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#16632
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
I was thinking about a few pieces I'd like to have in my collection.

Cavernous Passage (short) boulder trap. Like the Fantasy line but cavernous.

Swinging wooden bridge. You'd have to see the set I'm working on.
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#16633
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
Ditto on the swinging wooden bridge. I'd also like to see a wall with pitons and a rope attached to it--sort of in a mock bridge (1 line above, 1 below--for a hand and foothold). The floor of the "U" shaped piece I envision could be like the moat and log piece or it could be a pit...

Another thing that would be cool would be a double stalactite/stalagmite column... sort of an hour glass shape if you know what I mean. Not entirely necessary but would be cool looking.

Wall pieces with small openings (cavernous openings) near the floor level would be excellent also. They could lead to other passages and such, or just give a hint of something nasty living inside.

What we could really use is a really, really nice cave entry. A nice, solid, rounded archway leading to a small alcove. Tall enough for a 25-30mm miniature to "walk" underneath and into. I'd love to have something like this as the entry point for my cavernous system.

Oooh..! How about a wall or two with veins of MITHRIL running through them?! I guess it would be easy enough to paint these on but hey, since we're tossing out ideas... Mithril or gold. I'd take either.

GEMS! If you're going to do Mithril veins, you might as well do gems too. Shiny plastic ones like the ones in the DoE set. Of course now we're getting into Dwarven Mine territory (which isn't such a bad thing to wish for! )

Floor pieces with "holes" in the ground (that could lead to lower levels...).

Floor pieces with Cave Bear footprints in them...
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#16634
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
Dante -- very cool idea with the Cave Bear footprints in the floor pieces. I would really love to see that!
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#16635
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
If they made a "thick" and a "skinny" stala-column (the technical term is just "column", but that might get confusing in this context -- does "stalumn" work?) that would be great. We could line them up to create "curtains" of stone or natural cloisters, or we could arrange them in a circle to form a sort of natural cage.

Is it possible (or advisable) to sculpt a "vein" with interchangeable "ores" to go in it? We're not always going to want the mine to be precious metals. (A coal mine can create interesting problems for a party that is relying on torches for lighting, or for a mage who has memorized a lot of fire spells -- and adventurers won't be as tempted to start digging wealth out of the walls in a copper mine as they would in a mithril mine.) Similarly, I hope that gems would be interchangeable, as they are on the Fantasy Floor pentagram.

For a cave entrance, how about a wall piece similar to the Hanging Stalactite Opening in CR&W, but with a 2" smooth semi-circular opening in the middle? (Of course, I'd also like to see an opening shaped like a canted triangle, where boulders have piled against each other to leave a gap...)
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#16636
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
jackattack--good ideas. I guess I wouldn't mind so much if the veins were static. I could always tell a player who asks, "no, that's not really mithril..." Interchangeable would be cool but probably difficult to produce so they fit properly (to get a nice look).

I wouldn't mind stalactites hanging from a cave entrance but I think a nice, simple semi-circular (half an oval type shape) opening would be perfect. It would (or should) definitely have to be enclosed on both sides and the top (with an opening at the back) to give it that "real" cave hole feeling.

Ghostimage--I'll be we could to the Cave Bear foot prints with a Dremel tool and a steady hand (no boozing it up before embarking on THAT project! heh heh...). I might give that a try.
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#16637
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
I'm picturing a slot cut into the wall, so you can slide a (textured and/or painted) "card" into it from the top of the wall. One face of the wall would be cast so a portion is open, and the "card" shows through. The only limit on what kind of ore would be how many cards you have, and how they are painted. Probably way too complicated to do in one casting, but maybe the wall could be cast in two layers and then put together.

Anybody got thoughts on how to create a wall piece with interchangeable veins of ore?
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#16638
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
I totally get it. You could have silver cards, gold cards, etc. etc. etc. I think that one of the issues that would come up with a model like that is the inability to clearly see the color of the card because of lack of lighting in the areas where the "vein" is supposed to show through. This may be true also for painted on veins but I think they might show up a bit better simply because they would be right on the surface of the piece.

If you cut a slot in a cavern wall to insert a card into and you do it too close to the surface, you might run the risk of crushing the piece with handling.
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#16639
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
Fragility is an issue, but hopefully not too much of one. Somebody more familiar with the physical properties of stone-resin-material-whatsis will have to answer that.

But if the wall is 9mm thick, then we would probably be looking at a 1mm slot between two 4mm wafers. That's still a decent thickness, especially if the angle at which the wall "cuts" to the breach (where we see the ore) at a steep angle instead of a shallow angle -- keep it as thick as possible, and so the piece remains strong over its entire area.

Can anybody tell me if DF materials are strong enough to do this, or am I kidding myself? Alternatives are always welcome.

Edit Addendum

Y'know, if both sides of the wall are open to display the ore insert, then there's no reason that the piece can't also double as a sort of doorway -- a natural stone wall that has been broken through. Our cool piece just became versatile...
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#16640
Possible Pieces I 8 Years, 1 Month ago  
It's just neat how many ideas forum members have. One small post blossoms into many ideas. :)
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