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Dr. Evazanlove or: How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Lov 9 Years ago  
Dr. Evazanlove or: How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love my Dwarven Forge

A few months back, just about the time I knew that my Star Wars game was going to go on Hiatus for August, I started working on some Terrain with the idea of getting it ready for when we came back. I started with painting the Anisty I bought and a few other things.

One of the problems I had with the Anisty was the annoying size difference, the bases were just the wrong size which has caused me no end of annoyance with it. The other problem I knew I was going to have, from the one set up I did as a practice was dropping in all of the bunks, and lockers etc. actually setting up the things was a bit of a pain in the rear. But I persevered and painted and painted and painted. Till I got all of the bunks done, and the lockers etc. But by that time I also started wanting to get some Furniture, yes table and chairs. My game is not a wargame, it is an RPG, where people do things out side of pure combat and don’t always have combat objectives, many of the settings are in places things live and spend time other than a single battle. I wanted furnishings that reflect more than just combat. And while Fruniture exist even from DF, (heck the first DF I bought before I ever even bought any sets of terrain was two tables and chairs sets, I used to just use those, Hero Quest etc on a Chessex mat with my D&D game.) But to me the rustic table and chairs would just not work, if I wanted to recreate that moment from Bespin with DF where the Heroes confront Vader and Lando betrays them, a rustic set of chairs and table would ruin the effect in my mind, Pimp-Daddy Lando would never have that in his dinning room, it could work on Endor but that’s about it. So I have been wanting to get something more modern.

Some time back I actually hit on the idea of how to get some and had made some simple but decent looking Tables that would look good in a Cantina/Bar, but never had the call to use them in recent games, I had made some of them even for D&D a long time back. Just dropping them on to the Chessex mat to provide in Cover and stop charges etc in indoor fights, but one of my problems with it was if I switched them over to Modern style I didn’t have anything for the “people� to sit on… Time passed, I figured something simple out for that as well as a normal table and chair a few weeks ago, and was working along on that for some time collecting up a decent bit of tables, and chairs. My only limitation on use of them in my mind was the same as with all of the bunks and other bits from Anisty, the set up, The shear amount of time it would take to make the Cantina with 6 tables, and 24 bar stools scattered about, it just didn’t seem effective for an on the fly set up for a game, that is until L had in my mind a Brilliant idea.

The comment he made came from the Dwarven Forge Asks You Thread. He suggested that the new pieces in the DOE additions set could have added functionality if they were Mounted directly to an existing piece of terrain (his was of course saying make the DOE have the new bits also serve functions as a wall as a floor, like to have the book cases be a book case as well as wall elements so that you can increase your potential set up area. I was floored, it was the perfect solution to what I wanted to do with the Tons of Anisty and all of my tables and chairs.

Mount them to a wall or floor and there you go, they drop in quicker and faster because you are putting in 1 piece instead of up to 5 at one time, and you don’t spend 20 minutes setting up a table n chairs because it was done weeks ago and is now part of the floor tile you dropped in.

So I got a hold of some more walls and floors and started making functional “custom� wall and floor sections as well as making a few more tables and chairs. Bellow are a few room set ups with this in mind, some of the other suggestions from that thread pertaining to the Sci-Fi were also used, (to make the walls look less plain, I added a few odds and ends on, to give variation. )
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Dr. Evazanlove or: How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Lov 9 Years ago  
Really great, man! That furniture is great stuff. I love the bunks, but it's the cantina that really stands out for me.

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Dr. Evazanlove or: How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Lov 9 Years ago  
The Creativity Here Definately Deserves Recognition... And I Like the Idea Of having Some of the Commonly Used Pieces Tacked Down... In Fact I Might do This with Some of the Fantasy Floors and the WK Tables and Chairs...
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really well thought out on this one Ska . I especialy like the " In an ice cavern feel ".
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Dr. Evazanlove or: How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Lov 9 Years ago  
I was just having fun with it at first, but i wanted to make something and i really liked L's idea of having props on the floor sections etc to increase the over all usefull ness. I mean if i had a full bar section to drop down (i know people want a fantasy one too) it couls be the size of one of the Alpha bits, and it woouls free up that alpha for more floor space, and allow me drop in a fully functional well made bit of terrain. Un like these that aren't that well made) but it gives the idea.

While not everything shold be done this way i think there are some items that would work well.

I think i am going to re do the Cantina, i found a layout of the Mos Esly one and going to print out another bar, and it up more to the floor plan. I guess i'm going to have to start customizing my own and now... ;)

I have amlost enough generic patrons to fill it in a bit more (it will be WAY bigger).

I thought i had the out side of the cave shots too, but guess they are at home....
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