Right, but I was referring to the actual tile pieces (i.e. floors, walls, doors, stairs, daises, etc.,). And even with lava bridge being the largest encounter, that's still just one encounter even if its an incredibly large one.MrMorden wrote: ↑Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:58 pmLava Bridge is by far the largest encounter in DoD...Gargs454 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 pmHonestly, I am not too worried about this. Main reason being is that most terrain types really are not likely to require/be enhanced by, light boxes. I mean, take your DoD sets. Sure, the eldritch pools could be enhanced by a light box. And . . . that's really about it.
@realarete: I mean sure, I suppose you could do the "glowy castle" and "glowy tavern" too, etc. But in your examples, you are talking about some realllllly specific settings. How many "glowing forest floors" are you going to include in a campaign? To the extent you want glowing fungus or lichen, I think that's something that's done better with leds than with an entire KSer worth of translucent terrain tiles for a forest just in case. Even the ice-scape is something that I wouldn't really see me spending big bucks to light it up because most of your ice-based adventures won't have glowing ice. I mean, glaciers don't glow, etc. Sure there might be this one specific magical glacier, but that's probably one encounter or adventure in an entire campaign. And even that is stretching it in my opinion.
More to the point though, what color should this ice be glowing? The light pads are one color only as they stand now. I don't see them selling them in multiple colors really because it just doesn't seem as though they would sell enough of each color to justify. That then leaves you with painting the ice the color you want it to glow. But if you're DF and you are trying to decide what color the ice should be painted for the fully painted option, what color do you go with? For unpainted its easy -- whatever color you want. But prepainted? No idea.
All of which is why I don't really see this as an issue. Lava is unique in that it really is anticipated that it would glow pretty much wherever. You can achieve a glow-like effect with a good paint job, but lighting it up is just so much easier. I sure as heck though don't see myself buying translucent dungeon floors though just in case I someday decide I want them to glow. Would I potentially buy a pack of say, forest floor dressing that has lights installed in things like mushrooms and lichen etc to give a forest floor some glow? Sure. But I'm not dropping money for straight up glowing forest floors.