As great as they are, $99 for Dwarven Forge Sets is a very expensive purchase. Coupled with the fact you need at least three sets to get adequate coverage for a typical dungeon session makes many have second thoughts before buying. Note by coverage I don't mean the entire dungeon but rather the variety you need to have a average dungeon section out on the table. The only reason I have a set is because a friend gave it to me. (I still appreciate the gift Scott if you are reading this).
But one thing I am willing to get is items to "stock" the rooms I drawing using Gaming Paper (a great deal) or a dry erase battlemat. I have two plastic tray filled with these items and small dungeon tiles that I use for this purpose. It allows me to fully describe a room quicker and more accurately than verbal alone.
It happens that Dwarven Forge does make accessories. Because Jerry of Gold Star Anime publicized the game where I used my one Dwarven Forge set to simulate the confusing nature of a maze, the folks at Dwarven Forge gave him a couple code worth $50. Graciously Jerry gave me the code which I really appreciate.
So I went over the Dwarven Forge site and decided to get their Dungeon Accessory and a set of Columns. When I got them on Friday and was really impressed. They come fully painted and the larger pieces have felt bottoms. The prices accurately reflects the quality of the items as you can see for yourself. Plus the quantity of items you get feels like you got $35 worth as well.
My own compliant is that I wish I was able to buy multiple quantities of single pieces. I would have liked to have been able to order more chests and barrels.
After receiving this I think I will save up and buy the tavern set. Also makes wants me to paint the resin pieces that I had for years.
DF Game, Session 61, Cold Fens 3
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