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#43581
New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Hello,

I have been eying DF products for years. Recently I decided (and by me I mean my wife) that I would buy a few things. I was thinking:

1. Room & Passage Set
2. Medieval Building Set
3. Medieval Building Expansion Set

Is that enough to have some fun with my campaign? I am not looking to build large expansive dungeons (don't have the room) just rooms for combat encounters. Thanks for the advice!

PS: I already have some medieval furniture that will go well with the building set and I would buy the tavern accessory set when it is back in stock.
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#43582
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jericho

Welcome on these boards. It is always nice to see someone new.

About your suggestions - I would go with it.

1) The Room and Passage Set is a classic and it offers the most value for money if you look for floor space / wall space. The corridors are very good for quick build ups. And it is available right now. I don't know how much stock is left - but grab it now if the stock indicates not much is left.

Any downsides of the Set? You have less corners / walls compared to the Room Set. So the total number of rooms build at once is limited. But I did wonders with a Room and Passage Set at GenCon when I was asked to build a big and huge set-up with Cavern Sets, Wicked Addition, Lake Sets - but only a single Room and Passage, no Room Set.

2+3) The MBS is a great set for many fights that are not below ground. Have a look at the last photos I just posted - the miniadventure 4 in the Paizo Bash is build using MBS.

It was so much easier 10 years ago to start. You didn't have many sets to choose from and if you bought three sets, then you belonged to the crazy folks.

Have fun with the sets and report back if you use them.

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#43585
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Considering what is currently in stock, those 3 sets would be a good choice. You have the ability to construct above ground buildings and have one of the core building blocks for dungeons until the restock comes in and allows you to expand.

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#43591
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
I would add some stairs, pedestals, and red pillars to the order. Maybe a secret door ot two as well. Little add ons like these can greatly expand the usefulness of your other sets, plus you can use the pillars to add second level builds.
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#43599
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
I took the plunge.

I just bought the room and passage set and the medieval building set and some pillars, stairs, a secret room, and a long corridor. I am sure this will not be my first order. It cost me - my wife wants to spend an equivalent amount of money on clothes and shoes. I told her that wasn't fair because I can't wear her shoes and yet she is one of my players so she will enjoy my new toys.

I am not going to even tell my players (minus the wife) about it. I am just going to have it ready as a surprise.
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#43600
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Congrats jericho... Welcome to the addiction.
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#43603
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jericho, that is an awesome idea. I can just imagine the look on their faces. You have done your gaming group a true service! :]
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#43604
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Awesome! Welcome to the addicion indeed!!

Great idea to suprise your players - let us know how it turns out!!!

ps- did your wife buy your argument against her shoes? Maybe you can convince her to spend an equal amount on more Dwarven Forge :)
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#43605
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Again, congrats and welcome to the addiction!
The solution is to allow your wife her shoes and clothes but buy her a Dwarven Forge gift certificate for Christmas! Win-win.
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#43615
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thanks all! I will update after I run my next game (assuming my sets get here).
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#43625
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jericho

On regard to shoes and clothes - you can't lose !!!

Knowing my wife she has spend a lot more on clothes and shoes in the last ten years then I ever did on DwarvenForge. And I have a very big collection.

I just need to take care that she isn't reading this here. I'm now getting a whole container load full and finally will be ahead of her in spending. Not tha she starts importing a container of shoes and clothes from china (I've just become the European distributor earlier this year - waiting for my container to arrive in February).

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#43665
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
While waiting on my sets (how long do they take to ship by the way?) I began thinking what I will buy in March. Since I have a building set and the room and passage set on the way I was thinking that when the restock happens I will buy:

1. 2 x Room Sets
2. Wicked Additions 1
3. Wicked Additions 2
4. Fantasy Floors
5. 6" x 6" Floors (set of 6)
6. Medieval Building Expansion Set (Maybe)

I figure that would give me enough to build a medium sized dungeon for an evening game and expand my medieval building a bit. What do you guys think? I might be able to squeeze one more set into that purchase.
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