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#9956
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Exterminate EXTERMINATE...
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#9957
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Man very very nice setup!!! It's great to have outdoor and indoor in the same display... it gives more tension to the moment of get in...
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I want my DF Spiderweb Accesories Set!!! ^O^U
 
#9958
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Daleks! AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

Runs Screaming.

Where did you find those?

Nevermind, I found them.

www.thewhoshop.com/catalogue2/index.php?cPath=2_33
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#9959
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Whats sets did you grab?
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Cavernous Passages, DoE (In transit)
 
#9960
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
looks like a cavern set and cavernous passageway. staples.

i really dig your tabletop. ours is painted green, but yours makes for better cavern matching.

righteous!
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#9961
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
I ask because Ive always wondered how much ground a set covers. I know im getting my first ones soon, but Im scared it wont be enough to do anything with.

Looking at the parts list on most of the sets sounds like its almost nothing :|
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Cavernous Passages, DoE (In transit)
 
#9962
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
It is one of the annoying things about DF, that yes to get truely inspired set ups, you do tend to need to have a bit of the product, unless you don't mind constructing or deconstructing on the go.

A set is enough to do something with, not nothing. The Caverns make a decent size cavern, more than enough to do a battle in of decent size. The problem comes when you want to string that battle up with the next one in line. if you want to set both up at one in an RPG setting you then need to get two sets to do the 2-3 battles and the like all set up at once. If you have no problems setting up portions of an adventure as you go then the stuff in one set is more than enough to do.
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More Sci Fi Please, request a DEAD END for Sci Fi Passages
Classes of the Old Republic
Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#9963
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Here's how I look at it:

With 1 DF set, you can show a single locale -- enough for a significant confrontation, something central to the game. A skirmish game can easily play out, like SWM, and you can also use it in an RPG to show some location of key importance -- either the final goal for the players, or where they begin, etc.

You can do a lot of different things with a single set, but obviously, not all at once. That means your options are somewhat limited.

With many sets, things get exponentially easier -- BUT . . . .

You don't need to feel obligated to buy many sets all at once. In most cases, each set offers enough distinctive, unique attractions that you buy them, not so you can build more rooms, but so that you can do specific things. It is only as an afterthought, a secondary benefit, that it enables you to fill more space, add more stuff, and make bigger setups.

So it isn't like you have to buy 10 sets. I have 1 of each, with the sole exception that I have several SF sets (simply because there are only 3 right now!) and 2 of the Cavern and Room/Passage sets. Also, I have 1 room set and 1 deluxe room set, so I ended up with a lot of basic stuff. But still, I bought 1 of each -- and I have a LOT to work with. More than I really need for any particular setup, to be honest. I have to pick and choose, I can't typically make anything that uses EVERYTHING.

So it really is a question of letting yourself get the sets that appeal most, over time, and gradually, since the stuff doesn't age or go bad ;), you end up with more than enough. I never really felt like I HAD to buy or that I didn't have enough. It was always "I want the demon arch!" or "I want traps!" and never "I just need more corners, darn it!"

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"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#9964
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Those are great! What are the stormtroopers fighting?
Daleks from Doctor Who.
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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.
 
#9965
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
I ask because Ive always wondered how much ground a set covers. I know im getting my first ones soon, but Im scared it wont be enough to do anything with.

Looking at the parts list on most of the sets sounds like its almost nothing :|

MrThou, you have received a lot of good advice here, but let me be blunt.
Until you have ~5 sets, you will not feel like you have enough Master Maze.
It does not mean that you will not have enough to play well in; it is just the feel.

Now as I understand the situation, you are getting a Cavern set and a DoE R&P.
Beyond that, I recommend these three as the rest of your "5" while acknowledging that I am working under the assumption that you are not an SF player but a Fantasy one:
Cavernous Passages
Fantasy Room & Passage
Advanced Builder
With those five sets, you will have the most flexibility to do small scale playing.

The next three sets I recommend would be:
Wicked Additions I
Wicked Additions II
Octagonal Room
This rapidly increases the variety of pieces available to you while also increasing the number of rooms you can do at once.

After these it simply becomes a matter of personal preference other than maybe a Narrow Passage set if you can get your hands on one.
These pieces are great for altering your playing environment AND for using these pieces to support a second level.

MrThou, what you have already purchased is a great start to playing within Master Maze, but as you can see from most of us here on the forum, very few gamers here really stop at just a set or two.
I would recommend that you sit down and set up a budget where you can plan to acquire an average of at least one Master Maze set per year.
That is a reasonable goal that can be built on.
After a few years, you will have as much Master Maze as you will want and might want a bit more here and there as new cool items are released.
You do not need to buy a whole bunch all at once.
I have bought what I have over a seven and a half year period.
Bon chance.
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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.
 
#9966
first ever set-up 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Actually Im getting the Cavern passages set :) And maybe a fantasy starter room. But I doubt it. Depends if I can get a deal on it. and the DoE.

I plan on getting atleast 1 more DoE if I can pull it off now that I fully know the sitution with them. And I really love the look of the caverns, I'm more then likely going to 'focus' on getting more of those, and dabble a little in the basic rooms.
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Cavernous Passages, DoE (In transit)
 
#9967
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Thanks for the nice comments! They are indeed Daleks and Dr Who, actually Dagger they are from the old Harlequin range now known as Black Tree Design although they havnt a license any more they claim they are selling off the stock. See www.black-tree-design.com. The votive holder I bought some years ago, I have been trying to take a pic imitating the glow from the Balrog approaching as in the film, not got it right yet, but its very effective with the lights out!I will repost the pics, I didnt mean to delete the pic but its the first time I have [posted and I was having trouble get the size of image right, I think they still a bit big according to guide lines.
My table is made from a 4ft square offcut of a foam insulation board, it comes with a foil backing on one side and if you peel it off you get quite a nice texture, then I added some sharp sand,painted black and drybrushed to get the finish.The mine workings are just polystyrene cut with a hot wire cutter.The design came from Battle Games in Middle earth magazine we get over here,i dont think its available in the states, although aimed at youngsters interetsed in the Games workshop game, it has some fantastic achievable scenery projects. I covered the reverse of the board in green batttle mat to give a reversible table top.

I bow to others with superior knowledge about how many sets to buy, but I supopose its dependent what sort of game you are playing, I am going to get more but intend to use it in conjunction with other scenery, but them I dont play rpgs.
I bought my 8yr old a SciFi passageway and alpha set, there definately not enough there but hers getting it for Xmas and we shall see afterwards how much more he requires.
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