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Seriously, if you get these, just go to Kinkos. Once you take replacement ink into account, it will cost less and not destroy your printer (and you can use the real hardcore cardstock that would choke your home printer).

True story and also if theyre not laser prints, I would consider coating it with some kind of matte spray or brush sealant. Although that just depends on how humid it gets where you are, and yes with a little care they will last along time.

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I've never been one for paperterrain personally, although these certainly do look nice. But the PDF and print put any interest out unfotunately, I don't think my printer at home has been used for years, I would be surprised if there's any ink even in it.

 

 

I like paper terrain, I have some of the WWG stuff and want more. But, I'm the same way - pdf and print unsells me. I'd be more inclined to pay extra for pre-printed. Printing it is just a huge hassle for me.

 

But the WWG/Wyrd Terraclips stuff I think I'll look into. That's what I'm looking for. Buy, assemble, play. The current sets aren't quite as gnarly as the "print n' play" WWG stuff, but a lot more convenient.

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I have used both WWG stuff and Fat Dragon. Can't really say which I prefer, as both have their good and bad points. I ended up using geomorphic tiles from another company altogether, but do throw in 'extras' from both these companies. I have also experimented with using these textures along with Terraclips, with a reasonable degree of success. Hope this helps

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I have a ton of cardstock terrain, including most of the Fat Dragon, Worldworks Games and Dave Graffam stuff. I have to say that the Fat Dragon and Dave Graffam stuff use way less ink than the Worldworks stuff, close to half as much.

 

Anyone thinking that they can't make their stuff look like the pictures, check out my YouTube channel for some tutorials and videos on how to get started with cardstock terrain.

 

Intro to cardstock video:

 

Main channel page: http://www.youtube.com/user/KentuckyFriedGamers?feature=mhee

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Fat Dragon Games was generous enough to offer us their Sea Dragon Ship PDF for our KS, and it looks fantastic. I'm betting their Dungeons are just as nice, pledged already (gotta put my Skeletons somewhere). :)

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At this point I'm really digging going with paper terrain. I like the look of this kickstarter, but also like what I see from WWG.

 

As for print n play, I don't have a big problem with that.. I am pretty sure my printer could handle it (I assume) I have this Brother printer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GXAY9E/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1. And no, I didn't pay some ridiculous amount for it, I actually bought it when it was $50 for some odd reason. I also got this smaller Brother one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H1PB9I/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 at the same time for $30.

 

I haven't used the large printer yet actually, but the small one has worked great for me. I would test the cardstock with it, but I'm not sure if it's up to snuff. I used 32lbs wasau resume paper in it recently to print a resume, and it turned out nice, but the paper wanted to curl when it came out (eventually flattened out). I assume this wouldn't be a problem with the larger printer, but I'm not SURE because I don't see any specs for paper weights it takes listed on the page.

 

As for price, I think I would come out ahead using my own printer and ink (it takes generic ink, so that shouldn't be a huge problem), but I would be willing to take to kinkos or something as well. I'm debating going the paper route and thereby saving money and getting to gaming with terrain as soon as my Bones get here, or going the $330 route for a 5 set + 2 add-on for the Dwarven Forge tiles (which I wouldn't even get until the end of the year assuming schedule stays on track). I think the tiles look impressive, but I honestly think the paper terrain would be even more impressive in its variety and color. I think I'll try and find out if my printer is good enough and I'm pretty sure I will pledge this or go for some WWG games stuff.

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We got the DM screen from Fat Dragon cause my husband has been looking for a new screen and their screen with the two dice towers and the little shelves in the wall is very cool looking. We printed off some of it at kinkos (self service was cheaper) but it was taking a while so I'll be going back later with my PSvita to finish printing. The print quality is fantastic on the printers at kinkos. But like I said, it takes a while.

 

We haven't looked at how it will work on our home printer (because we need to buy ink) but once I know I'll post on that.

 

Overall, we're very pleased with the value these represent. We can print them over and over again, so if they get damaged it's not a huge loss and we can build a big cavern, dungeon, or village.

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