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#29631
Outdoor Terrain Tiles could be useful 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
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#29632
Outdoor Terrain Tiles could be useful 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
I think DF should stick to interiors because in order to get any kind of decent-size set-up for outdoor terrain, the expense in DF sets would be astronomical! There are already many fine suppliers of exterior terrain, buildings, etc., such as Heroscape, Vatican Enterprises, Hudson & Allen Studio, etc. FRPgames.com offers a ton of terrain (unfortunately a lot of it is 15mm, but they still have a lot of 28mm terrain pieces worth looking at).

Heroscape prepainted plastic terrain tiles can be found at WalMart, Toys-R-Us, etc. They can be flocked if desired, snap together easily and are stackable to create quick hills, mountains or valleys. Water tiles are included in the Master Sets, and you can get castle/tower, jungle and wilderness/road expansions (with kick-ass trees). For under $40, you can get a Rise of the Valkyrie or Swarm of the Marro (swamp) Master Set and grow your collection from there in $20-40 increments. Basically, for a few hundred bucks, you can get all the exterior terrain you'll ever need and then save your big buck purchases for DF interiors. I have 5 Den of Evil Room & Passage Sets (which also double as Sith temples/bases in my Star Wars KOTOR games when I'm not playing HarnMaster/D&D) and a bunch of the Sci-Fi room, beta and passage sets. About a grand worth of DF (got the sci-fi sets on sale).

Another even cheaper option is to find gridded (or non-gridded, if you prefer) terrain tiles online and print the out, then glue them to cardboard backing. I've done that as well and have dozens of instant "battleboards" with quality interiors and exteriors, from taverns to forests to palaces. The only big expense is the color ink cartidges your printer will burn through, so you could blow $100 easily going this route. Also be sure and preview the image you're printing beforehand to make sure it is sized correctly and will print the way you want it to. Saves on ink!

Hope this helps.
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#29633
Outdoor Terrain Tiles could be useful 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hi dark Saber
I respectfully disagree.

The alternatives at the moment (unless you make/heavily model yourself) are nowhere near the quality level of what DF could make.
There are several much cheaper alternatives to the indoor stuff DF do but many people would rather go for quality over quantity. I believe the same applies equally to outdoors stuff as to indoors stuff. I would like high quality, pre painted, pre gridded outdoor terrain so I can do outdoor rpg game encounters instead of having to either rely on a gridded battle mat or flat cardboard drawings.

Just my preference anyway. I guess the only way to test this would be for Stefan to try and make an outdoor set (cityscape or villagescape) to compliment the MBS and see how it sells. I suspect it would sell out!

Dave
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#29634
Outdoor Terrain Tiles could be useful 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
You can`t use DF for outdoors the same way you build dungeons.

The only way to make DF outdoors is to make tiles that are mostly stand-alone. Like a campfire with optionnal tents. Trees, rocky hills, pond, etc.. They dont have to fit side by side, so they would have lower borders.

Cityscape would be easier and more useful: cobblestone streets, well, marketplace etc.. All using the same DF system we already know.
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#29635
Outdoor Terrain Tiles could be useful 6 Years, 3 Months ago  
Cityscape would be cool... Narrow "cut-throat" alleys, slums, shops, open air market with stalls and mansions all come to mind. These would fit within what DF already does: a city is basically made up of modular rooms and passages. Exterior (wilderness) terrain is another matter entirely... It doesn't fit with DF's current modular system and they would face plenty of relatively low-cost, good quality competition.
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