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For me I have wanted DF caverns for over 10 years, so to not take is opportunity would be crazy.  If in ten years I have not used them at all (not likely) I can sell them.  This is the time to get them.   

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You can always have your rewards sent to me.  my 5 sets can use the company ;)

Thank you for the generous offer Bryan.  I will put you down as my backup plan :;):

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I started off over-pledging $450, and increased to $580, which really is about my limit. The add-ons are going to kill me, especially with only around $165 left that I can spend on them.

 

I haven't played D&D with my group since October, so I found myself saying, "Should I really buy these, especially with our lack of playing lately?"

 

The answer? Yes.

 

I won't beat a dead horse and discuss why they are more expensive this time around. I also know that I am buying painted sets this time, which is only adding to the cost.

 

However, I know they will never be this cheap again, the stretch goals and add-ons so far have been pretty cool, the quality and durability cannot be beaten (even with a hammer,) and I know the product is awesome.

 

As far as I can tell, this will be my biggest Kickstarter of the year. I kinda planned for it, as I was waiting for and expecting it. Will the hit to my wallet hurt 4/8? Sure, but as a backer of their first one, I felt that the product justified the cost, same as I do this time.

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Actual Legit question, all:

I am getting all of my sets unpainted.  The Lava sets have some unique sculpts, but are they worth it as an add-on unpainted, beside unpainted main sets?

 

Thoughts/opinions requested.

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Possibly not.  The lava set looks to only contain 1 varient of the floor tile, which you wouldn't miss, particularly if the add mud pots similar to the original resin Cavern set - they could be painted similar to the fumeroles/vents.  I chose the painted add-on because I know I wouldn't easily/quickly get the same coloration shown in the photos.

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I think the unique sculpt for the Lava set will probably show up as a streach goal for the main sets at some point.  I also think I'm more interested in the crevace set then the water becauese it you put blue under it it'll look like water and be a double use, lol.  At least hopefully.

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Other than the new floor, the lava add on pack is mostly additional B and C tiles, which I think will be good to have in greater number than currently available as just the Stretch goals.  The only downside is that it increases the number of A floor tiles.  I am planning on getting an unpainted lava add on to supplement my unpainted 5 sets for those reasons, the new D floors and the increased number of B and C tiles.

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First Painted vs. Unpainted.

This is one set I can justify getting the painted version, because it is more difficult, includes more steps, and is only $20 more expensive than the base set.

 

However, if you do decide for whatever reasons to get the unpainted version, I say it's not worth it for just the unique tiles. I would think most people with a passing familiarity of green stuff could add those floor vents themselves. The only benefit you are getting is more C and B pieces than you would get from the proportion of the add-ons. So I am leaning personally it's either painted or not getting it.

 

So far what I can see it's not a KS exclusive, with all the very appetizing looking other add-ons, I might not have room for either the painted or unpainted version in my budget.

 

In Short: No, I wouldn't buy the unpainted lava set.

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Actual Legit question, all:

I am getting all of my sets unpainted.  The Lava sets have some unique sculpts, but are they worth it as an add-on unpainted, beside unpainted main sets?

 

Thoughts/opinions requested.

 

Good question, and I'm wondering the same thing myself. Not useful in the "do this thing" sense, but ... supportive?  ^_^

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Actual Legit question, all:

I am getting all of my sets unpainted.  The Lava sets have some unique sculpts, but are they worth it as an add-on unpainted, beside unpainted main sets?

 

Thoughts/opinions requested.

 

Good question, and I'm wondering the same thing myself. Not useful in the "do this thing" sense, but ... supportive?  ^_^

 

 

I'm not a stellar painter, but I think I could do an ok job with the lava paint. I'm not a huge fan of the prototype (too red? not enough cool spots?).

 

Plus, it lets me be a little more flexible on what the lava looks like.  I don't think the addon is worth it compared to buying another set.

 

I'm also a cheapskate and trying to keep a lid on my spending- so I'm at 2 for the stretch goals, and sorely tempted to bump up to a third.  The water addon will be a must add as well.  If the water is too difficult to reproduce, I'll go for painted. 

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I'm more interested in the crevace set then the water becauese it you put blue under it it'll look like water and be a double use, lol.  At least hopefully.

 

I think it would be nice to have both.  Then I can use the river water for shallows and crevice for the dark lake and deep rivers.  

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