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#30825
Rooms -- MesoAmerican Temple 5 Years, 9 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.

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It occurred to me, whilst considering another topic, that we might be able to make a room into an approximation of Aztec/Incan/Mayan architecture by adding columns, half-columns, an arch, and a pedestal or altar.

Columns would probably be square, covered in carvings -- eyes and mouths might be called out as dart-throwers or nozzles for gas, water, or fire traps. I'd put four in a set.

Half-columns would be similar (or identical) to columns, but split in half vertically to go against walls. That allows us to line a room with evenly spaced columns that have minimal impact on floorspace, or to array them down a hallway and add plenty of places to hide or take cover. Put eight in a set (four pairs).

An arch on a 2"x4" base makes a terrific opening/transition piece. One or two in a set.

Finally, a pedestal. If it is 1"x2"x1/2", then make one side flat and put a man-shaped indentation on the other, we can flip it to make it a table or an altar. One per set.

Fourteen or fifteen pieces to turn a standard room into a MesoAmerican temple. Not a lot of materials and a very simple paint job (perhaps a darker grey for contrast?) should make for a fairly cheap set that can be used for lots of genres, including Fantasy, Pulp, and possibly Wild West and SciFi.

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#30826
Rooms -- MesoAmerican Temple 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Eleven pieces:

4 full columns
4 half columns
2 arched entry/exit pieces - possibly one "hidden door" style (rotating door)
1 doubled altar pedestal (top indented, bottom flat, flip-over)

Boxed set, shouldn't be larger than the old Ogre's Den box at most.
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