Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by Law » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:13 am

Any funky planar terrain works as sci-fi (Underdark and Hellscape, for example). It does sound like we will get more in KS7.

I agree that one of the central tricks in SF terrain is the lack of an adequate consensus as to the default. With fantasy, a basic flagstone dungeon is an obvious core. It works for a ton of things, and even as “basic dungeon” it’s an agreed-upon iconic basic location. With SF, there is no similar consensus.

That’s why I tried to reduce it to at least a basic three to start with:

1) What DF already did. This placates people who have already invested in that, and additionally happens to be a pretty good look so I’d be happy to see more.

2) Dirty industrial future (see Aliens, Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, Brazil, Mad Max, Geonosis)

3) Clean and smooth future (see Star Trek, Minority Report, Bespin, Kamino).

I realize there’s a ton more (I’d love a SW setting since there are multiple SW minis lines, but licensing issues make that impossible - still, a basic wall and floor pattern of glossy black floors and matte grey walls would be a start!). But this captures at least the spirit of the differences. Put it this way - people who love grungy SF dystopias aren’t going to be able to work with a sleek marble-and-glass set, and people who want a Star Trek-like future era of exploration and innovation won’t want dirty catwalks and exposed wiring. At least they can vaguely meet their needs with this approach, even if it’s impractical to think that specific locations could be done for every iconic SF setting.

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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:32 am

We would be very interested in Sci Fi terrain :)

We would be particularly interested in space craft internals for boarding action scenarios. We got the FW Realm of Battle Zone Mortalis boards which are great but do not have the level of modularity a DF set would have.

But what style would they go for? there are so many more than for a castle or dungeon.
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a) Some planet exterior, let the sculptor’s imagination go wild. Something combining Rick and Morty and Futurama, presumably - giant Dr. Seuss-esque plantlife or rock formations or both.

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So we think KS7 will have something along these lines :)

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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by Rhizom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:19 am

I am going to start playing Fragged Kingdom soon, a fantasy spin off of Fragged Empire — a SciFi RPG. The story of the fantasy world in FK is that the high tech species decided for some reason to abandon this world, removing all technology and leaving the citizens in a medieval state. Of course, after some decades, the truth is forgotten and the former tech-masters are transformed into gods in the common lore.

Of course, every now and then, the adventurers find some old sacred places with leftovers from those gods — spaceships, Control-centres etc.

I really love that setting. Therefore, I would definitely be in for a room or two, if DF did new SciFi terrain in dwarvenite. But I agree to a few posts before: it should look a bit more old and dirty, rather than start-trek-y.
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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by ChrilleT » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:33 pm

I jumped on the DF ship later than the majority on this forum so for me there´s a lot of fantasy terrain I would invest in before going in with a larger amount of money on a Sci-fi KS. The majority of the RPG´s I play/DM is also fantasy so would expect Sci-fi terrain getting stored away and be used very rarely. But after so many fantasy Kickstarters I would not be surprised or blame them if they went with a Sci-fitheme soon.

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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by William » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:00 pm

Very little interest for Sci-Fi in my world. But, I guess it would depend on crossover stuff. :?:
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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by AnimeSensei » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:55 pm

I would not be interested, personally.

There is a lot of competition with 3D prints on this sort of thing, as there is a less organic shape to the pieces. However, if DF did some cool LED work, it could stand out in the crowd.
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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by Dolken » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:01 pm

I would put $3000 to $10,000 on dwarvenite Sci-Fi sets kickstarter.

I did hunt Ebay for 5 years to get 4 Alpha sets 3 beta sets 4 gamma sets and bought 14 core sets. I would of rather given that money to Dwarven Forge directly but sadly they don't seem to want to take the risk of more Sci-Fi settings.

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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by Oldent » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:04 pm

I traded my Sci Fi for more resin inn sets. I do not want any more :roll:
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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by dice4hire » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:55 pm

But can it be done small? I doubt it, not if done like Law was talking about. If it is a big investment, they will need big coin to make it happen. How many people are willing to fork over multiple thousands for it? I know there are a lot of sci-fi people out there, but are they ready to pay this much for this kind of terrain?

I have seen a few KSes with sci-fi terrain but none have been inthe multiple or even single millions area.
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Re: Interest in Future Sci-Fi Sets?

Post by pacarat » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:10 pm

Something that would work for multiple themes - VSF, Barsoom, Pulp Sci-Fi, etc.

Basic floor, corner, wall, & corridor sets, with bling to tailor themes.

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