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I just got my Single Order shipping confirmation. Great customer service! Super nice of DF to ship 2 waves to get some backers their tiles fast, and also really nice to give me an option to not drive from Canada to the US twice for different sub-orders.
I decided to get magnets for the ledges pieces as I thought they might be easily nudged off/around the terrain tray as they’re somewhat isolated from neighbouring pieces if I was to use them in stepping stone fashion (i.e not secured in place by having walls and floors butted up to them).
I for one in no way find the magnets to be "essential" but they are what they are. If you don't want your tiles sliding around then they're one possible solution. I did not get them, but I am not opposed to them, I just wanted to save a few bucks. The cost of the magnets themselves wasn't that much but I wasn't really interested in the terrain tiles either.
I got the magnets it was like cents per piece so it was more than worth for me
Nate said encounters 1-6 would come out soon, but they need to get the additional encounters themselves to take neede pictures. They are probably frantically taking pics of encounters 1-6 now for the adventure.
I still do not see how the magnets are essential even in that case. Blutac, a thin rubber sheet on plywood, or care in carrying can do it just as well. Maybe I am too low tech.
Is there any information about the adventure for the dungeon of doom? I would like start painting the miniatures I need for the greatest adventure I could present to my players.
Or do all miniatures we might need in this adventure come in the Miniature Kickstarter?
@DWM kickstarter. I like the idea to build my dungeon in little parts and bring them tile by tile on the table. So the players do not know from the beginning how the dungeon is build. If you cover parts of the dungeon the players always know how big the parts of the unexplored dungeon are.
I think with the magnet tiles it will be easy to build prepared dungeon parts and bring them quick to the table.
thanks Phoenix.. suspect it will be on the w/s somewhere.
@JK - I believe the magnet size has been disclosed somewhere. And yes, it's a simple glue job to fit them aftermarket.
- is retrofitting the magnets simply a case of gluing into the housing? could you (at some stage) provide details magnet size/s used?
- would you consider putting together a brief 'paint marble' guide?
- would you consider a multi pack of the glowing treasure chests in the next KS (the trove type sets out of previous KS were good)?
- have you guys considered the merits of ordering add-ons by piece.. where people can simply select a certain number of each piece? could be a dog for postage, but sure it might be a nice way to buy?
I am still wondering how storage will work with magnets, and still cannot see how I would really use them. Magnets in walls, sure, but to hold pieces in place, I just do not need that, even on the metal trays. But as they can be added or not, then I see no problem. I imagine all the retail sets will have magnets though, I cannot see them stocking magnetless.
After seeing how well those magnets work I want to add magnets also to my old sets. And I need more underground that is magnetic. What a great product! And so cool to see that Nate and all around him are also happy how this great product turned out!
Any timeline on painting tutorials/videos?
Looked at my pledgemanager for the first time in a long time and can’t stop smiling with excitement . Truly an epic campaign, bring on the next one!
As teaser trailers for the main event go, the unboxing video is fab! It’s genuinely exciting watching Nate’s reaction to opening each box, he’s obviously as thrilled as any one of us would be. Great stuff, folks...just ramps the anticipation to even higher levels!
This was my first kickstarter. I didn't have much to spend, but I think I got a pretty good lot with my choices. While waiting I decided to pick up some caverns to paint and get a head start on my collection. Now with the upcoming kickstarter being caverns I'm wishing I had picked up city builder sets lol. At least now this will free up my budget for more unique pieces as opposed to the basic set pieces.
Haven't played since 3E back in my army days. My kids found dwarven forge on youtube, along with penny arcade and acq. inc., and now I'm gonna have to learn to dm so they can enjoy it too.
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Man this game has changed a lot over the decades!
He's already gotten plenty of play at my table.
Giant Two-Headed Crocodile
Huge aberration, neutral
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 171 (18d12 + 54)
Speed 30 ft., swim 50 ft.
Str 22 (+6)
Dex 9 (-1)
Con 17 (+3)
Int 2 (-3)
Wis 10 (-2)
Cha 7 (-2)
Skills Stealth +5
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Hold Breath. The crocodile can hold its breath for 30 minutes.
Multiattack. The crocodile makes three attacks: two bites and one with its tail.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 22 (3d10 + 6) piercing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 17). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the crocodile can't bite another target with the same head.
Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target not grappled by the crocodile. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
You're very welcome. : )
So, now I might have a regret. If only I had know the passages would have upgraded to metal...I didn't get them because of the plastic tabs. Damn. I guess I'll use the store.
The upgrading to the metal tabs was a huge difference the magnets are perfect strength the pieces don’t stick together but it sticks to the tray perfectly I cannot wait to get this it looks wonderful thank you so much for all the hard work this is a staggering amount of unique pieces
To tack on to the lovefest in the comments here, what really amazes me is how DF manages to not only have such outstanding craftsmanship of their product, but outstanding customer service to match. Every time I've reached out, the team has gone above and beyond to be as helpful as possible and exceeded expectations. Wish them nothing but success with such quality product and people.
I can not wait to get my DoD stuff. My players love my DF collection. Any one know when is the next kickstarter is happen? And I will say Jay in there costumer service Dept is my hero. HE goes out of his way to get me stuff from the whare house just in time for my D@D games. DF has a world class product and costumer services department.
Is ks 6 all miniatures or will there be more terrain pieces like woodland set in DW?
Thank you for the kind words.
I read your post aloud to start our Monday morning team meeting. To be honest, more than a few of us got a little teary eyed at your passionate and heart-felt thanks.
As artists, craftspeople, and inventors we take great pride in what we create. And we strive very hard to constantly improve upon our work.
It's rewarding to hear that all our toil, stress, and dedication is noticed and appreciated.
We take enormous joy in creating these pieces, and hope that our work inspires each of you and brings you endless hours of excitement, laughter, and drama on your game table (or where ever you use this stuff - some of my most rewarding moments with DF terrain are on the rug with my sons).
We couldn't do what we do without your support and the enormous faith you place in us to deliver something cool a year after we promise it.
And now buckle up for KS6, we're pushing our limits yet again...
Looks like it twill be great to get in hand.
Agreed, love the claspable shackles, the really striking gems in the gold pile, the versatility of the "pizza oven" to fit in 2” corridors, the strength of the magnets... this is my first DF KS and I am really glad I jumped in at this point. Tons of pleasant surprises, right up to the end! I've been aware of DF since KS1, but I finally became a backer when I saw they fixed my one issue with the original dungeon pieces... the flat, grey look. The new walls have a splash of colour and 3 dimensonality to it... just what they needed to really pop!
46 Bunnies agree 100% with the Dwarf
They didn’t stop making things better even after funding is over. They always produce much better product than they promise. That’s why we love DF !
Fully agree with below sentiments esp from the dwarven priest!
Roll on caves.....
@greyanvil. +1. Could not agree more. It is rare to be impressed these days. I am astounded by what DF does. You have hit the proverbial nail on the head, they actually over-deliver. Consistently looking for ways to make things cooler and sleeker, they are unique. Your description is perfect. What company spends such efforts? I do not know.
In DF I trust.
@Nate. Great video. Thx.
@greyanvil - agree 100%
Have watched the unboxing video. Twice.
It occurred to me while watching the videos that every thing in this KS actually looks better than what they promised. How many companies do that? How many times do you order something and when it arrives it is actually BETTER than what you ordered?
At every step, every change they have made has resulted in a product that is significantly better in my opinion. When they showed the final sample of the rune floor pieces I was so upset I didn't order them because they looked so amazing. Same thing with the marble pieces and the large elevation box. The final design on the elevation box had me kicking myself for not ordering a couple of them. The free standing wall pieces, upgrading them to metal tabs which look super sturdy compared to the original plastic tabs. The magnet redesign looks fantastic on the videos too. Better AND less expensive.
I think this attitude on the part of the DF crew is one of the reasons I (we) are so loyal to them. At every step they didn't make changes to cut corners or save expense or make more money on each piece, the only thing they seemed to consider was how can we make this piece of dungeon terrain the absolute best that it can possibly be. Even when a design was good, they tried to make it great. Even when the design was great they tried to make it spectacular. What an amazing ethos for a small company to have.
Hats off to all of you guys and gals at DF who worked so hard to give us the very best dungeon terrain you could dream up. I'm so anxious to get my order now, and hoping that I can pick up some additional sets through the web store that I had to pass on at the end of the KS because of my limited finances. Can't wait to see what you guys do with the Caverns. If KS6 is anything like KS5, I'll be selling my other kidney to scoop up as much of it as I can. (Dialysis can't be that bad, right?)
Thanks Dwarven Forge, you guys rock!!!
Just one dwarf's opinion....
has anyone stated out the 2-headed croc for 5e?
"larger boxes will generally require a signature", what is the threshold for this KS? is one set of Encounters 1-6 considered large?
@Erk - FUNNY!
great video really wets the appetite ........droooool....
I’m in the same boat as you, DWM...will be interested to hear of International delivery timeframes...
I am international so I'll be waiting for anything.
Just watched the video as well. Can't wait to get these in my hands, although I'm guessing this is only going to be a small part of my order since the add-ons look to be shipping later. I'm looking at the first wave as my free taste. Gotta wait if I want any more.
Go to the DF YouTube page to view the unboxing video. It is quite good.
As I suspected, they were waiting for the boat to estimate first round shipping times.
Now the really difficult waiting begins...
Thank you Nate!!!
Thanks for the info Nate! that makes sense about needing the final pictures for the module
Update is coming. Jay has promised to kick it out this weekend.
First boat has landed.
Module should be done by end of this month. We’re only releasing Encounters 1-6 for now. Will release the full module when the rest of the DoD ships. Currently we’re waiting on Encounters 7-15 so we can do photos of them for the module. That’s the hold up.
Hey, the update! No, wait, that's a different KS project I'm not as excited about. Like, every other KS project seems like it updated today to taunt me.
Hey, be patient. Nate has another eleven hours and fifty four minutes to get his update in by "later this week".
I am also impatient. Encounter #2 and some add-ons.
Yeah, I'll be like Danvers, the Dwarvenite addict soon.