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#42562
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
monkplayer wrote:
If you were building a gaming table what would you want in the design?


Player space. By that I mean a space where players can have their books, dice, character sheets etc. and not cause interference with the game. My simple solution for this us to place my dungeon or whatever on a sheet of plywood that sits atop the table. I use bricks for this. That way the sheets etc can go beneath the plywood.
Try to have that available space for your players.

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#42567
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
@Jackattack thanks for the measurements. This gives me an idea of the height I need for three layers.

The table design has pull out drawers that have a cavity to store papers. They will also have pull out cup holders as well. The drawers have flaps to provide more space to sit book.


@Ararius As for the space, the room it is 15 X 16. I already have the closets finished and have the capacity to fit 50-60 sets ( I have 25 sets in their now with a lot more room available) of DF in a 2 foot deep X 6 foot wideX 8 foot tall closet. I'm kinda excited about getting a lot of stuff stored in a small area. The table will be 7 1/2' X 4'. The room wont have much more in it but the table, benches, and chairs. Arcarius, I would LOVE to invite IO over for some "mastery of the force" from "Obi Wan to Luke." The challenge is I have no way to PM or email him on this forum? I wish we had PM capabilities!

Now let's hope the master woodworkers don't scare me away with their prices for a medieval tavern table with all these modifications! *knees are knocking*
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#42570
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
jackattack wrote:

Wicked Additions 3
Giant Double Door (just under 3" tall)


That was the only one I could think of. I just measured mine and it really squeezes in at just under 3".

In terms of height I would consider a few things. First, will you have any pre-set up miniatures. If so, its likely a big monster will exceed any DF height. Second, you may want to consider making the height adjustable so you aren't locked in. Making a fixed height for all levels based on a single unusually tall DF piece make not be aesthetically pleasing or practical.
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#42571
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
jackattack wrote:
You want the heights of:

Cavernous Chasm Set
Small Cavernous Platform (don't have, don't know)
Stalagmite Cluster (ditto)

Individual Pieces
Swinging Spiked Log Trap (don't have, don't know)

Wicked Additions 3
Giant Double Door (just under 3" tall)

And the easiest of all, the 6" Passageway set on end, which I happen to know is 6" tall.


The small cavernous platform is 1.5", the large one 2" tall.
The stalagmite cluster is 6" tall.
Don't know about the spiked log trap.
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#42575
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
swinging spiked log trap piece is 4" tall.
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#42576
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
M4jumbo wrote:
swinging spiked log trap piece is 4" tall.

Thanks M4jumbo!
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#42578
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
monkplayer wrote:
If you were building a gaming table what would you want in the design?


My design would include a few things for the players and the GM.

1: The player areas would include,a dice tray, a character sheet area, a book storge area, a cup holder and snack area.
The dice area would be on top rim of table, the cup holder/snanck tray would slide out from left side of players. character sheet/writing area would slide out from table on right side of player, and storage/book area would be on a shelf below players space.I would also place a small whiteboard 8x11 in each players area for them to use. great for recording Dam,INT rolls, notes to GM. etc.etc.

If space is limited dont forget you could customize your players chairs to hold thier drinks, snacks, dice to name a few goodies.

2: The GM areas would include ,,,,,Well as all GM's/DM's know (as you will soon find out) Everything else. But for my ideal gaming table it would go like this. I would design my GM area so that the table would come down my left side and my right side, this would give me the much needed top area that I tend to need (At the moment I drag over two table hieght end tables to do the job)I would then do a few shelves down both of theese sides. This is were I can have books, miniatures for upcomming rooms,terrain objects.

In front of GM on top of table I would have a space for my Screens.(I love the solid D&D resin castle screen), a dice tray area or tower for the rolls that the players get to see. On the leftside wing top I would have my Laptop. that would be used for many things.Besides the obvious uses, I would use it for encounter/theme setting music. I would also have it linked into a monitor for preplaned things to show players.On the rightside wing top I would have a built in projector. There is allways a need to be able to draw on the fly.

3: The Game table would of course feature many of the above comments , but main playing surface area would include the hollowed out center for TERRAIN. That area would raise and lower to the hieght I needed for setups in use at game time, and the raiseable area would be made out of a clear material,allowing the use of lighting effects below it.

well thats it for now.. someday. someday

Game On
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#42585
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
Sounds like lots of work to be left to GeekChik, no?

:-)
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#42591
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
@Rydendragons You gave many great suggestions. I will digest these and see if I can make them work!
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#42597
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
I built my own large table out of wood (just cheap MDF, nothing "posh") and one of the things I am really glad I did was to make the table higher (taller) than a normal table. It means someone can sit on a stool and be a bit more more "eye level" with the minis. It also means you don't get a bad back when pushing lead around the table. My table is a good 6 inches higher than a standard dining room table.

Of course disregard this if you or emmbers of your group are very short! :)

Just a suggestion that has really worked for me!

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#42600
Re:Max height of DF 3 Years ago  
David,
What is the height of your table? Can you measure it from the floor to the top of the table please? I'm tall and I do want a taller gaming table. Since the height of your table works great I'd like to knowhow tall it is.
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#42642
Re:Max height of DF 2 Years, 12 Months ago  
My two cents - large rectangular tables don't work well for miniatures-based D&D gaming. The main problems are reach and site-lines. There's nothing worse than spending a lot of time and money on a beautiful setup and having players tell you that they don't want to use it because they can't reach their minis and they can't see the battle, which is the very thing that 3d terrain is supposed to help players do.

After a lot of research into square tables, round tables, and octagonal poker tables, I went with a 54" counter-height (36") square table. On top of this I put a 36" round lazy susan. On top of the lazy susan, I put MDF boards with my Dwarven Forge setup for one encounter at a time. This works great for D&D 4E. With a quick spin, players can reach anywhere on the board and get a perfect view of the battle. The high chairs are great, too. When the next encounter comes, I swap out the MDF boards.

So, what would I improve? A 60" table would give players a few more inches for their stuff. Also, dice and pencils tend to roll under the "Lazy Susan of Doom", as my players call it, so a border would be nice. I guess if you had low-profile Sultan-like player stations with the square table you could have the best of both worlds. Shelves to store the MDF boards would be good, too.

Here is a link to everything you need, for a whole lot less than the Sultan:

60" square counter-height table

36" round tabletop for lazy susan

Heavyweight 12" turntable

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