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Why are the DoE doorways so short? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
I got my den of evil sets today. They are my first Dwarven Forge products and I love them. Really great work, but I have one complaint. The set just has stand-alone door pieces. I am thinking that they are going to be toppled petty easily during game play. I am going to have to use some kind of sticky tack on the bottoms of the doors to keep them down on the floors. On the other hand, I have noticed that I have a lot of extra 2 by 2 floor and am thinking about super gluing the door pieces to them. They way when removing the door inserts I don't pull the whole door up off the sticky tack.

But the big beef is, why are the door inserts so short? The floor tiles are 2 inches on a side, but the doorways are a very noticeable eighth of an inch shorter than that. That leaves what looks like a huge gap between the walls and the doorways. There were some conversations on the board about players not knowing where the doors are since they look a lot like the wall, but that does not work any more since one cane easily tell where the doors are because there is a big gap between the walls and the doorways. I don’t remember that gap in the preview photos. Was there unanticipated shrinkage with that mold?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the set, but I was surprised when the doorway inserts didn't fit as well as I think they should be.

Anyone else having this problem?

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#9472
Why are the DoE doorways so short? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
There can be a big variation with resin molding. Therefore, we have to err on the side of being too small for those cases when the shrinkage does not happen. Also, they can be used more easily inside hallways this way -- as there are some tight spots there too.

The doors without inserts can also beused as archways.
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#9473
Why are the DoE doorways so short? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
But the big beef is, why are the door inserts so short?
Because the DoE denizens are dwarves, as in Dwarven Forge (SMIRK!).

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#9474
Why are the DoE doorways so short? 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
I noticed the resin at the top of the arch is quite thin. One of mine actually broke while i held it in my hand and removed the sliding door. :( :( :(
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