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#52094
Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Hello,

I backed the kickstarter but I've only played to DF once before. How do you deal with a character standing on the stairs, in actual play. It looks like the stair tread is too small for a figure's base.

I couldn't find this subject on the forum. Thanks.

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#52099
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
First off - Welcome to the DF forums !

One thing that keeps DF totally flexible is that there are no rules. It is not aligned to a rule system. It is only aligned to a scale. (Circa 20mm to 35mm is the range. Works great with 25mm)

The rest is based on the system you choose to play and how you as DM's and players decide to handle various eventualities.
Half way up the stairs on a special step is a good one. Many system give you a height advantage when you are fighting or defending downwards etc. Stairs are good places to go.
DF have stairs that have 'Half way stops':

Here are some 'short' KS stairs:

Here are some full sized stairs:

and here is a useful 'plinth':


The full sized steps has a place to stand half way up.
With a 'Short' + 'Plinth' - you also make a place to stand half way up.

If you had a solid stair or wanted someone 'Half way up a short stair'... Then I suggest you have a scrap of paper were you track the step of player and monster 1 and Monster 2. The game mechanic roles are the same.
So it 'looks right' You probably have the player at the top or the middle even though they are actually on step 3. That the Monsters are both on the ground level even though Monster 1 is on step 1 and Monster 2 is on step 2...

Just my thoughts as a fellow DM.
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#52102
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
To clarify, I'm not worried about rules, I'm talking about the fact that the figure would fall over. I'm wondering if anyone has any elegant solutions to have a figure standing on the actual stairs, and not a landing.
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#52105
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Figures fit and can 'stand' on the plinth and on the full staircase 'half way' point.

If you particularly want to have a figure on step 3 of 4:
Use Blue-tac ??
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#52107
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Blue tack (also called fun tack) or make yourself a '2 step' piece 1" long and invert it on the steps to create a 'mini landing'!
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#52113
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&id=40424&catid=4#40424

I suggested a clear plastic piece shaped like an inverted stair piece, to fit on/over/with the stair piece itself.
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#52121
Re:Figures on Stairs 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Or just use a spare Small Stair, if you have one. Flip it over on the stair to create a temporary flat space. Remove when the figure moves.
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