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Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:55 am
by Law
You could always just run a few white drybrushes over this piece....

http://www.dwarvenforge.com/individual- ... egory_id=8

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:52 pm
by Frog
The first teaser of Catacombs2 was revealed a few weeks ago over in this thread...

Catacombs2 Teaser from game at Stefan's place

I'm reposting it here because there just is not enough discussion of it. Maybe people missed this mindblowing teaser!!!


Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:23 am
by Law
WHOA!

I certainly DID miss this!!!!

So much coolness!

To paraphrase one of my kids' favorite books -- "DF fans, DF fans, what do you see?"

I see:

A cool floor piece with some funky design
A new wall firepit piece (with, apparently, a "secret")
A huge awesome fountain (also apparently, with "secret")
A cool crypt piece
And -- this is a first for DF! -- an "inside corner" piece to plug the gap when you make inverse corners.

VERY NICE!

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:09 pm
by jackattack
I'm confused about the outside corner piece. (If you can sit in the corner, it's an inside corner; if you can go around the corner, it's an outside corner.)

Why is it backing onto a 1" piece? What put the 2x2 grid off kilter?

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:39 am
by biowizard
A picture is worth a thousand words...


Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:51 pm
by Lordannilhus
Biowizard,

You have a look of hawk ! :)

I tried to explain to my brother last week-end this piece too :)

Thanks for the photo which is very useful :)

Soon

Lord

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:25 pm
by jackattack
I'd actually got that far myself.

Why is a 1" piece necessary? Is there a 3" piece somewhere in the picture? Did centering the 4x4 glowing skull piece throw things off? Or is there something we aren't seeing in the picture?

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:39 pm
by willmontgomery
jackattack wrote:

Why is a 1" piece necessary? Is there a 3" piece somewhere in the picture? Did centering the 4x4 glowing skull piece throw things off? Or is there something we aren't seeing in the picture?


I think the explanation is a rather simple one. From what we can see, it's a T-shaped layout. The distance across the "arms" of the T appears to be 16 inches (assuming that it's symmetric) -- an even number. Certainly the width of the trunk of the T is 6 inches -- another even number. However, since 16 - 6 = 10, and 10 / 2 = 5, we have 5 inches on each arm of the T. When working with a template based on 2-inch pieces, that leaves an odd inch on each side.

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:23 pm
by dandare
Thanks for the re-post Frog, I also missed this early preview picture...

Great to see some interesting new pieces, just hope we do not have to add pieces from other ranges into this to make a set-up. I personally do not want to have to mix my Advanced Builder sets with any Catacombs set. Would spoil some of the feel of having a bespoke set type for an area.

Interested in the outer curve part as per biohazard's highlight. Interesting way to make a corner 'seamless'.
I wonder if this will become a standard.
A whole new look that improves upon slightly 'open cracker line' corners before this point ??
Builds will be more challenging & rewarding.

Re:Catacombs Expansion Set

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:24 pm
by Feymous
I just have to say that, as with all things DF, these pieces are even more impressive in person than in pictures. It was pretty funny when Stefan revealed this room, the game ground to a halt as everyone jumped up from their chairs to see the new pieces. I can't wait for the next catacombs set!!!

@ Law and biowizard - you guys apparently rolled better on your perception check than I did. I didn't even notice the corner piece until another player pointed it out. I guess that just speaks to how smoothly everything fits together. :)