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#16763
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 8 Years ago  
The original Wicked Additions set gave us Curved Corners, and a Curved Passage.

Does anyone else wish we could use the Curved Passage as a corner to a room (so that a hallway could hug that curve on the other side of the "corner"), or even use Curved Corners or Curved Passages INSIDE a room (as part of a maze)?

The reason we can't do that is that square floor tiles don't fit against curved pieces. I see two solutions to this.

The first is to create three specialty floor tiles. We would need:
2"x2" Concave Quarter-Circle Floor tile to go against the outside of the Curved Corner piece
2"x2" Convex Quarter-Circle Floor tile to go against the inside of the Curved Passage piece
4"x4" Concave Quarter-Circle Floor tile to go against the inside of the Curved Passage piece
The main problem with these pieces is that they aren't terribly versatile -- they are ONLY useful in conjunction with specific pieces in specific circumstances.

The second solution is to go ahead with the 2"x2" Concave Quarter-Circle Floor tile for the Curved Corner piece, and create a free-standing Curved Wall piece that can be place on top of existing floor tiles. A Curved Wall piece is much more versatile than a pair of specialty floor pieces, as it can be used architecturally almost anywhere in a DF set-up, for medium-height walls on other terrain set-ups, or even to simulate the effect of some spells (due to ease of placement and removal).

My questions are:
Do we need and/or want a "solution" to this "limitation", or am I hunting snarks?
Which solution strikes y'all as better? (Including, of course, other folks' ideas.)
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#16764
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
My preference would be 4' radius curved walls attached to floor pieces (for all lines).
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#16765
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Is that curved wall on a 4"x4" square floor piece, or a 4"radius quarter-circle floor piece?

Attaching the wall to a floor might help quality control by making the wall less prone to warping, but you might still be limited in where you can place the piece and what can go on the other side. I'd love to be able to make a circular room, but I also want to be able to put another room against the outside of the circular room, or put a cavern on the other side of the curved wall -- as things stand now, I can't do that without leaving an indented triangle in the floor.
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#16766
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
My thoughts on the curved walls would be to have a curved wall section with a 4" radius. The floor sections would be attacked for the (effectively) diagonal floor portions, but when assembled would leave a 4" x 4" empty square. That empty square could be used with the Fantasy Floor Set, among other things.

I'd also like to see a 6" radius curved wall. It would be good for donjons and other large towers. A curved stair section could be placed within the wall.
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#16767
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
I think I hear my mold-making stuff calling me, starting with a BIG piece of floor and a band saw, and working out from there!
Dammit Jack, can I have ONE weekend where I'm not up to my elbows in resin dust and silicone rubber?
Just kidding, but then again, you DO have a nasty habit of inspiring me; I may NEVER get my P-38 built in time for November, and that means I eat the $15 the kit cost me.
Oh well; the price of game is eternal something-or-other.
Or something like that.

See ya!

Jim

PS: Jack; you DO know I'm just kidding around, don't you?
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#16768
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Just kidding around, huh? Then you don't intend to make any molds at all! I don't inspire you! I've never felt so betrayed! :lol:

Think of me as a cross between your personal muse, and the little devil on your shoulder.

While you are working on your curved wall (bwa-ha-ha-hah!) consider some of the points I brought up way back in:
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?id=1007
especially the advantages of an L-shaped floor piece as a base.

Try to take some time this week(end) and get three things done on the P-38. DO NOT RUSH! Then make sure you have some time to spend with your wife. DO NOT RUSH! (There, I've done my bit to maintain balance in your life.)
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#16769
Curved Floors vs Free-Standing Curved Wall 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
jack -

Balanced? ME??

What, are you NUTS!?
Hey, I'm just so damned glad we're getting the new heat pump tomorrow, I'm liable to do all KINDS of cool things this weekend! NO, not THAT! Well, maybe.

See ya!

Jim
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