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#12735
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Hey guys...

I can't believe I haven't mentioned this before, but at any rate here goes: in my Traps Set II, the swinging spiked log trap has two chains that permit it to swing down and smack incautious characters. Now this is pretty nifty to spring during a game BUT...the chains I find are far too short for the purpose: they basically are too short to allow the log to sit on the posts. Even thinking too hard at it will cause the log trap to fall down and that gets frustrating during gaming.

Do I have a defective piece, was this on purpose, and what can I do to remedy it?
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#12736
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
my spiked log doesn't actually fit in the supports. it's too bad, but i understand that casting can create minor warping and whatnot. i am actually yet to use the swinging log, come to think of it...
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#12737
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I've used it a couple of times; IIRC it actually fit in one AD&D module I ran as written. But because of the instability it was more of a descriptive thing than actually tripping the trap...
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#12738
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Mine works just fine.
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#12739
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
sorry to report i have the same problem. besides that i do not really use that piece - if you prebuild you canĀ“t cover it up and if you want to put it in while play your hands have to be very very still. but it looks very good in my collection!
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#12740
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I had to fiddle with mine. You can get the post to twist up the chains without actually wrapping them around the post. Look carefully at the chains. If they are twisted you can sort of curl the post in an "S" pattern to untwist the chains. I had to play with this because only one of the chains was twisted. I know this all sounds really simplistic but just one twist of the chain on one side can keep the log from fitting in it's notches. And one twist in the chain is hard to spot. I hope this helps.
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#12741
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I noticed that this particular piece is kind of "trigger happy," but I think it was deliberately designed this way so that the trigger actually works. If the chains weren't a bit short, the log might not fall as readily. On mine, it doesn't take much to trigger it, but it does unfailingly work when you hit the right spot.

OF course, there's short and then there's SHORT....

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#12742
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
The chains on my trap piece was also a little short. I fixed it by adding a few new "links" with electrical wire. It would be pretty easy just to replace the entire chain, if you can find a suitable sinister looking chain.
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#12743
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
AAAAaaarrrggg!
Unfortunately, We had some troubles with some of these chains...sometimes they can be fixed as mentioned above, some others are just a little tricky and require deft hands, and then some are just plain defective...they required so much work to create at the factory and were more tricky to produce than first imagined even thought the concept was so kool...we pushed the envelope a little on this one...
I apologize to anyone that got a "bad egg"
If anyone has a malfunctioning piece and want's a new one just send us the bad one and we will replace it with a new one.
Once again, please don't hesitate to bring up any quality issues to us about any of our products. We are always willing to stand by our products and also to IMPROVE them if possible.

Sincerely,

Stefan Pokorny.
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#12744
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
AAAAaaarrrggg!
Unfortunately, We had some troubles with some of these chains...sometimes they can be fixed as mentioned above, some others are just a little tricky and require deft hands, and then some are just plain defective...they required so much work to create at the factory and were more tricky to produce than first imagined even thought the concept was so kool...we pushed the envelope a little on this one...
I apologize to anyone that got a "bad egg"
If anyone has a malfunctioning piece and want's a new one just send us the bad one and we will replace it with a new one.
Once again, please don't hesitate to bring up any quality issues to us about any of our products. We are always willing to stand by our products and also to IMPROVE them if possible.

Sincerely,

Stefan Pokorny.

Thanks as always, Stefan; I'll try to see how fixable the problem is and if not drop you an email, 'k?
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#12745
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Well, since you asked, the Den Of Evil sets that dudebird and I got are kinda warped. My guess is that was due to them being thinner than other sets?
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#12746
Help with Traps Set II (Stefan, Jeff?) 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Dear Blair,

Please send the sets or the warped pieces back to Jeff and we will replace them for you. They should not be warped!

Really sorry about that.

Stefan.



Well, since you asked, the Den Of Evil sets that dudebird and I got are kinda warped. My guess is that was due to them being thinner than other sets?
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