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#48209
Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
looks promising

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#48210
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
I'm shocked that DF didn't beat them to this. It looks like a really nice system.
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#48214
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
It does look quite nice. It should allow town wall, small keeps, and lofty castles to be built using the modular sections.

Now I'll just have to see if I can swing this, as I've backed a bunch of Kickstarters and the Otherworld Indiegogo campaign lately.
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#48215
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Very nice, but I would prefer less modular granularity. I would rather have larger castle pieces that can easily and QUICKLY be assembled into a castle/fort/tower/outpost/etc. For example, walls, towers, gateways, and more, that can quickly be interlocked, both horizontally and vertically.

This is more for someone who wants to spend 4+ hours putting together one cool castle.
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#48216
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
This is cool.Thanks for posting it! It is tempting. Personally I've had my eye on the MBA castle pieces for awhile.After seeing this,I think Id still rather the MBA and use DF for the interior.Now if only there was a DF Tower set.
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#48217
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
3D printing.

Huh.

Fancy that.
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#48218
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Looks quite interesting.

A while back, there was the kickstarter for laser-cut wood town structures. Stefan commented that they might end up being flimsy (plywood construction) and mentioned that he knew of an interesting upcoming kickstarter project. Anybody know if he was thinking of this one?
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#48220
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Interesting....but a lot depends on how the rocks look...how realistic will it be?
It looks REALLY complicated to put together...

not sure if such complete modularity is really needed...

I am OK with being able to place walls in various positions and in sections, place towers and make them various heights, something that can be built in a matter of minutes, not hours, and that will look realistic and beautiful and not like LEGO...I wouldn't buy it for myself, but, of course, obviously, as a maker of terrain that will no doubt eventually make castles, I am biased, he,he...

When DF releases a modular castle it will be better...it will have a working gatehouse, with portcullises and murder holes, walls large enough for miniatures to walk inside, square and round towers with customizable areas, and of course varying heights....it is something i have thought about for 25 years...we are almost there...perhaps in 2013-2014...I personally would not commit hundreds of dollars on something that is not completely shown, I want to see how the stones are going to look...i doubt they will have much character or feeling...

I also doubt they really understand what they are getting themselves into...I am sure they mean well...hey, you never know....it may work...but they have no experience yet...they will surely run into problems, especially with such a complex system....
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#48221
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
The complexity is what ultimately put me off as well. Just think about storage! I imagine all of the pieces dumped into a tub so that you have to dig through a sea of castle pieces to find the one you are looking for. It is a neat idea but I would prefer bigger modular pieces. The comment from Stefan above is exciting!
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#48222
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
As a proponent of smaller set-ups, I have less interest in a full-on castle than most.

For there to be room for minis inside, even a small castle is going to have the same footprint as at least four DF sets used together. If there is a dungeon or a cavern under the castle, it will have to be set up separately, as I can't think of a good way to stack downward.

Storage isn't just a problem when the castle is disassembled in the box(es), it's also a problem during play. In order to use any interior space in the castle, everything above it will have to be disassembled and put somewhere. Moreso if the party splits. What happens when the party is on multiple levels of the same tower, or firing down through murder holes at enemies a level below?

And given the complexity of the thing, even small sections will take a long time to take apart and put together, which is time not spent gaming at the gaming table. Especially when a player gets creative and goes down a chimney, or climbs a dumb waiter rope, or slides three stories down a bannister, or levitates all the way up a tower's spiral stairs. Stacking a tower or a building or a castle just doesn't make sense unless the levels are easily removed and replaced.

I may be a vocal minority, but I would much prefer to have a couple-few future classic-style DF sets oriented toward fleshing out a castle interior, possibly even the top open-air levels, than a complete multi-level castle that I have to peel like a massive onion to get any use from.
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#48223
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
I was going to take a chance on this but if there is a possibility of a DF castle set in the next few years I can wait. Especially as I might have liked the castle! set, I know I will love a DF castle.
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#48226
Re:Modular Castle kickstarter 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Shadox prepares divination... Rolls Die...


Shadox "Should I buy the castle kickstarter?"

queue strange voice booming in room

"Budget have you not"
"for products only a thought"
"Zaltar labors day and night"
"For you to get what is right"

Shadox with a smile on his face casts Scry on Zaltar

Zaltar rolls save...

Shadox "I am surrounded by darkness. Wait... Something is coming into view... It is a small moving picture with words on it... Reading the words..."

'When DF releases a modular castle it will be better...it will have a working gatehouse, with portcullises and murder holes, walls large enough for miniatures to walk inside, square and round towers with customizable areas, and of course varying heights'

Shadox sits down taken back by his discovery. What will this mean to the party? It will change everything!
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