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#51845
Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
The various kinds of doors in the accessory set are pretty freaking awesome, so that's pretty much a must-have set. Especially now that I know the secret door is going to be resculpted. Those are all just awesome.

But what about the rest of the add-ons?

I don't really feel the need for a bunch of extra walls -- if I were going to get those, I'd just get more sets altogether and have more options. I was hesitant about the floor add-on, because I don't really use my big DF floors all THAT much, until I realized that with 5 of that floor piece I could really have fun repainting the tile in the center. So that seemed like a great set to get. But then the Chamber of Sorrows was shown, and that's pretty sweet, too. And then there's going to be ANOTHER one shown if we break that last barrier by tomorrow. (at least, I think that's how it works on KS)

Now, I have so far only ordered two add-ons (or, you know, pledged enough for 2 add-ons). And they're so much cheaper to get in pairs, it's tempting to stick to that. I could just get two others, and get the accessories, the floors, the chamber, and then something else. Really anything would be worthwhile. Or I could forego the "bargain" approach and just save $20 or however much it is, and pledge enough for 3 add-ons.

Gah! It's so hard to decide!

The Chamber is pretty much just a repaint, and I could always technically repaint my own pieces. True, that well of blood is pretty sweet and that would be tougher to pull off. But not impossible. The well in the fantasy floor set is not very full, and I could mix up some red "blood" resin and pour enough in to fill up the remaining space and have a decent proxy of that. I could even do little effects if I wanted, something unique. That would be a lot easier than sculpting my own floor pieces or unique doors! That does seem to put the CoS in the "less necessary" pile. But it's so cool!

Gah. I am very torn. I guess my question is "Am I alone in being this torn!?"
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#51846
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
No, you are not alone.

I am torn between painted and un-painted. The value is in the unpainted and I think they intended that to be the effect. Two painted sets or three unpainted for a few dollars more? I just know that I still have lots of terrain tp paint, tons of lead to paint and my Reaper Bones are not even here yet. But it is only dry brushing!!! Actually that was in the beginning, now I am deciding between three painted or five unpainted.

Add-ons are an easy decision for me. I have diagonals and curves already. But the rest is a definite must. Just get four painted....or maybe six unpainted.....Or maybe dungeon dressing and CoS painted and four unpainted.....
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#51857
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Todays two new Add On Packs are a game changer. Especially if you were (like myself) in for an 'Odd' number of sets.

Castle Wall Pack and Grand Stair pack.

We can now get both more Stairs so I can Dais until I go crazy with one of those. and More Windows - which until now was unheard off. The realm of Castles are here. I have decided that my KD Game Tile will indeed become a multi-story castle !! (I now just need to get some perspex bought and cut)

For me: 3 Painted Sets. and 4 Add on Sets. (MAYBE 6... If I stop Beer and Pizza)

Yay! :D
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#51877
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Castle Wall Pack, finally more windows!
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#51883
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I feel lucky, my wife is just as addicted to collecting as I am. (I met her at the gaming table by the way!) When the new add ons come out she is the first to say "We have to get that!" So we have pledged for 10 painted sets and every add on so far with two CoS.

So my advice is to get everything!
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#51884
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
GAh! I woke up and everything's changed!

Now I know I'm in for at least one more add-on, if not two -- and I have to decide if I want a whole other set, to boot. I mean, it seems kinda silly to have all those add-ons if I'm not going to have enough basic pieces to get sufficient use out of them. Gah! TOO COOL!
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#51889
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I had the same problem and just had to sacrifice a couple of things to get the most unique items. I put in for 3 sets (2 for me, one split between 2 of my players, "donating" to our group) and the castle walls pack, stairs pack, Chamber of Sorrows and Dungeon dressing. Curved and Corner walls would have been nice, but I'm getting some of those free as stretch goals and the floors would have been nice but not necessary for me at the moment.

As of now we have 11 hours to get $21,000 for that one last stretch goal. I think we can make this happen!
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#51890
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
OK, I decided to spring for FOUR of the add-ons. I am fairly sure that the ones I end up picking will be:


Accessory set -- those doors are too, too kewl
Floor pack -- the more I think about it, the more necessary it will be -- so many extra wall pieces are coming in through various other ways, without some big floors they'll only be able to make corridors! Need floors for all those walls!
Castle pack -- just too sweet to pass up. I love those windows, it was one of the things that made me decide I had to get in on this KS thing. And the arrow slits are sweet, too. The design of the walls works well with these pieces, makes it a very fitting castle.
Stair pack -- I do loves me those stairs, they are some of my favorite ROTA pieces, and I'm super happy we'll have them for regular DF now.

So, yeah, I'm passing on the Chamber, it seems. I may regret that, I know. ;/ But I'm gonna stick with my original thought -- if I HAD to customize that, I probably could come up with a decent approximation of it. While these other sets, there's just nothing I could do to replace them if I didn't order them.

Wow, I can't wait for this stuff to ship! October is the goal, with "everyone should have these by X-Mas" as the general hoped-for timeframe. I wish it were sooner! But either way, I'm super excited for these.

Woot!
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#51894
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I went kind of nuts on my re-entry to DF collecting, I know that. But with many other things that are needing purchase at the same time, I had to set myself some rules. All dungeon gray. No more than two of any add on. No add ons that consist of pieces that I'm already getting a ton of stretch goal pieces of. With that in mind, I finalized my pledge this morning for 10 sets, 2 floor packs, 2 dungeon dressing packs, 2 CoS, 2 castle walls, and 2 grand stairs. I can't imagine them paying huge amounts for the tooling and molds for the various items and NOT having them available after the KS, albeit for a bit higher a price, and if I find that I need more of something later, I'll get them then. In the meanwhile, I'll be able to paint up my sets and add-ons, and have a ton of fun figuring out what else I can use.
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#52073
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I keep flip-flopping and hem-hawing on my add-ons, too. I'm trying to figure out what will give me the most use... and I just can't ever seem to justify the Castle Walls pack, even if it is the only way to get arrow slits.

Anyways, I made a copy of my Order Aid form. Feel free to put in what you're thinking about getting and it will show you quickly what pieces you're missing, have a lot of, how much area, and how many total pieces. (The purple entry areas should be editable... please yell if they aren't.)

Dwarven Forge Order Aid

P.S. You do have to enter the cost manually. I didn't much want to mess with painted vs. unpainted.

P.P.S. Multiple people can edit the document at the same time, so watch where the various colored outlines are and what they're doing.
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Game Tiles Order Aid, so you know what add-ons you need!
 
#52101
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
DustyC - That is an excellent resource. Many thanks.

It IS making me rethink what Add-ons I will go for. This really highlights what you get as much as what you will not be getting..
I may have to rethink getting a Chamber of Souls at all and switch that to a Floor Pack instead. I do need some Stairs going down more than I need grates etc.
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#52130
Re:Gah! Can't decide which add-ons I want! 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
It is interesting to see, via the excel sheet, just how many doors I'm getting.

And barrels. I'm getting an absolute buttload of barrels. I know there are people getting more, but I'm still going to be very barrel rich.
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