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PIECES - INDIVIDUAL PIECES

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:01 pm
by JenneyOC
Q: How big are the main large pieces? 4x4 or 8x8?

A: Neither, actually - the large Forest floor tiles, the longest Swamps banks, etc. are 6" in their largest dimension. There are also some compatibility/advanced builder pieces, for when you really need to work back into a 4” grid… 2x2 and 1x2 and even 1x1 floors to fill gaps in builds. That 1x3 Escarpment piece would be perfect for some build situations I've already run into with Dreadhollow.

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Q: can we get a list of the dimensions or have graphics updated to show the dimensions? In particular, I am interested in banks, but would like to know the dimensions of every part, Thanks.

A: I've been told we will have a PDF tome/piece bible forthcoming like we had for Hellscape, and this one will include a nice clear overhead of each sculpt placed on a grid to show scale. It wasn't out the first day because... well, because it's also full of Beans. But it's on it's way.

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Q: The Stone spur and rope, is that like real thread/string?

A: Yes, it’s real string. Should be fun to play with. Lots of possibilities

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Q: Is the Barge Magnetic?

A: It is not. It is modular, has a ton of pole accessory holes, and a modular LED socket on the prow. But no metal or magnets.

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Q: Do the Bayou Barge sections attach to the boat from KS6 or vice versa?

A: Yes they are completely interchangeable and compatible with each other.

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Q: What about a piece that can be swapped into the barge (like an alternate front or back) that makes the barge look submerged? To make sunken ships or swamp ruins.

A: VERY cool idea, but not currently in our plans. But definitely something to consider down the line.

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Q: For the Large Rocky Hummock, you could add a"back of a picture frame’ swivel bracket underneath to lock them into place without a riser?

A: That’s a very cool suggestion! We’ll have to look into that. It would be more elegant. And would lock them in.

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Q: Are these "tear drop inserts" compatible with/same shape as earlier inserts from caverns deep and dungeon of doom? I'm thinking of the spikes, eggs, etc

A: (Elye) They are not the same size as the Burrows inserts. (They're larger, and designed to also work as standalone pieces - so you can fit them in a hole in one of the swamp or forest tiles, or use them as freestanding scatter.) But we do also have a teardrop insert that is an adapter piece into which you can fit any of the Burrows inserts, so you can have the best of both worlds.

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Q: Is the barge compatible with the rowboat from Caverns Deep?

A: Yes it is! Pieces are interchangeable.

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Q: the Archaean Arches look amazing. One of my most favorite pieces so far. Can you tell us the size of them? (Especially the height?)

A: The ruins are 3” tall to create a grander feel. The base width is 1”. And they do have anchor magnets.

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Q: Are the waterfall 'plunging' pieces stackable, ie, can you have a four or five level waterfall, seamlessly?

A: (Elye) All the waterfall pieces are stackable. You can build up as high as you want, with cascades interspersed with horizontal runs if you like.

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:18 am
by JenneyOC
Q: What's the deal with that big open escarpment that's grouped with the waterfall? I can't tell what the heck that is.

A: The big open escarpment that's grouped with the waterfalls is a 6" wide piece that the waterfalls, and also the "hideyhole" esccarpment, which are all 4" wide, fit into neatly so you can place them in line with other 6" escarpments. The waterfalls themselves are 4" to increase versatility when combining with other sets (e.g. caverns).

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Q:For that matter, I'm curious how to actually use the waterfall -- as in, what are all the pieces one would have to plonk down first. What's the min/max? Very curious.

A: Waterfalls work neatly in line with escarpments. So the simplest build would be just to have a line of escarpments broken up by a waterfall spilling into a water terrain tray. You can then build upward with additional waterfall pieces and escarpments. When Nate demos the waterfall on an upcoming Twitch stream he'll show all the nuances.

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Q: Can you tell us a little about the Glamourleaf fiber-optic LED piece. Does it change color and what was the inspiration behind it ?

A: (Elye) We drew inspiration for it from a number of places: fantastical fey plants, real life orchids that are nearly as fantastical, and also carnivorous plants and even deep sea anglerfish that lure in their prey with bioluminescence. The idea is that it's a magical plant that produces mesmerizing lights. Maybe it's dangerous, maybe just beautiful, depending on the DM's needs. The plan is for it to have color changing LEDs at the base of the fiberoptic. The effect should be quite spectacular!

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Q: In the picture of the waterfall, it shows two levels of the waterfall with rocks protruding from the water in different places. Is there a waterfall that doesn't have rocks protruding but still fills an entire level? The occasional outcropping of rocks makes sense, but someone just having the water is nice as well.

A: The two large vertical cascades both have protruding rocks: one has a larger outcrop (with the option for suspending a further ledge/driftstone) and one has a smaller one. The idea was to be able to create interesting playable areas so there can be, for example, a vertical ascent challenge. The option for adding to the one also means you can go quite high and still maintain an interesting variety in the look of them.

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:20 am
by JenneyOC
Q: One stretch goal is for varying size square rods which are for driftstone horizontal placement. Do the rounded rods for vertical placement have varying sizes as well?

A: There will be variations in the rods that come with the base pledges, and also a planned stretch goal that provides more rod variations. Lots of options!

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Q: Random question around special pieces and the choice to only do resin (I'm just curious) - Why not offer in dwarvenite? With little ones running around, I'm very concerned around pieces being resilient so I skip resin only pieces (like the cool Hellscape piece). I'm just curious from a business standpoint what drives those decisions.

A: Some people do prefer resin, it has a heftier feel and can catch detail better (although the factory is getting damn close now with some PVC molds.) From a business standpoint resin is better for short run, limited edition pieces because of the mold cost. Silicone molds for a big resin piece cost maybe $100-200, and are good for anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand castings before they start to show wear and need replacement. Steel molds for PVC injection casting START at $10,000, and are good for hundreds of thousands of castings. So something you're going to make 1000 of, resin is what you want. 10,000+ copies, you want injection molds. Silicone molds for resin are also stretchy and allow undercuts, rigid injection molds do not and require extra expensive sliding molds to cast complicated geometry, or they require the piece to be broken up into multiple castings and then glued together in some cases.

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Q: Any idea if we'll get 1x1, 1x2, and 2x2 forest/swamp floor tiles as stretch goals?

A: Probably not, but they will be available in their own add-on set.

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Q: Would unpainted waterfall be cast in translucent blue dwarvenite, or in clear dwarvenite?

A: They'll be cast in clear blue (or aqua more specifically) as that's what I cast the resin prototypes in.

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Q: Will there be a mast for the barge this kickstarter? Please say it is oh god

A: (Elye) It's one of the things we're hoping to add. As Nate mentioned in the livestream, I've been championing that cause pretty hard, and I'll continue to advocate for it. So while it's not currently confirmed, I hope it will be before KS ends (or during the PM). Stay tuned!

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Q: In the images of the pieces that can "use" vertical rods (ex drift rocks) can these pieces also serve as the BASEs for the rods? That is rather than using a clear base stand for the rod (which would be useful lets say on the bottomless pit TT) could you use one Wyverstone Spire piece as the base, and a second as the upside down "drift rock" piece?

A: YES, the drift stones do carry a vertical rod on the non-flat side, so you can use one on the bottom, and one on the top. The wyverstone parts would essential face each other. like stalagmites and stalagtites. The driftstones can be used as either the top or the bottom, while the Wyverstone pack ones can only be used as the base.

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:06 am
by JenneyOC
Q: with all of the double pegged pieces for bridges and whatnot, will there be more than just the rock bridge shown that will utilize this feature during this kickstarter?

A: (Elye) I believe that's the only piece in this KS slated to use the double pegs. But they are also compatible with older pieces, notably the wooden log suspension bridge from Caverns Deep, which would look great spanning a mountain gorge or forest river.

A: (Tobi) While the Rocky bridge is the only bridge we have, there are a couple of other pieces that can use it. The Rocky overhang uses the pegs to make cantilevering cliff edges, and the Con-Cave floor (yeah, confusing name. The floor that comes with the Con-Cave escarpment) has pegs on both sides, so you can either build a bridge coming out of a mountain-side cave, or use that floor itself as a 3in bridge. Of course you can also use the suspension Bridges and docks from caverns deep too.

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Q: How wide is the water + escarpments on either side (does it cover a 12 inch terrain tray)?

A: The waterfall is 4 inch wide, and with the escarpments it is a total of 6 inches wide.

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Q: Any resin specials like in hellscape?

A: Potentially…

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Q: is there any translucency to the water prices and mats? Such that they can be used with light panels?

A: Yes they will be cast in translucent dwarvenite. And I am sure the the light panels will provide a very cool effect.

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Q: would it be possible to see the unpainted waterfall pieces? I'm looking at getting the unpainted sets, and was wondering how clear they are

A: Currently there are no dwarvenite pieces created. The prototypes in the studio are cast in resin so it is a different material, so they won’t be exactly the same.

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Q: Can you confirm plaguestone plants not in Wildlands please?

A: Currently NONE of the Plaguestone plants are in the Wildlands. They are unique at this moment to the Plaguestone sets.

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Q: What is the difference between Terrain Trays, Battle Boards, Water Mats, and Floor Tiles.

A: Terrain Trays are sheets of metal surrounded by Neoprene with a printed image on both sides. They are 12”x12” and textured. The do have a bit of fabric overhang around the metal.

Battle Boards
are the thickness of a DF Floor, made of plastic, also with a metal plate, with a printed image on the top and magnets on the bottom to support stilt pillars to raise the tray up, or to adhere a terrain tray to raise it up to floor level. They are flush to edges, with no overhang.

Water mats are just mats with the textured images but contain no metal. They are 24”x24” and single sided.

Floor Tiles are full sculpted floor pieces that come in various sizes from 1”x1” up to 6”x6”.

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Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:05 pm
by JenneyOC
Q: Do the Titanstooth Top and Titanstooth Base connect together magnetically?

A: No. Good old gravity.

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Q: Will DF consider doing a production run of the old KS2 water tiles in the translucent blue used for the waterfall? It seems to be on a 4x2 grid, meaning it could be compatible, and the color of the water looks amazing.

A: (Nate Ep. 3) I don’t know. They really draw from whatever surface they are sitting on. I don’t think the original water tiles would look as good as they could. Also the original water tiles are completely flat, whereas the current ones look so awesome because they are sculpted.

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Q: Does winding stair escarpment fit with dreadhallow escarpments?
A: Yes, all the sets were designed to work well with each other.

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Q: If the barge can accept a sail, could it also accept a tree?
A: Yes. And citybuilder corners.

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Q: When will DF start working on dwarven brewery terrain?
A: the future is always possible.

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Q: Do the vertical rods hold the driftstones from the Underdoom set?

A: (Elye)The vertical rods for the new pieces are larger than those used for the Caverns Deep driftstones. We found that the CD rods were not as sturdy as we wanted so we've beefed them up to a larger diameter, they're now much stronger.

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Q: is the hanging moss flexible enough to fit over the top of Dungeon walls?

A: (Elye) The hanging moss will be flexible (thin dwarvenite). I can't speak to exactly how well it will fit over dungeon walls as we don't have any Dwarvenite "test shots" of it yet. It's designed to fit over somewhat narrower widths (tree branches) but would probably work on walls to some extent, though it might not slide all the way down. Dungeon doors, definitely.

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Q: What is the diameter of the new round rod for the floating elements?
A: (Elye) It's a 1/4" rod.

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Q: How tall are Erinthor Cliffs? (ER-701 to 704) From the Field Guide, it looks like maybe they are 37mm tall (rather than 50mm like the escarpments)?

A: (Tyler) They are 40mm. They are meant to fit the same height as the original Erinthor.

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Q: Can someone tell me what is the deal with the cut out escarpment piece that goes with the water fall? The WF pack doesn't include it, but the Deluxe WF pack includes two of them. What do they help you do? Can you use them with other pieces?

A: (Elye) The cutout pieces let you turn the waterfall into the equivalent of a 6" wide escarpment piece, which is useful (but not essential) for building in line with our other escarpment pieces. They can also be used with other pieces; the hideyhole escarpment specifically is designed to slot into the cutout in the same way the waterfalls do, but you can also use the cutouts for example with City Builder houses or square towers to build a house/tower that is partly built into a cliff side.

A: (GeekJeff) It’s an easy frame for the 4” waterfall, to integrate it smoothly into a 6” Escarpment gap. The lower cost pack presumes you have other mountain or cavern pieces to create a nice space for the 4” waterfall pieces to nestle into.

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Q: Any new resin pieces going to make an appearance in KS7?
A: (Nate) Hard Maybe.

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Q: Waterfalls... can you confirm that the pieces in the build are just the two waterfall pieces, the river spillout, the river mouth Terrain Tray, and 2 of the cutout escarpments for the vertical build stability.

A: You are correct. Those are the pieces used in the 1st LIVE stream Game. They are all currently available in Add-ons.

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Q: What is the size of the Wyvern?
A: the wyvern is similar in size to recent WizKids "large" dragons (2" base)

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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:19 am
by JenneyOC
Q: how high can you go with the waterfalls?
A: We’ll experiment in the Waterfalls Hands-on Demo video.

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Q: How many actual driftstones were used in the first LIVESTREAM Game. (sm, med, or lg) Just wondering what the total number of actual driftstone with bases were used.

A: We’ll round up a piece list shortly. I’m guessing I used Wyverstone Peak plus 2x-4x Driftstone packs

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Q: Does the wyvern detach from the vertical round rod and stand?
A: Yes it does.

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Q: Will we ever be seeing the reeds featured on the banner on the Updates page on the Wildlands website in this campaign? Or did they get cut?

A: Unfortunately that particular piece was cut. It’s a Cattail patch. They got dropped due to cost to make them.

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Q: Do the ruins stack? And if so how high

A: (Lady S) Yes, they will stack but there isn't anything specifically added to hold your stack together. So it's like building blocks. If you're careful and don't bump the table, you can get them stacked as high as you want.

A: (Elye) the ruins are flat on top and the tops are about as wide as the bases, so yes, you can certainly stack them; they were designed with multilevel structures in mind (they can also be used to support various flat floor pieces, etc.) Beyond a certain height it would get a bit precarious of course.

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Q: What is the size on the wyvern nest?

A: It's about the size of a teardrop insert -- roughly a 2"x3" oval

A: (Elye) Among other things, it nestles very nicely onto the Wyverstone Platform and also sits well on the driftstones

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Q: Is the waterfall scaled with the traditional dwarven forge or the castle system? Was wondering if I could put this waterfall inside a cave and it fit with my cavern water pieces

A: (Elye) The waterfall is in our "outdoor/aboveground" scale, which is to say a true 4" wide, so technically it would be slightly wider than two 2x2 caverns tiles in the "underground" scale which is about 4% smaller. As Nate's demos should show, however, over the width of a single waterfall this shouldn't really affect a build significantly.

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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:21 am
by JenneyOC
Q: Can someone explain the Cutout Escarpment piece? I'm not sure what it is used for. Is it a must have piece to build waterfalls? What other pieces go into it? Thanks in advance.

A: (Elye) The cutout piece will be demo'd extensively in Nate's hands on video about waterfalls - I think it would be easiest just to watch that. I don't believe the video is out yet but it should be within the next few days.

The cutout is useful, though not essential, for building waterfalls in escarpments. The other piece it is specifically designed to work with is the hideyhole escarpment (included with it in the Escarpments - Caves add-on pack). But it can also be used to integrate structures such as our City Builder houses and square towers into a cliff face, as these can fit into the cutout as if build into the stone.

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Q: Can you remove the rod from the clear bases?
A: No for stability stake.

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Q: Will the wyvern egg nest be available in any sets w/o the wyvern?
A: it will be in one other pack besides the Wyvern.

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Q: Will all the drift stones have the clear bases?
A: Yes they will

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Q: Is that what the Big top piece (Livestream Game 8/15)?

A: The large piece on top of the driftstones is the Large Rocky Hummock with rocky endcap.

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Q: What Pack will the Huge Hummock be in?
A: It will be in its own pack.

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Q: how many pegs can you put horizontally while still being stable. And, what’s the weight capacity for one vertical pegged platform?

A: honestly I don’t know. We haven’t stressed it super hard yet. But the polystone resin prototypes which are much heavier than dwarvenite. So it’s a decent weight.

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Q: What are you doing to ensure the peg holes aren't visible if not used?

A: They are visible. But our intrepid team of sculptors has gone to great lengths to hide them in the nature rock formations. You have to be looking straight on to really see them.

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Q: What’s the longest peg length available?
A: 125mm

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Q: Do the waterfalls work horizontally? set side-by-side?

A: Sure. Check out 1:54:44
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/713626510? ... zwX2KRa0rQ

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:08 am
by JenneyOC
Q: Requesting winding mountain stairs going the opposite direction (left to right) so we can make a large set going Navi and forth.

A: (Elye) While I'd love to sculpt another stair escarpment, another big escarpment piece like that probably isn't in the cards this time around. But there are a couple ways to use the existing one to climb up a multi-level escarpment. You can offset one above another by three inches (sliding the upper one 3" to the left) so that the lower stair will lead to the bottom of the upper. Or you can keep them lined up and set the upper one back an inch, using the outer inch of the top of the lower one as the switchback that a climber can traverse to reach the bottom of the next set of stairs.

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Q: How does the escarpment footprint line up? Seems like you need the 120 dollar wyverstone companion pack unless you use the escarpments as scatter?

A: The escarpments can be used in multiple ways. You can use them as scatter, or if you're doing a build with fully sculpted tiles such as the forest floors, you can place them directly on top of the flat floor tiles. Or, you can combine them with the trifecta ledges to build in line with adjacent floor tiles. For maximum versatility, we created two versions of the trifecta ledges, one for forest and one for rockier terrain, so you can transition to either a forest floor or a more mountainous areas.
The trifecta ledges will all be available in packs (smaller than the big wyverstone companion pack) which should be released quite soon, designed to work with the escarpment sets. These ledges are also very useful on their own for creating riverbanks, road edges, subtle height changes, and transitioning from forest/mountain floors down to battle mat / terrain tray level.

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Q: Anyone know if the 'trifecta ledges' have magnets like the banks?
A: Yes the trifecta ledges have a centered anchor magnet.

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Q: Pretty please, we have seen how good the hellscape lava rivers look. It would be nice to be able to build a proper river considering we have some of the pieces already (transition to tile and waterfall).

A: Well lava is just like, the totally metal alternative to water right?
Nate did seem intrigued by the river suggestion in one of the livestreams, I'd say it's a future possibility. The problem, if you look up and down this thread and all over the forums, there are a dozen different ideas about what that should look like. How many sculpts do we need to make it look not just passable, but good? Do we do it on 6" tile bases or 4", or something else? There are benefits and build challenges to either.
You saw part of how many months of mockups and iterations Nate spent on the waterfall pieces which came out so beautifully, and then the sculptors need time with it.This is not something which is going to be rushed into the last two weeks of a campaign, where a hundred other things are happening at once. You wouldn't want it rushed, you want it to be well thought out and gorgeous.

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Q: it doesn't look like the winding stair requires trifecta ledges, but what about the hideyhole escarpment? How does that work? Does a straight trifecta ledge line up with the hideyhole + cutout escarpment?

A: Only the 5 core Escarpment pieces have a nesting trifecta piece. The 2 straight, 2 convex, and the large concave. The hideyhole escarpment is only 38mm high so it doesn’t need a trifecta ledge because it would sit on top of your floor

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:09 am
by JenneyOC
Q: How exactly are the ledges and escarpments used together? I assume it's some kind of transition, but I'm just not picturing it.

A: A GIF is worth 10,000 words. Look at the Trifecta Terrain image on this page, where the design flips between a mountain and a river and a forest in rapid succession. Those pieces which nestle up against the cliffs are the Trifecta ledges
https://cx.dwarvenforge.com/wildlands-f ... atibility/

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Q: I looked at a bunch of real images of mountain rivers and waterfalls and the one thing that stuck out to me is that the sculpt is too "clean" along the shore of the pieces. I recommend making it a bit more ragged and random. The waterfall almost looks man-made.

A: At this point I believe the master sculpts have already been sent to the factory for many if not most of these pieces. But this is excellent feedback that I can forward to the sculptors. If there is a future expansion of water and waterfalls like we all (the backers) wish Valoria would do... this would be perfect to incorporate into their work.

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Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:27 pm
by JenneyOC
Q: I was also wondering if the suspended perches came with rods in the Krag's Bridge add on or can you only use them as scatter terrain?

A: The plan is for everything that specifically needs a rod to be used, to come with a rod. The rods may have been inadvertently left off some of the graphics (or they're shown rather small) but we do intend to include them.

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Q: It was mentioned in the Q&A livestream that the Huge Hummock would come wirh some kind of insert elevation solution, but that is not shown here... Is it still under discussion what that will look like?

A:the method of raising the teardrop insert has not been finalized as of yet. do not worry. it will nestle exactly the way you want, when it is addressed in the factory. There are multiple ideas under discussion. everything from a foam riser to the possibility of a picture frame style moving latch. Not all troubleshooting is possible to be completed during the kickstarter campaign. Many times this takes prototype trials that take longer to turn around than we have during this campaign.

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Q: That teardrop pack will go great with my Burrows. Now I just have to wait for a light mega pack. New lights are always nice :)

A: the new KS7 teardrop inserts are LARGER than your KS4 Burrows inserts... that is why there is a burrow hole teardrop insert. It allows the teardrop insert to hold the burrows inserts. You can see this in the inset image with the insect eggs. You will definitely be able to set your teardrop inserts OVER the burrows holes, but they will not fit INTO the burrow holes.

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Q: I am confused with the heights of the mountain escarpments and cliff pieces.

A:1 - New KS7 Cliff pieces are the same height as KS4 Erinthor stuff
2 - New KS7 Escarpments are the same height as KS6 Dreadhollow escarpments
3 - The difference between cliffs and escarpments is one tile, so a tile under cliffs or Erinthor Ledges ontop of cliffs would bring them level with escarpments
4 - The Hideyhole Escarpment and Waterfalls are the same height as cliffs, not escarpments.
5- The hideyhole escarpment is being renamed the hideyhole cliff so that its naming doesn't cause confusion with the pieces that it matches height-wise.
6 - There will be compatibility photos/videos of KS7 mountains with KS6 escarpments and KS4 Erinthor

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Q:Are the KSVII ones any different from the KSVI ones?

A: There are new 50mm stilts in Wildlands, sculpt still to be finalized. Wyverstone Peak uses both the 50mm and the KS6 38mm. Stick a floor tile or short stilt under your 38mm ones and you’re at 50mm.

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Q: Would the Wyluli weretigers be considered large miniatures or medium sized? I love the design of them.

A: (Elye) I believe they're slightly larger than standard humans, but still within the D&D "medium creature" range.

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Q: Is the water portion of the waterfall pieces painted or is it a type of dwarvenite, much like the ice walls from previous campaigns? Or is it maybe clear dwarvenite when unpainted? Trying to decide whether I need to invest in painted versions or not.

A: the entire piece is case in a translucent, aqua tinted, dwarvenite. You will need to paint the stone portion on either side of the water part if you go with unpainted. You can watch Erin pain some here:
Paint w/ Erin 1: Erinthro Mountains https://www.twitch.tv/videos/708709744? ... zwX2KRa0rQ

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Q: if there's a waterfall in a game, there's almost always something behind the waterfall. So, do the waterfall pieces make it easy to hide something behind the water, like a cave or some treasure or something?

A: Yes ! The hidey-hole cliff escarpment piece slots right into where a waterfall piece goes. So you would pull out the waterfall and slot in the hidey-hole. Check the add-on sets and you'll see the piece.

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Q: Can you tell me what is on the "back side" of the "cave" and "stairs"? Does it looks like escarpment? Or it's just black with no geometry on it? The same question to escarpments (straight and angular).

A: (Elye) The backs and sides of all the escarpments and cliffs are fully sculpted stone. Sometimes they even have some fun hidden details. For example, the hideyhole cliff has a few small Wyverstone crystals hidden in it and a giant ant (well, slightly giant - about 1/8" long) crawling on the side. As Rabbitburner says, it's the bottoms that are "plain." The only exception to this is some of the smaller ledge/cliff pieces which are designed to be reversible, so tops and bottoms are sculpted and the narrow back edge is plain.

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Q: is the waterfall add-on compatible with the Cavern system? Or is it in the scale of the Castle Builder like the Mountain Floor Pack?

A: Everything here is Outdoor/Castle Builder scale where 1 square = 1", rather than the Dungeon/Cavern scale where 1 square = 25mm.
It's close enough that it should not cause major build problems, using one width of 4" Waterfall in a caverns build. Especially considering the most likely way you'd integrate them involves negative space and cliffs, which offer some wiggle room.

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Q: Is the swirling vortex the same as the DF light puck? I want to make sure I understand the components and if something else is to be released into the add-ons?

A: (Tobi) No, The swirling vortex and the codex vault are inserts for the pool that also act as covers for the DF light puck. The light puck will be released in its own add-on set soon

A: (Elye) The light puck is a separate add-on that has not yet been released. It's a self-contained unit of programmable LEDs that can create all sorts of amazing effects. The swirling vortex is a translucent dwarvenite piece that's part of the Oracle Pool set. It's one of two insert pieces (along with the codex vault) that fit inside the oracle pool. The light puck will also fit inside the oracle pool, under either one of these inserts, but it's not necessary for use of the oracle pool, which looks great on its own and can also be lit from beneath by other light sources, such as the existing DF LED floor that was originally released in our Castles Kickstarter.

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Q: Love the new Hole Knoll, but can we get a stone insert to place where the clear/glowing piece is? I think it would greatly expand the versatility of this great piece.

A: That is an excellent idea.