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#42223
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Harneloot wrote:
You are certainly right sir - that will be A LOT of plastic bags!

Sometimes, when I open a large order, I make a game of seeing how many peices I can *unwrap* from their plastic prison and hold in one hand....my record is 57!


Haha, that's great. No kidding, with my last order I had a laundry hamper sitting next to me as I unboxed everything so I could just drop the bags in and take care of them later.
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#42225
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
LegoRick wrote:
Harneloot wrote:
You are certainly right sir - that will be A LOT of plastic bags!

Sometimes, when I open a large order, I make a game of seeing how many peices I can *unwrap* from their plastic prison and hold in one hand....my record is 57!


Haha, that's great. No kidding, with my last order I had a laundry hamper sitting next to me as I unboxed everything so I could just drop the bags in and take care of them later.


Whereas I use the largest bag in my order to hold the smaller bags. That's what I did today with my latest order (Den of Evil Room set, DOE Wicked Additions, Two 5 Ton Blocks. The bag for the large floortile works great for that.)
Less than a year into Dwaven Forge and I am up to seventeen sets. Which is still not enough......I too need to reconfigure my storage. I keep the pieces unboxed in a couple of cabinets I added to my gameroom. Those cabinets are now full. Monkplayer may have storage issues right out of the gate.
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#42230
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Oo one day a Sultan will be mine (don't know how they would get it over to england though)

Storage can be a problem though for all the DF boxes, they do take up a lot of room, mine are currently in the garage and I get them out as needed, its a bit of a faf but currently not much of an option.

Ideally i would take all the DF pieces out and store them in a cupboard near at hand and store the cardboard boxes in the Garage.
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#42241
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Arcarius2001 wrote:
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That is one sweet order!! Have you given consideration on how you will store it? Or is that the gameroom closet's job?
However, I think you will find that you will want more diagonal walls.

Yes,
I need everyone suggestions on how to store my DF, MBA, and minis. I also have about 50 sets of MBA coming as well! I have no idea how much space I will need for storage (another house maybe)? I also have around 350 minis, dice, books.

I have two 6' wide X 2' deep X 8' tall closets. That's all the space I have. If you look up my other posts I have pics of my room that I'm remodeling into a medieval room.

However I store my items I was thinking of keeping them organized by sets and most importantly stored for easy recognition and access. I want to get to the set quickly.

@Pusherman what is a cupboard (cardboard box maybe)? Thank you for the suggestion! Please keep the ideas coming!

@Legorick (I like your screen name) Do you store each DF set in a plastic bag?

@Arcarius I continue to owe you thanks for the many ideas on several topics you've offered! Can you elaborate on your large and small bag idea of storage? HOLY MOLY! The Sultan Gaming table is INCREDIBLE! The Geek Chic seems like the ultimate company in gaming tables. I have an email into them about a medieval style gaming table to go with my medieval decor but I'm sure they're going to be way out of my price range (the Sultan costs more than my whole budget)! I still need chairs too! I'm glad to hear about your friend completing his dream of being a doctor. I'm sorry to hear your friend has lost the "gaming bug." :( I also looked at the ultimategamingtable.org.
Once again I like the concept of the table. How the table works is what I want but in a medieval theme.

@Harneloot Thank you for the Geekchic.com website. WOW! they make incredible products! Did you sit at the Sultan? I like the concept of pull out drawers, but wouldn't that require the player the sit away from the table? Wow! You held 57 pieces in one hand? What tha.. how did you stack them all to fit?

@thebigteacher Thank you for the salute to my first game. I envisioned you raising your glass to me when you were writing your salute! I really did! Thank you for complementing me on my order!

A request for some HELP! :)

Can some of you send pics of how your storing your DF, minis, MBA, etc?

I'm having a REAL challenge with finding pre-made medieval furniture or a reasonable craftsman in my area (Pensacola, Fl-top left tip of FL).

I have 5 months to get my room ready before I start rolling my dice for the first time!

One of the reasons I'm doing buying all these gaming items and redesigning my room is because I'm the co-founder of the Pensacola Roleplayers Association. We have had 384 gaming sessions in the last two years! I want to show my gaming room to the group to get inactive members to become active. New players may have an interest in coming by to see a gaming session for the first time, or player's who haven't played in a long time may want to get back active. We have 114 members but only around 40 are active.
Here's the link to the group if your interested www.meetup.com/Pensacola-Dice-Rollers/

Thanks for everyone's excitement about my first DF order! I also appreciate all the advice! Keep the advice and suggestions coming!
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Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
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#42244
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monkplayer wrote:@Legorick (I like your screen name) Do you store each DF set in a plastic bag?


Haha, no. You'll find out when you get your sets that each individual piece of the set comes in a small plastic bag. Even with the accessories sets, EVERY SINGLE piece comes wrapped in a plastic bag which is then placed in the foam container and then in the cardboard box. These things are packed WELL! My last order was for about 4 sets, and I ended up with a laundry hamper full of the plastic bags (I don't put the pieces back in them for storage, that would take too long to put away and also get out next time). I was commenting that with the size of your order, you will soon be the proud owner of thousands of plastic bags. lol
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#42249
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@Harneloot The rollaway bin from Target is a real possibility.

@Legorick I now see what you mean by the plastic bags. it sounds like I will have hundreds of those little mini plastic bags! lol

What about me installing shelving from the bottom all the way up 8' high and all the way across the 6' space? Plus the shelves would only be about 6" high at each level from the next shelf. Would this maximize my closet space?

The Team from www.gelaendestuecke.de & www.Esloterrain.com is offering this:
You become all our scenery without VAT (19%) then become you if you order over 100 Euro -10% discount.

What does this mean VAT 19%. They add this to each item? Do I also have to pay import fees too?

What do you like better ESLO terrain or Terranscapes?
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#42250
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Value Added Tax. Is what Vat is. bud. As to shelving I use full size bookshelves that I got from walmart and bought extra pegs. Then I went over to Home Depot and picked up some wood and had extra shelves cut so that each of my book shelves have 8 shelves once set up and peged out. thats about the height of a paper back novel .. i did that for my 4 bookshelves of paperbacks too lol .. all in all the bookshelf runs about 25 bucks and the extra peging .. 2 and I think i payed 12 bucks for the extra shelves that were cut for free.
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#42251
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@Legorick I now see what you mean by the plastic bags. it sounds like I will have hundreds of those little mini plastic bags! lol

What about me installing shelving from the bottom all the way up 8' high and all the way across the 6' space? Plus the shelves would only be about 6" high at each level from the next shelf. Would this maximize my closet space?

The Team from www.gelaendestuecke.de & www.Esloterrain.com is offering this:
You become all our scenery without VAT (19%) then become you if you order over 100 Euro -10% discount.

What does this mean VAT 19%. They add this to each item? Do I also have to pay import fees too?

What do you like better ESLO terrain or Terranscapes?



I haven't gotten anything from Terranscapes, but that's because it is almost impossible to do so. If you check out his site right now, the shopping cart is closed until November first, and once it opens you have about two hours to place an order before he will close it again. He is just a one man operation, and has gotten way too popular.

I'd go with Eslo. You don't have to worry about the VAT, that doesn't apply. In fact, if you order over 250 Euro, they provide FREE SHIPPING (no import fee). Plus, that 10% discount for orders over 100 Euro, and if you are making an account for the first time, they give you 5 Euro free. Plus, they make the greatest terrain I have ever had the pleasure of using.
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#42252
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
DM-GHOST wrote:
Value Added Tax. Is what Vat is. bud. As to shelving I use full size bookshelves that I got from walmart and bought extra pegs. Then I went over to Home Depot and picked up some wood and had extra shelves cut so that each of my book shelves have 8 shelves once set up and peged out. thats about the height of a paper back novel .. i did that for my 4 bookshelves of paperbacks too lol .. all in all the bookshelf runs about 25 bucks and the extra peging .. 2 and I think i payed 12 bucks for the extra shelves that were cut for free.


DM-GHOST can you show pic of your shelving?

My son has severe photo-sensitive seizures and I'm wondering if your talking about peg board backing? It's a hard compressed paper backing that has hundred's of round holes in the board. My son has seizures that can be caused by visual disturbances. Things like striped clothing, the sun and sky, peg board, A/C air intake grates, stereo speaker grills, etc., (anything with a pattern to it) can cause my son to have seizures if he stares at these things for 5-10 seconds. I have to be very careful about the items we buy, however your idea sounds like exactly what I need!

Thank you very much for the idea!
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#42253
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Harneloot wrote:
Really, you can't do better than this:

www.geekchichq.com/furniture/sultan/

I've seen it in person at Gen Con and it is all that and a bag of biscuits!


ps - the height is perfect so you can put DF layouts underneath ad still put the *top* back on over it!!!


Oh Harneloot! I just got off an hour-and-a-half phone call with Geek Chic! My wife isn't too pleased with my wishes to have one of these tables in a Medieval style. Boy, I sure want one of their tables. Conceptually it's an excellent table for role-playing with DF! They are looking into building me a 4x7.5 Medieval style Emissary table, which can have 3 player drawers down the sides and it seats 8. They are REAL proud ($) of their tables. They have to be able to build matching Medieval chairs too. Of course, I will have to buy the chairs the next year as I can't afford both at once or most likely the table now either!

Here's the cool thing for those of you that are wanting a table from Geek Chic. They already have a Medieval theme table in the works! You could be the first person to own one if you put in your deposit soon!
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#42255
Re:A Momentous Day-My First DF Set! 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
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monkplayer wrote:@Legorick (I like your screen name) Do you store each DF set in a plastic bag?


Haha, no. You'll find out when you get your sets that each individual piece of the set comes in a small plastic bag. Even with the accessories sets, EVERY SINGLE piece comes wrapped in a plastic bag which is then placed in the foam container and then in the cardboard box. These things are packed WELL! My last order was for about 4 sets, and I ended up with a laundry hamper full of the plastic bags (I don't put the pieces back in them for storage, that would take too long to put away and also get out next time). I was commenting that with the size of your order, you will soon be the proud owner of thousands of plastic bags. lol



What I meant about the bags is that I unwrap the largest piece first and use that plastic bag to hold all the smaller ones as I unwrap the other pieces. Just helps me not have to pick up all those little bags.
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