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animesensei

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  1. As someone who has both dental plaster terrain (HA and other companies) and a bunch of Dwarven Forge, they are definitely overlapping items for two different groups of people. It's like how two people can buy the same Toyota, but one wants a car to drive and the other person wants a car to tinker with. One person just wants to be able to drive the car and have no issues; the other person wants to put new rims on, trick out the stereo, and improve the engine performance. Is either person using the car the wrong way? No, they just have different ideas of what they want out of a car. Dwarven Forge is ready to go right out of the box, even unpainted it shows enough detail with the color of the dwarvenite to be passable on the table so everyone knows what it is they are looking at. Painted pieces are tabletop quality right out of the box and dwarvenite doesn't chip, break, or crumble. It's reliable. Hirst Arts and other resin/plaster options typically offer either 1) more customization (HA) or 2) more detail (Tabletop World), however you give up things when you go those routes. With HA you have to spend a lot of time and gain experience by way of trial and error. If you want to make your own pieces in resin you need a vacuum chamber. You have to learn how to not have bubbles in your casts. You have clean the molds. You have to glue and paint the pieces together. With Tabletop World, you don't let anyone besides yourself touch them as they are expensive and can break. Again, diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, but for me I use my dwarvenite pieces much more than my resin or plaster terrain now. It's just easier to store, I worry about it less, and it just WORKS. Yes, there are things I wish were better such as the factory paint job, some scale issues between "underground" and "above ground sets" (25mm vs 1"), and the fact that it's expensive, but in the end outside of my lack of impulse control it really seems like it's a product I can use my entire life with buying ONCE with very little maintenance. I can let my 3 kids play with the pieces. My players get a kick out of the stuff too. It's worth it for me, as I'm in that group of people who just wants to game and spend less time on the assembly/paint portion of the hobby.
  2. I think it's time you looked back at Dwarven Forge again; they have expanded much further than dungeon tunnels. 🙂
  3. I have a bunch from Caverns Deep EDIT: I also have a bunch of stuff from the Axe n' Shield kickstarter for elevating large areas.
  4. The gauntlets are interesting. I don't have a set of those... Good luck!
  5. Heart of the Wild - Painted Escarpments - Megapack - Painted Swamp Banks - Megapack - Painted Wildlands Forest Floor - Megapack - Painted Ruins of Cailentyr - Megapack - Painted Mountain Trifecta Ledges - Escarpment Megapack Companion Pack - Painted Forest Trifecta Ledges - Escarpment Megapack Companion Pack - Painted Trifecta Ledges - Straight Escarpment Companion Pack - Painted Escarpments - Straights - Painted Majestic Waterfalls - Painted Mountain Driftstone Pack - Painted Wyvernstone Scatter Pack - Painted Huge Hummock Pack - Painted Titanstooth - Painted Crablily Patch - Painted Bayou Barge - Painted The Standing Stones - Painted Wyluli Weretigers - Painted Crimsonclaw Wyvern - Painted Vencurra, Shadow Dragon - Painted Swamp Basilisk - Painted 2x Tree Extensions - Unpainted Mountain Climber - Painted Forgotten Forest - Painted Raging River Terrain Tray Multi-pack (GRIDLESS) Texture Mat - Dismal Quagmire 24" x 24" (GRIDLESS) Texture Mat - Mountain Lake 24" x 24" (GRIDLESS) Texture Mat - Swamp Water 24" x 24" (GRIDLESS) Moonlit Arch - Special Edition Resin Set Threshold of Worlds - Special Edition Resin Set 1
  6. Also, with Altar Quest so close to delivery, it would have done them favors to wait until delivery was complete before launching. They had too many kickstarters in process; lots of people will simply not back for that very reason. They needed a track record.
  7. Not a huge fan of my ABS plastic Dwarven Forge tiles from their Castles kickstarter (DF called it "Gorgonite"), so I'll be passing on this. ABS always feels "cheap" to me.
  8. Just a reminder that last kickstarter's mats were shipped folded, not rolled. I doubt that will change, as I haven't heard of anything from MFC stating anything with the mats will be different. You're getting icy hills but no icy trees?
  9. Can't emphasize this enough. It's worth what people pay for it. Some people are willing to stretch more than others are willing, but those that purchase are the ones that set the price. If you are patient however, you can find good deals on ebay if you want to put the effort and time into watching the auctions.
  10. I hate to say it, but just because you don't feel like a price on ebay is worth it, doesn't mean that it's true. If the sets are selling for double what the kickstarter price was, that means there is sufficient demand at that price for it to sell. If you can find someone who is willing to sell for less, then by all means look for someone willing to do so. Reaper gives a discount for those who wish to plunk their money down for a year or two to finance production. There's also the time value of money; those people can't use the money they've pre-spent in the pledge manager. What you are paying on ebay takes all of this into account and sadly, it is what it is. Reaper sometimes has sold some of their kickstarter sets that they have as overstock, but if you want kickstarter prices (and want to give Reaper your money instead of an ebay seller) then I would suggest keeping your eyes and ears out for when the next kickstarter will go live. It's the only sure fire way to get kickstarter pricing.
  11. Someone on the DF forums has used math and logistics to help you pay the bare minimum for exactly what you want; they created a program for it. Put in what pieces you want and it tells you the best configuration/pledge options. https://www.dwarvenforge.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=11851
  12. Their Fantasy Minis KS seems to be good; they have had good communication and have been posting pictures of factory samples.
  13. Resin pieces: Deep in the Dreadhollow Forest stands the Threshold of Worlds, a site that holds hidden magics of life, death, and transformation. What seems at first to be a simple outcrop overgrown with wild plants and topped by two intertwining trees may suddenly reveal itself as a gateway to otherwhere. The plants and creatures that cling to the stone are symbolic of sorcery, mortality, and renewal; nearby ruins hint at the legacy of the ancients. This set includes five pieces intricately hand sculpted by Elye Alexander. The two halves of the outcrop—Life and Death—fit together to form a single large crag with a hole leading down through its center to a hidden chamber within. The two halves can also be separated to create a natural archway, an irregular alcove, a jagged ridge, or two unconnected crags. Two faces-- a gaping skull and a contemplative dryad-- are hidden in the surface of the stone. Three smaller pieces complement the outcrop: a ruined monument; an elven statue; and a translucent energy vortex. The assembled outcrop fits neatly atop the Hole Knoll and thus can be used with the new DF Fogger or Light Puck. // Deep within the untamed Wildlands, untouched for several millennia, stands the Moonlit Arch. Is it the door to an ancient, lost temple or the gateway to another world? What rituals were conducted here in days gone by, and what power might awaken again if their secrets could be rediscovered? This set, sculpted by Lady Sabelle, the Mistress of Miniscule, features a towering archway atop an intricate raised dais carved with crescent moons and elaborate knotwork. Winged cats adorn the arch itself and a pair of free-standing Griffon Pillars guard the front steps. The Moon Dais is designed to fit both the Circular Archaean Dais and the Oracle Pool, as well as working with the other ruins pieces.
  14. The pledge manager is now live. Lots of updated things.
  15. Next thing we know, you'll tell me rocks are free too. ;) My issue with just normal sticks is the immersion factor. If the rest of my terrain were also real materials based, then it would work, but mixing the real sticks in with fake trees just makes the stick look like well, a stick, in stead of a fallen tree. Some may not care, but it's an issue for me. If I wanted to go cheap, I'd just 3D print a fallen tree. But I'm not a fan of painting if I can help it.
  16. It's 15 sets each, which can be trees or other things. It gives a lot of flexibility between winter, green, or blighted versions, and I can get compliments to my trees from their first KS as well. It just was a well-rounded option and the painted stretch goals pushed us over the top to combine our pledges.
  17. I'm splitting a $1k pledge level with someone so we can both get the painted stretch goals.
  18. Each shipment now comes with these; the cheapest pledge option is $40. The fallen pine trees are a $20 add-on, so with those and the other freebies it's over a 50% stretch goal bonus on top of your pledge. You don't see this type of discount often for a company that already has Kickstarter credibility; usually you see stuff like this when it's a company/individual that is trying to entice people to take a risk. This is like Dwarven Forge KS1/KS2 or Reaper kickstarter value now.
  19. Don't forget you also get the fallen pine trees and the other stuff that's free with each shipment too.
  20. They just added a ton of free stuff. O.o
  21. One week left. Lots of cool stuff in the stretch goals and add-ons. Also, they don't advertise this that much, but all of the fire effects appear to be swappable and can be used for fireballs as well.
  22. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dungeonlair/dungeon-accessories-torture-imprisonment-and-sacrifice/description I backed a previous KS these people did and even though it had some struggles due to manufacturers giving them problems, they still delivered and had a good quality product. It's resin and comes either painted or unpainted. Some of the stuff here is generic, but it's worth a look.
  23. That is a lot of work to get a map put together.... not to mention the legal issues for the company if a kid or pet eats a few of the magnets. I'm out.
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