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#10090
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
What about a room set with pieces that would look like the interior of a fantasy medieval home?

Like. With textured bleached walls with apparent brick foundations and visible timber. A wooden, textured floor (a bit like the table of the medieval furniture set, but with a different shade of wood). Maybe some side pieces/tools like carpets, fireplace and such?

That would add yet another level of variety to the aesthetics of the set-ups, I think. What would you add to such a set?
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#10091
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Your idea sounds really good Odhanan, except for one thing - it would be another Master Maze genre.
On the other hand, this idea of yours would be great if done after Cavern and Sci-Fi genres get considerably more items finished .
Right now Cavern needs the announced sets finished and probably another set like a WA one out.
Sci-Fi simply needs to catch up to Fantasy as far as the various pieces available AND to get some serious furnishings out so as to maintain a positive momentum for this genre.
After that, Dwarven Forge can truly forge (pun intended jk) off in other directions in a very healthy state.

Odhanan, charging off and adding additional genres of Master Maze before these other two are settled in could be quite detremental to both of these developing genres and to Dwarven Forge itself.
Some would say that the additional genre of DoE is not causing problems, but then one could counter that it is simply a limited-edition curiosity going not very far.
The DoE is a limited-edition experiment that seems to be working out, but I imagine Odhanan you do not want this "fantasy medieval home" Master Maze idea of yours to simply be a limited-edition curiosity.
Do you?
Another non-LE Master Maze genre needs to wait until Dwarven Forge has finally brought both the Cavern and Sci-Fi Master Maze genres to fruition.
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#10092
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thanks for the suggestion Odhanan. We will make any announcements about upcoming sets after the holidays.
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#10093
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
would you please announce something that has walls with windows? thanks a bunch!
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#10094
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Good Idea CamouDragon... I Would Like DF to Announce all of the stuff 'I' Want them to Release also...HeHeHeHe
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#10095
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
A 2" wall with a window set in it would be a great thing for the regular Fantasy Maze line to allow making of above-ground stone building interiors. In fact, I'm going to start another thread for suggestions for a Fantasy Walls set!
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#10096
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Y'know the Traps II set has slit window 2" wall sections. Just sayin'.
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#10097
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yup those are Awesome, BUT, not Quite the Windows Even an Anorexic Gnome Could Climb Through...<Shock>...
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#10098
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Haha, RabidFox is pretty proactive in making sure folks don't give Stefan too many ideas!
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Advanced Builder - Cavern x2 - Cavernous Passages x3 - Deluxe Room x2
Den of Evil x 2 - Fantasy Floors - Narrow Passage - Octagonal Room - Ogre's Den
Room and Passage x2 - Room Set - Traps Set 1 - Traps Set 2 - Wicked Additions
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#10099
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
It is not that I do not like new ideas, but that there is a time and place for them.
Too often people here seem to forget that Dwarven Forge is not a big company like WOTC or GW as far as assets, etc.
We need to make the three main genres of Master Maze a priority and self-supporting before we gamers go demanding that Dwarven Forge go off and start another genre, even LE ones.

DoE has not even sold like it needs; there are still sets left for sale in the second shipment!
That shipment's arrival is only ~9 weeks away!
I sincerely hope that DoE does not become another albatross like the figures became, selling really well at first and then have the bottom drop out.

Additionally, I know D&D gamers on the West Coast that are angry that Dwarven Forge did not re-stock the Fantasy Master Maze before they ventured off on DoE.
There has even been a few negative comment here about the lack of a complete restock of Fantasy Master Maze.

Going back to new ideas, what we need is a forum section for them.
That way there is a real place for them and there need be no ambiguity as to the fact they need only be pursued after the main three genres are set-up.
That would be the best solution IMHO.
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#10100
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Rabidfox, you certainly have a right to your opinion as to what Dwarven Forge should produce next (and what you think they should not produce next, or ever), and to voice it, since you are one of their customers. But some other customers have different needs and desires for what they'd like DF to focus on next, and they have just as much right to voice their opinions on this thread. You can always point out possible pitfalls or down sides you see with those ideas to Dwarven Forge when they are brought up (as you did here), but I don't see why any customer's ideas should have to go anywhere but in "Ask Dwarven Forge" even if other customers on the boards don't like the idea that's being proposed.

Personally, I'd prefer to see all ideas and requests stay in one forum: "Ask Dwarven Forge." It makes it more likely that Dwarven Forge will get a chance to review all such posts and will get the full scope of everyone's suggestions from these boards.

I agree that Dwarven Forge needs to always keep its basic Fantasy Maze sets stocked (unless they deliberately decide to stop producing a set because it doesn't sell well). I'm sure some customers are turned off when they can't seem to get basic pieces for the original line of Fanstasy Maze (in fact, you can count me as disappointed on that score lately, as I've had to buy some sets on ebay for "collector" type prices). In the same way, unless Dwarven Forge decides to abandon the Sci-Fi line (woudn't bother me any, as I don't play sci-fi games), they need to keep the basic Sci-Fi products in stock. But I don't really think meeting that need to keep old products in stock has much to do with development of new products or lines. Granted, that they are a small company and probably can't develop more than a couple of new products a year. But keeping old products in stock does not seem like it should impede Stefan designing new products. The challenge of keeping stuff in stock I think is mainly about cash flow and being able to figure out how fast a particular item will sell, combined with how much stuff fits in a particular shipment from China.

In any case, see how long it took for the cavernous rivers and lakes to go from concept to (hopefully) almost reality? If it's going to take that long for a medieval interiors line to see the light of day on customer's tables, fans of such a concept should start clamoring for such a set now if they hope to get it, even if they might have to wait for DF to first put out anything they've already got in the works for Fantasy Maze, Sci-Fi, Caverns and Den of Evil. As for Den of Evil, even though I'm glad they made it, since it is a limited set I do think that after putting out one or two complementary sets (maybe Evil Wicked Additions and/or Evil Furnishings), they should drop that line, since new customers can't go back to get more of the basic room and passage set. Maybe at that point, once DoE has been "completed" DF can put out a similar limited edition set of Medieval Interiors, but this time avoid having their stock of basic Fantasy and Sci-Fi dry up.
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#10101
What about Medieval Home Interiors? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
The way I see it, everyone can post what they want to see, and DF can decide what to do based on what seems the most popular. If only a few people are clammoring for X, then it will be considered for the future. If there is near-universal consensus on Y, it will be seen soon.

As far as these gamers we sometimes hear about with opinion X, Y and Z about DF, there is only one thing to say to these people: put up or shut up.

Let them join the forum and add their voices. It's free. As you pointed out, RF, DF is a very small company. As such, they don't want to waste resources (time, money, etc) by guessing what people want. They want to hear what their fans want.

DoE received a lot of support here, and it was a rousing success. DF was very happy with it. The resources it generated enabled them to survive and plan for a future that was otherwise in doubt.

DF now knows that if they do what most people here want, things will work out for them. They can't get involved with guesswork about what people NOT here want -- at least, not now. How can they be sure that someone's griping in a game shop is really meaningful? If you can't be bothered to join and post here, can you be bothered to buy? To buy 5 sets? To make it financially worthwhile for DF to listen to you?

I'm sure you do this already, RF, but for anyone else -- if someone you know has an opinion about what DF should do, ASK THEM TO JOIN UP AND POST. The more people here, the more voices DF hears, the better decisions they can make.

Remember, one of the MAIN reasons DF said they went the direct route was because they can do without an intermediary. The fans say "We want X" and they can make it, without having to convince retailers, distributors, etc. that they should carry it even if they're sitting on unsold A, B and C. The system can only work better if more people are here and posting, more opinions voiced about what people want.

Actual voices of approval on the forums -- the desire to see cavernous lakes, and Sci-fi 6" walls, and DoE and its expansions -- mean a lot more, and are a safer financial bet for DF, than the myriad of "I heard from a guy"s and "someone I know said"s.

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