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#58033
Pictures Policy 8 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Greetings fellow DF'ers,

I just got a new set the other day, and this evening I got a chance of setting it up for the first time.

I am really happy with the result and I would like to share some pictures of it with the rest of the community.

However, the set is not from Dwarven Forge, but from PSOM Miniatures which produce similar pieces. I don't want to offend Dwarven Forge or anyone else by posting these pictures, as I can see the difference in interest.

But then again, going through the Cool Photos section, I can see a lot of stuff getting posted there, all from miniature to sets and buildings, which also are from other vendors, including PSOM Miniatures.

So, my question is. I there a policy on this..? and is it okay to post photos of this set..? :o)


/Zeepee
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#58047
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I am new here only the last year but I would say not to.

It is one thing to post a pic of someone Else's product mixed in with DF products but would seam to much to show a whole set of another's product.

But as I said I have only really been reading the forums daily for a year.

If DF says OK then I stand corrected.
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#58051
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I don't think DF has ever actually told anyone not to post any pictures -- they have too much class for that.

But the purpose of this forum is not to show off all of our terrain-related acquisitions, it is to showcase DF products, to share set-ups, and to highlight creative use of the pieces and accessories (from other sources).

People have posted pictures of products from rival companies in the past, to show what else was available, or to highlight similarities and/or differences, or even to advertise "better" alternatives to DF. These posts have been met with... varying levels of enthusiasm.
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#58055
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
May I suggest you make a setup of pieces from a mix of both Sets? This way, you let "the community" see this PSOM Set AND this thread remains relevant to this forum section as these would be "cool photos of DF Sets".

By experience, Stefan is pretty outgoing with allowing other people's products being posted on this forum. Also, he can allow that as DF's products are the Gold standard in design and quality! In fact, this "unofficial policy" is a big reason for me to like this forum sooo much and a win-win situation for DF; forum members get to learn about all the great products useful for RPG decors in one place and by the way get exposed to the best products!
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#58056
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Yeah, I'd say it's a "use your common sense" kinda place. On the one hand, people have occasionally posted photos of other products (I have, at least!) and nobody has ever been reprimanded let alone banned for it.

On the other hand, we're here for DF, and I can see how if someone were routinely plugging another company here and not really participating in the community as a DF fan, the DF folks and monitors might send out an email asking them to stop.

I mean, DF doesn't really make miniatures, and much of what they did make has been OOP for years, so most of us are posting pics of minis from other companies ALL the freaking time. ;) And there have been lots of discussions of what's available from other companies that would work well with DF. I, for example, have posted lots of pics of dragons from McFarlane Toys, as they are cheap alternatives to "official" dragon miniatures, they're pre-painted, they're durable, etc. I've also posted a lot of pics of GW products when it fills a niche. Heck, a few months ago there were three or four of us posting pics of Thomarillion accessories almost every day!

As long as it's all done respectfully and keeping in mind that the reason for the forums is to have a community of DF fans, there aren't complaints. Stefan has even occasionally joined in the conversation to discuss the third party products, and whether DF would ever consider doing its own version.
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#58092
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it.. :o)

I was just very excited about receiving the new Mine set from PSOM Miniatures, which I personally think is very nicely done and goes along very well with the other Dwarven Forge lines.
Since the Mine set includes build-able rails, mine carts and other classic mine-themed accessories, which I know many other people have also tried to make, using other third party accessories along with the Cavern set, I was eager to post some pictures of it, so people could see it for themselves, up close and personal.. :o)

Now, Dwarven Forge currently don't offer a Mine-themed resin set, but one could argue that the Cavern sets could be converted to one, and though I would not quite agree that you would get the same feel about it, one could probably get near enough with numerous accessories.

So even though my intensions were just to say "Hey, did you know about this" I have decided not to post the pictures here, maybe I will make a mixed Mine setup, which digs into a hidden Catacombs area, in the future (thereby making it a mixed setup - thanks for the suggestion BioWizard) However I am way too time-pressed to do this in the near future.

However, should anyone be curious about the Mine set pictures, or maybe thinking about purchasing it, but would like to see some up-close pictures of it first, I have uploaded the pictures to my personal web galley. So shoot me a PM (if that is possible through the forums) or send me mail on martin@noes.biz and I gladly provide a link to it.

Thanks again for the replies.. :o)


/Zeepee
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#58104
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
This set was already reviewed on this site:

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=10&id=56534

I'm glad you like your new set. SHipping gets cost prohibitive fast, but i like the PSOM stuff and will probably order a bunch of the little accessory bits one of these days.
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#58112
Re:Pictures Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
If you use Facebook, I invite you to join a group I created, Fantasy RPG Terrain.
www.facebook.com/groups/333686623426862/

Lots of different builds from Dwarven Forge (mostly me but now a lot of members have Game Tiles so a lot of that now), Hirst Arts, and homemade. Pics of PSOM would be most welcome.

Of course I invite the rest of my DF brethren as well. We already have a few DF forum members, including Stefan!
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