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#7590
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
China is buying base metals by the hundreds of metric tons these days; everybody's minis are getting more expensive. But what's a buck or two here or there?

And if it's cheap minis you need...heck, take a gander at the DF store! ;)
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#7591
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
China is buying base metals by the hundreds of metric tons these days; everybody's minis are getting more expensive. But what's a buck or two here or there?

On my budget? A lot!
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#7592
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Money and lack of flexibility are the two issues I always see come up as negatives with DF, but I just don't buy it. Books are $40 each in a lot of cases. CMG rares are anywhere from $10 to $50. Battlemats are $20. Even a set of dice will set you back $10. It's an expensive hobby. It always has been and probably always will be.


I agree there are expenses involved...but I would not consider them high. I spent $15K over two years modifying my 2001 Mustang for drag racing...now THAT is an expensive hobby! ;)
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#7593
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Just think of all the Dwarven Forge you could have bought for that kind of money. :shock:
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#7594
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Just think of how many bills I could have paid with that type of money. Not all of us have that type of money.
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#7595
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Oddly, most of my bills are from buying things like DF :)
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#7596
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Just think of how many bills I could have paid with that type of money. Not all of us have that type of money.

Just to be clear, I don't have that kind of money anymore either. I was in a different place in my life at that time. The car has since been sold, and I mostly broke even on it.

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#7597
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
I've also wondered the same thing about fellow gamer reactions to some of our habits.

In the universal picture, I see hostile reactions to all kinds of intricities of gamers. Some like "power-gaming" while some go as far as finding a "munchkining" style of play fun. Others react to them with comments such as, "Your style of gaming is what is ruining the gaming industry" and "you are just week-minded and go with the easiest flow."

I've been chided for bringing up if anyone has seen pre made stat blocks for monsters and character sheets.

I've even seen near physical battles take place over WOTC vs. TSR and such. D20 vs. D10 vs. D6 vs. a diceless system. Roleplaying vs. Rollplaying. Realism vs. Balance in mechanics. Paper and pencil vs. laptop. Et Al...

Anyways, to the subject at hand - The reactions I have garnered from Dwarven Forge have mimicked the above. "Myaah! It's too expensive!! Whatever happened to your imagination!! What's wrong with paper and pencil!!!!" When confronted with this, Buddha takes over (OHM...) and I apologize for iliciting such a reaction and walk away. DF makes me and my players (3 games worth) happy.

As to why they react in such a way? I believe it has something to do with the way the hobby is growing and making a foothold into the mainsteream. It is doing this by making it more accessable to more people with a little "dumbing down" (I lack a better term) and some bells and whistles.

I like all the new stuff coming out. I especially like the pre printed stat blocks you can find.
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#7598
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
LOL, I have to say, this reminds me of the time I bought two large Hexegonal Battle Mats and started drawing out the dungeon on them. LOLOLOL.....WHooooo I was not ready for the HEX Vrses SQUARE"S Battle!!! LOL..... After many a fellow gamers rant I told them " Look, you can put your mini on a half hex if you want to "..... They are still sitting up there......Roooollled up...Alone....in the dark corner of the game room. Sad, neglected and oh yeah, non sentient. Sorry.... :rolleyes:
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#7599
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
GADS!

Hex vs. grid? You bastard!! :shock: :D

I used to have a problem with my players due to my pet peeve of keeping minis in a square as opposed to leaving them anywhere.

On another board I post on (3ebb) I have had negative reactions by bringing up DF in poats - mainly from a Worldworks cardstock devotee. As mentioned in a prior post here, I find cardstock and DF work well together... this other guy is just really aggressive and negative about DF.

I'm really gonna' irk the guy by writing a revised review on DF, the last review they did was in 2001 and things have changed since then.
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#7600
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I Guess I am something of a Traditionalists, in that I Like Squares For Battle-map scale stuff, and Prefer Hex for Larger "Map" Scale Terrain...
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#7601
Hostile reactions to Dwarven Forge (?!?) 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I Guess I am something of a Traditionalists, in that I Like Squares For Battle-map scale stuff, and Prefer Hex for Larger "Map" Scale Terrain...

I am sort of like MLV in that I like hexes for larger tactical or strategic games like in the 10mm scales or smaller.

On the other hand, if I am playing a 15-30mm game (I do not play anything larger - yet), I prefer no markings at all.
I would sooner use a tailor's tape, measuring rod, etc. than have floor markings to see how far away whatever is.

If DF came up with a gridless format for SF and Cavern MM, I would sell off what I have and buy the gridless.
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