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#31632
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 7 Months ago  
We recently moved our game room.

We are not very anal collectors (i.e. do not put all DF back in foam, threw out foam for space, etc). The move was across town, took a day, and I've been unpacking it bit by bit over the last few days.

So after throwing everything into record crates and a few DF cardboard boxes we slung all the stuff (some 30-40 sets) into my house. In moving/unpacking it all how many DF pieces were damaged?

One.

It was one of the stalagmite river corners, and the stalagmite was just cracked and still mostly in place for an easy glue fix.

I love this stuff.

That's all.
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#31633
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
I personally have built my entire home out of DF pieces, it's that strong.

Seriously tho, every time I drop a piece on the floor (they're marble floors out here in Spain), I curse, only to pick it up and notice ZERO damage. The worst that has happened is a floor piece that went bouncing down the stairs and lost about a 1mm chip off one corner and a slight scrape to a bit of the paint.

Whilst I don't LOVE it, I'd happily have it as my mistress ;)
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#31634
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
In about ten years of DF collecting (!!!) I have only ever had TWO pieces break -- a stalagmite from a cavern corner piece (I fixed it easily), and another from the chasm set (unfixable, sadly, as the chipped off piece was powderized, but I used green stuff to resculpt the tip of the stalagmite and you can barely tell now)

When I moved three years ago, fantasy terrain along, I arrived at my new home to find that my DF collection was completely unharmed, and my Hirst Arts buildings were mostly powder. There was almost no HA building that didn't have at least one meaningful chip or broken block, and some were worse off. It really changed how I collect - I always favored DF, but I haven't built any elaborate HA structures since I realized how fragile they end up being. (unless one casts in polystone or something else, but that gets so expensive and it's harder to acquire the materials)

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#31635
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
Cool - It's funny how we all experience the 'moving DF' routine. I moved just 6 months back. ALL my DF is stored in small plastic, stackable mushroom crates. (except things like beds, tables, treasure etc) There is nothing between the pieces and only a thin polystyrene piece between layers (the poly from DF boxes). AS said before - not a single mark on any of the parts.

I also had an HA piece (the wizard's tower) and like your's, it now looks like it came from Gaza! Although to be fair, comparing resin and plaster of paris is a bit mean.

The only other similar stuff that also didn't get damaged is my mountain of Ainsty pieces that, whilst great pieces with a wider range than DF, are rarely pulled out of the storage boxes!
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#31636
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
I guess I am anal. Everything gets packed back in the stryofoam boxes, but then again I have had a piece or two broken out of the box. With 30+ sets it is too large of investment to treat casually. I can't afford to replace it. No one rolls dice in it either.
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#31637
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
I actually numbered the slots in the styrofoam and the felt on the bottom so that each piece goes back into its original place in the packaging.

Sometimes, you work for the OCD; other times, the OCD works for you.
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#31638
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
Sometimes, you work for the OCD; other times, the OCD works for you.
I hear ya man.
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#31639
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
I guess I am anal. Everything gets packed back in the stryofoam boxes, but then again I have had a piece or two broken out of the box. With 30+ sets it is too large of investment to treat casually. I can't afford to replace it. No one rolls dice in it either.
I'm pretty anal too, which is probably why only one piece was in a position to break. I wish I could care more, but we've had to move our stuff so many times in the last couple years my handling of the stuff has slowly been eroded.

Those who roll in the Dwarven Forge should be punished though. Especially the lakes. "Experience point penalty!"
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#31640
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years, 6 Months ago  
I actually managed to break a DF Corner by accidentally dropping it on a concrete-under-low-nap-carpet floor. Snapped the wall off diagonally. Glued it right back on with CA glue and never looked back - and the piece has never come off even once.

Gee, it must be really delicate stuff, that Dwarven Forge resin. Ya think so?
Nah-h-h. Like a rock.
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#31641
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years ago  
i had some incidents with df. Never their fault always my clumsiness.

One Sci-Fi T-Shaped passage fell down and hit the ground with the long wall first,
snapping it clear off. A bit of glue fixed it perfectly and the slight chipping at one
place was hidden by glueing an panel on.

The other was a Cavern corner conversion, guedd what it didn't liked the 4-way passage
bumoping into it from 4 feet high (i had the box on the ground and was putting the pieces
back in as i dropped the 4-way passage into the box). Also here the glue fixed it up.

The most bad thing ever to happen was a setup on a convention. As we were packing it
for the way home a part of the table broke down and send a part of the lake setup and
various cavern passage pieces to the ground. One of the heavier passage peices hit the
whirlpool and broke at one corner (sadly unfixable, since too much small fragments broke
away).
But the other pieces (think it were about 10) took the fall undamaged ....

I like the DF stuff (and i hate ceramic items and plaster items, they seem to chip always...)
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#31642
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years ago  
I only got 2 problems with my DF sets.

The first is a MBS floor tile : the corner was "cut".(MBS expansion)
Couldn't retrieve in the box the missing parts to fix it so I'm going to paint it.

The second is one of the short pilar you use with the ROTA stairs (rota set 2) which hasn't the same color than other.... well I play into candle lights so it's not a terrible problem.

O no I forgot some additional pieces I've ordered on ebay 5 years ago which were passages T & cross.
It arrived broken in 2 part but the seller (Rchard) replaced me it quickly.
It was the chronopost fault since the package was in bad order.

So 100% satisfied !
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Cavern & Cavernous passages set / Cavernous Lake & River & Wall set / Advanced Builder set 1 &2 / Room & Passage set / Narrow Passage set & Wicked Addition set 1 & 2 / Deluxe Room set & Octagonal Room set / Trap set 1 & 2 / Fantasy Floor & Starter sets / Den Of Evil set & Room & Wicked Additions sets / Medieval Building & Expansion set / ROTA set 1 & 2 & entrance / Hellscape set / All Accessories
 
#31643
Moving & Dwarven Forge durability. 5 Years ago  
I have had a few pieces busted. But nothing major. THink a 4-Way Narrow passage peice was busted upon arrival once from an ebay purchased. Quick easy fix. Broke a bridge in transport once from Gencon when I got rid of the boxes. This went to UK in a sale with his knowledge it was busted. Truly think it would of been an easy fix as well.

I have dropped a couple water tiles before I just about cried but after words only a chip here or a chip there in a FEW pieces. SO yes very strong stuff. Oh yea I dropped the trap piece that had the water pit and a log. The clear resin cracked but stayed together. Noticeable but still good.

Well off to work.

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