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Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:25 pm
by Blunderbuss
Pizzabagel wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:10 pm
I really like this preorder system, especially with the free shipping incentive. I hope they do this again.
Also agree with this. Very much. Would love to see DF carry on with this sort of business model in the future.

Maybe, in the far distant future, this could supplant the need for Kickstarters? Just launch as a pre-sale instead.

I realize that this is just my own personal opinion, but I prefer the straightforwardness of a pre-sale like this to the drawn out theatrics of a Kickstarter. With these Pathfinder sets, I could log in, immediately see all of the offerings, determine exactly what I want, and pull the trigger. All of the pieces up from the get-go. All of the walkthrough videos up on Day 1.

Kickstarters can be fun, but I feel like I spend so much time simply waiting for the daily update, and nothing gets finalized until the end anyways.

And don’t even get me started about “FREE stretch goals!” :roll:

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:08 pm
by AnimeSensei
Yeah, we're on the same page, Blunderbuss. Here's what I wrote in the Bravo! thread:
AnimeSensei wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:04 pm
My only complaint is the overuse of terrain trays. I get it keeps the cost down, but the mountain floor one in my opinion should have just been floor tiles so newcomers could have more variety in future builds and it would look better. Especially as the terrain tray has fixed hazards on it with the acid pools. :(

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 pm
by Blunderbuss
AnimeSensei wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm
I didn't order any of the terrain trays due to their limited use options this time.
I’m not really too big of a fan of terrain trays for solid ground coverage. I can appreciate their use for things like water, acid, lava, etc., especially if you build around them with ledges, banks, etc. to maintain some element of multidimensionality.
But for textured surfaces like forest floors and mountains, I’d rather stick with the traditional tiles.

Especially if the terrain tray has built-in features, like the acid pool in this particular run. It just looks a little too flat, and the versatility of the tray is lessened by having a permanent hazard printed on it. Seems like something that really should be built with standard mountain tiles (perhaps over an acid terrain tray), and it just looks a little out of place amidst the rest of the build. At least, to me.

So I went for Encouters 3 and 4 and just picked up some addons from the first half of the setup. I’m not yet sold on the “solid” terrain trays for my builds.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:58 pm
by scott102303
I get the foam risers for 6.66 - it was to raise passages or edges of a build to the level of the light panels. For Plaguestone, I don't get its use over the stilts.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:52 pm
by GardenDM
gwhansen wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
I noticed Area 2 contains (16) 2x2 foamcore risers.
Shouldn't the foamcore risers match the size of the terrain trays?
Do people really want to lay out 16 small pieces of foam to raise terrain trays like that?
I love using the trays/magnets to fly into builds during game play but I'm not 'flying in' 16 small foam pieces. I suppose the magnetized small stilts from CD is the best answer
I've also been wondering about that. CD introduced the magnetic stilts for this purpose and they haven't been getting as much attention lately (6.66 & here) compared to these foam risers. 2x2 seems like a less than ideal size for this application as well.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
by gwhansen
I noticed Area 2 contains (16) 2x2 foamcore risers.
Shouldn't the foamcore risers match the size of the terrain trays?
Do people really want to lay out 16 small pieces of foam to raise terrain trays like that?
I love using the trays/magnets to fly into builds during game play but I'm not 'flying in' 16 small foam pieces. I suppose the magnetized small stilts from CD is the best answer

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:56 pm
by scott102303
Yeah, we can always step down to a new terrain type when we finally get some banks in hand - that is a good point. Erinthor is a mountain after all - it should be above the forest.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:19 pm
by GardenDM
scott102303 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 pm
How is everyone feeling about the terrain tray transition piece? I would prefer a DH to Erinthor sculpt transition but understand why they wouldn't want it here. Will the transition terrain tray be a piece that is actually used?
I'm on the fence about the transition TT. I could see myself using it as follows:

Dreadhollow sculpts -> DH banks -> DH TT -> Transition TT -> Cavern banks -> Erinthor sculpts

I don't think I'm going to use the Erinthor TT since I have plenty of Erinthor floors...

Regarding a DH->E sculpt, I think Caverns banks and/or DH banks mostly fills this need, right?

I wouldn't say no to another type of transition piece, especially since using banks requires an elevation shift while a floor transition sculpt could be at the same height, but I'd choose Swamps or Rivers over this particular transition at this point since I have options already to solve it.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm
by AnimeSensei
I didn't order any of the terrain trays due to their limited use options this time.

Re: Pathfinder 2nd Ed DF pieces

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 pm
by scott102303
How is everyone feeling about the terrain tray transition piece? I would prefer a DH to Erinthor sculpt transition but understand why they wouldn't want it here. Will the transition terrain tray be a piece that is actually used?