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#40282
Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I very much want to say I'm sorry Folks for the delays on new Products...it has been a dificult few years for me...

some of you may know that I grew up in NYC and lived mostly in my fathers wonderful 4 story townhouse in Midtown...he had his Architectural office in the house along with a dozen Architects marching through our living room and dining room as they had a studio on the bottom and top floors....that made for an interesting upbringing....some of that rubbed off on me I suppose...
all of that has changed with his passing and now, with my mothers move back home to Italy, and with my most recent Divorce.....so many things have changed for me recently...It has been left to me to clear out the huge house and find a renter...not an easy task in this housing market....many repairs and updates needed to be made...all the while my mothers health has been declining...

For a time I have been without a studio and without enthusiasm or inspiration...I am deeply sorry for it...

Jeff, especially has been hard pressed due to my in-activity and depressive bouts...

I want to thank all of you Collectors for keeping us Afloat during a terrible economy and a terrible period. Sales have actually been good. You guys/gals are responsible for that. Thank you!

I have now found a 1000sq foot Loft deep in Brooklyn and am in the process of building/organizing a new Dwarven Forge studio. It's going to be a new beginning, more space, more light! I promise, DF will not die, it has endured so many hard times this past few years...even a 300 ft crane falling on us could not crush us!

Thank you for your patience through all this, we will have a strong and productive 2011 and 2012 I am sure...many projects will come to fruition....

Grand projects!

The wheels have been turning...even during this dark time...soon the light is coming!

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Stefan
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#40283
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Sorry to hear that you are going through so much in your personal life.
My father unexpectedly passed away last year, so I feel a particular empathy with your current tribulations.

You and Jeff should be very proud of your company, and I am happy to hear your conviction in keeping your company going, even in your dark times.

Perhaps you can take some consolation in knowing that your passion and hard work has brought so much joy to so many gamers!. The D&D game I (and I am sure a lot of others) always wanted to play as a young adult has become a reality, thanks to your efforts.

I am happy that I have the money now to generously indulge in my hobby and to thereby play my, albeit small, part in contributing to the ongoing success of your company.

From my many conversations with Jeff and from the youtube videos in which I have seen you, I know that you are a person of high standards and obvious tremendous artistic ability, both of which are certainly reflected in the outstanding products of your company. I have searched all over the Internet and have found nothing even remotely comparable in quality, beauty, and excellence to the products of Dwarven Forge.

Kudos to you! And may Dwarven Forge continue producing its excellent products throughout your lifetime and beyond!
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#40286
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Well said Sorn, especially the part about DF bringing the gaming dreams of my youth alive with such outstanding craftsmanship and imagination. I think we all here feel part of the Dwarven Forge Family and have that feeling deepened by how transparent you are (Stefan) with us regarding your personal and professional struggles - you have truly built a one-of-a-kind company! I wish you (and everyone here) health, happiness and peace in the New year and beyond.
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#40289
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Stefan,

Let me first say how much I empathize with you for your recent travails. You're endured hardships which test the spirit, but I'm certain that you will emerge the stronger for it.

Your imagination and zeal for creating Master Maze has inspired us all. As you well know, I've been a fan since its inception, and I know that my enthusiasm is shared by the rest of the forum fanatics. We are confident that you will continue to amaze and astound us with your creations.

Take heart, my friend. You are a brilliant artist, and we will continue to support you and Dwarven Forge throughout the years.
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#40290
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I also had a bad year with a tumor and troubles continues.
However Stephan, remember everything can be fixed excepted death.
That was my grand mother said.
And that why we need to fight.
Keep hope, work hard and you'll see the light.
But don't look at the blue one of SKYLINE...
Long life to Df !
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#40295
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
No apology necessary, Stefan. Life happens, frequently all at once.

Very sorry for your troubles. Let us (the DF community) know if we can help.
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#40297
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
The 500+ players that have enjoyed your terrain at Kublacon over the years wish you well!
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#40298
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Stefan, Hang in there!

No need to be sorry; in fact I'd like to say thanks to you if I may. Discovering Dwarven Forge has been the big catalyst in getting me gaming with with my sons and their friends. It's such cool stuff to play with and I can't wait to see what new goodies you cook up. Your creativity has contributed to many many rewarding hours of time with my family and friends!

I hope 2011 is a smoother year for you and remember you have a lot of fans here on the forum and at gaming tables all over the place!

--David
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#40300
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I agree with all the comrades here Stefan, no need to sorry at all, you've been doing awesome, and even if you didn't nobody could blame you. I'm sorry for the hard times you've been through, carry on bro, best wishes from here.

For my part, I have to say that you threw a pretty fat rock on my lake and changed my life big time with you stuff (I even got a girl! ;-) ). I bet a lot of people could say the same (not the girl part, I mean...).

Greetings!
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#40312
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Indeed, no need to apologize. Family always comes first- that's the first thing out of my mouth when one of my players has to skip one of our too-infrequent sessions.

As noted by a few other posters above, DF has enabled me to play the kind of D&D game I have always had in my head but was never able to bring forth before. I always think back to a making-of feature I saw about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. As a kid I was floored by the scope of the miniature sets they used for the mine cart scene- creating scenarios with DF tiles has helped my re-live a small piece of that childhood wonder. So for that, thanks aren't enough.

Take heart, and take care. Can't wait to see what you throw our way in the coming year!
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#40317
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
So sorry to hear about your troubles, Stefan -- hang in there. You can hopefully take some solace in the fact that your work has brought a lot of joy to a lot of people -- you have succeeded as an artist, getting your work out to a large number of people who greatly admire it. That's HUGE.

Good luck with the relocation. I've been facing similar troubles of my own, and a big relocation coming up. NOT looking forward to it. But hopefully it will all work out for all of us!

Let's cross our fingers for 2011!
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#40320
Re:Sorry 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Stefan,

May the holidays and the new year bring happiness to you. I would like to apoligize to you. I was only able to buy One set ( DOE ) in 2010. I am looking forward to buying a ruins ,Ancients 1&2, Hellscape, and wicked 3 in 2011 ,that is my goal, dream and desire. lol.

Hail all Knights
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