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Rooms: Fountains 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
"Rooms" is an idea for expansions to the Fantasy line that enhance the existing pieces without creating an entirely new line. A "Rooms" set is not necessarily a room unto itself -- it might be just a few pieces that allow the builder to add pieces to other DF sets to evoke scenes and environments not previously available.


Okay, I like a dungeon with some decoration, a few accessories to break up the monotony of grey stone walls. Fountains (or pools) are a really good way to jazz up an otherwise drab dungeon. A room full of fountains could serve as a laundry in a castle or other structure. Or, the fountains might be sources of various potions (but only if drunk directly from the source -- no bottling allowed). Fountains scattered around several rooms can link them together thematically, distinguishing one section of your dungeon as belonging to a certain elemental faction.

The Water Pool piece from Fantasy Floors is an obvious inclusion here. Add to that a cap-piece to rest on top of the piece -- a "mushroom" of spouting water, or a stone spire.

A half-circular fountain is the second type of piece to go in this set. This could be a structural piece, a Straight Wall with a half-circle pool built against it (extending 1" out from the wall). I don't know if casting a stream of water coming out of a spout on the wall is feasible, but the spout itself should be easy to do -- I like a fish or a face for the spout. (No peeing cherubs!) Alternatively, a half-circle pool could be sculpted as an accessory, without a spout, and the pool could be fitted against any Straight Wall piece in the Fantasy, DoE, and Medieval sets.

Similarly, quarter-circular fountains might be sculpted to match the other fountains, but that might be pushing things a bit. However, quarter-pools done as accessory pieces would fit in any corner from the three sets above, including turns in passages, which might be neat.
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