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#45128
$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I know there is a previous post about this, but it was before the price hike. I want the most versatility for my purchase. Part of me thinks I should go with the limited edition sets because they are limited editions. Other parts of me say no, go practical.

I know some sets are out of stock, but I probably won't be buying until April anyway, so that's not much of a concern.

My gaming tends to be a mix, I'm not known for my dungeon crawls as I'm just as likely to have fights on airships, in jungles, caverns and cities.

I'm thinking of going with 2 room and passage sets and 1 realm of the ancients. That puts me close to the $500 mark.
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#45130
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Well I am new to collecting DF but I have acquired a good size collection relatively fast. For versatility, and if everything was in stock I would go with:

1. 2 Room and Passage Sets
2. Wicked Additions #2
3. Wicked Additions #1

The two wicked addition sets will give you the ability to make 4 good sized rooms with the addition from the few you can make from the two rooms and passage sets. This will give 5-6 rooms and some passages to connect them. I think this puts you at ~ $470.

After this I would build my cavern set.

If you are worried about not getting any of the limited edition sets and don't care right now about versatility get some of those. Personally, I love the Den of Evil line.
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#45138
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I would probably go with
Room and Passage set
Room set
Ruins set
Cavern set

That way you can do a small dungeon, especially if you can configure it so you use the outside of one wall as the inside of another using the wall sections from Rooms. Also the Ruins add a very cool element that can be combined with the other dungeon sets. Caverns is just wicked cool by itself and adds a little versatility of caves attached to a dungeon etc. Later you can add select individual pieces like the dead end caves or cavern floor pieces when they reappear in inventory.
Regardless, have fun and welcome to the Addiction!
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#45139
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
One thing to consider is how big your layouts might usually be. If you think they will tend toward smaller, then what you suggest (2 R&P and 1 RoTA) would be a good start. However, if you think you will be building larger layouts, then maybe spending all $500 on one line is you best bet (as Jericho suggests).

No matter what, you simply won't be disappointed!
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#45141
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I agree entirely with Harneloot. Here is part of one of my quotes from another thread not too long ago.

The flexibility of the RoTA, and now DoE:Exp, style 4x4 intersection should not be overlooked. My first DF order was 2x RoTA1 & 1x RoTA2. At no point did I feel restricted in an ability to make a winding, albeit small, dungeon (relative to the number of pieces I had at the time).

My suggestion for a $500 order would be:

2x Rota 1
1x Rota 2
1 (or 2) x 6" long passage
1 x Set of 2 Large Columns
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RotA: #1 x2, #2 x1
DoE: R&P x1, WE x1, Room x1, Hellscape #1 x1, Hellcape #2 x1, Expansion x1
Cavern: Ice x1, Passage x1, River x1, Lake x2, Lake Exp x1, Chasm x1
Catacombs: #1 x2
Game Tiles x2, Chamber of Sorrows x2
Woodland Accessories x2, Ancient Treasure x2
 
#45143
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Based on everyone's suggestions and what is in stock I'm going this route:

2x Realm of the Ancients Set
2x 6" long passage
2x Set of 2 Large Columns
Wicked Additions Set (in stock April 19th)
Wicked Additions #2 Set (in stock April 19th)

I will have more money this summer to buy the ROTA 2 set.
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#45145
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Your choice of sets to me seems a little strange. The WA sets 1 & 2 are designed to enhance your experience using the sets from the classical dungeon line. In my mind, you should have at least one Room and Passage Set and/or a Room Set before buying any Wicked Additions... Remember that the color and the sculpt of the pieces in the classical line are quite different from those in the Realm of the Ancient line. Finally, consider what type of decors your RPG encounters will be happening most of the times. For most people, the Classical Dungeon line fits just that: a murky dungeon!
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#45147
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I didn't know that about the WA sets. I didn't place my order last night. How about this:


2x Realm of the Ancients Set
1x Den of Evil Expansion Set
1x Set of 2 Large Columns
2x 6" long passage
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#45148
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
RoA won't match well mixed with the DoE line in my opinion.

If you are determined to get the RoA set I would do something like this:

2 RoA sets
1 Classic Room and Passage Set
1 Wicked Addition Set #2 (for the big floors and long walls)

That way you can have some passages and rooms that match, that lead to special "boss" rooms that you can use your RoA set for. Just my opinion.
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#45149
Re:$500 Bucks, what to buy. 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
jericho wrote:
If you are determined to get the RoA set I would do something like this:

2 RotA sets
1 Classic Room and Passage Set
1 Wicked Addition Set #2 (for the big floors and long walls)


Particularly considering RotA 2 is now out of stock until the summer, I am inclined to agree with Jericho. This seems like a decent compromise. The classic passages allow you to then use the RotA 4x4 intersections as structural foundations for a second dungeon level, accents within a large room, etc.
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RotA: #1 x2, #2 x1
DoE: R&P x1, WE x1, Room x1, Hellscape #1 x1, Hellcape #2 x1, Expansion x1
Cavern: Ice x1, Passage x1, River x1, Lake x2, Lake Exp x1, Chasm x1
Catacombs: #1 x2
Game Tiles x2, Chamber of Sorrows x2
Woodland Accessories x2, Ancient Treasure x2
 
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