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#9828
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
weaverjk

If you are talking about the pictures from MyLordVoid, on 2005-11-17 07:33:54 the "The Ruined Gate of the Ancient Citadel" the columns/pillars in it are from Whizkids and scenery ellements from Mage Knight.

as to 2... just be very very carefull ;) the newer sets are pretty stable and can be stacked pretty easilly, the older ones (the orginal fantasy) are less sqaured off, but still stack well, my guess is he didn't do anything special i haven't tried anything like this (and holly crap i missed this thread i am stealing something like this for my next set up... darn this is the coolness i was looking for for the next world the players travel to in my game heheheeh).

And welcome to the maddness John
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#9829
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thanks for the invite, Ghenghis Ska.

Sorry my earlier post was a little sloppy. Yes, I was referring to MyLordVoid's post with pictures of his "The Ruined Gate of the Ancient Citadel." At a closer inspection, however, it looks like the pillars/columns with the vines are not actually providing support but are instead purely asthetic (nice touch).

I suppose I could start a new thread/questions, perhaps under the "How do I use this stuff" section. What I'm wondering about is what products are available to provide structural support for multiple DF levels. I cannot find it at the moment but on a previous DF web site there was a picture with multiple levels to a dungeon and I think some of the sections had support pilars or columns. I haven't seen all of the postings (by a long shot) on this forum, but from what little I have seen (wow, just found a really tall castle by Tom in 2004 with characters climbing a rope to enter the castle) I really want to start building UP and not just out. Sounds like a good place to start a new thread (if there isn't already one for this subject). I'd apprecaite tips on how to stablize such buildings without doing permanent damage to the DF pieces.


Thanks all!

John
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#9830
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
As to providing support... huhm i think it was pre-hack, there was a great thread by invincibleoverlord that showed very well how to do some stacking (he was the master and first to do the massivly cool stacking) something like Samuria castle or just a regular "castle" can't remember, with very detailed pictures on how to do it... but if it was pre-hack then it is most likely gone. The hack wiped a lot of pictures.
There was a good way to intertwin and have the bits support each other.

But for those of us who don't have the massive collect, and even those with substantial collections, there is a "cheater" method.
use "risers". go to your local Home Depot or what not grab a bunch of the 1 or 2 inch thick pink or blue styrene/styrofoam insulation and make blocks that can go under to provide a nice solid base or use acrylic sheats to see through.

While these aren't to the level of IO
i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/GhengisSka/Season2/P2140038.jpg
i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/GhengisSka/Season2/P2150056.jpg
they can give you an idea of how the "risers" can work to be hidden in a set up with out using your DF
other times just simple stacking can get a decent effect
i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/GhengisSka/Season2/P1010098.jpg
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#9831
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
John;

IO and I have separately looked into Plexiglas/Lexan 'risers' to get vertical. See some of his posts farther down in this section to see what can be done with these. He also has a 'how to' thread, and so do I. However, the thread I have doesn't work properly, because I tried to use plastic 'collars' and solid posts for support, so I could take the thing down for transport to conventions, etc. The collars don't work unless you can ABSOLUTELY keep them exactly round while gluing up, and if you use the wrong glue, the plastic crazes and turns brittle. So, I've done a modification using threaded inserts epoxied into holes bored in the ends of the posts; they work, but I haven't gotten around to posting the results with pictures, yet.
And, as GS stated above, if you don't need multi-level game access like IO and I have planned, then the Blue or Pink insulation board, in 1" or 2" thickness, is perfect; it's cheap, it's strong, it's lightweight, and it's easy to shape and paint after shaping!

Have fun!

See ya!

Jim
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#9832
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Welcome weaverjk to the DF Forums! Hope you're finding things that help our your gaming!

As some mentioned, IO is the guys who's come up with doing all the cool crazy multi-level stuff. ALthough I think his how-to was lost in the hack, he's reposted a lot of his setups since then. You can see a bunch of them on the next page down - (re-post date 1/18/06). (You can also just search for any thread started by invincibleoverlord).

Due to his crazy-mad DF skills, he's being invited down to GenCon Indy this year to put up some setups so people can see what types of really cool things you can do with DF, not just building "dungeons".

Hope that helps!
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#9833
DoE 'One-Box Challenge' 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
I already wanted to check out True Dungeon... Now I want to go for the DF stuff too! :)

Thanks all for the tips and friendly welcomes.
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