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#13764
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
My mind went to an Edward Gorey sort of setting, all blacks and greys.
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#13765
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
If it were literally, the "mystery set" what would it contain? Prison cells, barred walls, steel doors with a window grate, Desk for a master mind, a roll of police tape...

A prison sitting on an island, would fit perfectly well with cavernous rivers and the lake set.

HEY!! Is there a " Barbie CSI " ?? That may contain a roll of police tape...It would be great to put around things. I am guessing you can do one of those outlines fairly easy with some trimmed down masking tape. LOL.

I DON'T think I should say what track MY mind went down, since this IS a family-oriented forum...
But I WILL say that if nothing else, police tape COULD go around Barbie's MOUTH, because if there IS a dumb blonde in the Universe, her name IS Barbie!
Talk about an empty-headed plaything...!

Anyway, cells, doors, etc., might be an interesting accessory set.

But I still like MY version of 'My Darling Clementine'.

See ya!

Jim
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#13766
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Maybe the new set, that would fit very well in a cavern, will be an actual dwarven forge! That would be a spiffy 10 year piece...
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#13767
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
at the very least, our guesses are providing ideas to the creator... ;)
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#13768
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Maybe the new set, that would fit very well in a cavern, will be an actual dwarven forge! That would be a spiffy 10 year piece...
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#13769
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
They douse the red-hot iron in buckets of beer -- it makes the iron stronger, and the beer tastier!

See you there at "make-your-own-flagon" night...
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#13770
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
jack -

I dunno about the 'beer tastier' part, but you're actually right about the 'iron stronger' part!
Quenching hot iron in an alcohol mixture, for some weird reason having to do with chemistry, is supposed to produce a more ductile iron than straight water, regardless of the water temp. An OIL quench supposedly does even better than booze, although it needs to be cold - and cooled - or it can flame, and ruin your whole day. And that's why the beer is supposed to be cold, too.
Oddly enough, using wine or distilled spirits, such as rum or whiskey, either does NOTHING, or merely guarantees 3rd-degree burns around the eyebrows of the blacksmith! Possible due to the higher volatility of the alcohol after distillation. Again, I have no proof either way on any of this, but I've heard, and if the chemistry part is correct, it makes sense.

See ya!

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#13771
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I did not know that! I just thought it sounded like the kind of "macho" behavior a bunch of rowdy dwarven blacksmiths might engage in. Even if the beer tastes lousy (as I suspect it would after being heated up like that) they'd chug it down anyway -- especially if there were a bunch of elves or humans around to show up by drinking the stuff.

I love learning new stuff like that...
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#13772
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Dwarf: "We forge our blades white hot in the fires of Barak Zumir, then when the blades have turned to sullen red, we quench them in Dwarven ale! It makes the steel stronger, and we have the proof!"

Elf: "What proof do you have?"

Dwarf, with a smile: "80 on up, ye pointy-eared ponce."

Sorry, couldn't resist. ;)
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#13773
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
jack -

I dunno about the 'beer tastier' part, but you're actually right about the 'iron stronger' part!
Quenching hot iron in an alcohol mixture, for some weird reason having to do with chemistry, is supposed to produce a more ductile iron than straight water, regardless of the water temp. An OIL quench supposedly does even better than booze, although it needs to be cold - and cooled - or it can flame, and ruin your whole day. And that's why the beer is supposed to be cold, too.
Oddly enough, using wine or distilled spirits, such as rum or whiskey, either does NOTHING, or merely guarantees 3rd-degree burns around the eyebrows of the blacksmith! Possible due to the higher volatility of the alcohol after distillation. Again, I have no proof either way on any of this, but I've heard, and if the chemistry part is correct, it makes sense.

See ya!

Jim

What happens when you cool it in Diet Mountan Dew?

:)
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#13774
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Dwarven iron refuses to be doused in diet soft drinks... But in regular Dew, the iron doesn't stop vibrating for two days.
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#13775
Mystery Set... some teaser info 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Listen, if this mystery set is a tavern, I've got PLENTY 'o names for it... heh heh... I created a digital Dungeon Master's screen in program called "Neobook" a few years back (it's a back-burner project that is almost finished). One of the things I put into it was a "Random Tavern Name Generator" so I've got a list of about 60 names ready to roll.

The content is copyright © 2003-2006 but I don't mind sharing this with you for personal, non-commercial use. I've posted a copy of it on my server at: http://purgatorio.com/gameroom/gameroom2006/dwarven_forge/d20_Random_Tavern_Names.doc

Admittedly, 1 or 2 of the names listed there were eh... "inspired" by fine establishments currently or formerly serving patrons... ;-}~

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