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#63116
A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Here are pics of the my recreation of the Gary Gygax module, "A Problem of Manors". I did my best to fit it on the table and keep it as close to the original as possible. My wife got me this module for our 24th anniversary present and I was stunned to find that she got me Gary's personal copy from the estate sale after his passing. I hope I did it justice.









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#63158
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
It looks good! I like how you furnished it. I especially like the banner. How did you attach it?

Aubrey wrote:
I was stunned to find that she got me Gary's personal copy from the estate sale

That's very cool.
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#63262
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I'd say you did that module justice....and then some! It looks great!!
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#63403
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I'm so glad you guys approve as I really wanted to honor Mr. Gygax. Also, the previous pictures I posted look terrible due to the camera being in the wrong mode. I corrected that and have a few more accurate pictures to share. I am pretty big into lighting my setups and these new pics are pretty much what the lighting actually was during the game. Oh, btw, the flag was just stuck into the corner of the bookcase(which is made from cardstock)

A question for you guys...would you like to a setup(s) with really awesome lighting even if it isn't using DF? For example...I recently did a custom Hirst Arts Ice Cavern build using clear resin that is lit from below and it turned out to be quite unique. I just don't know if posting non DF stuff is considered a no-no or not. I certainly don't want to offend anyone.









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#63404
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Aubrey wrote:

...would you like to a setup(s) with really awesome lighting even if it isn't using DF?



Oops,

Should be...

"...would you like to SEE a setup(s)...

Sry.
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#63405
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I love, love, love your lighting!

... and no, this forum is pretty easy going when it comes to posting anything roleplaying 3D terrain related. We just like to see cool stuff. However, if it's just Hirst Arts then you can try posting it here, but it could also go in the general "Gaming Talk" section, I guess.
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#63414
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
That is one sweet set up!

I have been wanting to try a low-light game session... but I've been afraid it will make things hard on everyone as far as seeing dice rolls, etc. (One of my players is my dad; he's 66 and his eyes aren't what they once were.) Any suggestions for how you make that work?

But I think it would be worth it regardless... there's so much atmosphere to something like that!

(Not that it's all in your lighting. The layout itself is really terrific too.) Well done!
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#63434
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
A list of things to make a low light setting workable for your game.

1. Include a strong black light in the setup. It tends to make the paper glow making it easier to read. 803063.193@ADL4GC-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^27490280802" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.guitarcenter.com/Chauvet-Blacklight-803063-i1155747.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=CI39wpjK1b0CFQsSMwodcFoAFQ&kwid=productads-plaid^18283950120-sku^803063.193@ADL4GC-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^27490280802

2. A lamp with a fairly dark shade in a corner of the room closest to those who have poor vision...a 40 watt bulb or equivalent is fine.

3. L.E.D. light bulbs that have remote controls to be able to quickly change the colors and intensity of the setup.




4. Glow in the dark dice! They are awesome!
www.awesomedice.com/dice-sets/7-dice-sets/QWOKELFCZF

5. iPads as character sheets (iPLay4e Live app.)

6. Small personal L.E.D. flashlights and or personal reading lights (the clip-on kind) for all the players

7. Gooseneck lamps allow you to direct the light specifically where you need it...and to direct some of it in the direction of you players character sheet area and so on. www.wayfair.com/LumiSource-Medusa-Floor-Lamp-MEDUSA-FLR-5ARM-L6238-K~LMS2061.html?refid=GX42755233980-LMS2061&device=c&ptid=59486740020&gclid=CK-hy7HK1b0CFcdaMgodcQ4AKQ

8. Dimmable lamps and bulbs allow you to really control the intensity of the ambient/room light so it does not interfere with the actual board/setup.

Our group has been using all of these ideas for many years and we never struggle and the room always feels very moody. Your Dwarven Forge setups will look stunning when lit dramatically and the immersion factor goes through the roof. I hope this helps! -Aubrey
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#63446
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thanks for all the suggestions! You obviously have this down to a science! (An artistic science.)
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#63447
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I have those dice! They're nice. I have most of the fantasy sets from Q-Workshop.
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#63450
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Beautiful setup and wonderful lighting Aubrey. Really sets a mood for the players. You've got the eye of a filmmaker.
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#63490
Re:A Problem of Manors 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Your wife is awesome!
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