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#18462
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Hi folks,

Here are my first two MBS setups - using my one and only MBS, and one of each of furniture and accessories.

This is fun...

Cheers,
Phil

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#18463
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Beautiful set-up, my friend! Even if it is with only one MBS set...thanks for sharing!

~Cheers
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#18464
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Very nice. Simple, yet very good setups. I started to play with one of my MBS sets and got about half-way through a layout and then slapped my head because I literally almost forgoet that I had the other one still sealed in the box!

Post some more pics if you add more details to this!
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#18465
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
It's a very good set. It's simple, because there aren't very many different types of pieces - corners, straight walls, windows (which act just like straight walls), doors, floors, and the bookcase. It's versatile because there are lots of each piece. If you wanted to make multi-level buildings, or a building with lots of room, you'd struggle with just one set, but for building an Inn, or a warehouse, or some other such likely advanture location, it works really well.

Along with the cavern set (it'sd more flexible than the cavern set though!) it's probably the one set which is really useful on its own. I might even change my advice to beginning collectors of DF, and say that, if you're going to start by buying only one set, this is THE set to get. As you can tell, I'm impressed. Of course, if/when Stefan gets around to making more sets in this line, it'll no doubt become even more flexible, and even more useful - but it's great as it is.

By the way, each of the above set-ups were exercises in using *all* the bits from the box. If you aren't fussy about using everything, it gets even easier to make things - but I was forcing myself to use it all. I find that to be good discipline for teaching myself how to realise the full potential of a set. The first one was a slight 'cheat' in that one floor piece is outside the building, but I do like that little 'porch' area. ;)

Phil
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#18466
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
I think that's a great approach - I do the same thing sometimes. If I'm putting together an arrangement and I realize I need another wall or another corner, sometimes I won' tget it even though I have plenty to use. I prefer to see what I can come up with, forced to get creative by the restraints imposed by what's currently available.

Some of my favorite setups have been the results of this forced creativity -- it's probably the main downside of accumulating such a large amount of DF. (Well, having to STORE a lot can be a problem, too...)

Great pics, phil!

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#18467
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
phil -

Pardon my language, but there's not ONE DAMN THING wrong with your setup. yeah, I'm a big fan of Mike IO and Genghis Ska and L and Tom, and some others, who do BEAUTIFUL gigantic-sized setups. BUT, a small, easy-to-run, easy-to-set-up construct is often a better way to go, ESPECIALLY if you have either a dining-room-table setup, or a convention game room, where you have to set up, run the game, then tear down for the next jerk (oops, that should read, "Brilliant Game Master") who is crowding you off the table before you get a chance to finish your game!
So quickie setups, like you seem to specialize in, are valuable in their own right. Don't disparage yourself for making them small.

See ya!

Jim
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#18468
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Don't worry about the language - my father was a Sergeant Major Instructor in Gunnery - and was famed for once having balled out a Brigadier who ordered his men to do something unsafe/not by the book on the firing point. There's nothing I haven't heard before... :D

Anyway, I admire those guys too. I really don't know how they do it. More than that, I don't know how they game in that sort of set-up.

Our games are fairly fast-moving, and don't often stay in one location for long. The players have a habit of going 'off-script' a lot too, so big set-ups are a nightmare - because they likely wouldn't use most of it. One of the beauties of DF is that it is so easy to build up and tear down 'on the fly'. I do usually build a reasonably 'big' set-up for a particularly climactic scene - for instance tomorrow night they're fighting a horde of beastmen in a ruined abbey. I've had fun this afternoon (while my wife, one of the players, wasn't here) working out how to make the abbey church from DF. I'll set it up tomorrow on a board on my workbench, and cover it, so once we get to that bit of the session, all I have to do is lift it onto the table we're playing round and uncover it.

Phil
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#18469
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Way cool, guy! Sounds great; when are we convening Azore-A-Con I?
I figure we can use the old NAF Terceira hangar for the gaming room, and rent out the old BOQ for room space!
I was stationed at Lajes Field, in the Azores, back in 1972-74, when I was in the USAF.
I don't actually know what is left at the base, and to be honest, I DOUBT we could rent any space from the Portuguese AF - but there's always hope!
Maybe we could get space at the old US Army Transportation Terminal Unit; that was the port facility.
Yeah, I know; crazy: Army running a maritime port facility, Air Force running ground services, Navy flying. Only the Marines were doing what they always did; security for Special Weapons (or at any rate, the facility they would be stored at, if there were any on the island - I never knew one way or the other.) and the NSGA ELINT facility.
Go figure.

See ya!

Jim
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#18470
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Here's my first go at the Abbey church for tonight's game. I don't have any pews, which is a pity, but I do have an altar and one or two tombs. I need to dig out a few statues too - particularly for the pedestals.

Sorry for the crappy photo - couldn't be bothered to get my tripod out and take a proper one - but it does show you what I'm aiming for. As usual on a Friday, I'm getting quite excited - I love gaming nights!

Cheers,
Phil
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#18471
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
I wish I had four more round room corners - those alcoves would be nicer if they were rounded.
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#18472
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Simple, elegant designs that show good spatial awareness..... Hmmmm.... I wonder if I could convince the British psychological Society that setting up DF sets is a great new test for assessing kids spatial awareness?

Dave :)
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#18473
First MBS set-ups 8 Years ago  
Nice Church layout! I like your use of the stairs in that one. Also, the pillars seem to match well with the carpet...what more could a die-hard gamer ask for, right?

Have a good gaming weekend!
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