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#16927
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I thought you guys would want to see these...









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#16928
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Man... those first two pics really give you a glimpse at how absolutely great looking these pieces are going to be. Those colors on the timber and stucco are fantastic.
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#16929
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
SWEET MONKIES IN A BARREL !!!!!

Those first two pics, especially the second stacked on the stone, are EXACTLY what I had in mind when sketching some modular add-ons to make a town !!! Absolutely FANTASTIC !!!!

I can certainly see the need for some timber columns to support the second floors, and, of course, stairs to get there :)

Man-oh-man-oh-man-oh-man am I THRILLED about this set !!!! I already have a truck load (ok, maybe a "wagon" load) of resin medieval cottages and shops, one and two levels (no longer in production) but they are small and not overly flexible. I haven't painted them yet (big surprise there) so I can do them to match this new set. With the DF MBSs we can make the larger buildings one would expect to find in a town or city .... Taverns, Manor houses, Taverns, Chapels, Taverns, Guild Halls, Taverns, Town Halls, Taverns, Brothels, Taverns, Libraries, Taverns, Mage Schools, Taverns ..... ooooooooohhhhh !!!!! SWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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#16930
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Credit has to go to Jeff who talked me out of designing a two+ story Tavern (which would have also been modular to an extent), but nowhere near the extent that these versatile pieces are.
I was gradually convinced by Jeff and others that the pieces we had to make needed to be very flexible so that one could imitate not just your standard medieval cottages and houses but also some of the more strange and bizaare shaped houses that one might find in various "fantasy" type settings. One can make really huge and strange shaped houses or magic user guilds and the like with these modular pieces, so hopefully we have acheived that goal for starters.
We have more designs coming, including of course stairs up and down, support pillars, fireplaces, all the usual things one expects to find in a house...but we have also seen lots of good ideas here on the forums through the years as well and we'll see how many we can squeeze into the next few sets...

Thanks to everyone, to all the collectors who have made this possible by continuing to support us. This has truly been an exciting year for Dwarven Forge. I feel we are all in this together, we all share the same love for this hobby, and it's our collective imaginations that have made all these things possible.

Thank You all!
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#16931
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Wow
Those are pretty cool!
Are they going to be for sale at any time?
Are there any other plans to make any new sets Castles or Towers?
Thanx again,
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#16932
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
These pictures look great. What did you use for the road/pathing outside? Are these part of an upcoming Medieval Streets set?

The two story buildings do look great. I think they will cry out for an expnsion set. Need some wooden pillars to support and also probably some larger floor sections, all to make a building with a usable lower floor once the top is removed.
Also many of those buildings had overhanging second stories, to build this I think a wall attachted to a longer floor piece (out from the wall) in order to be able to balance.

Wonder how long before someone makes a Medieval Roof for these buildings? (I wonder if that could be modular too?)
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#16933
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Looks great. I'm very glad that you decided upon a modular design. I'm also very glad that you already have (at least in planning stage) in the works one or more future sets to support this one.

Okay...forgive me but I'm usually blunt. The setups that contain more than one room do cry out to me with "too much candy striping." An overhead shot of a large setup is neat because it shows such possibliities but it's got a lot of "stripes" to it.

The close-up pics really look great. The floor design works well. The medieval furniture and dungeon accessory sets look at home in this new environment.

Now, I'm pretty broke, but I do wish I could afford 6 sets (to get two sets of freebies - see newsletter for details). Is this set something DF hopes to keep in stock for years to come? If so, I'l put my eagerness to buy on hold - only because of personal finances. I'll still probably snag one set so I can use the coupon sent to those who pre-ordered the cavernous river & lake set.

Great work, details. I haven't given a close look to the more-than-one-style walls and corners but that was a great idea. The bookcases look good. I like the windows. How about some stain-glass accessory pieces for the future? That'll be one more way to add diversity.

Hope you can forgive the critique. It truly is a nice set. I just had to say what jumped out at me when I saw the pics.
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#16934
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I know what you mean, but I think that is largely -- at least for me -- because this sort of design looks wrong for something very large.

The dungeon elements work when you have big, sprawling layouts as well as for smaller layouts, but this new set looks to me to be ideal for medium and small layouts only. Very large, sprawling tudor designs look a bit zebra-like and crazy.

I could be wrong, though -- have to wait and see what they look like in person!

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#16935
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We should have this set in stock for years to come -- and we already have sketches for the follow up set that include window inserts.
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#16936
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
L wrote:

I know what you mean, but I think that is largely -- at least for me -- because this sort of design looks wrong for something very large.
The only randomly sprawling Tudor-style house I know of is the Winchester House…There could be plenty more, I don't know?






I’d also like to see what alot of these pieces setup together more uniformly would look like… Streets, alleys, and such… Mixed and matched with the MM dungeon pieces…Combining first and second floor combinations like in the first two photos.

That and a few cobblestone street plates should be the foundation for never-ending medieval street setups…

As an extra…roofs could be made fairly simple out of Plastruct roof-sheets, mat-board, and modeling wood. I’m going to make 5 – 10 varied size roofs depending on our gaming needs. Should be an easy project… I’ll post some how to pics if you guys want?
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#16937
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Am I wrong, or did one of the miniatures look suspiciously like Brian as Teflon Billy from KoDT?
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#16938
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I’d also like to see what alot of these pieces setup together more uniformly would look like… Streets, alleys, and such… Mixed and matched with the MM dungeon pieces…
Like I said somewhere (can't recall where) I'm really looking forward to mixing this with dungeon pieces -- the wooden floors are designed to look fantastic as raised stages on either wood or stone floors, and I bet the stone would look great as a patio or step in an otherwise wooden room.

But I think what might REALLY help will be the first expansion set, if the wall style is just slightly different. Part of what can make it look a bit like a UPC code if the setup is too big is just that these pieces, unlike the dungeon ones, have a design on them. If the setup is medium or small, you don't notice it. When the setup is HUGE, though, and you only have essentially two elements in the design, it repeats. It starts to get static-y, you know? So if the additions give us more variety in the design, it won't repeat as much, and the visual static will be removed.

Still, the basic set is big enough, I think 2 or 3 is all most of us can work with, and there really isn't an issue until you get to 8 or 9 sets, I think. At 6 you're starting to push it, but it really depends what you do with it.

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