The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by bbrown365 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:20 pm

I agree with Davinh. I\'d like my open water tiles to perfectly match the painted water cavern sets and lava river sets i\'m purchasing. Also, unpainted open water tiles would be a very versatile addition.

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by Cody N » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:45 pm

This came up in the KS comment section way back.

Someone posted AMAZING pictures of using blue/red cellophane to show water/lava, instead of using tiles. The effect was impressive.

I was blown away. SO much in fact that I am not getting any water sets at all, and got more chasm sets instead to show shoreline.

Basically, you roll the coloured cellophane over the table, and build your tiles over the top. You could also lay a grid down under the cellophane to show movement space.

You can even laminate pieces of cellophane to toss down as needed.

Here are the closest pics I could find.
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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by Himajin » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:11 pm

Another thing is, having 4 2x2 open water tiles in the water cavern set is not the same as having 1 4x4 open water tile in the cavernous lake set, as open water tiles are needed to replicate the shore pieces in that set as well. In the end, even with 4 water cavern sets (16 open water tiles), I can\'t make anything more than a modest pond, and any island I put in it has to be close to the shore. I also can\'t make a wider river that goes all the way across my table. That\'s why I really wanted the option of more open water tiles.

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by Cody N » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:52 pm

For more water tiles...you could paint the bottom of all your floor tiles blue.

Actually...why ARNT floor tiles double sided for land/water? WFT?!?!?!?!

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by jchunick » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:14 am

@Cody N,
I think Stefan posted about this somewhere on the forum. I believe he said it was something to do with the way the tiles are molded.

Just wait, I\'m sure someone will come up with the link to that post ;-)
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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by Cody N » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:32 am

jchunick wrote:

@Cody N,
I think Stefan posted about this somewhere on the forum. I believe he said it was something to do with the way the tiles are molded.

Just wait, I\'m sure someone will come up with the link to that post ;-)



they can make double sided standing wall pieces. double sided floor tiles are the same thing

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by jackattack » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:38 am

I checked, and you are right. Both sides and all edges of the GT freestanding dungeon walls are sculpted.
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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by kodiakbear » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:53 am

jackattack wrote:

I checked, and you are right. Both sides and all edges of the GT freestanding dungeon walls are sculpted.


I wonder if that is why freestanding walls are such a rarity. Perhaps molds with all sides sculpted are expensive.

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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by jackattack » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:04 am

But if that\'s the case, wouldn\'t it make more sense to use the molds as much as possible once they\'ve been made? And make lots and lots of freestanding walls?

We\'re missing something, here.

Besides sleep, I mean. Darn insomnia...
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Re:The Water Cavern Pack - So Close to being great!

Post by kodiakbear » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:10 am

jackattack wrote:

But if that\'s the case, wouldn\'t it make more sense to use the molds as much as possible once they\'ve been made? And make lots and lots of freestanding walls?

We\'re missing something, here.

Besides sleep, I mean. Darn insomnia...


True


In the other thread on two sided floor tiles all I could come up was this


(I was asking and suggesting about double sided floor tiles in the many months leading up to KS2 with no real interest being show by others. I do not even remember if Stefan chimed in on it. One they may want the bottom to say Dwarven Forge for all sorts of reasons. Two they may want a paintless bottom for the painting processes. Or perhaps if the bottom needs to be flat on our gaming tables stefan did not think options for flattish made it worth it.

Or perhaps Stefan never heard me asking and suggesting so you will have better luck.)

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