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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by Vegomatic » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:18 pm

Otto Manchesterfield wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 am
Thanks for the suggestions and good information everyone. After re-watching the double doors hands on video I'm still on the fence. Vegomatic, if you wanted to post a photo I wouldn't complain :)
Pictures... hmmm...

Almost none of my dwarvenite is painted... so you will have to bear through dungeon gray examples.

I started with an 8x8 Erinthor Mountain floor as it is Dwarvenite like the 8x8 floors in the DoD.

So this is a mountain floor and a bunch of stone City Builder corner posts and double posts.
01 - Mountain Floor and Posts.jpg
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Here I have inverted the floor so you can see the holes for the posts... note there is one in each corner, two next to each other in each side and one in the center.
02 - Inverted Floor and Posts.jpg
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Putting a post in each corner, and at least one in each side and one in the middle is very important with the dwarvenite floors... they will sag if not supported properly (there are images of sagging floors in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=8315 ). The Gorgonite (or Dwarvenite-G) floors are rigid and do not sag. Note that double posts or two corner posts can be used in the side-by-side holes (double post on left, two corner posts on right)
03 - Inserting Posts.jpg
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In this image we have all the posts in place and turned the floor over to show it as elevation with the sides open.
04 - Standing up.jpg
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So now I add walls... I am putting the walls in upside down so that they are right side up when I flip the assembly over. Note that one side I put solid stone walls and on the other I did a door and arrow slits.
05 - Adding Walls.jpg
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Here is what it looks like with the door side showing... the photo is darker than I would have liked, but it is viewable:
06 - Upright Walls.jpg
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And if you were wanting to use it as an elevation in a dungeon you might have solid walls like this:
07 - More Walls.jpg
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And finally a photo from back a little further from an angle:
08 - Angled.jpg
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Do those images demonstrate what you are looking for?

Remember the DoD is coming with pillars that can work in place of the corner posts as elevation supports (like image 4 above)... but don't expect them to hold City Builder walls. Also note that I do not recall them saying explicitly that the holes would be the same as they are on the mountain (or castle) 8x8 floors, but I expect them to.

Hope this helps!

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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by Otto Manchesterfield » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 am

Thanks for the suggestions and good information everyone. After re-watching the double doors hands on video I'm still on the fence. Vegomatic, if you wanted to post a photo I wouldn't complain :)

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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by bernyleung » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Wouldn't it be interesting if DF could make a more "efficient" elevation system for the 8x8s rather than use 4 corner posts, 4 double posts, and 8 CBS walls?

Why not a Dwarvenite(-G?) wall that was the same width as 2 CBS walls and 1 double post, or basically a long extended wall that's about 7.25" long? They could make one set as a stacked stone wall and another set like a natural rock face (that could even protrude a little at the base). I know this means new steel moulds but could be viable as an alternate type of elevation pack that's not a box like a KS5 one. I mention D-G here only because it's probably cheaper to produce that a solid piece of Dwarvenite and is not really considered "gameable" space anyway (just nice visual space).

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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by Vegomatic » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:39 pm

Otto Manchesterfield wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 pm
Hi everyone,

Now that the pledge manager is locked it, I'm starting to think about pieces in the shop that I might want to pick up.

My pledge includes four double doors, and I realized late in the game that the frame also works with walls from the city builder set. Since I missed the city builder kickstarter I have a few questions:

1) Does anyone have any recommended sets to grab to get a few walls that would also provide some utility? Cottage and Ruins both seem like they might fit the bill. I'm not keen on getting tons of walls since I can only use four at a time right now. Any other sets I should consider?

2) Do the city builder corner posts work with any of the DoD tiles?
Hi Otto,

The new dungeon of doom large floor tiles have holes in the bottom for the column posts to hold up the floor for elevation.

The Castle Builder large floor tiles (and mountain floors) also have holes in the bottom for City Builder System (CBS) posts. The spacing of the holes is such that when using CBS corner posts, a CBS wall fits perfectly between them (as if it was designed that way! ;) ). So when you create an elevation you can enclose it with CBS walls.

If the holes in the DoD large floors are configured the same, and I expect/hope they are, then the CBS corner posts and walls should be usable with those floors as well.

As a side note: When assembled this way, the floor piece is the top... so you are creating an elevated platform... whereas in CBS the corner posts push into the top of the floor leaving the the top of the room open for easy access during game play... so if you should decide to create a large CBS building with a castle/mountain/dod large floor as the floor, the floor tile will be inverted and have no texture (hence the point made in previous comments regarding drilling holes). Hopefully that made sense.

If you want a photo of corner posts used with castle floors, let me know and I will throw one together when I have a few minutes.

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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by GODofwar » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:05 pm

lostpict wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:08 pm
You can also drill holes in any tile to accommodate CBS posts. I think the CBS Advanced Builder sets would integrate well with the dungeons. Also the magnetic and led accessories.
Just be really, really careful to get a hole EXACTLY the diameter of the holes in CBS. Does anyone know if those holes are metric or English measure (ie, are they exacdtly a certain number millimters, really).

The Dwarvenite is not forgiving of holes too big or too small. Learn from my mistake...

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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by lostpict » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:08 pm

You can also drill holes in any tile to accommodate CBS posts. I think the CBS Advanced Builder sets would integrate well with the dungeons. Also the magnetic and led accessories.
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Re: City Builder Synergy

Post by bernyleung » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:58 am

Any wall in stone pattern should look good in the KS5 double door bracket.

I think the corner posts will only work underneath large floor tiles because those have the peg holes. Same use as the small corner pillars.

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City Builder Synergy

Post by Otto Manchesterfield » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi everyone,

Now that the pledge manager is locked it, I'm starting to think about pieces in the shop that I might want to pick up.

My pledge includes four double doors, and I realized late in the game that the frame also works with walls from the city builder set. Since I missed the city builder kickstarter I have a few questions:

1) Does anyone have any recommended sets to grab to get a few walls that would also provide some utility? Cottage and Ruins both seem like they might fit the bill. I'm not keen on getting tons of walls since I can only use four at a time right now. Any other sets I should consider?

2) Do the city builder corner posts work with any of the DoD tiles?

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