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#48262
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years ago  
I a bunch of these Really Useful Boxes and have almost managed to fit transfer all the DF stuff into them. I just need another 2 to 4 more, plus a couple more for future sets. I wanted give a shout out to their customer service. The second shipment I ordered came with two covers cracked, possibly from damage during travel. I reported the problem to the company and they immediately shipped me two replacement covers free of charge!
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#56121
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
biowizard wrote:
In my opinion, a Steel architect cabinet is more appealing in terms of esthetics and ease of access, but that is me. But then, those cabinets are not mobile at all!!!For my own situation, I think the plastic boxes would be easier to use and more aesthetic. But I can easily see how it would be different for others.
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#57011
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Need some help with figuring out how many boxes to buy. I will be receiving 13 KS dwarvenite sets (+stretch goals) and about 14 addons, how many of these 20L really useful boxes would you guys estimate that I would need? 8? 12? 16? Many thanks for any help here.
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#57017
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I don't have a RUB to fill to compare, but I think you're going to be more limited by weight than volume since the GT pack much tigher. You should be able to fit an entire set in one 3" (rounded diagonal width of a wall piece) wide column across the short dimension of the box. (Not counting stretch goals). Which suggest you can get 8 sets without stretch goal per box. I think that's over 40 pounds, I'm not sure you want each box that heavy.
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#57400
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I came to the conclusion about 5-6 years ago after about 40 sets that you actually can have too much Dwarven Forge. Meaning you have so much of it that it is hard finding what you want when you are playing and just end up not using it as much. When I do use it I take out the 10 or so sets I am going to use and it generally takes about 30 minutes to set up and about the same to tear down. I tried bins and even a display case at one point and just found it more convenient to just use the boxes. To each his own I guess.
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#57480
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Here is another option for storage if you have a small narrow closet. My closet holds about 100sets of DF and is organized to very quickly find what I need. I also have a second closet that holds about 3,500 minis that are again very easy to quickly find what I need;

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=50610
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#58099
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Ok so you have talked me into looking at the Really Useful Boxes. I need to get at least enough to handle all of the extras I have:

Open Water 4" x 4" (set of 10) 1
Set of 2 short passages with pit 1
Set of two 2" walls with pits 1
Set of 4 floors with pits 1
Tavern Accessories Set 1
Wooden Ramp with Stone Boulder 1
Set of 8 small cavern rocks 1
Set of 8 Red Pillars 1
"L" shaped cavernous passage 1
Cavernous Passage Corner Conversion 3
Set of 4 Curved Walls 3
6" Long Passageway 1
Set of 2 Narrow Doors 1
Set of 4 Dead-End Caves 2
Fantasy Curved Passage (1 piece) 3
Curved "T-Shaped" Cavernous Passage 2
4 Way Cavernous Passage 2
6" Straight Cavernous Passage 7
Twisted Cavernous Passage Conversion 4
Set of 2 2" Torch Walls 1

Seems I miscounted how many boxes of MM I have. We only have 40 total of which 7 are SciFi sets.

25 Diagonal Walls Set 1
Advanced Builder Set 2
Advanced Builder 2 Set 1
Cavern 3
Cavernous Chasm Set 1
Cavernous Lake 1
Cavernous Lake Expansion 1
Cavernous Passages 1
Cavernous River & Walls Set 2
Catacombs Set 1
Deluxe Room Set 2
Fantasy Floors 2
Octagonal Wall Set 1
Narrow Passages Set (Original version) 2
Room and Passage Set (Original) 1
Room Set (Original version) 2
Room set (Box version) 1
Ruins 1
Sci-Fi - Set 7
Short Passages - 30 count 1
Traps II Set 1
Traps Set 1
Wicked Additions II Set 3
Wicked Additions Set 1

I figure one or two more Lake sets for now once they get back into stock.
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#58106
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Dwarvenite is easy to store at least. 5 sets + 2 add-ons only filled half of a 48 litre plastic storage bin - a fact not unobserved by my better half who immediately became suspicious that I planned to get more.
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#58661
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year ago  
Michaels has these on sale at 40% off:

www.michaels.com/Iris-Storage-Containers/sb0929,default,pd.html?cgid=products-scrapbooking-storage

I got mine for around $5 each as I recall (that's with the discount) and are the perfect size. They work great and stack nicely.
The only bad bad part I found them is you have to make sure to hold both sides of the handle, not just one side. I haven't had one come open yet, but I could see it possible happening if I only held one side.

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#58670
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year ago  
I decided to go with 11 liter really useful boxes. They're a nice size so that each one won't weigh too much and will fit just about anywhere in the house. I've gotten 2 so far and will need another 1 or 2 more for my 4 sets plus 4 addons. They have a really nice robust construction so shouldn't have any problem with the weight and being tossed around when traveling.
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#58691
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year ago  
brvheart wrote:
I came to the conclusion about 5-6 years ago after about 40 sets that you actually can have too much Dwarven Forge. Meaning you have so much of it that it is hard finding what you want when you are playing and just end up not using it as much. When I do use it I take out the 10 or so sets I am going to use and it generally takes about 30 minutes to set up and about the same to tear down. I tried bins and even a display case at one point and just found it more convenient to just use the boxes. To each his own I guess.


Interesting. I am in a slightly different position. I've never had that much room, which wasn't an issue when I only had four sets. Now I have enough to fill a massive table - and no room for such a thing.

Nonetheless I find it useful to have so much to play with because even if (well, even THOUGH) I only use about 20% of my collection in a given layout, I like having so much to choose from. Sometimes I'll do a whole river layout with just one or two ruins pieces. Sometimes I'll do a whole ruined dungeon with one small river piece. Sometimes I favor ROTA, sometimes I mix the MBE sets with the dungeon sets, sometimes I put Hellscape pieces in a DoE temple. Having all that means I often have to take out EVERY SET I OWN even when I'm only doing a small layout - which is why I don't post more often, it makes a big mess and my wife isn't crazy about my system. ;)

But I can't seem to stop myself...
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#58698
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year ago  
I have 55 mastermaze, 21 KS, and 13 Sci-fi.

I use the orig boxes for the 27 sets of MM that have them and large 12 L containers for the MM that dont have boxes. I also have 3 large 12 L tubs for the kickstarter and 6 rubermaid 3 & 2 L containers for the Scifi. I need a better solution for the Mastermaze so I can find what I want. as it now stands the boxes are all sitting in 6 deep stacks under my gaming table. I just had 6 boxes arrive yesterday and my undertable storage is full. untill I resolve this I can't get any more sets. This is now my bottleneck - I have until the resin restock to fix this.

Its a tragedy when your game storage overflows capacity.
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Inventory: 78 DF Fantasy/ 13 Sci-Fi/ KS: 20 sets & 33 addons. Looking for MBS, sci-fi alpha, b18a
 
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