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#12058
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Sorry, I know these aren't Cool Photos, but this post is a lot easier with diagrams...

I've seen suggestions for Curved Walls (to make towers, arenas, etc.), and this is one way that those pieces might be constructed. I was working on a complicated plan, but when I started making diagrams in WORD things simpled up real quick.

There is really only one piece to make, a not-quite-quarter-circle repeated four times in a set. Each Curved Wall should be cast to describe an arc of slightly LESS than ninety degrees, as part of a circle that includes a standard 2"x2" tile at each compass point (DIAGRAM 2). This allows the placement of passages, doors, alcoves, or straight wall pieces evenly around the room.

I can see three sizes before they get too big: a 4"x4" Curved Wall (DIAGRAM 3a), a 6"x6" Curved Wall (DIAGRAM 4a), and an 8"x8" Curved Wall (DIAGRAM 5a). Those would make rooms of 50, 70, and 90 feet in diameter, respectively. Someone else will have to figure out which one(s) would be most practical.

Note that the bases are L-shaped instead of square. This allows us to use more floor tiles with interesting features inside the big round room. In addition, the L-shape allows us to create curved passageways using the Curved Corner Room piece from Wicked Additions 1 (DIAGRAM 3b, DIAGRAM 4c, and DIAGRAM 5b) or using smaller Curved Walls (DIAGRAM 4b, DIAGRAM 5c).

To make a round room part of a tower, we need stairs. A central staircase can be cobbled together using the Spiral Stairs and Stairs Down from Wicked Additions 2, but it will be off-center unless you use ten (yes, ten!) half-size floor tiles (1"x2") from the Advanced Builder set. A new 6"x6" Central Stairs piece, featuring stairs curling around a central stone pillar (DIAGRAM 1), would be a very welcome alternative. Depending on the width of the stairs, each one might be large enough to hold a miniature.

Curved Stairs hugging the inside of a Curved Wall piece require a square base at the 4"x4" and 6"x6" sizes, and the stairs must rise to full height along a single piece. The 4"x4" size would have 2 landings (similar to the Lower and Upper Stairs pieces from Wicked Additions 1), the 6"x6" would have 4 landings, and the 8"x8" would have 5 or 6 landings. A nice companion piece would have a curved set of stairs recessed into the floor (like the Stairs Down piece in Wicked Additions 2), perhaps with a wooden railing around the descending stairs.

Finally, because the walls are curved instead of straight, they COULD be cast WITHOUT bases. The Curved Stairs Ascending would still be possible, but the Curved Stairs Descending would have to go away.

Thoughts? Additions? Glaringly obvious problems I missed?




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#12059
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I want a dozen gross - by next week.
Well, okay, maybe not QUITE that many, or that fast. But I DO want a set of each, if they ever get made.

See ya!

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#12060
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Just a thought:

Has anyone else noticed that the (circular) Fantasy Floor pieces fit well (size-wise anyway) within 4 connected curved passage pieces.

Of course, the interior walls, need removing to make that circular room happen though.

I removed all four inner walls, and trimmed to shape.

Yes, Jim - I carved 'em up!

Add in a door(way) and you have that unique summoning room or bath house.



Sorry no pics, I reeeally NEED a DC!
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#12061
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I made a Wizard's Tower from curved passage pieces a while back, but I think the thread was lost in the hack. Here are some pics.....


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#12062
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I found some more pics of my 'work in progress' shots.....







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#12063
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Wereweasel -

Go, man, go!
See? It's FUN to chop up perfectly good DF stuff (sorry, Stefan!) and make custom goodies! AND, it sounds like you did it the right way; research BEFORE surgery.

Otherworld -

You ROCK!! I think I remember seeing these pics before the hack, and I'm GLAD you found and reposted them. They show true originality in customizing DF by designing and making your own extras. Remember; if you go production, ME WANT!!

See ya!

Jim
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#12064
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
good to see this again its a very good job!!! started my version after i saw yours for the first time - placed the curved pw on my desk and was staring at it for weeks then your post came...
stole your stair and shelf idea - if you want i put your name somewhere on the finished piece...?
i am not finished due to a lot of work but its progressing and the conclusion is not too far away. (like a digital camera but it´s one of the next things on my shopping list wich is a littel downstream thanks to df)
i think i asked that before but where did you get all those small things for the shelf and the candels on the floor/wall?
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#12065
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Now I know Stefan can't do everything in a minute but I'd love a circular room set.
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#12066
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Yes in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and heck even in DoE, need a Jedi Council Room... ;)
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#12067
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Very neat wizards tower. I love the curved bookcase and the stairs are great. Thank you for sharing. Did you make the bookcase yourself?


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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#12068
Curved Walls Diagrams 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Otherworld,

Truly sorry about that!

I do remember this thread, but hadn't noticed or recalled that one of your central floor pieces was actually from the FF set -(and that was the main point of the post).

Had I noticed it then I would have prioritized a FF set more than I originally did.

I had honestly thought all of the centre floor pieces were custom creations (like the wooden centre piece) and thus I was actually posting a new idea.

If it's any consolation your conversion was/is FAR better than mine turned out to be. I wish I had recalled where to find this thread before doing the conversion myself.

By the way, the curved stairwell or yours was (and is) an inspired piece.

It was not my intention to misrepresent, so please accept my apologies.
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#12069
Curved Walls Diagrams 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Definitely way cool curved bookcase. From your unpainted shot it looked like the books on the shelf were all individual metal pieces.
Are they really (if you don't mind telling me) or did you find them as accessories somewhere? As a hobbyist jeweler I could probably
make something like them out of copper but boy would it be a lot of tiny work. I am always looking for sources for accessories at a
reasonable price to spruce up my dungeon pieces.

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