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#16939
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I am ok with L
i think that this environment mustn't be huge.

i really see this new set like this photo i made





so if you want to make a small village you need 3 sets
you can get 10 or 12 small houses
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#16940
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I'm "sort of" with weaverjk till I can get my hands on the sets (regarding the stripes). I'd like to see them up close and personal before passing final judgement on them. However, I can honestly say that after looking at the high-res pics for a long time, I don't think the "zebra effect", as it has been labeled as of recent, is going to bother me at all. I didn't even think of it till someone on another web site mentioned it in those terms.

I can totally understand the complexities with designing modular piece in a half-timbered look. Not to speak for Stefan and how he came to his decision on design, but I think that he made a good choice in mixing up the pieces by putting only three timbers (two complete timbers actually: 1 whole beam and 1 "half" timber on each end piece) on some of the walls, and four on others. I think that the "zebra" effect is probably a tolerable side effect that will more than likely diminish once the pieces are built up and stocked with accessories.

I'm just giddy with excitement over getting these boxes now. Back to work for me...
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#16941
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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Yup, these are the anticipated Mystery Set that are scheduled for release at GenCon Indy - on August 10th. As for future aboveground sets, I'm guessing that'll depend on how these do...
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#16942
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Despite the stripe effect that caught my attention right off, I'll still be buying at least 3 of these sets when I have the money to do so.
Someone else said it might have looked better with wooden beams all across the top. The picture in my mind says maybe. Not sure. However, as you said, once I have these in my hands, I probably will focus on the wonders and usefulness of the set. :)
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#16943
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
We did a lot of research for this set. In fact, Stefan wanted me to fly to the UK and tour some authentic medieval buildings, but the budget would not allow it. (Maybe for MBS 2, Stefan?). Anyway, the tudor style has seen many revivals over the centuries, but we went with the most "authentic" look we could find from the beginning of the construction method. So...yeah...there are a lot of vertical timbers....because...well...they used a lot of timbers -- especially if it was a two-story or large structure. You guys will see when you get your sets, but we put a lot of detail into the various cracks and crevices, and they show the daub and waddle as accurately as possible.

To be honest, my preference at first was for more of a fantasy feel -- and not so accurate. But Stefan was steadfast and demanded what you see here. I am glad that he was stubborn and a stickler. This set is so sweet. Sure the walls are a little stripey, but hey...they are supposed to be.




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#16944
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Jeff--LOVE those pics. Can I be the first to say "Nyah nyah!" while thumbing my nose to the naysayers? hee hee... just kidding.

Seriously though--my wife's family is from the UK and when we went over to visit them (before I married her), I was all over the country side looking at stone cottages, slate roofs and walls, and Tudor style homes. The only two original Tudors still standing are in the Tower of London (according to the tour guide). I absolutely LOVE Tudor style homes and have some architectural plans for one that I want to have built before I retire.

Excellent work here guys. Beautiful pieces that I can't wait to get my hands on!
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#16945
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I think the next set could have some walls with beams spaced farther apart...I think that will break up the "stripes look" a little bit better, so no worries, It doesn't bother me, but we are always looking to improve things.
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#16946
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
The stripe effect does not look a problem on the walls themselves, it even does not look too bad on small setups.
It just looks strange with a larger setups where you are seeing the tops of many walls at once. This is because in real life most buildings have a roof.

The solution - we need a Medieval Building Roof set. Rooves stay on except where PC are in the buildings, so their should never be too much "Candy Striping" in view.
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#16947
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thanks for the IRL pics. I believe I remember seeing similar houses in parts of Switzerland.
Indeed, the set is great looking and it'll be wonderful to have many of them in my inventory. I know you're teasing, Dante. I just wanteto remind people here that I was simply sharing my "first impressions" as one other individual did. I'm certainly not trying to put down Stefan's work. I simply thought it pertinent to share first impressions in case the information was helpful. I hope people take note of the positive comments people such as myself leave in addition to the "negative" comments. If these comments have upset people, I'm sorry. Just trying to give all my feedback - good and the bad. As I think I've said before, overall, I love this set. It's a great addition to the product line and, as Jeff previously stated, is adds a "new environment" that many players here, myself included, have been wanting to do.


Peace and many happy gamming sessions,

JKW
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#16948
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
This type of building method used to be quite common in Denmark and the south of Sweden, making it quite welcome as a way of building a small southern village or large farmstead...

(Eh... probably "northern" to the rest of you guys...)
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#16949
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I think I mentioned this somewhere --- the only real problem is that any pattern, any pattern of a small enough size that is, will start to cause static and look odd if it gets repeated often enough. Since there are three styles of wall, a very large setup using 10 sets or something like that, is going to repeat the pattern often. As a result, you get a kind of visual feedback.

I think the best solution is -- 1) For now, keep it under 3 sets in one building. 2) Future expansions should not repeat the same wall pattern but introduce new ones. I don't think it matters how far apart the beams are -- just so long as we can introduce enough variety in a large setup to minimize pattern repetition.

I don't think it matters at all in the end, of course -- as all the intense joy about this set has shown! Dante and I are already posting tips about accessories over at Cool Photos, and more than 1 person has said this set stands a good chance of bringing lots of new people into the DF fold....

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#16950
More Medieval Building Set Photos (hi-res) 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I think the next set could have some walls with beams spaced farther apart...I think that will break up the "stripes look" a little bit better, so no worries, It doesn't bother me, but we are always looking to improve things.
Thanks for the info as always. I keep thinking that a nice tall accessory put here or there against a wall will break this effect " if it bothers". I just can't wait to get my three sets.... Oh yeah. I still need to sweet talk the wife..... Hummmmmm... " still thinking...."
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