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#61470
Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Hi there,

I have a set of the older classic room and passage set. I would like to get another room set to make larger rooms. The new Dwarvenite stuff looks slightly different..the wall stones are more bricklike and the older ones look more rounded.

Do they mix well together in a single room? I know they are compatible but if they look funny mixed in the same room I will stick to the more expensive classic room.

Thanks!
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#61472
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Hello and welcome to the addiction and forum!

I have both several sets of both types. You are right, they are different styles and if you want the pre-painted option - they do look different in colour. I personally do not mix the two types of sets. I actually use the original sets for 'Dungeons' and the new Game Tiles for surface buildings. Stone keeps / churches / castles / even small stone houses.
However if you look on this very forum there are many people who successfully mix the two & the set-ups they build are still great to look at!
Additionally you can buy the Game Tiles 'unpainted' so you can make that special feel 'treasure room' or 'throne room' or 'iced walls' or 'red blood slime dripping walls' room of your own creation!

Take a look around & you will find here a huge resource of ideas / set-ups / modifications / humour / craft and a friendly forum to boot!
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#61473
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thank you for the quick reply dandare!

An addiction is a good way to put it. I said I was going to stick with the 2d board tiles but after getting a set of these and then looking at more and then getting a nice work bonus I can't help myself!

Ok, thanks for the tips. I will see if I can find some examples of them mixed.
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#61479
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
You might also consider using MasterMaze and GameTiles in the same setup, but in different rooms. The difference in appearance can be explained (if necessary) as new vs old construction, stones made/set by different mason (crews), or whatever else you can think of.

Welcome!
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#61485
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I wanted to add to Jackattack

Doing different rooms is the easiest way. I've just made a layout on a 2*3 feet board that mixes 6 different styles in a monastery

Classic
Den of Evil
Realm of the Ancients
MBS
Woodland Set
Game Tiles

The library is build using classic tiles
The temple is DoE
Realm of the Ancients are the sleeping quarters and the meditation room
MBS is kitchen and storage
Woodland Set - Garden and outside wall not formed from buildings
Game Tiles - work shop

In addition I took the liberty to use some Game Tile doors in other designs - like the demon door in the temple.

Add a court yard made from green flock and some Hirst Arts floors for a 5 foot wide perimeter and you really have a lot of styles in a small space.

Reminds me I should post it in the picture area.
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#61491
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
@Thod... Yes... yes you should post the pics.
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#61503
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
The new caverns will mix fine with the older caverns....the new ones are even MORE detailed and More flexible in the designs you can make...and also practically indestructible!
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#61505
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
@Stefan,

It's funny, the first time I saw that pic I thought to myself, "self, I'm kinda disappointed. The older ones have way more detail than the new caverns KS ones."

It's important to know that I don't own any of the sets outside of the KS ones. Once I realized my mistake I thought, "damn! those are amazing! look at the detail compared to the high quality resin models!"

I think you've outdone yourself.... maybe you'll have to also look at redoing all the old sets to bring them up to the same level of detail. ;-)
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#61511
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Stefan wrote:
The new caverns will mix fine with the older caverns....the new ones are even MORE detailed and More flexible in the designs you can make...and also practically indestructible!


hot damn, that is freaking amazing. dwarvenite looking better than the resin. there is no way I would have believed that before seeing this pic. Bravo sir!
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#61530
Re:Curious about mixing the new with old 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Posted now in Photo area

PFS Fleshcollector - DF mix and match
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