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#26875
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 12 Months ago  
I had a blast creating this one. The group loved questing in here too! The only way down way to scale the frozen falls which was dicey at best and almost deadly for some of them. The backdrop was one of those "moving" waterfall backlit pictures which added nicely to the effect. Enjoy.
-Aubrey








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#26876
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 12 Months ago  
WoW!! That looks fantastic! GMs like you are so much fun. I hope your players appreciate the lengths you go to in providing them such a great experience!

Thanks for sharing the awesome pics!
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#26877
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
very cool. big fan of the heroscape mins
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#26878
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Oh hehehe, when i first read it i thought it said Walls, not falls.... I was looking for walls.... my bad.

The Fall looks cool but i was all like where are the walls... :)
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#26879
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Wow, love how the Heroscape mini's work " especialy like the ice formations from the tundra set ". Did you put actual stones to expand the cavern pieces or are they foam or resin?
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#26880
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Aubrey

Love the layout and the use of lights - including (I assume) the torches from YanSolo. I also really like the use of the stones to cover up otherwise open space.

Keep posting !!

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#26881
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Wow, love how the Heroscape mini's work " especialy like the ice formations from the tundra set ". Did you put actual stones to expand the cavern pieces or are they foam or resin?
Real rocks. Both loose rocks and rocks glued on burlap for easy placement.

As to the Heroscape reference...I have an extensive HS collection and I use HS rules + D20 when we play. It makes the game much less cumbersome during combat. In general the minis work fine in DF but they are a little larger than typical D&D minis.

-Aubrey
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#26882
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
That looks excellent ! :) Great use of the multiple level for both the waterfall as well as to give the set up depth. Love to see more of your 'work'!!
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#26883
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I'm not familliar with HS rules at all....care to comment on how including HS combat rules speeds combat?
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#26884
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Aubrey -

EXCELLENT use of light and SARAN WRAP for this setup! Talk about using inexpensive household items to enhance the look of a game world!! You da MAN!
My hat is OFF to you! Ve-ry nicely done, both the lighting and the multilevel setup with the moving photo backdrop and the saran wrap waterfall.
Great job.
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#26885
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I'm not familliar with HS rules at all....care to comment on how including HS combat rules speeds combat?
Well...the HS combat is basically structured around the concept of using a special set of dice with skulls and shields. The amount of dice you get to roll when attacking or defending determines your relative strength and there are modifiers to add/subtract dice based on your character type. The primary goal is to get more skulls than your opponent has shields each roll. Depending on the amount of life(HP) your opponent has it is possible to one shot kill if the dice roll your way. The results are quite visual and no math is needed to know whether you hit. You can check out
www.hasbro.com/games/kid-games/heroscape/default.cfm?page=Inside/Howto
for more specific info on the rules. It's a fun way to play but combining a wargame ruleset with D20 has been quite challenging. In general...the HS rules come into play primarily in combat while I use the D20 approach to determine most everything else. I did have to create special char sheets which determine how many dice to roll in most situations and for most spells/skills. There were 3 primary goals for doing this. 1-Speed Up/Simplify the combat (After all....I do have a couple of 7 year olds in the group...who are actually getting pretty good at knowing how to play their roles) 2-Increase the kill rate and number of mobs. 3-Make it possible to handle HUGE scale encounters using no math/calculations. Now...I will tell you that the key to making it still feel like D&D is in the story elements and in how carefully you use the less restrictive D20 rules in the non combat scenarios. I am still working on the balance of simplicity vs. flexability to make sure that the adults are having plenty of fun and feel like they have options. I seriously hope the new version of D&D is much simpler and faster...but for now...I gotta make sure my group has a blast every time they take the time to come over.
-Aubrey
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#26886
Frozen Falls 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Aubrey -

EXCELLENT use of light and SARAN WRAP for this setup! Talk about using inexpensive household items to enhance the look of a game world!! You da MAN!
My hat is OFF to you! Ve-ry nicely done, both the lighting and the multilevel setup with the moving photo backdrop and the saran wrap waterfall.
Great job.

Thanks Jim! I appreciate the compliment...especially from someone who has been around as long as you have and seen so much of this stuff. I realize that sometimes my approach can be a little unconventional...but I like to experiment and use whatever seems like it might be fun...even though alot of the stuff is from other products/games. I'm getting ready to deal with outdoor encounters now...since the group decided to head to the waterfall in the moving picture! LOL Sometimes what was supposed to just be a fancy prop can completly change the whole campaign! lol But...I figure it'll be fun to try something new.

-Aubrey
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