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#46465
what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
I have 3 levels in Sunday's dungeons and I would like to have them as one large piece. What do you guys you to achieve multiple levels? I was thinking about making some custom pieces from mdf but I am sure there is something easier.
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#46466
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Can you post some pictures of what you are currently doing with your set-ups and tell us what you would like to do in the future?
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#46470
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Although I have never done it yet, I was hoping that 1/8" foam board would be sturdy/cheap/easy enough and to do just that. On another note, depending upon the complexity of your design, it seems that regular cardboard can be good enough in some cases such as for Rodenbach's Necromancer's tower.
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#46471
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Clear plexiglass works nicely, but it's better if you can get it cut to the desired size by the seller.
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#46472
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
I would also use plexiglass to accomplish leveling, especially if it wasn't one symmetrical structure like Rodenbach's Necromancer Tower.

Foam is certainly an option Biowizard, in fact it's many options as there are so many varieties. Extruded Polystyrene Insulation, which is used in roofing, ranges in type from 40psi to 100psi...

I prefer plexiglass for its transparency, if I were going to build a multi level piece I would make one in the fashion of this picture;



My design would be a detachable feature analogous to three mini-tables stacked upon one another as in the picture, however the support columns would be of greater height* (12")and diameter(2.25"). Having more height allows for greater accessibility and overall perception. The greater the diameter of the column the more stable the structure, and limit the likelihood of bumping the alignment of an entire column off of the surface on which it stands. To further prevent such a specific disaster, the length and width of the each tier would slightly decrease by about one inch per ascending level.

In a seated position at a dining room** table the average player would have complete access to the ground floor, and 1st floors. Upon standing the 2nd floor would be both visible and accessible to comfortable reach as well.

*(to prevent the display from reaching beyond practical use the entire structure could be placed on a table with a low height, such as a coffee table, or permit the use of multiple mini-tables that would be interchanged never exceeding two tiers at a time, my preference to the latter.)

**((The average height of a dining room/kitchen table is between 28.5" and 30", The average height of a coffee table is 18", however some are shorter and I wouldn't want to use one lower than that. As average seat height is between 17" and 18".)


And now to make a complete lay out for Rappan Athuk... :)
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#46473
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Narrow passages, corners and pillars.
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#46479
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
I love the plexiglass method, but I bet that many thick plexiglass sheets and pillars would cost as much as a DF set or two ;). It is beautiful!
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12x cavern ks sets
6x lava river ks set
5x lava cavern ks sets
1x wicked cavern ks set
1x stalagmite cavern set
12x hellscape #1sets
10x hellscape #2sets
2x resin ice cavern sets
6x gametile ice cavern sets
4x ruins sets

Hoping for more lava and ice tiles in the future!
 
#46481
Re:what do you use for multiple levels 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
If your base level(s) has enough support, you could probably get away with 1/16 or 1/8 inch thickness -- just be careful when you remove the upper level(s).

A pizza-size spatula might help...
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