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#3604
Which is your most useful set? 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
If I had answered this question a couple of weeks ago, I would have said the room and passages set must be the most useful, although I still don't have one...

Right now, though, the most useful of the sets that I _have_ bought so far is the short passages set...

...and when I bought it, I had hoped I would receive at least the room set at the same time, but the distributor didn't have any left.

What to do with a bunch of short passages? Hey, I can make one really looong passage! Yippie! :cry:

But when I started to make my own 4x4 inch room sections (photos in the Cool Photos section/Cavern inspirations) the passages turned out to be extremely useful.

Which explains why I think the short passages set is the most useful of my present collection of sets, consisting of one each of cavern, cavernous passages, wicked additions 1 and 2, and short passages - but unless you plan to do the same thing I am doing right now, it is probably one of the _least_ useful sets to start with! ;)
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#3605
Which is your most useful set? 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
I've only had my DF for about a month or so, so I've only done a couple of setups and haven't used it in gaming yet. But, when doing the setups the Advanced Builder Set was suprisingly useful. The half walls, half corners, 1" x 2" floor sections, etc. just come in very handy for finishing out the odd section or area and making sure things line up right.
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Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hi Folks, yes some post necromancy, but with a purpose..
Didn't realise it has been over 7 years since I joined this forum, but more importantly, bought my first sets of DF.

So.. I thought it would be interesting to see, now 7 years on.. which sets people still thought were the most useful?

So??
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#44384
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Probably the room set, as boring as it is. After that I love wicked editions
2 for the long walls and huge floors. Great for big rooms or making
second levels.

However, the basic Cavern set is one of the best all around complete sets IMHO!
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#44385
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Advanced Builder Set - it just lets you do SO many things you want to do, but just can't without it!

(though Basic Cavern set is my favorite!)
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#44387
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
I say Realm of the Ancients and Realm of the Ancients 2. I know this is two boxes, but it is the same size as Room and Passages so I think it is fair.

I base this on the idea that if I had to go somewhere for a year and could only travel light, this set would give me the most. It has rooms, it has the ability to make large chambers, and the four-way intersection that can be a small room or any type of intersection. Passage ways, doors, pillars, angled walls, stairs, rubble and even some tombs. I might not be able to make more than one encounter space at a time, but I could make anything.

You might have a favorite set, but what is really more versatile than RotA? Admittedly, playing style could sway you to another set, for example if you have a cavern crawl in the Underdark.
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#44394
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
I think I have to go with Room and Passages, just so basic and utilitarian in functionality. I can do lots of nice builds with a couple of these sets. Room set next and then Caverns coupled with Cavernous Passages.
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#44405
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Harneloot wrote:
Advanced Builder Set - it just lets you do SO many things you want to do, but just can't without it!


hmm I don't understand your choice..
you can't build nothing with just the ABS..and is not necessary to use it for make a good setup..
in my opinion these 2 things do not fit with the definition of "most useful set".

in my opinion the most useful set is the Room Set (2° the Cavern Set)
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#44407
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hey, you have your interpretation, and I have mine :)

For me, the ABS set is the one that allows me to make the best use of most of the other classic sets, its the one that has the pieces that when you put them in your set up you say "Ah, perfect!"

Classic DF just wouldn't be the same without it!
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Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
premising that is only to discuss, no polemic :-)
but I don't think is a problem of interpretation..
"what is the most useful X between a group Y used for make Z" logically has a clear mining..

something X that is not self-sufficient (you can't use it alone) and is not always necessary to be used to obtain a good result Z, could not be the most useful object of a group Y.
may be your favorite, but not the most useful.

ABS is useful only if you have other sets (otherwise it is completely useless)
that's logically means that the usefulness of those others Sets comes before..
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#44411
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
In pretty much every setup I do the ABS gets used to some degree, the pieces are just too handy to build what you envisage and there is a lot you can't do without them. If the question was if you could only have one set the ABS sets would be pointless and the R+P would be the winner.
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#44464
Re:Which is your most useful set? 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Yeah, but who has only one set of DF?

:)
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