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Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 6 Months ago  
You know, I look at it like this: I'd LOVE to see concept art. That stuff always makes me giddy. But... I can wait till they're ready to release it. I too agree that concept art and those sorts of things shouldn't be released too early for IP protection.

So in the meantime, I'll wait (not always so) patiently. ;-}~

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#7342
Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 6 Months ago  
Here's a little wacky wishful thinking...

What if there could be some seperate Lava pieces (painted the same as the lava fountain) shaped to fit into/over the "water" parts of the lake and river set, so it could be a lake and river of water OR a lake and river of lava?
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#7343
Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 6 Months ago  
That would rock. (no pun intended). You'd be able to get double duty out of your lake & river pieces.

I gotta' tell you guys--I just went through the "Cave of the Mounds" last weekend here in Wisconsin and it was an awesome site. The stalagmites and stalactites were partially made of calcite (spelling?) and were partially phosphorous so the guide had us look at an area, shut out all the lights, hit it with a photo flash, and then had us open our eyes. The area he hit with the flash glowed for about five seconds. It was so cool.

The colors inside of this place were magnificent. Because of all of the various minerals seeping through the ground water, there were deep reds and browns, dark greens and oranges, and lots of caramel looking flowstone. The guide said that they've learned that if you touch any of the flowstone, stalactites, or stalagmites, the oil from your skin will leave a deposit on the stone that will eventually become surrounded by growth and form a small "hole" in the new growth. It takes about 20 years for the hole to fill in.

On average, stalactites grow about an inch every 100 years. Imagine that. I didn't ask what the growth of stalagmites was but I imagine it's slower because it has to build up from the floor.

We got to see several standing pools. The deepest one viewable by the public was about three and a half feet deep and was crystal freakin' clear. It was awesome. There was one natural river that we could see on the tour. It wouldn't even be viewable to the public but the founders of the cave actually cut in these 10' by 10' "viewing ports" into the stone so that you could see the inside of that part of the cave. The river runs about 300' from a point about 30' above the floor. The water seeps down into the cave from the surface and then flows down to a pool where a small stream flows out from the pool and then down about 300' to another small set of pools that flow underneath the floor where you walk. It's cool 'cause you get to this dead end and there is the one pool to your right, and one to your left. The water runs right underneath where you're standing.

The average temperature in the cave for most of the year is a cool, steady 50º farenheit. Same thing for the water in the pools. The air circulates through the cave every two days or so because of the tours that go through. There are only two man-made egresses in the cave.

The deepest part of the cave that the public could walk through is 70'. At that point, you pass near "the narrows" as they call it. The "narrows" is a long, very narrow corridor that twists back and forth from left to right. The narrowest part of the cave was just about 15 or 16 inches across. It was a tight fit for a few people on the tour.

I got SO many gaming ideas from that tour that I can't wait to get my stuff outta' storage now. It's driving me nuts! I'll have some pictures up as soon as I get them from my buddy who took his digital camera on the tour. Unfortunately, I left mine at home when we went.
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#7344
Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
My Belated Addition to the Topic...

I Can not Imagine Concept Art For any Future Set of DF Being Snagged and Produced by other Companies... DF is Fairly Unique, and if they were Going to be Frequently Copied it would have already Happened I think... With the Exception of Mystic Blocks (Which is Different enough to be Complimentary), the Only Vaguely similar Product in Wide Production is WK Dungeons, which Do Not Compare and would not really benefit from a L&R set...

My Bigger Concern would be that if Concept Art Were Posted too Early it might be Misconstrued as a Done Deal, or a Definate Design... I THink that DF may have Learned from Experience on that Point...

That Having Been Said, I Would Still really Dig Getting to See the Art work, or Even some Sketches of things/Projects that have been Canned... (Like the Gladitorial Arena Pics, those were Kewl to look at even if it was Never Produced)...
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Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 3 Months ago  
Another belated post, would love to see an underground river/lake type set.

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Underground lake and river set? 9 Years, 3 Months ago  
Well, this is ONE time where that little saying up top is meant in a favorable manner!!
Basically, Jeff, Stefan & Co., what I'm saying is that you SHOULD sit on the concept art. Intellectual property can be unintentionally stolen by inspiring someone ELSE to do a piece of artwork, etc., that is not INTENTIONALLY a dead-to-rights copy, but boy, it sure comes out that way!!!
Best bet, Jeff, is to lock Stefan in a room with hot 'n' cold running waiters/waitresses and full bathroom facilities until he finishes each piece. When he finishes a particular piece, RUN, do not walk, to the mold-making center, make the master molds, let Stefan out for a day or two, then back in the box!
This will have two positive and one NEGATIVE effects:
POSI:
1. Artwork that is unseen before production is unstealable, even accidentally.
2. Stefan will produce new goodies at a faster rate of speed, even if he DOES get angry at you, me, the gaming world, etc.
NEG:
You will have to let him out for longer and longer periods of time to prevent the building being torn down by an angry artist!

But it might just be worth it in the long run; think of the goodies we'll get before he destroys all of us!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Of course, You DO know I'm joking around about locking Stefan up.

Don't you?

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