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TOPIC: Sci-Fi Poll
#3215
Sci-Fi Poll 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
Trying to stir some discussion here -- what kinds of things would people like to see in the sci-fi sets for the future?

To clarify the poll options:

1) "More basic pieces" means more things that will make pretty much what we already can, but easier. A few floor pieces that are 2x2 or 3x3 and some walls that are 3 squares long, like we have in the fantasy setting. Make it easier to make larger rooms.

2) Room-specific pieces, like the demon arch or the mermaid fountain in the fantasy setting. Things on walls or floors that tie you down to a particular setting, that only belong in certain kinds of places. Engines, teleport tubes, computer consoles, maintenance hatches, war cannons, viewscreens, cells, etc. Still modular, and therefore versatile, but only good for making some kinds of settings, less open-ended than what we have now.

3) Accessory sets, basically the same kinds of things we'd get in option 2, only not attached to walls, so they can be placed anywhere. Obviously some things, like engines or captain's chairs, are easier to do this way than others, like viewscreens or hatches.

4) Entirely fixed rooms. Seems unlikely, as there has only been 1 for the fantasy setting in all this time, and it goes against the modular nature of MM. But something like a Ship's Bridge or a Station Bunker or a Carbon Freeze Chamber...

5) The caverns gave fantasy enthusiasts a way to get out of the dungeon and explore nature, why not the same for sci-fi? Would you rather leave the stuff we have alone and get some alternative styles before adding to the current approach? Maybe an alien world that's all crater-marked or slimey, or maybe urban-style stuff to make a futuristic city-scape? This option is a catchall for anyone who wants different sorts of sci-fi pieces more than more add-ons to what's out there now.

6) The fantasy fans have things like traps and soon there'll be lava pits and broken chasms and so forth. How bout something similar for the sci-fi sets -- futuristic traps like laser-fields (just bright red dots along the walls, I suppose, though clear red rods would be nice, too) or how about mounted security cameras or so on. Or areas coated in radioactive waste or floors melted away by alien blood..... The list goes on, but any way you can think of to violate or disturb the natural order of the location.

7) Raised areas. For the fantasy setting, this would be neat. For the sci-fi setting, it seems necessary. Raised catwalks, huge gantries and cranes, and of course things like the tractor beam cosole in the Death Star.... in general, space stations, interstellar starships, they all seem full of areas that are elevated.

So those are the options. What do we want?
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#3216
Sci-Fi Poll 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
Give me more elevated and special-purpose pieces!

I'm going to be using the sci-fi sets almost exclusively for the Star Wars minis game and RPG. What would Star Wars be without huge, gaping chasms with no guardrails (the SW universe severely needs to get in OSHA compliance!)

I have yet to get my starter and passage sets (today, maybe...oh please oh please oh please!) but I'm interested in seeing how easy it is to stack the pieces to make multiple levels for dioramas and such.
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#3217
Sci-Fi Poll 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
Well, I don't know about EASY, but I'd definitely say it looks cool. The design on the sides of the floor pieces is cool, and it makes it look good when you just put individual floor pieces directly on other floor pieces. You can make interesting multi-level rooms that are all on one "floor" that way.

As for making a whole raised level, that a ramp might lead to etc. -- well, since we only have three floor pieces in the starter set, and no large floor pieces out yet, and no columns yet, it's not really an option to have a whole stacked level.

But when it is, the basic design of the sculpt means it will look VERY good. Much better than the fantasy sets, IMHO.

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#3218
Sci-Fi Poll 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
I Have to Say that as a Fan of "Quest/ Objective" rooms Both the Idea of having lots of interesting Drop in Pieces, (Accessories) and the Idea of Walls with Kewl Panals, Machinery, Etc are Appealing... But I Guess the Drop in items have slightly more utility, but the Walls would mean that Room Floors are Kept Clear for Miniatures so I Chose them... I have to say that on the Topic of Stacking I Do not really do that much with the Master Maze Stuff so I am not Jumping about doing it with the Sci-Fi Sets... The Notable Exception would be to represent a Sub-floor with all og the Kewl Wires and Stuff Down Below, so if it Stacks better than the Master Maze Stuff I Will be Stoked...
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