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#43667
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
You may want to consider a Caverns set. Nothing like a nice cavern layout, check out the cool photos section. Of course that will lead to you wanting all the varous cavern sets......
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#43668
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yeah I will eventually get those. If I have enough money when the restock hits I will just buy a couple of cavernous sets to. Maybe something like:

1. 2 x Cavern Sets
2. Cavernous Passage Set
3. Cavernous River and Wall Set

That is another $600 dollars though...maybe the wife won't notice? Lucky we don't have children yet. I figure I better do some wasteful spending before that happens.
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#43697
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
jericho wrote:
Yeah I will eventually get those. If I have enough money when the restock hits I will just buy a couple of cavernous sets to. Maybe something like:

1. 2 x Cavern Sets
2. Cavernous Passage Set
3. Cavernous River and Wall Set

That is another $600 dollars though...maybe the wife won't notice? Lucky we don't have children yet. I figure I better do some wasteful spending before that happens.


Good mix of sets, and yeah definitely spend now, though I do justify some of my DF purchases these days with my 2 year old son in mind...."Oh, he'll love a nice big Ice Cavern set-up when he's older"

hehe :-)
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#43733
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Got my shipment today - I love them. Though I can't make a big dungeon I am able to make some rooms that I can just quickly set up as they make their way through it. I will report back here after I surprise my group with it. I wish March would come faster (I have DF gift cards coming and I am going to make a big purchase when stuff gets restocked).
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#43739
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Harneloot wrote:
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Good mix of sets, and yeah definitely spend now, though I do justify some of my DF purchases these days with my 2 year old son in mind...."Oh, he'll love a nice big Ice Cavern set-up when he's older"

hehe :-)[/quote]

Just show your wife pics of Tom's kids and his awesome setups. "Look honey, these kids are having a great time! We should really get more of this ______ set while it's still available. It may not be in production when Harneloot Jr. is older."
Let me know if that works. ;)
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#43785
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Ran my first Pathfinder game with DF. It was great. The players were intrigued the moment they walked through the door and saw black felt covering something on the table. They loved it. One of my players told me that because he can see the 3D terrain he visualized tactics differently - like using walls and crates for cover, or knocking over a table to make cover from a barrage of arrows.

I only have the medieval building set and the rooms and passage set for now. Even with those we had a tavern, town hall, jail, and lumber mill. I set of the jail and town hall first and when we were through I told them to go get snacks and I quickly set up the lumber mill and tavern.

In the end they leveled but our rogue was killed by a horde of zombies. Even with the comrade death they said it was one of the best games (I went all out with music and lighting too).

I will definitely buy more once the restock happens. Thanks for the tips.
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#43787
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Sounds like you bought exactly what you needed, and managed its use perfectly. Congratulations, and please weigh in the next time we have a debate about setting up everything all at once vs setting up rooms as needed.
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#43790
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
You know, Jericho, I love reading stories like that. It makes me want to break out my stuff more. You also cannot go wrong with 'mood music'. ;]
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#43793
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jericho

Thanks for sharing. From next year onwards I will have to convince more Europeans to start collecting DF. It is stories and examples like yours that probably will be more important to get someone started than a nice picture of a 15 set build-up.

Not that I assume you will stay long with your limited number of sets once restock hits the US.
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#43803
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Glad to share it!

Right now I debating if I should buy the medieval expansion set, the ice cavern set, or wicked additions 3 with my $150 gift card. Any thoughts? I have the room and passages set and the medieval expansion set. I could also wait until the restock in March.


Edit: Or for that matter one of the limited edition sets.
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#43805
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Personally, I would get another Room and Passage set. If not that, then Ruins and some of the Traps individual pieces along with the Monster Nest. Lots of utility in that basic set but Ruins really adds flavor to your dungeon!
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#43808
Re:New to Dwarven Forge - what to buy? 2 Years, 10 Months ago  
Arcarius2001 wrote:
Personally, I would get another Room and Passage set. If not that, then Ruins and some of the Traps individual pieces along with the Monster Nest. Lots of utility in that basic set but Ruins really adds flavor to your dungeon!

That is a good idea. I can build half a nights dungeon and then during intermission rearrange it for the other half. I just bought another room and passage set, a ruins set, and red pillars (forgot to add them to my last set). With all of the PSOM, Grendel, and Thomarillion decor I have bought I am spent till February (just in time for the march restock muahaha).
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