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« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2010, 12:49:59 AM »

Those are fantastic, I just wish I had space for something like that.
Actually, the TLX stuff packs away pretty darned small. A shoebox can hold a 4x4 layout with a single ground layer and a few one and two and three story buildings. Smiley Two or three shoeboxes will cover most of your needs.

Tiles are 6"x6", and a quarter inch thick, walls are 6"x2", and either very thin or a quarter inch. (there are two styles of wall - one is reinforced to prevent warping. Posts are 2"x less than an inch.

TLX is more of a toolkit than a permanent building. You connect the tiles together, fold up any anchors that you need, and insert the anchors into the posts. Walls slip over and into the posts. Then do the same with the second floor.

In action. Smiley

The only real downside is that it takes a bit of time to make enough pieces - kind of monotonous. And so many pieces go together in exactly the same way, over, and over, and over....

It reminds me a great deal of a toy I loved as a child - Panel & Girder.

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« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2010, 01:33:49 AM »

Those are fantastic, I just wish I had space for something like that.
Actually, the TLX stuff packs away pretty darned small. A shoebox can hold a 4x4 layout with a single ground layer and a few one and two and three story buildings. Smiley Two or three shoeboxes will cover most of your needs.

I mean more because I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, with a housemate, and no dining room...

Even where we play there's hardly enough space for a 12x12 square grid [with 25mm squares]
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« Reply #122 on: March 27, 2010, 04:15:08 AM »

Those are fantastic, I just wish I had space for something like that.
Actually, the TLX stuff packs away pretty darned small. A shoebox can hold a 4x4 layout with a single ground layer and a few one and two and three story buildings. Smiley Two or three shoeboxes will cover most of your needs.

I mean more because I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, with a housemate, and no dining room...

Even where we play there's hardly enough space for a 12x12 square grid [with 25mm squares]
Yipes! I was thinking storage was the issue, but if space is that tight.... Have you considered running outside of your home? I have run games at a local Wendy's on occasion.

The Auld Grump, not even in regards to terrain, 12x12 just sounds tiny!
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« Reply #123 on: March 27, 2010, 04:44:09 AM »

Those are fantastic, I just wish I had space for something like that.
Actually, the TLX stuff packs away pretty darned small. A shoebox can hold a 4x4 layout with a single ground layer and a few one and two and three story buildings. Smiley Two or three shoeboxes will cover most of your needs.

I mean more because I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, with a housemate, and no dining room...

Even where we play there's hardly enough space for a 12x12 square grid [with 25mm squares]
Yipes! I was thinking storage was the issue, but if space is that tight.... Have you considered running outside of your home? I have run games at a local Wendy's on occasion.

The Auld Grump, not even in regards to terrain, 12x12 just sounds tiny!

We game at a mates place, on his kitchen table, but when you put dice and character sheets down for the group [usually 4-6 + GM who has a laptop] add to that that half the players bring laptops and there's only a few inches of space left, at best.
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« Reply #124 on: April 12, 2010, 10:12:09 PM »

Another one coming out from World Works - it comes under the heading of 'boring but essential'. Tongue
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An apartment/office building kit, using the TLX system, so it can go together a whole bunch of ways.
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Maybe not very exciting, but more useful than pretty much any more exotic piece of terrain. Boring is sometimes the best choice - everyone will be familiar with the buildings you are likely to make with this set. In this case, boring is a compliment. I am looking at it for Fallout, but I can see it being used for 10KB when it comes out.

As you can see this is part 2 of the Mayhem Armory conversion, and, like part 1, I find it much more useful this time around.

Fat Dragon also has a modern city set that has just come out -
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I think World Works came out the winner on this go 'round, though I rather like the water tower in the Fat Dragon set. (Also, I am fighting the urge to correct the title to Capitol City, not Capital, it is a mistake that bothers me every time I see it, even in the newspapers.) The Fat Dragon set is almost certainly easier to put together, so there is that going for it. And, as I mentioned, the water tower looks cool. Smiley I am an addict, so I will be getting both. The yellow cabs will be handy if/when I steal borrow RusVal's idea of ghoul taxi drivers in Post Apocalyptic New York. I wanna have a chase scene with them... follow that car!

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« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2010, 05:02:49 PM »

Both the Apartments set and Thoumont's just came out... and I'm too tired to try 'em out.  Cry (Grump+sharp bladey things+sleep deprivation=Bad.)



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« Reply #126 on: May 31, 2010, 05:04:21 PM »

Oooh! A lovely model that I have no need for... yet.

A rather nice dropship from Ebbles Miniatures.

The dropship is about 3x13x14 inches, but the really pretty stuff is on the inside -





While I have no need for the dropship, those modular cargo bay contents are just about perfect for Fallout! Smiley And the payloads are available for free.

I am buying the ship anyway - I suspect that I will get enough use out of the free payload to make it worthwhile, and want to support the company, besides, sooner or later....

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« Reply #127 on: July 12, 2010, 10:55:32 PM »

World Works Games is having a 20% off sale in preparation for GenCon.

They don't have sales very often, so if you are interested in some of the TLX sets now might be a good time to try them out. Smiley


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My suggestions would be all the infrastructure sets - Streets, Sewers, and Canals, and Thoumont's TLX edition. They are very, very good for steampunk. Smiley

For modern settings the Streets of Legends set is really good, and maybe the Armory sets. (Aside from the Streets set nothing for modern has wowed me like the infrastructure and Thoumont's sets did.)

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« Reply #128 on: July 16, 2010, 03:27:59 AM »

Another terrain system from the WWG guys... Pre-made and tangible. No need to print and cut. Looks great

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« Reply #129 on: July 17, 2010, 01:47:17 AM »

I have mixed feelings about the new system, mostly jealousy of the beautiful textures.

I am too invested in the Terrain Linx to get into the TerraClip system, but it looks like a wonderful way to go for folks who just want to do some quick builds for games.

But I want those textures....
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« Reply #130 on: July 17, 2010, 06:01:48 AM »

Looks good to me, I'm a case of oohing and aahing over WWG, but can I be bothered to build the things? Sadly no.

Of couse finding cash for these is another matter.
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« Reply #131 on: July 17, 2010, 06:42:51 AM »

I've mixed feelings about this. I like both, and have problems with both.

TLX is cheaper, more or less, mostly because you can buy the materials little by little. But you need a lot of time and practice to make it shine. In the other hand the terrainclip looks neat, and it's really easy and fast. But you have to pay a lot (right now for me it's, and i don't even know the shipping costs to spain) to get it.
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« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2010, 05:53:52 PM »

A few new sets - one that was released last week, and two that are coming out soon. Smiley

First - released by World Works Games
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Under Construction, in which your agents can answer the all important question: Is that cinder block, or just drywall?... (One of my favorite scenes in Casino Royale. Smiley ) There also some vehicles, and an assortment of props - all in all a nice versatile set.

Coming soon from Fat Dragon is a rather nice looking tower -
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Honestly, I think that this is the best fantasy release that Fat Dragon has done. Smiley (I prefer their butt ugly spaceship, but that is because I have a weakness for butt ugly space ships. Tongue ) The 3D supports really stand out, both figuratively and literally. I would like to see some props to go with it, and some transparencies for the windows, but if you are at all adept with a paint program then this latter is easy to do.

And finally, again from World Works Games, Titan -
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Grotty, dirty, and industrial looking science fiction setting. Smiley

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« Reply #133 on: September 04, 2010, 10:27:30 PM »

Again - multiple releases, from multiple companies....

Starting with Fat Dragon this time - something that might be handy for Fantasy Craft:

Mediaeval Cog Sailing Ship.

A much earlier and smaller ship than The Maiden of the High Seas (still my all time favorite)- this is also a much easier build. Since they are such very different designs, it is worth getting this, even if you do have the Maiden. If nothing else, this is a much more likely 'starter ship' for a nautical campaign. (I intend to build several for starting ship for the WH Historicals pirate game. Arr!)

Next, those of you familiar with World Works Games may remember their modern setting - Mayhem. I am sorry to report that the city has been destroyed. Anarchy is rampant on the streets, buildings and cars alike have been set on fire, or otherwise destroyed.

This set makes me want to run Fallout Craft again. Smiley

The Auld Grump, next up, maybe Titan, which looks good for making Vaults for that same game.

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« Reply #134 on: September 05, 2010, 04:39:12 AM »

That sailing ship looks just pathetic next to the WorldWorks games ones.

On the other hand, I might do more with that one than just have it sit on my hard-drive (though probably not).
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