I wish they were cheaper too!!!
lol, I can assure you folks that these pieces are priced as cheap as I can make them without it being pointless for me to jump through all these hoops to produce them. Furthermore, by volume I believe their value can be compared with any other terrain out there, especially when you consider their functionality. They are extremely fast to setup, and their double-sided nature adds to their modularity and varied gaming space.
It really is hard to get a sense of scale with these pieces, without seeing them in person honestly. It's not just 35 pieces or 70 sides. These are large tiles with the largest being over 8" × 8" and almost an inch high. 6 of those pieces are about 2 inches tall! Another 9 are almost 3 inches tall!!
Another post was concerned about their durability. I went ahead and made this video to show that they won't randomly shatter into a million pieces (as long as it's not a life goal to make them do so lol).
Argh! No grid?!? Let me say that I too am a grid lover. The system we play relies on it heavily. When I designed these, I kept a mini with a 1" round base nearby. As such, much of the aesthetic spacing is optimized for 1" round bases. While there is no grid, I was surprised at how easy it was to account for movement as a result of the design. For spells and ranged attacks, a marked up dowel rod or string works fine. I can honestly say, it is a little liberating to play without a grid!
Originally I made this terrain to fill my own needs. I want to eventually broadcast totally immersive tabletop scenarios on my YouTube channel. Building a set for even a monthly show would be a struggle. I needed something that could be put together over and over and always be different. This is also one of the reasons why there is no grid. After playing on them I realized their potential.
I've been lurking on this post since my first failed attempt at launching TerraScapes. I am delighted by all the responses, both positive and negative! I just want to say that I am not on a mission to compete with DF, or anyone else. That would be a ridiculous prospect to say the least! I feel there is a void in quick to setup, Natural Terrain (with a capital N) out there. I will be focusing future sets primarily on Natural Terrain and scenic accessories. The next of which I am calling Cliffs & Crags! I'll begin working on them as soon as Caves & Grottos is fulfilled. Interested in seeing some previews of Cliffs & Crags? Take a look at the multi-sided Cave Walls in CnG. They essentially were my test run for CnC!
Finally, if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. Don't hold back, I can take it! And thanks again for your interest!
P.S. pick a pack up and throw them down on your DF! I know you'll wish you got more lol! They really go well together!