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Part of me really loves the idea of getting 3d dungeon tiles, but I made my will save for Secret Weapon's tiles, and I'll probably manage here, too. 

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3 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

Part of me really loves the idea of getting 3d dungeon tiles, but I made my will save for Secret Weapon's tiles, and I'll probably manage here, too. 

They are often the highlight of my RPG games. 

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The important thing to remember about Dwarvenite terrain is you do not have to have a huge amount of sets.  Two sets can make a good set up for a battle or two and then you take it apart and make the next set up.  Sure having ten sets is awesome, sure setting ten sets up and seeing it all spread out brings great joy to a Dungeon Master but in truth two sets can be used over and over every battle and every game.  

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I tend to set up larger scenes,l but that is because I have a lot, might as well use it. But yes, DF is great for smaller scenes too, and you do not need too much to be able to build a nice dungeon or cavern. You want cities or castles, that is gonna be a lot more pricey

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I think that playstyle has a lot to do with it. I don't have many dungeon selves or gauntlets in my games. Things tend to happen more organically than that. 

 

That being said, maybe I should get more of my terrain to the table at once. Would be nice to show it off :)

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I have like half my collection painted. I need to spend some serious time painting soon.

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I don't them great looking and helpful when I want to set a fight in tight quarters 

 

And the village makes up a good chunk of my Christmas display village

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All the DF stuff looks absolutely fantastic, but the money always sends me running tbh. I've been really excited about the SW mines and expanding bits of Reaper terrain because they've seemed a lot more in my ballpark. Still haven't found a suitable competitor for the full DF scope of things though, and I keep hoping their price point will drop... but I reckon I wait in vain.

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I have been thinking that for the money I have been dropping on DF, that I may skip this one and invest in a higher end 3D printer. 

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They do seem pricey upfront, but really if you use them a lot, their cost per use is low.  Much lower than most minis, unless you're continually fighting the same monsters. 

 

I also like the DF is really good at holding its value.  Even if you try it and don't like it, you can typically sell it for the same or more than you bought it for.  With the exception of limited run minis, that's rare for our hobby unless you want to wait a long period of time for dwindling supplies causing increased demand (and prices).

 

EDIT:  For instance, the last kickstarter (Dungeon of Doom) was $1.87 per piece for the Dungeon of Doom pledge (almost one of everything).  At the lower end of the price tier, a pledge of just encounter level 1 was $1.86 per piece (the first one was a pretty good deal).  Let's say you buy a random mini from the Bones line here on Reaper for $2.79.  Or let's look at a piece of Reaper Bones terrain (something versatile) like the Graveyard Fenceposts at $3.29 for two, or about $1.65 each.  Dwarven Forge really ISN'T that much more expensive.  It's just you can't buy them piecemeal; you have to buy a set.  It's like buying a $100 reaper pledge in my opinion; you pay a lot but get a lot.  Now, getting back to usage, let's say you get your Dwarven Forge and only use the pieces three times.  The price per use is $0.62 per use.  It's really not that bad, you could even argue it's cheaper in the end than 3D printed terrain due to the sheer number of prints you'd need to have to eventually pay for the 3D printer.

 

I really think the perception of DF being expensive is all in the up-front cost.  In reality, the price per piece is actually really good if you can get them from the kickstarter.  Now, if you are trying to get an out-of-print set on ebay, the prices can get insane, but direct from the DF kickstarter it's actually pretty good.  Not as good of a deal as Reaper's kickstarters in price per piece, but when compared to retail prices of other gaming items, it's not that bad.

 

Lastly, if you decide you just don't use the pieces enough, they sell really fast and for at least the same cost you spent on them usually.  Ebay is always full of Dwarven Forge sets that sell with plenty of bids for a good amount of money.  The monetary risk is minimal.

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