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#20328
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Well, I got mine about 1/2 hour ago, and all I can say is:

WOW!!!
HOLY CANNOLI, BATMAN!!!
FANTASTIC!!!!

All hyperbole aside, Stefan, you outdid yourself this time.
The side-sculpts on the steps, pedestals, and the big platform are incredibly crisp; those column demons are unbelievable.
The Demon Gate wall is actually scary.

My ONLY complaint, IF you can call it that, is the pit; the red came off as more of a medium pinkish-purple. Not exactly my idea of Hell, if you know what I mean.
But, since I have no fear with a paintbrush, I can solve that whine with some Tamiya Flat Red and a bit of Testors Acryl Clear Gloss, so that's not a major problem.

Ya Done Good, guys!!

See ya!

Jim
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#20329
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Two more days for me, assuming that is what is in my shippment from DF, and not my second MBS, i would love to be getting both at the same time, and for the weight i suspect i am :)
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#20330
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I got mine today! Whoo hoo!

I'll just say that the set looks fantastic. I do agree about the color choice for the spirits in the dais - I think I may repaint mine as well, perhaps in an eerie supernatural green.

I can't wait to spring this set on my players. Bwah ha ha!

:D
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#20331
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Okay, who made the last three words of the thread title into a link to the DF web page?
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#20332
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Den of Evil: Wicked Editions Review.

Contents:
6” square floor w/Gem Insert (2)
6” Long Straight Wall Fiend Arch (1)
Curved Corner Wall (4)
Curved ½ Floor (4)
Raised 4” square Platform with interior space Removable Lid (1)
2 piece Stairs Upper and Lower (2)
In Floor Stairs (2)
Fiend Stone Pillars (4)
Writhing Tentacle Column (4)

Price: $89.00

The <a href='jumpto.php?Wicked Additions' title='More about Wicked Additions ...' class='wrapped_url'>Wicked Additions</a> set of Den of Evil continues the macabre and outer worldly design of the Den of Evil line. A line that to me invokes a Cthulhu feel of the real world and some other dimension melding, merging and bleeding together to produce a twisted terrain scape. Den of Evil provides a wonderful setting for a Cult be it a Modern “Buffy” style setting where witting or unwitting people are attempting to bring forth a Dark God, or a Fantasy settings temple for Evil, or even in Sci-Fi games.

Component Review:
The large floor sections are beautifully done, the embossed like emblem in the center makes a great focal point for a room, and matches well with many in the passages. bringing the two DoE sets together and continuing the atmosphere, or to be used as a ready-made game element, or focal point in a different terrain line. While two of these floors provided for an excellent coverage of area and just one set of DoE:WA will greatly increase the amount of terrain one can set up, it in my mind suffers from a bit of the same flaw that the Sci-Fi set Alpha had, a lack of corresponding wall space to start to enclose such large sections of floor. While all of the columns can be used to bring these floor sections up to make platforms and provide more elevated gaming area 1 long wall, that was just a wall, would have been a great thing to help solve this, hopefully DoE:WA2 will give some long walls.


The Curved wall items are a wonderful addition as usual, allowing for more variation in room setups and different forms. These are some good looking items, the curve and carry over of the archways from the wall sections in the base set to these are for some reason very striking, and seem to go beyond well done. Adding the curved filler floor sections to make the curved walls fit into a set up's 2 inch square footprint is something we have seen before in newer sets, and looks great in this line, and as with other sets the curved filler bits could be used to make openings in the floor that could go well with the set piece Floor tile with stairs leading down and the motif of multiple levels that exists with the raised sections in this set.

The two floors with stairs are classic DF items, and again lend to idea of creating more levels of terrain in this set. They can be portals to another level bellow, which is set up else where on the table, or to more exotic locals like another dimension entirely. While made in the same style as those in the fantasy set, and the similar tubes in Sci-Fi with this set it makes/lends itself to the idea that they go to other than mundane places.

The Fiend Archway in the Wall is a great piece for detail, and is a well-done element. The heads of the Fiends make a bold and dynamic addition that brings a splash of color, with a hint of a sinister edge to them. For what could be a relatively simple item it gives added depth with out sacrificing to much terrain area. While the heads push out into a square, they take up what some people consider to be lost space already, the square cut short by a wall, so we don't loose anything instead it gives us some detail that could be used in game (must put your hand inside the mouth to trigger a switch, the heads are alive and are guardians that are more than decoration etc.) The back side also gives some interesting detail bits, like the coiled item with the tentacles coming out, you could make them wrought iron, or cords that open something a great tiny detail that makes what could be the boring side as compared to the "wow" of the other side into to more than a blank wall.

The two sets of Columns and pillars are so detailed, the gargoyle/fiend set look like they would be delicate but seem very sturdy and give you the best look of the creatures that adorn all of the walls in DoE and give the set it’s “base” look. Out of the two types these are my favorite, the other set of writhing tentacle columns seem to lend themselves to making elevated set ups giving the impression that the tentacles are/could be pushing floor sections up and rendering the normal set ups into a multilevel area, that new configuration may not supposed to be by design of those who first built it. These columns further giving the idea that DoE is the merge of two worlds, these columns push the normal flat world into a new fiendish twisted area. Dropping them into a game and rearranging the set up by elevating things would be a great use for these in game to add that otherworldly feel.

The stairs would seem to be plain items but a more thorough look at them again lends to the feeling of the world being twisted out of shape, the tentacles that support the steps seem to be actively pulling or twisting the steps in front of you, as if they were sculpted caught in the act of rearranging the floor, making it as if the whole set up is actively being rearranged.

The Raised square Platform is something never quite seen in any Dwarven Forge set, while it has a few similar items, the Removable Lid has something like it in Sci-fi but the height/depth of this item with the interior space makes a new type of element. A permanent raised floor that has a flip hatch that can create a portal, pit, or regular floor, it could even be a trap. While I would have preferred a slightly deeper interior space, possibly big enough to hold a standard human sized 25-28mm miniature, or just a little deeper to allow for inserts, so you could change the inside, to go from tortured souls, to a green slime or just a pool of blood. While a minor detraction from the set it doesn’t change the potential that this piece has for future items like it, or greatly mare this one. The raised integrated floor section being supported by the tentacles again makes this whole set seem to “scream” of multilevel set-ups in mind. (sorry couldn't help the pun)

Look:
DoE:WA like the base DoE adds a sinister and some what dark and gloomy look, the faces seen through out are reminiscent of the Edvard Munch painting Scream, they add to the macabre look by brining to mind the faces of ghost or of tortured souls, or even slaher flick killer. That with the tentacles make all of the DoE line a more sinister set, good for those Big Bad Evil Villains of any game system, or areas where reality are warped by being touched by forces of darkness or deep Evil. The name of the line suggests Dwarven Forge had that in mind, and they captured the feel well. DoE’s limited production status, and DoE:WA continuation of that status makes one want to use it to represent truly interesting places, because you most likely wont ever get to make a full table of it. And thus is great for the addition way to make extra special areas.

Over All:
This is a great addition if you have one or a few DoE base sets to start with, while it may not seem to be the greatest addition to your collection if you don’t have DoE, it can be a good stand alone to add detail to fantasy, cavern or even Sci-Fi. With limited walls and large floor areas it could almost be a stand alone that could be used with the 6x6 floors to add detail and a splash of color to other settings, and to be the focal point area of another terrain type. DoE:WA can add the extra splash to another set up if you don’t have the base DoE. With out long walls it can serve as a great add on to DoE and a decent addition to just about any other Dwarven Forge Terrain lime as an accent or focal piece with a number of striking and different pieces like the Fiend arch, embossed emblem floor, and raised floor. What detracts for me from DoE:WA is no long walls to go with the large floors, something we have seen before in sets, but is usually taken care of later.
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#20333
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Okay, who made the last three words of the thread title into a link to the DF web page?
Well...that was done by my uber-kewl brother Doug! He is a programmer by trade and he wrote the cool application for us. It is a cool way for newbies to easily see what people are talking about on the forum. So...if they see MBS in a post they can click on it and see that it stands for the Medieval Building Set.

We will keep adding new ones as time goes on and new sets are released.

Thanks Doug!
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#20334
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
That's a great idea!

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I wonder what other relevant abbreviations we could use?
There's DoE and MBS, of course -- and MBE for Medieval Building Expansion, but those are the only ones I've seen in wide use.

WA and WA2 for the Wicked sets? CRW for Cavernous River and Walls, and CLS for Cavernous Lake Set? SFS for Sci-fi Starter? SFA and SFB for Sci-Fi Alpha and Beta? RS for Room Set, DRS for Deluxe Room Set, FF for Fantasy Floors....

Hmm...

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#20335
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Perhaps the best way is to scan several hundred posts and record what anagrams, abbreviations and such are used. It also recognized who words like Cavernous River, Den of Evil and such.

If anyone gets bored...let me know! It sounds like a fun project! ; )
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#20336
Den of Evil Wicked Additions Set 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
BORED? With DF goodies abounding?

Jeff, you feeling okay? You need to get out in the sunlight a little more often, son. Being cooped up in that office is turning you into something horrible, something too frightening for words.

OMG, he's turning MUNDANE!!!!
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

Just kidding, Jeff . . . but then, you knew that, didn't you? Didn't you, Jeff?
Jeff?
Jeff, put that Vorpal Blade DOWN when I'm picking on you!
Please!

PLEASE!!

P-L-E-A-S-E-!-!-!-!-!-!

Ji
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