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#31958
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
A tower, (or a round room) set is another set that I am eagerly awaiting, for the MM line.

I cannot count the number of occasions that I have encountered the need for round towers, (usually in castle/fortress complexes or a wizard's tower) and have been unable to build them using DF. It happens so often that I consider these to be basic building pieces, as with doors.

Hopefully such sets (for the MM line) will be produced, even though the focus now appears to be upon producing new/additional environments.
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#31959
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
I agree that a round/tower expansion would be a great thing for MM. And the thing is, it is dirt simple to do.

A quarter-circle on a 4x4 or 6x6 base (possibly L-shaped) would be the only piece necessary to make round rooms. Put four pieces together for a tower, or put doors or straight walls or passageways at the four compass points (and 5 or 9 floor tiles in a cross) for a round room.

A quarter-circle with stairs up would be great, as would a central spiral stairway.

We would need four walls, and one stair-wall, and one center-spiral per expansion set (I'm assuming that something else would be in the set as well).
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#31960
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
I would love a tower set.

I searched to no avail for the old thread where someone had posted a conversion of the curved passages into a tower set. I think it might've been lost maybe? Something like what the poster had done would blow my mind. Stackable and playable with a seperate rooftop piece available individually for diorama nerds like me.
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#31961
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?id=1007

The original thread was lost to hackage, but otherworld posted pics of his conversion in a thread I started about quarter-circle curved walls.
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#31962
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Yep, that is one AMAZING tower.

A DF set similar to that would be GREAT!

Surprisingly, this is a set I would buy in multiples as there are often multiple levels when setting up towers.

This would be especially true if there were a couple of additional/interchangable sections that had either a window, balcony, door or downward stairwell included so they could be customized from level to level.

If an actual set is not possible, I wonder if DF would at least consider producing an individual 6" (and possibly 4") curved wall/corner room piece?

I know I would be good for ordering a dozen of each and possibly even more, depending upon the price/piece.

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#31963
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Thanks for that link! I obviously didn't search hard enough.

I would buy multiples for sure.

A four inch curved wall would be preferable for me, just for consistency with the caverns. I much prefer the new corridor design of RoTA for this reason, as it's so much easier to line up with corridors for larger dungeons. Lining up the 6 inch passages with the 4 inch caves drives me nuts.
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#31964
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Bear in mind that if you have 4x4 curved walls, a round room with a door or passageway will actually be 10" in diameter (4"+4"+2"). 6x6 curved walls, 14" in diameter.
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#31965
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Definitely need an elaborate tower--stackable, with stairs along the walls.

Mystic Moldworks used to make one a long time ago but the quality was a bit tacky. I bought one and had it for years but sold it off a year ago or so. Didn't really work for what I wanted and a lot of my minis didn't fit inside of the sections.
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#31966
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Awsome conversion that just SHOWS S&J that a 'tower' set is a MUST! It may be a simple conversion of the existing curved passage (as proved above) so could be 'out there' in no time at all...
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#31967
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
Bear in mind that if you have 4x4 curved walls, a round room with a door or passageway will actually be 10" in diameter (4"+4"+2"). 6x6 curved walls, 14" in diameter.
The opening for the doorway is cut right into the piece, so a 4x4 curved wall would make a 8 inch diameter tower, wouldn't it?

I think I'd prefer the 8 inch diameter tower anyway. I like my towers less wide and more tall. I'd probably be interested in both if DF made them, but a 4x4 suits me more.
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#31968
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
hehehe i just made a cheap version of a tower for my Sci-Fi set up, nothing really you can get into to, just some clever stacking of the corridors to get a nice tower, and i have to say round rooms or towers would be cool to have in many sets. They even work for Sci-Fi, as i said back long ago, i still wants me Jedi Council... room :)
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#31969
Tower, (or round room) set. 5 Years, 9 Months ago  
I favor an entirely new curved wall piece, with a floor whose squares will line up with other pieces. This gives us the option of creating a closed circular room with four pieces, or putting a curved wall in one corner of a standard room, or making a very large alcove with two pieces, or whatever.

If there is a doorway in the curved wall piece itself, it will have to be offset somehow to allow passages or other walls and floor pieces to line up with it. If a door is put in the center of the curved wall, the squares will be 45degrees off-kilter at the edges or at the door. And building a door (or a window) into the curved wall itself increases the number of actual pieces that will have to be designed and sculpted.

A quarter-circle curved wall without interruptions would require a door or passage or straight wall piece at each point where the curved walls would have met, and some floor pieces between the pie-wedge floors as well. But that actually increases our options for customizing rooms and towers with pieces that already exist. On the wall, you could put a straight wall piece, any passageway, a standard door or portcullis, a passage end-cap (for a closet), a swiveling secret door, spiral stairs, an alcove, or an arrow slit (if you have one, or Traps are revamped bowtieless) -- and that's just the Fantasy line. You could also put a single stone or wood (MBS) floor tile outside that spot, put up three MBS railings, and make a balcony. Any standard or smaller specialty floor piece could be put down between the floors of the curved wall pieces, including floor pit, stairs down, slave pits, lava fountain, and sarcophagus -- if the curved walls are mounted on L-shaped floors, the larger floor pieces like the water pool, pentagram, and even floor rift become possibilities.

Additional pieces to augment the tower motif -- like windows or a lantern on a wall -- could also be designed in the 2x2 straight wall format, which would allow those pieces to be used with the tower OR in conjunction with other existing pieces, making them extremely versatile.

Four positions to put doors or stairs or other features allows us a ton of options to make each level of a tower (or multiple round rooms) unique, as does the ability to put down floor pieces within the room.

If you still can't picture it, go to the thread linked above and look at the second image in the first post. Hopefully, that will make what I've said clearer.
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