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#28275
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I for one don't see the point of getting new sets just to replace them with ones without bow ties. I would have much prefered an investment in new sets for greater variety, especially in the cavern and cavernous passageways. They are all based on 20' squares and 10' wide passways and not all passages are 10' wide. Would like to see some 5', 15' and 20' wide passage sections. How about a real t-intersection that doesn't have a pit in it. The new sets are great, but would rather see new stuff than redoing old stuff just to get rid of bowties.
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#28276
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I can see how that makes sense from an "old customer" perspective -- but, despite the way this was hyped and sold to us, I do think it was largely done for the sake of new customers. All the new lines -- DoE, MBS, SF -- don't use the bowties, and to make the whole series consistent, the bowties were making less sense. Plus, tons of people didn't like them, almost nobody came to their defense -- they had to go. Sure, hyping it up and making it seem "cool" that we could all buy sets we already had with a minor cosmetic difference is gonna rub some people the wrong way, and they could have done this more quietly, simply phased out old sets and started making it so that any older sets you bought would be bowtieless, but they went the other way. Either way, it felt like they'd been wrestling with this for years -- people don't like the bowties but all the old sets use them -- and it was only a matter of time before they bit the bullet and just made the switch.

Just my two cents...

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#28277
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I would second the 5', 10', and 20' wide passage ways.

I love the new bow-tie-less sets (even though mine have only been ordered and not actually received in my grubby hands yet I just know I'll love them.

I have been working on my own extra wide passage ways for the Classic line of DF out of HA pieces that have space for statues or what not along the way. Plus a small brick line that is compatible with DF but as I have stated in other post if DF made them the quality would I am sure be much better than what I can do.

Really looking forward to the Realm of the ANcients to come out as I am sure everyone else is as well.

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#28278
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
What can I say? I haven't been on the boards much of late. I for one hate when my set ups get knocked about by the players so I use the bow ties when I set up for an extended period of time. I can see them converting to them if that is what they feel the market wants, but I prefer the ties myself. BTW, long time no type L :)
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#28279
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
BTW, long time no type L :)
Heh heh heh - well, I started law school and my wife had our first child, so last year has been REALLY busy for me... great, but busy.

Now I'm just "regular working" for the summer, so it's like being on vacation by comparison....



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#28280
Bowtie-less sets review 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I love that DF has re-released some classic MM fantasy w/o bow-ties. I will probably never buy them.

This is not because I think that they are a waste or anything, it's just a matter of money, I have to be aware of what cash is going where, so re-purchaseing sets that I already have is not productive, as I'd much rather purchase new product...

Were I single and without children, eh... Maybe I'd consider replacing my legacy DF. As is I will not, and I'll suck it up and pretend that there are no bow-ties. "Bow-ties? What bow-ties"?...*Grin*...

Were I a new DF collector I might even feel a little jealous of the "Old-timers" who have the Alphas, "You can tell the Alphas" one might hear the newbie tell a friend, "by those little diamond shaped holes in the edges".

Anyway, love my DF, I'll not sweat the disconnect with the older sets and the later releases... With or without bow-ies DF simply IS superior...

maj!
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