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#14746
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
DF makes a very nice accessory set of various treasures -- coin piles, books and scrolls, weapons, and so on.

But what about the room that is stacked high with loot? I'm talking about Smaug's hoard, or the chamber full of loot in Aladdin, or "The Addams Family" vault, or the chambers in "The Mummy" and "National Treasure". Piles of treasure that characters actually have to navigate around. Real Monty Haul stuff.

The simple version of this idea is to have a circular pile of coins with a 1" diameter base (about 3/4" high), and a second pile with a 2" diameter base (about 1-1/2" high). If TH pieces are limited to these two, then they'd make a nice entry in a future Wicked Additions. A more complicated version would have piles to go against wall and corner pieces, perhaps with a pile to go with a cavern corner. This begins to approach an actual set by itself.

I'm reluctant to include other types of treasure under this particular thread, as some would fit nicely into other themes I want to explore elsewhere. (In addition, things like golden statues and idols are easily crafted using figures from the 15mm scale.) But if you have thoughts about other things that would fit in nicely with huge piles of loot, please share. And if you know of a current market alternative, let us know.
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#14747
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Somewhere I have a pile of treasure that came with a Grenadier red dragon.
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#14748
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Dragon Models (from Japan) makes a set of 1:24 scale pirate figures, deliberately evocative of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean characters. The figs are not that great, but they come posed on chunks of gold, and if you have all four you can make a massive pile of loot.

This link shows them off, but you can find the figs cheaper on eBay. I think I picked mine up for $10 or so....

www.hobbybunker.com/details.cfm?ID=7520&scatID=457

The pile of gold ends up being about 4 1/2" in diameter. Pretty effective.

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#14749
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Very nice! And since the base comes in four sections, you have the option of putting the pile together in the middle of a room, or sectioning it and tucking the four piles in the corners of a room.

Man, I advise people to look to 15mm scale, and it doesn't even occur to me to look at larger scales and "big" figures like dragons! Doy, me.
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#14750
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Well i'll be they sell those at my FLGS... huhm might have to pick me up a set, think they sell them for about $10
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#14751
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
hey, My brain forgot something (or at least I think it did).
I figure LGS = Local Game Store.
Is F = Favorite? Or what?

Thanks.
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#14752
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
hey, My brain forgot something (or at least I think it did).
I figure LGS = Local Game Store.
Is F = Favorite? Or what?

Thanks.

F = Friendly
At least that is the nice and most common version.

Because of the normal stupidity of most game store owners and operators makes these stores usually just one step away from going out of buisness, the "F can also be the related to the terms FUBAR and SNAFU.
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#14753
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
FOX!

Be NICE!

AFter all, you DID promise.
Or was that ME that promised?
I forgot.

Oh, well. Whatever.
Anyway, we shouldn't pick on the FLGS people; if you saw/heard what happened to MINE, you'd go out of your way to sympathize and be nice to them.
I can't tell all that he related to me this evening, because it's not my story to tell. I will say, however, that if all of that happened to ME, SOMEONE would be dead, and the other one of us would be in jail.
For LIFE!

See ya!

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#14754
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
How about modular treasure tiles!
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#14755
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Do you mean sculpting the treasure piles as part of a floor tile (thus maintaining floor space rather than reducing it by covering tiles with piles), or do you mean sculpting the treasure as walls in various configurations (straight, L, T, X, end) rather than as discrete piles?
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#14756
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I've always known "FLGS" to be Favorite Local Game Store but there aren't any real "rules" about it. Or if you're really creative it could also mean Findme Lotsof Game Supplies! ha..!
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#14757
Treasure Hoard -- Possibly Humorous 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Do you mean sculpting the treasure piles as part of a floor tile (thus maintaining floor space rather than reducing it by covering tiles with piles), or do you mean sculpting the treasure as walls in various configurations (straight, L, T, X, end) rather than as discrete piles?
I'm thinking 2"x2" sections that overlay the normal floor tiles. They could peak at maybe 3/4" to 1" in height, and allow piles of treasure to flow into corridors, gather in huge, irregular piles at the centers of rooms, and so on.

Now that I think of it, why stop at treasure. Garbage heaps, spider webs, hardened lava, piles of bones could all be done in the same way.

Probably wildly impractical from a business perspective, but it's fun to dream.
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