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Re: Greetings from the Forge! (now with 50% more greetings)

Post by Rabbit Burner » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:06 am

pacarat wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am
I should really get around to finishing mine...
Fabulous bridge pacarat :)
We like that a lot!
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Re: Greetings from the Forge! (now with 50% more greetings)

Post by pacarat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 pm

William wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:35 pm
pacarat wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am
I should really get around to finishing mine...
Nice job on it so far. That's more of what I was thinking a rope bridge should 'look' like. Lighter or wispier...?

Is the hold up, deciding just how long to make it?
I was designing a rope only (two ropes high and low) bridge a few years ago and never could decide how long to make it, because I wanted it modular or adjustable. I sculpted a few base pieces to mount the ropes to, but I never did finish the project (sculpts are still waiting to be baked). I couldn't figure out how to do various lengths without making a variety of bridges all at different lengths.

I like the magnetic rope idea DF has come up with. If you overload the magnets with too many metal mins and they fall. :twisted:

Let us see it when you wrap it up. :)
Thanks.

I did this for generic skirmish level outdoor terrain (pulp/fantasy/pirate/whatever) setting, and not really for closer quarters DF caverns, etc.

I wanted it to be long enough to span a 4"-6" waterway (creek, dry river, etc.) and still have room to place some terrain down at water level/banks.

I originally had fixed end mounts (stacked 2x4 wood blocks) but have removed those in favor of some much thinner wood plates, so I can then just lay the whole thing on any two surfaces to bridge the gap (no pun intended).

This one is pretty well engineered - I have coat hangar wire supports under the planks, that are well disguised and allow any number of figs on the bridge at one time.

Variable lengths or broken sections were never in the plan, but would be interesting to design.

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Post by Rabbit Burner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Enjoying this immensely even if I should be in bed :D

A pretty major bean drop ……...
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Post by Valorian_Seneschal » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:01 pm

Nate and Stefan will be on Wargaming Recon tonight at 8pm (right now) talking about the Kickstarter! Tune in! 🔥🔥🔥
Link——> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qnDpzt4QX5U
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Post by Rabbit Burner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:57 pm

To be fair we are not convinced Lizard men work with worked wood to build their bridges.

They use chopped wood and hemp rope and of course magnets!
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Re: Greetings from the Forge! (now with 50% more greetings)

Post by William » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:35 pm

pacarat wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am
I should really get around to finishing mine...
Nice job on it so far. That's more of what I was thinking a rope bridge should 'look' like. Lighter or wispier...?

Is the hold up, deciding just how long to make it?
I was designing a rope only (two ropes high and low) bridge a few years ago and never could decide how long to make it, because I wanted it modular or adjustable. I sculpted a few base pieces to mount the ropes to, but I never did finish the project (sculpts are still waiting to be baked). I couldn't figure out how to do various lengths without making a variety of bridges all at different lengths.

I like the magnetic rope idea DF has come up with. If you overload the magnets with too many metal mins and they fall. :twisted:

Let us see it when you wrap it up. :)
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Post by Valorian_Seneschal » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:46 am

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Thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes! It really was one of my happiest birthdays thanks in large part to the kindness and enthusiasm of the Dwarven Forge community. You guys are the best, and I'm just glad I can be a part of all of this!
Now here is a pic for you to enjoy!
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WoW Happy Birthday Nina Valorian Seneschal from all 44 members of the Flaming Ears Bunny Clan :)

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And it is bedlam here in the warren, literally 43 bunnies have got totally bat shit crazy.

FINALLY THE DANGLY ROPE BRIDGE OF DOOOOOOOOOOM

YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, I love the bunny picture!
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Post by pacarat » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am

I should really get around to finishing mine...

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Post by kitenerd » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:59 am

huh, who knew? - you apparently ;)

i found only 2 - one by a modern treehouse builder (several of those actually)
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and one old bridge in Japan, but those are much thinner "logs"
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Re: Greetings from the Forge! (now with 50% more greetings)

Post by William » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:45 am

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:35 am
William wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:48 pm
"It's fallen because the round logs are to heavy for rope."... but it does look very cool. :)
No it has fallen because those filthy little kobolds sawed through the rope...
I had been waiting on that one (my construction peeve, sorry :oops: ).
After looking for a picture of one, I only found plank or bundled rope for the foot pad on basic rope bridges.
Still works in a fantasy realm, so I need to get over it. And by posting this, I'm done... ;) For now...
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