First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by geekjeff » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:01 pm

dice4hire wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm
I still shudder to think of how much storage a full DoD is going to take.
It’s not as terrifying as you’d think, seeing it all laid out. Prebuilt on Terrain Tray and stacked up, it should be a hair over four 1-ft cubes.

Broken down, I’m pretty you could fit it in one of the popular IKEA Alex units with at least 1 drawer to spare.

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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by dice4hire » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm

I still shudder to think of how much storage a full DoD is going to take.
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm

More storage..
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:41 pm

FYI Really Useful Boxes 7 Litre appears to be a perfect size to hold and transport a build on a terrain tray (which helps me since I have to haul my dungeons to a friends house for our weekly game).

These are available from Office Depot for about $10 with free shipping if you order enough, and usually there will be a 20%-40% off coupon you can click on.
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by oddbender » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Pizzabagel wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Quickie 10’ room
Isn't that a 20' room?

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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Quickie 10’ room
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Pizzabagel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:26 pm

I’m rapidly warming up to the passage pieces. Look how well they stack for storage! This is ALL of them from Encounters 1-6!
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Looking at the first pictures on this thread, you can see the glitter on the top of the wall of force. Anyone tried a clear coat? Gloss or matte?
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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Saxon1974 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:12 pm

geekjeff wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Unpacked my Encounters 1-6 last night. Pretty happy with everything so far, and the kids are loving it! Glad I got mostly painted for this portion. Only had one encounter with any missing bits.

The factory paint job is about what I expected, maybe a bit better than Castles overall. Certainly not in the same league as what I could do myself taking sufficient time, but good tabletop quality with the exception of a few pieces. A few could use some touchup - some arches could do with a little extra Stone Edge (yeah, those portcullis ones in particular.) More bothersome are a few pillars which got too much - it's more work to repaint them Red and then blend with the Stone Edge. Not sure if there are enough problem ones that I'll bother, might just call that the dustier, less traveled part of the dungeon and let it be.

I like the Passage walls more than expected! I think the user experience with these will vary depending on whether you got magnets - the magnetic floors grab them and make a nice solid 3-piece corridor unit. Very satisfying. Much less fiddly than building, say, Sewers.
I can see how it may feel fiddly arranging them around Terrain Trays in a full-on negative space build like Acid Bath, and it's a shame you can't just pickup the whole room when doing that. Might want to prebuild those on another surface.

Absolutely love the one Terrain Tray we got so far. Wish I had my other 7!

The magnetic freestanding corner walls, I do see a little noticeable bending on 3 out of the 8. Not enough to break the build by any means, but does create some tiny gaps. Probably fixable. Ironically, the "extra" ones in my Deadly Corners box were more square than the ones in the Lever Chamber box.

The Glitterwalls... sigh. Such a gorgeous and functional sculpt, I don't think it needed the embellishment. You can probably get all of it off with a little water, a fingernail, and some time if you want. Do it outdoors!

Now, where am I going to store all of this? The kids would suggest just leaving it out full time on the table I think.
Thanks for the feedback geekjeff! Hearing that not ALL free standing corners are warped is a good sign. I didn't get any of the passes as I had concerns like others as to how they would work. I will continue to see reports from others before buying. Thing is, I didn't get any magnet pieces nor do I plan to retrofit all I have it's just too much work. My hope is the free standing walls are stable enough for negative space builds using 2d battlemats like the paizo flip mats as I like to use those but adding walls make it look so much better.

As to the glitter; I do think that it will make the piece look cooler but it needs to be sealed somehow or no one will want to touch it. Hopefully the testors laquer will do the trick. Will report back when I get mine. (Did all add on's though so will be a while)

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Re: First impressions of Encounters 1 - 6

Post by Stormfury » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Thanks everyone for sharing pics and thoughts!
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