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#51836
I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Hi, everyone. I'm a new forum member. I've been enjoying reading over old posts for about a month. I have a couple of questions. I jumped in on the KS for 10 sets unpainted.

Question 1: If I pledge for a 10 grey set, is it okay pledge-wise to switch to 5 sets plus some add-on packs? As long as I keep about the same or a little more of the pledge dollar amount? Or, is it expected if you pledge for 10 sets you buy 10 sets?

Question 2: Those of you who already own multiple sets may be able to help me with this one. I have a table that's 40" wide by 72" long. I want to be able to fill it. I need to keep to about the $500 mark. Is 5 sets with multiple add-ons enough? Or will I need 10 sets to fill the table?

Question 3: What do you pro's think of this mix of add-on packs? 2 each of the floor packs, 2 each of the dungeon dressing packs, 1 each of the 2 Wall packs, and 1 Chamber of Sorrows. Should I do more or less of any of the packs?

Thanks very much for any help.
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#51840
Re:I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Answer 1: I don't know. This is my first (or second) KS. But I don't see any way to change your pledge amount once the KS ends and they collect the payment. You can, however, change your pledge amount before the KS ends, and I am fairly sure you can change your pledge level as well to change the number of pledge-sets vs add-ons.

Answer 2: 612 pieces will cover that table solid, leaving a 2" border around the edges. That's a building-type setup, no gaps. For a tight dungeon-type setup with passages and space between rooms, cut that number in half. The basic pledge-set is 32 pieces, and the diagonal and curved wall add-ons are 16 pieces. I leave the math to you.

Answer 3: This is a highly subjective question, but I think that's a good mix. I'm getting one diagonal wall, one curved wall, and two dressings. I'm not getting enough pledge-sets to need the floors, and CoS isn't my cuppa.
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#51844
Re:I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Regarding question 1, if you pledge for 10 sets, you will be bound to buy 10 sets. If you pledge for 5 sets and overpledge, you will have to specify toward which product you want your overpledged money to go to, which could add-ons and/or more sets. If you want to maintain low price per Sets, include the total # of Sets you want in your pledge level to take advantage of wholesale values. This is because 10 Sets is cheaper than two times 5 Sets.
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#51848
Re:I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I think the best price point is at five sets. It starts at $65 for one. Lets forget that, everybody needs to go for at least two for $60 each. They get to $52 each at five sets. (Aim ignoring stretch rewards for simplicity since i am on a thread mill.) Ten sets only gets you to $50 each.

Our beloved business partners want volume, so they rewarded us to the point they can maximize the numbers of sets. They probably would have been at risk until $1MM with the five set price. Hopefully they are safe now. ( This is a huge assumption that the cost curve was flattenning. i am a treadmill for goodness sake!). Painted sets are probably the icing on the cake for DF since material is 40% of cost in manufacturing.

They might even give you some gray paint and a cheap brush when they sell unpainted game tiles in stores. I assume that is the point of this. DF should be in stores next to dice and the D&D books to go main stream. Then you go online to buy Chamber of Sorrows Wicked Additons 3!!!
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Starter x2 / Room&Passage x2 / Ogre Den x2 / Traps 1&2 x2 / Wicked Additions 1,2&3 x2 / Advanced Builder 1&2 x1 / Deluxe Room x1 / Octagonal Room x1 / Short Passage x1 / Narrow Passage x1 / RotA 1&2 x1 / Ruins x1 / Cavern x2 / Cavern Passages x1 / Game Tiles 1&2 x2
 
#51867
Re:I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Hi, guys, Thanks very much for all of the help. I did the math (with Jackattack's help) and it looks like 5 sets (plus all the freebies) will be plenty to cover my table. That will let me get some of those sweet add-ons for more variety. Also, it sounds like it's okay to drop from a 10 set pledge to a 5 set pledge prior to the end of the KS. I still intend to keep the same monetary value of the pledge, I'm just going for more different stuff.
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#51896
Re:I need help deciding how many sets to get 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
This is exactly the information I was needing to know! My table is almost the exact same size, and I was worried that 10 sets would be way too much.

Dropped the sets down to 5 but increased the amount of addons instead. Thanks much for this helpful post!
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10 Game Tile sets
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