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#9626
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
If I was going your route I'd just order the fieldstone wall molds and cracked smooth floor tile molds from hirst and make the room pieces from scratch. Persoanlly, I'd rather make new pieces than take pieces I have "out of circulation". The flexibility of DF is a huge asset.
For the doorway gaps, just make 2" gaps in the walls in the center of each wall, and also make a drop in wall pieces to plug the gap if need be.
Check out what pogre is doing here on enworld forums: [link]65.127.163.19/showthread.php?t=60236[/link]




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Advanced Builder - Cavern x2 - Cavernous Passages x3 - Deluxe Room x2
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#9627
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
I have considered doing a series of "pre-made" room with drop in- inserts and even made some sketches at one point many years ago ( around the time of the Ogre's Den) ...would a lot of people be interested in such a thing? At the time I gave up, thinking that modularity was more important...perhaps one day I would re-consider. Personally, I don't mind building it with the small pieces but perhaps now that we have created so many small room pieces perhaps a large one or two would be welcomed?

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#9628
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
I'd think that room piecese would speed up laying out a dungeon. There's generally a fair amount of 30x30 rooms in your average gygaxian adventure.

I know I'd welcome some room pieces, but then I'd buy pretty much anything fantasy you'd put out...hell, I'm coming up with "science fantasy" excuses to buy sc-fi sets...
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Advanced Builder - Cavern x2 - Cavernous Passages x3 - Deluxe Room x2
Den of Evil x 2 - Fantasy Floors - Narrow Passage - Octagonal Room - Ogre's Den
Room and Passage x2 - Room Set - Traps Set 1 - Traps Set 2 - Wicked Additions
Wicked Additions II - Accessories - Furniture - Treasure
 
#9629
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
I'd think that room piecese would speed up laying out a dungeon. There's generally a fair amount of 30x30 rooms in your average gygaxian adventure.

I know I'd welcome some room pieces, but then I'd buy pretty much anything fantasy you'd put out...hell, I'm coming up with "science fantasy" excuses to buy sc-fi sets...

Well, perhaps something for us to think about in 2007...
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#9630
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
Hey MLV, what program did you use to get those tiles mapped out like that? I'm looking for something like that to help me layout my setups BEFORE I pull them out of the boxes (since I've got a bunch and they're all stored in different areas...). I've tried Excel and some art programs and it hasn't worked well for me. Seeing what you did though, I LIKE IT ALOT! It looks simple and very clean! (And if you get a chance to let me know before sayyyyy to long, I'd much appreciate it since GenCon SoCal is 4 days away and I'd really like to bring my DF stuff out there in force for a Hackmaster Game I want to run!)
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#9631
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
Hey Stefan that would be great. My only request would be that it be a really nice size room like almost as big as would fit in a room set " big white box " that way it would be handy as a main room or if you made diff walls " like Ogre's Den " it would be an Inn, wizards, alchamists lab. The drop down wall things are a new concept I've not herd of till now but WHAT an idea....!!! Now I can't wait for maybe 2007. You maybe could do a sci fi, fantasy and heck Cavern one in the same release. Maybe even call it Dwarven Forge Huge Chamber Additions...!!!!
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#9632
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
Two things;

First, this is an awesome setup and story! I love the party trapped by the wolves using the table as a barricade. Last stands are always a blast!

Second, your execution using the HA molds is fabulous! The layout and painting is perfect for use with DF.

Are you using the Dental plaster? I only ask because it looks so perfect… I’ve seen others that didn’t come out so good using normal plaster, and I’ve heard it chips very easy.

I’ve got to get a few of those molds. Kudos man! :cool:
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#9633
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
Hey Stefan that would be great. My only request would be that it be a really nice size room like almost as big as would fit in a room set " big white box " that way it would be handy as a main room or if you made diff walls " like Ogre's Den " it would be an Inn, wizards, alchamists lab. The drop down wall things are a new concept I've not herd of till now but WHAT an idea....!!! Now I can't wait for maybe 2007. You maybe could do a sci fi, fantasy and heck Cavern one in the same release. Maybe even call it Dwarven Forge Huge Chamber Additions...!!!!
Sounds like three great sets!
With the SF big room, SF furnishings could be added to it to help fill in the SF furnishings void.
The Cavern one could have additional Cavern add-ins like different rocks/crystals, stalagmites and columns.
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#9634
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
BlairGB,

Nice HA layout - looks great and shows how HA can be an excellent add-on to DF.

I'm actually making a few custom pieces at present which are failrly basic but designed to blend in with the existing fantasy sets. I'm using fieldstone walls with gothic floors. Each piece is mounted on 3mm MDF and the walls are 1.75" high (3 1/2 blocks + 3mm of MDF) which matches the DF pretty well. If I could have gotten exactly 1/4" thick boards I probably would have used these instead of mounting on MDF so my walls would be exactly 2" high. (The DF wall heights vary a bit but keeping exact 1/4" height increments is best for multi-level constructions)

IMHO the HA is faily limited with the restricted wall heights as it severely limits the use of a lot of the fancy accessories available in the HA line. As a result I think the best results for using HA are for:

1/ Special areas (eg gothic), akin to DoE
2/ Custom built high wall areas were architectural elements can be employed, or
3/ To make vanilla fill in pieces for special dungeon areas not really covered by DF

I will post pics soon.

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#9635
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
I remember noticing the wall height problem, as well, when I designed my own DF pieces with HA. My solution was to design most pieces with a kind of ascending wall, raising from DF-height to about an inch higher so as to include the fun details HA provides.

I don't have the fieldstone walls, though, for HA. If I did, I'd definitely make a lot of "transitional" pieces that raise the wall height so you can use the columns and other great HA details in a DF setup...

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#9636
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
L

I reckon the interior walls ideally need to be about 5 courses high to get to use the most of the HA architectural elements but without been "TOO" high to limit visibility for game play. (Though in big rooms height is not nearly as limited) My intent down the track is to build a gothic dungeon that can be butted up against the DF which will incorporate lots of arches etc.

The 3mm MDF base with 1/4" floor tiles (~9mm) makes the floors pretty close to the DF floors which are mostly 1 cm height except for some (like fantasy floors).

Those pictures that blairGB posted of pogre's work are the height of the pieces I'm working on now and you can see that to build in a low arch portal the extra layer of bricks is needed.

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#9637
Tribute to Classis Dwarven Forge Packaging 9 Years ago  
I know I would buy one of each but to tell you the truth, I might only get two of the fantasy and sci fi, mainly to stack them on top for a multi lev building. putting them right nex to each other in various ways " even added with the ogre's den would create an instant huge area to fill with accesarries...
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