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#56685
Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
My Game Tiles shipped yesterday. From San Jose. They arrived today. At my house. In San Jose. I think I'm the luckiest dude ever.

(Update: Unboxing pics in a later post.)

To make a long story short: They're awesome. They feel really solid--not bendy or rubbery at all (though if you try really hard to bend them, they have a little bit of give). Even the thin parts like the chairs and benches feel more solid than (for example) WotC plastic miniatures. They fit well together, and they slightly grip the shiny wood table I'm using, which is a nice bonus (so they won't slide away from each other during play).

The Dwarven Forge tote bag is actually really well-made. I had forgotten about it, but it was a pleasant surprise.

The only sour note is that one of my narrow doors doesn't open. When I tried to force it, the plastic started to bend and look like it was going to break (you know how plastic gets white when it's bent really hard and about to break?). I wonder if some kind of hot water shenanigans will fix that. (Update: It didn't. Jeff has very kindly offered to send me a replacement.)

But all in all, it's great. I had my paints all ready, but the "dungeon gray" pieces already look awesome right out of the box.

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#56696
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Congratulations! I'd love to see more pics when you get a chance!
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#56701
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Thanks. Looking great.
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#56702
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Congratulations! That is awesome! I can only imagine my own reaction when mine arrive! I'd love to see more pictures including any you took of the box they were shipped in, etc. if you have them!

I'm sorry about all of the exclamation points, but this is exciting!
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#56704
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
LegoRick wrote:
Congratulations! That is awesome! I can only imagine my own reaction when mine arrive! I'd love to see more pictures including any you took of the box they were shipped in, etc. if you have them!

I'm sorry about all of the exclamation points, but this is exciting!


Wow, actually I just saw the pics of your boxes in another thread. WOW! Of course, if you still have more, I would still love to see them!
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#56706
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  

The box was pretty big--and really heavy.


Plenty of bubble wrap, just to be sure the indestructible Dwarvenite doesn't break.


The one on top was my add-on pack.


Underneath the bubble wrap was another box.


The smaller box contains the two sets and the two sets of stretch goals, so I imagine this box is all I would have gotten if I hadn't picked the add-on.


Within this smaller box is... more boxes!


...And the awesome DF tote bag!


This is all the boxes.


They each have pictures showing what's inside.


The pieces are really packed in there.


They're also individually wrapped.


The bottom of every piece has "www.dwarvenforge.com" and "Made in China."


The stretch goals boxes had this nice letter in them (the actual sets don't).


The freestanding walls actually look a lot nicer than the mockups shown during the Kickstarter.


My stuck narrow door. I'll try hot water and cold water tomorrow.


My first setup. The dungeon gray really goes nicely with the unpainted plastic figures (from Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon board games) for a minimalistic feel.


My first real dungeon. This used pretty much all of my pieces. It's a lot bigger than it looks.
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#56709
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Thanks a ton!! I need a roll of paper towels to wipe away all of this drool!

That setup you created is actually pretty awesome. Wow, this is great.
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#56713
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
That is WAY WAY awesome I'm glad you got your tiles it's hard to believe it's already been 6 months. It was a great ride and I cant wait to do it again say sometime early next year? ;) lol
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#56723
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Thanks for taking time out to steady a camera and take pics for us!
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#56724
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
What Jas said. I appreciated your commentary as well. Answered questions before I asked them.
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#56727
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Tonight, I ran my first D&D session with my Dwarven Forge pieces. I'm relatively new to DMing, and totally new to DFing. I was afraid the terrain would be distracting and cumbersome, but it turned out to be both cool and helpful!

I previously used a Chessex battlemat for combat. Tonight, I used the battlemat for the dungeon map (1 inch = 10 feet), and used the DF pieces for combat. This worked way smoother than just dictating the map and using the battlemat for combat, and actually sped up gameplay rather than slowing it down. It wasn't hard at all to fish out whatever pieces I wanted, especially since I had all the special pieces in a shoebox (the basic pieces I just dumped into the tote bag).


We realized pretty early on that the wall pieces were really inconvenient for small rooms and narrow passages. The half-squares were awkward, and it forced everyone to lean in to see the action.

We quickly decided to just use the floor pieces unless we were in a sufficiently big room (or a pre-set-up dungeon, which this wasn't). Even though there were no walls, the thickness of the floors provided enough 3D, and the texture provided plenty of the "cool factor" I was looking for from DF.

It also had the nice side effect of reconciling the 10-foot mapping scale and the 5-foot tactical scale, since the tiles are 10-foot squares with 5-foot squares on them. It was pretty easy to build as we went along, and the mapping player could easily relate that to his graph paper.

And yes, that's two nicely hand-painted figures... and Darth Vader as the mage (getting caught off-guard by phase spiders!).


Another nice side-effect was that it was really easy to create interesting terrain. With the battlemat, I had to A: decide I wanted interesting terrain in this room (which I don't always want), B: what terrain that is, and C: where to draw it. With the pieces, it's really easy to just look in the shoebox and go "eh, sure, there's a table and a few barrels in there," and just drop them in. The 3d aspect makes it easy to see what would make sense to physically fit in there.

That's the Barbarian/Thief standing on the table. Sneak attack while raging? Sure!


The thickness of the floor tiles also let me do stuff like this. I could also imagine having the non-tile area being sand or lava, and the tiles being like stepping stones.

That's an evil pool with a water weird in it, and the entire party standing at the edge looking into it. Heh heh heh... (Actually, just after this picture was taken, they annihilated the elemental and took all those treasure piles. Next time...)
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#56743
Re:Am I Really The First? 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
i recognize those as D&D minis, but i've never seen them unpainted where did you get them?
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