Suggestions from the peanut gallery

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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by jackattack » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 am

This sounds like a job for Erinthor mountains and cliff pieces on one side, and cavern elevations and stairs on the other.

Strategically placed elevation blocks (don’t forget those negative spaces!) would allow you to put some kind of cover over the underground sections of the set-up. I’m thinking stiff felt (or possibly craft foam sheet) is easy enough to cut to desired shapes, sturdy enough to hold minis and a few terrain features, and cheap enough to experiment with before going all-in.
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by dice4hire » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:39 am

Anti entrance?
A pretty decent Docent of Valoria

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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Oldent » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Stormfury wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:41 pm
My biggest suggestion is an upgrade path for backers of the original Caverns campaign. And NO Gated Pieces...
I am not sure what you mean :?
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Stormfury » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:41 pm

My biggest suggestion is an upgrade path for backers of the original Caverns campaign. And NO Gated Pieces...
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by fnordfriendly » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Wow. There's love in those builds! Very imaginative and ingenuative solutions. I respect the commitment it takes to build something of that size and quality.

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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Oldent » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:06 am

Dennis and I build this table about 96 or 97. Allen and one of Dennis's army buddies at Dragon Con. The table was hard to store/ move. It was also difficult to reach and move figures.

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I learned over the years to leave space for your hands.

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Leave space to reach across.

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I Also like to keep components modular. The right and left sides are seperate.

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The bridge and Great all are also separate.

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This brings us to the subject of pillars. Clear plastic rod works best but you can hide wood dowel rod. Put the base for you entrance on something like this flying stand.

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I use clear rod for all of my flying stands.

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The illusion of height can be created with backdrops. This facade was created with pine bark for my Goblin Town set. The pine bark was cut into risers much like you would do for toy electric trains.

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I am going to bring up trees because the principle is the same. You must make them tall enough to reach under and a cross.

I hope some one can find Invincible Overlords table photo :!:
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Animewarped » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:32 am

You could use the Burrows as an entrance too. They have the ability to be entered from the side or the top. It's just making the cover for the caverns that would be difficult.

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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Oldent » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:24 am

jackattack wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:26 am
You need dowels, particle board, a drill, wood screws, and a modeling saw blade.
Invincible Overlord had a cool version. May be some one has the photo.
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by jackattack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:26 am

You need dowels, particle board, a drill, wood screws, and a modeling saw blade.
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Re: Suggestions from the peanut gallery

Post by Rhizom » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:01 am

I love the idea of having entrances from above, but since DF seems not yet to know how to do outdoor terrain, I am not sure that they can provide something that will be compatible with the wilderness-kickstarter before they have a concept for the wilderness. What they already have is mountains, so maybe that would be a good start (and quite close to kitenerds proposal): an entrance to the caves from the Mountain set.
Another entrance from above that I would really appreciate is a village well that leads deep into the water Caverns. Maybe with a bucket at a rope that you can move up and down.

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