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Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:13 am 
 

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Thunderdave! wrote in Kickstarter projects:I really don't need rpg t-shirts, mugs, etc.


That's for damn sure.  Gaming content?  I'm interested.  Schwag?  Not so much.


Especially when we requested a medium T-shirt and they sent XXL.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:45 pm 
 

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That's for damn sure.  Gaming content?  I'm interested.  Schwag?  Not so much.


Especially when we requested a medium T-shirt and they sent XXL.


Didn't you know that an XXL was a "gamer medium"?   :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:05 pm 
 

IO beat me to it, XXL is a tightie on this hamburger-fed gamer body....

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:41 pm 
 

Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge — Kickstarter

No, I am not a big miniatures guy, but I jumped on this one a few weeks ago.  I think it is a fantastic deal.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:35 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote in Kickstarter projects:Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge — Kickstarter

No, I am not a big miniatures guy, but I jumped on this one a few weeks ago.  I think it is a fantastic deal.


I am a big miniatures guy, this is a good deal, and I am still not biting.  If you are into the Dwarven Forge type stuff, I can certainly understand why; it looks cool as all get out.  The main reason most of us never touched the stuff is that, either we weren't into miniatures or it was too expensive.  But now, even though I have a great miniatures collection and could easy drop $120.00 to participate, I just don't think I am going for it.  Feel free to argue your point of view.  Maybe I'm crazy.

There are three main reasons I not jumping in.  First, and most important, these setups hurt the mystery of most adventures.  I've seen DM's hide the un-explored parts of the dungeon under a sheet, but players still have a pretty good idea of the extent of the dungeon.  Or, if the DM doesn't set things up ahead of time, then there's a mad scramble by the DM to layout some or all of the next room.  Secret doors are much less secret.  Asking players to map their progress means that better parties do a better job of mapping and are more successful in their goals.  Of course, there are some places where players have advance knowledge of the layout but not the occupants.  This stuff works great for that situation.  Second, these things appear difficult to transport to another location.  And third, the stuff takes up a fair amount of storage space even if you only use it at your own house.

Maybe there are other reasons pro and con, but I just don't think I'm in..... :?


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote in Kickstarter projects:  Feel free to argue your point of view.  Maybe I'm crazy:?


Yes, yes you are... :D

I see your points but raise the "this shit is just too cool" arguement. From what I see, you get tons of stuff for the dollar. I just see me using them for some hack and slash stuff. Now I need to go and buy some miniatures! Or I can just stock it with the demons and devils from the Center Stage KS!


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:29 pm 
 

Along the same lines as the DF KS, check out Secret Weapon's terrain (more suited for WH40K, etc, but still pretty damn cool!) :

Tablescapes - by Secret Weapon Miniatures by Secret Weapon — Kickstarter


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:22 am 
 

bbarsh wrote in Kickstarter projects:
benjoshua wrote in Kickstarter projects:  Feel free to argue your point of view.  Maybe I'm crazy:?


Yes, yes you are... :D

I see your points but raise the "this shit is just too cool" arguement. From what I see, you get tons of stuff for the dollar. I just see me using them for some hack and slash stuff. Now I need to go and buy some miniatures! Or I can just stock it with the demons and devils from the Center Stage KS!



I hear you, I was on the fence, but decided to finally bite!  I have thousands of minis and am looking forward to having some terrain to put them in and this was the best bang for the buck.  I have only bought sparingly from Dwarven Forge before, but this was too good to pass up!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:05 pm 
 

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Yes, yes you are... :D

I see your points but raise the "this shit is just too cool" arguement. From what I see, you get tons of stuff for the dollar. I just see me using them for some hack and slash stuff. Now I need to go and buy some miniatures! Or I can just stock it with the demons and devils from the Center Stage KS!



I hear you, I was on the fence, but decided to finally bite!  I have thousands of minis and am looking forward to having some terrain to put them in and this was the best bang for the buck.  I have only bought sparingly from Dwarven Forge before, but this was too good to pass up!


I just moved up to the $260 level. With the huge amount of free bonus stuff for each set - you get the bonus goals for each set - I could not resist. So I get five sets plus five sets of the bonus stuff which is a ton of product.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:16 pm 
 

I'd be in except for international postage. :(

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:26 pm 
 

Sardan wrote in Kickstarter projects:I'd be in except for international postage. :(


Yes, international postage for just a few books has gone through the roof. Heavy stuff like this project is probably insane. On average, anything weighing just a few pounds has doubled.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:07 pm 
 

How about everyone jump on this one:

RPGs are Evil - Dark Dungeons: The Movie! by JR Ralls — Kickstarter

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:52 am 
 

Bbarsh, myself and my gaming group are chipping in at the $260 level for the Dwarven Forge stuff too. We'll probably grab an add-on or two as well. It's just too much too cheap to pass up. It's like 35% of what the full on DF stuff costs, and that's just an amazing price.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:02 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote in Kickstarter projects:Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge — Kickstarter

No, I am not a big miniatures guy, but I jumped on this one a few weeks ago.  I think it is a fantastic deal.


Oh, damn you for posting this and me for seeing it and having no willpower.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:20 am 
 

Zenfinite wrote in Kickstarter projects:Bbarsh, myself and my gaming group are chipping in at the $260 level for the Dwarven Forge stuff too. We'll probably grab an add-on or two as well. It's just too much too cheap to pass up. It's like 35% of what the full on DF stuff costs, and that's just an amazing price.

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Yes, exactly my thoughts. Hard to resist buying more.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:21 am 
 

stylean wrote in Kickstarter projects:
bbarsh wrote in Kickstarter projects:Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge — Kickstarter

No, I am not a big miniatures guy, but I jumped on this one a few weeks ago. I think it is a fantastic deal.


Oh, damn you for posting this and me for seeing it and having no willpower.


Welcome to the party!


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 pm 
 

Just to play Devil's Advocate for a second, the Dungeonstone company has more affordable dungeon tiles.  I purchased a bunch from them and they are great quality and easy to use.  Check them out at dungeonstone.com.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:47 pm 
 

throwi wrote in Kickstarter projects:Just to play Devil's Advocate for a second, the Dungeonstone company has more affordable dungeon tiles.  I purchased a bunch from them and they are great quality and easy to use.  Check them out at dungeonstone.com.

~throwi


See, I disagree. With all the stretch goals and free stuff, the Kickstarter is a better deal. I'm paying $260 and getting almost 400 pieces. Dungeonstone's stuff is right about a buck a piece, and it's white. The dark color of the DF stuff lends itself easily to painting, one drybrush coat and you're done. Not so with the Dungeonstone stuff. I'm also weird in the fact that I like giving money to the people who started the craze, not the copiers. :)

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Post Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:29 am 
 

Yeh, but Throwi has his dungeon tiles now. The KS stuff won't be shipped for a year or so....

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Post Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:11 pm 
 

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