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#11883
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
The Fantasy Floor Set looks terrific, but I have a thought for a very versatile piece.

How about a tile whose pool or pit edge defines an interior cut-out? Essentially, a doughnut tile.

That would allow the GM to put whatever printed background he likes on the table beneath the tile, creating an infinite range of possibilities. Pools/pits might be black abysses, lava pools, open sky, bilious green slime, wailing spirits, or anything else we can think of and print onto a piece of paper. DF needn't offer a page of downloadable backgrounds (although it would be nice), but they might include a card with the tiles giving the dimensions of the cut-out and offering printing advice and instructions.

Thoughts?

(I warn you, this is a gateway to a much more ambitious idea...)
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#11884
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
jack -

Fair warning; you are being addressed by "The Man Who Cuts Up Tee Intersections" here.
I have been known to take a fantasy Room & Passage set, pull the T-intersection out of it, and cut the leg of the T off just to make a corridor with a door in one wall!
I have NO QUALMS about butchering DF pieces to make custom goodies, so if you are squeamish about doing this to your Sacred DF Pieces, then NOW is the time to get out of this post!
1. Buy an extra Fantasy Floors set.
2. Take whichever floor you want your 'horrible pit' underneath.
3. Drill a 1/4" hole in the pit area (most likely, the round part in the middle of the floor, unless you are REALLY creative!), near the edge.
4. Using either a Dremel-type scroll saw, a jigsaw clamped upside down in a bench vise, or other powered saber/jig/scroll saw, carefully cut out the pit circle. DON'T force the speed, but don't let the saw sit in one spot so long it starts melting the resin; not only does this STINK, it will ruin the piece AND the blade.
5. Sand the edge of the cut until it is smooth.
6. Paint the edge to match the stones of the floor around the pit, or the curb around the pool.
7. Generate your printed papers for the pools/pits/time-space warps of your choice.

Have Fun, and DO NOT FALL IN!

See ya!

Jim
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#11885
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
And this is why I wish the pieces in the fantasy floor set were available individually. I would really like to have the chasm, the pool and the pentagram, but I know I wouldn't use the other pieces. If these were available individually I'd be inclined to buy multiples of some, but buying a $60 set for three pieces just isn't practical for me.
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#11886
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
Agreed. Multiples of the sarcophagus would be great for making crypts, and multiples of the floor-grate would be good for a prison.

Will there be an equivalent set for Cavern Floors?
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#11887
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
why not get together with some one who wants the other bits and split the order, buy X# and split it... cost and pieces
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#11888
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
Agreed. Multiples of the sarcophagus would be great for making crypts, and multiples of the floor-grate would be good for a prison.

Will there be an equivalent set for Cavern Floors?

The sarcophagus is available separately (or at least it was,) but that was the only one the released.

I really hope they do a cavern floors set. With the river and lake sets, Cavern is back in a big way, and I want the trend to continue!
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#11889
Pits & Pools 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
On the original question of a floor tile with an open pit and "modular" water/lava/etc. in the opening, a few years ago a company called Mystic Modular Dungeon Blocks had a tile with an open hole for a pit that I got. It was called "Bottomless Pit" and I think it was made with Hirst blocks. It works well with Dwarven Forge blocks.

The company was more known for its "root dungeon" walls and floors.

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