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#64624
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
jls304 wrote:
My father can clearly beat up your father and my wife was miss columbia
2013.

Now tht was funny. Made me laugh.
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#64628
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I agree that this thread may have attained a level of one upping however we are all gamers and that comes with the territory. My pledge is on this post earlier and even if I was in a position to grab more I don't think it would be much more.

I started putting 30.00 a pay period aside from the end of the first KS and still went beyond my even my "emergency got to have budget" however I got what I wanted and that is fine.

I do have one question though, I noticed a lot of people (even the long-time collector's) went in for quite a few of the dungeon passage packs. I went in for 1 of number 3 but as someone who already has a lot of the resin passages I did not really see the point of going in for a ton of these.

am I missing something or is it just that folks want the passages in Dwarvenite?
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69 Resin Sets

22 Dungeons Kickstarter Sets (10 base sets + 12 add-ons).

27 Pledged Caverns Kickstarter Sets (7 base sets + 20 add-ons).
 
#64630
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Well I only have my resin medieval buildings left because I find Dwarvenite to be superior for me (storage, durability, and my own paint job), and got rid of all my other sets.

I got seven sets of the passage ways.
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#64636
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I have no resin sets. and mostly play with the dwarvenite with the kids... so I got passageways to help them build for spacial awareness... (right, that's what I keep telling myself) anyway.

I got Narrow dungeons, and sets 1,3,4,4

That is all. I wanted to see if I ran out of any or wanted more of one kind before I got more.
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#64670
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Trying to decide how many Pedestal Packs I want to get.

Does anyone know what the height of the pedestal is?
Or what the height of the flat cavern floor tiles are?

I know that the pedestals on top of the floor pieces reach 2 inches in height supposedly. I'm wondering if the height of each has been specified or not.

Teazia got me thinking about buying wood cubes or wood cutouts for elevation purposes and if the floor tiles are a nice standard height, I could get some cutouts to work with the large pedestals instead of using floor pieces.

Tried forum searches, but can't find anything. Thanks for any specs or thoughts.
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#64674
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Nate physically measured it in his close up video of the elevation pack. it was 1.5in tall.
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#64675
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thanks so much! I missed that part.

Trying to put this pledge to rest...

Have been busy with so many other things, but the Fundafull window is closing soon.
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#64693
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
@Zenmaster,

The floor tiles are also a standard height, roughly 1/2 inch. I say roughly because everything in the DF Game Tiles line is just a hair under a true 2" grid; probably has something to do with shrinkage in the molds. I believe other 3D terrain lines also show this effect. This isn't a problem, everything works well together. I just mention it because if you're planning to pre-make a bunch of elevation pieces, etc to use with your GTs when they come, you want to make sure you allow for this difference; an 8x8 " elevation block, for example, would be at least 1/8" too large to fit in an [8x8] space within a floor tile grid. I've made a bunch of such pieces myself to use for vertical builds with my dungeon tiles, so I made sure to cross-check with a layout of actual tiles to get the size exact.

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As far as my pledge... I agonized over it quite a bit, and went over budget of course, but this is what I ended up with. Some of it (3 base sets, 1 lava, 1 narrow passages) is for my brother, the rest for me. All sets are unpainted.

1 x Cavern Dry Brush paint
10 x Base set
1 x Narrow Passages
2 x Water Caverns
2 x Lava Caverns
1 x Elevation
2 x Elevation Blocks
1 x Floors
1 x Chasms
1 x Wicked Additions
1 x Narrow Dungeon Passages

I was tempted to get the lava caverns painted, but I have a bunch of lava paint coming from last year's Game Decor terrain paint KS (if the guy every actually ships the stuff), and I'm kinda looking forward to mastering lava painting. Also, I wanted to be able to add more lava tiles that match exactly in the future, which will be easier if I do the initial paint scheme. I was also tempted to just get another base set instead and paint it as lava, but at the last minute I recalled that extra 1 x base sets don't come with stretch goals; and I think the particular mix of tiles Stefan picked for the lava set really is the most suitable for lava-izing, though I probably will swap in/out a few others. (For one thing I'll add a few more walls, there don't seem to be quite enough compared to the lava floors.)

I love negative space builds so I'm sure I'll use the Chasms pieces a lot, even though I have many from the base sets. Also they will work nicely for minor elevation changes within an area even where there aren't big holes.

Didn't go for the dungeon passages because I just couldn't afford it right now, and I'm happy with ones made using the original GTs. Got narrow ones though because I love secret passages.

Otherwise I went for maximum basic utility, more pieces to build a bigger area as opposed to dressings. I'd rather have a larger cavern and sculpt my own mushrooms, etc. to put in it.
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#64698
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
teazia wrote:

Going elevated will take up tons of pieces, go big or go home! That is not hyperbole- overdo on the elevation pieces rather than water/lava pieces IMO. The chasm tiles + blue/red paper or film make a suitable substitute for water or lava. Some other crafted solutions could be possible I feel. But elevation opens up the 3d dimension in whole new ways and creates a richer visual and strategic playstyle.

Another way to look at it- colored pogs or 3D minis? (a bit simplistic I know)

Either way, you can't really go wrong :p


Thanks Teazia for making me adjust my budget cap for this KS just one last time! Well, at least my total cap for Caverns and Dungeons stayed the same; I just leaned the balance even more toward Caverns.

What he said is true: For a big elevation build, it is "Go big or go home" I think the biggest impetus was my mental picture of ideal cavern setups. I could not help thinking of the Mines of Moria from LOTR or the Halls of the Goblin King from the Hobbit. Those are not flat cavescapes. I also envision building step-pyramid altars and daises and such, and those needs stairs!

In addition, others in this thread showed the need for floor tiles if you want a decent sized dragon's lair for instance. If you own the D&D dragon's collector set, how are you going to use them in play without a home?

Ended up with

10 sets painted
3 Floor Packs
3 Elevation Packs
2 Large Pedestal Packs
2 Water Caverns
1 Lava Cavern
1 Lava River
1 Stalagmite Pack
1 Chasm Pack
1 Mushroom Pack
1 Wicked Cavern

2 Narrow Dungeon
1 Dungeon Passage #1
1 Dungeon Passage #2
1 Dungeon Passage #3
2 Dungeon Passage #4

The only add-on I didn't go with is narrow passages as the SG's just give so many of those pieces. I feel the mix above let's me go tall and/or wide as I need to at any point in the future. I own no DF terrain at present, so a benign financial situation means I can go all in for everything I think my son and I will need from this KS.

Sincere thanks to Biowizard, JenneyOC, KeeblerOrc and many others for helping me figure the composition of my dungeon passage packs. 1,2,3,4,4 and 2 Narrows.

Another set of sincere thanks to Teazia, OldManWillow, GriffinTamer, Nate Taylor, and others who shared their thoughts and techniques on elevation builds.

Himajin's Mapmaker files and 600lbPanther's post and pic helped show me how dragons need their floor space, while jchunick started an invaluable thread where he and others provide quality and/or low cost sources of accessories to fill these caverns with.

I am very grateful to the DF user community, who have made it much easier for a new user to purchase efficiently and get creative quickly. I truly appreciate the time everyone spends to post.

Looking forward to the delivery of these cavern tiles when my son and I can cast the Mapmaker aside and start building in earnest.
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#64700
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Zenmaster.

Thank you for putting my thoughts into words. Without this thread's contributors, and as you say, the entire community, I would be lost in a sea of trial and error.

Thank you all so much.
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#64707
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
zenmaster wrote:
[quote]teazia wrote:

Looking forward to the delivery of these cavern tiles when my son and I can cast the Mapmaker aside and start building in earnest.

That's going to be the best part of this whole thing! ;-)
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#64710
Re:Cavern KS - Peer Pledge Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Ok.. anyone here see something stupid I don't?

Rewards Selected

1 x 10 Cavern Sets

Add-Ons Selected

3 x Cavern Paint Pack
3 x NEW! Wicked Cavern Add-on Pack (Dungeon Gray)
4 x Floor Pack (Dungeon Gray)
3 x Chasm Pack (Dungeon Gray)
3 x Elevation Pack (Dungeon Gray)
2 x Large Pedestal Pack (Dungeon Gray)
1 x Narrow Passage Pack (Dungeon Gray)
1 x Narrow Dungeon Passage Pack (Dungeon Gray)
2 x Dungeon Passage Pack #1 (Dungeon Gray)
2 x Dungeon Passage Pack #3 (Dungeon Gray)
4 x Dungeon Passage Pack #4 (Dungeon Gray)

Im planning on using chasm negative space to show water/lava/gummy bears
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