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#41483
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
admin wrote:
What do you all think about using the name "Woodland Set" instead of "Elven Set"? The former might provide a broader appeal.

Here's another vote for "Woodland Set" or "Forest Set" (or even "Sylvan Set" if you want to be all highbrow) over "Elven Set".
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#41520
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
See,

Now I feel really lucky! In my experience (since I am a girl) it is much easier to find a mate who does not mind my excessive game purchases.

The problem I >AM< having, since this is the perfect time given our depressed economy, is finding a house with a large enough game space to fit my dwarven forge and D&D materials. Newer houses don't cut it either, I am having to look at older ones, preferably with converted 2-car garages, which are perfect. At least it is a buyer's market in Vegas.
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#41554
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
UPDATE: We will be receiving 3 complete Woodland Sets and 3 Woodland Accessories Set just before Gen Con Indy. So, we will have a cool set-up at Gen Con Indy, and I will post some pics of that set-up soon after Gen Con Indy.

We will also have complete pricing and availability info at that time.
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#41556
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Can't wait for GenCon!!!
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#41557
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Yeahhh!! I can't wait. Not that I need any more motivation to get the sets, but who would turn down DF pics!
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#41570
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I want, no need, more pictures of the Woodlands set. Please post some more pictures!!
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#41576
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I think I've finally been able to organize my thoughts about this set. Right now it's a B+ set to me, but with the right expansion it could be an A.

1. It is so specific it reminds me of the Ogre's den -- it is gorgeous, detailed, and attention-grabbing, but it's also limited in versatility, which is unusual for DF. It really only has a few uses, and while you can change up its inhabitants, the set itself is always going to have the same "feel." It doesn't have nearly as many uses as just about everything else DF has released. It's like Elven Den.

2. The accessories feel a lot more useful -- they can be placed in any number of environments, to great effect. Put them in caverns for the suggestion of elven (or pixie? or very fey dwarves?) denizens. Put them in MBS for a suggestion of a kind of feywilde/human border country. Put them in DoE or Hellscape for TRULY disorienting your players.

3. Here's what I think could really expand the utility of the Woodland set: an expansion pack that includes different floors, with grass and dirt (somewhat like what we got on the ROTA special entrance piece), as well as free-standing tree clusters. The "tree wall" could be used largely as a background border, just an indication of the boundaries of the realm without aiming for verisimilitude (almost like the way they use matte paintings in movies, or did before CGI took over). The placement of tree clusters around with the tree wall in the background WOULD be, I think, a great forest environment, and a lot more useful for various kinds of campaigns than the highly specific "room made of trees" it is now.

Of course, there are lots of ways to get gaming-scale trees right now -- Woodland Scenics and other companies make cheap, easy to use trees. But the style clashes with the Woodland set and with DF overall, so I'd much rather see what Stefan came up with. A fully DF forest realm would be really awesome, and this is SO... CLOSE!

I really love this set so far, don't get me wrong. But with space and money being tight, if every preview comes to pass in the next few months, I'm afraid it's at the bottom of my list. Ice Caverns and Hellscape 2 also look awesome, and seem like they lend themselves to a lot more uses in the short term.
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#41577
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I want to see a woodland passage set to compliment it. the passages could be like the cavernous passages in that they are more organically shaped. I love the woodland set and will pick up at least three.
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#41589
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Sorry...but we only got a limited number of pieces...not a full set. We will post MORE pics in early August and we will have a big set up at Gen Con. We are supposed to get in 3 sets right before Gen Con.

Thanks for your patience!
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#41861
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Hello jeff and Stefan (or someone else who is currently to the GEN CON ! :) )

Is there some new pics available somewhere about this set ?

Thanks for your answer.

Soon

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#41866
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Waa Wow! This set looks awesome!
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#41881
Re:Teaser for Elven Set 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Yeah cmon people at Gen-con, throw us a bone.
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