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#4071
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Change of pace -- a new fantasy setting. I had never tried levels this way before, I always stacked so the lower level was still accessible. After playing around with the SF pieces, I realized that the upper level can be just a raised section.

So, with that in mind, I give you -- the inn of the Laughing Pig. I suppose imagination should fill in the gaps for much of the inn, but the cellars are bigger than you'd think! ;) A larger showcase for the new pieces, and some of my favorites. I'm also throwing in some pics of the GW lizardmen, they came up in another thread (in another section).

And we're off. . ..
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#4072
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
some more pics
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Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Last ones for now...
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#4074
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
hy L
your minis are so well painted
is that you who paint them?
your photos are very well done as well
i like as well how you show your photos
very close at the beginning then larger and larger and at the end all the table
i will take you this good idea
congratulations
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More than 40 sets....

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#4075
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
The owner of the Laughing Pig seems to be fleshing out his business with a variety of activities! :-)

Anyway. I assume that we should simply imagine more walls to the upper room of the inn, right? I wouldn't have any problems with that myself, as it creates a much more interesting layout using more than one level. I'm aiming for the same effect with the inn I've started to construct in cardboard, wood and whatever, as it will have stairs leading down to the cellar/dungeon/distant caves from a groundfloor extending over one or both of the large WA floor pieces.

Which sets have you used for this arrangement, by the way?
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#4076
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Tom -- thanks! My minis are all painted by me.

Willy -- yeah, I was imagining that the rest of hte inn is there, just "not shown." Either there are more rooms, or it's just a small tavern with only a few more walls. But the main interest is the dungeon in the cellars, anyway, so we see just enough of the inn to get a sense that this is all beneath it.

And, yes, the bartender.... he can probably make your Friday night more interesting. There's a reason that pig is laughing....

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#4077
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
D'oh! Forgot to mention which sets I used.

It's a little of everything - I wanted to show off as much as possible.

There are, of course, basic room elements and some from the deluxe room set (the torches)
Then there's the cavernous passages (for just one transitional cavern piece in one corner) and the caverns (for a corner piece)

Also Wicked I and II, for the demon arch, mermaid fountain, and the large floor pieces. Also spiral stairs and the two-piece staircases, and the columns.

The ogre's den.

Narrow passages (I can't believe this set is OOP, it's a great set!)

Advanced builder set, for some half-walls and half-corners, and some traps (I can never recall which was in which, but I used some trap doors)
Also an arrow-slit in a few places.

Of course, the new floor set -- the well, pentagram, crevasse, lava fountain.

I THINK that's it. I may have overlooked something. Of course the place is littered with sacks, barrels, crates, and there are tables, chairs, benches, and the shield, treasure piles, scrolls, spellbook, candelabras, these are all DF.

I tried to use everything, like I said. Cavern pieces, spiral stairs, ogre's den, mermaid fountain, demon arch, secret door, staircases, traps, all the new stuff. It's a nearly-complete DF ad!

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#4078
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Boy... How and Where to Start...

First... I LOVE Busy Sets... Where You Have to Look a Couple of times to "Catch" everything... And Then Who can be Sure...? I Think you Said that you Mostly Build to Take Pics Right? (That was You Was'nt it?)... For Gameing I Can Imagine Using maybe a Simple Tavern Layout for getting started... With maybe a "Trap-door" casually Noted say behind the Bar, or in the Corner... The Party thinks this is Like Any other Bar they have been in... Maybe they'll get into a Brawl... Maybe they'll meet a Sweet young Barmaid with a "Problem"... But What the Party may not have Noticed was the Fine Print On The Plackard posted by the Entrance... "Each Person entering these Premises by the Front Door Agrees to Participate in the Evenings Entertainment Lottery... Escape the Labyrinth if You Can... Winners shall recieve a Free Meal and 1 Get out of the Labyrinth Free Card for Future Redemptioon!"

Second... Your GW Lizard Men are MUCH nicer than the WotC Stuff... The Only Thing I did not Mention in my Earlier Post about Lizard Folk was that it is Nice to See a Variant on some of the Less Imaginative Models we have trraditionaly Seen... While DF models represent VERY traditional Lizard Man Concepts, (Though Exceptionaly Well DOne), WotC has Gone for a sorta' Galapagos Island Lizard Look... While the GW have a Distinctly "Saurian" Feel to them... And I Love the Paint Sceme You Chose!

Third... <Smirk>... I Missed the Ogre Den Initially... It was not Featured really in the Pics... But I saw that You Listed it in the "Sets Used" Post and Had to Go back and Look For it... The Fire Place Facing away from the Camera made it less recognizable... Too Kewl...

Fourth... I Think that You Have Really "Stumbled" on to Something with the Raised Platforms set into the Walls... Are You Using the Regular Pillars for this? Or do you have some other Nicely Elevated Object back there?
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#4079
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
To raise the higher level, I just put pieces on the DF columns.

I noticed with the SF sets something I never realized -- if you place floors on pillars that are on the tabletop, they line up flush with the walls. I've always placed them on pillars that were themselves in a display so the second floor was a bit higher than the first floor -- you could see the "underside" of it. This way, it creates a much neater effect. Plus, you don't waste floor pieces on a section that you don't see.

I like my inn, it's going to stay in place for some time, but thinking about this new approach, I have a lot of ideas for new displays.

One thing I definitely want to try -- a kind of "garden" with a 3x3 floor piece elevated and right below it, the mermaid fountain (kinda like what I have now) But then, the recessed area continued around both sides of the 3x3 floor, so you have a kind of U-shaped lower area with the fountain at its center. At the top, I'd put some trees and tables, and in the lower area, some more trees and some tables, and probably the new well pieces. It'd be like a garden food place. The more I think about it, the more I think it's going to happen sooner rather than later -- I just don't want to break apart my current set to do it!

(more thoughts: the lower recessed area could be bordered on one side by the back sides of flat cavern pieces, so it's like a mountain wall -- then there could be a cavernous passage entrance, and half the display could be caverns, and the other half this little patio garden eatery at the cavern entrance. fill the patio with dwarves and you've got a dwarven workplace complete with food court!)

L

(and yeah, it probably was me who said that most of my displays are built with the camera in mind)
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#4080
Fantasy setting -- The Laughing Pig 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
I Was Thinking Dwarven Area Imediately... How Funny is that... Then I was Thinking... How often are Swarves Gonna' Eat in the Sun... Then I realized a Noble Dwarf King/Queen would have a Place Suitable for Entertaining... Especially if Dealing with Elves...
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