room sets and got them delivered within a week, so the turn around it quick.

I would start with the Room Set as it gives you a good setup for a basic dungeon. The Room and Passage set is a good addition. I found myself wishing I had more 4x4 floor titles, and I was only running a campaign with three players. To build larger rooms, you reall need those extra tiles to fill in the room. My next set might be another room set just to get more floor tiles and walls.

But I'm new, so I'm open to suggestions. I'd like to get some cavern sets next as well.
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#35691
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
The Wicked Additions 2 set, with the long walls and large floors is a big help. The straight corridors in the Advanced Builder set are very helpful too.
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#35692
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
Swanton>I meant more of how the front page lists certain out of stock sets and when they're returning. I was wondering if things usually return at the time listed or if you usually end up waiting a bit before items are back in stock. The fast turnaround is good to hear though for shipping.

Harneloot>Yeah, ABS1 and WA2 do seem like the sets I'd want the most outside of Room and Room&Passage. Probably why they're the ones out of stock huh?

Anyways at this point I'll go with the plan for Room and Room&Passage along with Wicked Additions 1. If Advance Builder Set 1 is available before I place my order I'll get that instead of Wicked Additions 1 which will become the next set I order instead. Here's hoping it's rereleased before then.
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#35693
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
DF has been failry dependable for living up to their posted re-stock dates in recent years. They are also very good at letting us crazed addicts know when something is goign to be late.
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#35694
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
Celisasu, I'm in the same boat more or less in trying to figure out the next sets to get. I'd like to branch out into the Cavern pieces but I should probably get a more comprehensive Room set up and running with the ABS and WA sets. I think my next campaign will start on 9/19, but I don't know if I'll get them before that time.

Have to save up some money!
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#35695
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 5 Years ago  
I think I have until mid/late October until we start our campaign although this is subject to change for either sooner or later. So I'm not really in a rush. So I'll wait and see if ABS1 becomes available.
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#35696
Planning on getting a few items, some questions before I do. 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Well it turned out that Wicked Additions 1 was also out of stock, they just haven't listed it yet.

So I ordered an extra Room&Passage set instead. This should be enough for a good start and then I'll slowly add other stuff as the opportunity permits.
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