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    Tile set question?

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    I was wondering before I save up to buy a tile set
    are there ANY required materials i need if i am going to use the tiles
    [i so far only have the basic starter set]
    [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x.../9780786950195
    this is the product]

    sounds stupid i know...just checking
    i mean if there are trap tiles in the set or something...

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    Required materials? No. They are just tiles.

    I have a few sets and the only requirement I have found is "More!"

    Mainly because you can't expect a tile to answer for every situation.
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    I have all the sets and I don't use them nearly enough. That is from not knowing the tiles all that well, though, and nothing else. These are great for adding a touch of spice to an encounter and I love using them.

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    I agree with both Grimwell and Kalanth. I also like how it makes it easier to show how the passages go. The only problem is when you don't have a tile that matches the way the room and entrances & exits are, or the direction that a passage goes or splits up.

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    I have a few sets and the only requirement I have found is "More!"
    I agree I own most of the sets and found them highly useful and you always want more.

    The only problem is when you don't have a tile that matches the way the room and entrances & exits are, or the direction that a passage goes or splits up.
    And that is why the vinyl battle grid maps will always be around. I use the tiles on top of a battlegrid for when that happens.
    Never trust a smiling GM, that's when they're dangerous.

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    I love tiles myself, but they are not inexpencive like the ad claims. You said yoursalf that you gotta save up for them. I have a 8' by4' white board and a hand full a colored dry erace markers. And a grid paper to keep hard copy of maps on.
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    the reason I want the tiles is because
    i'm making a series of quests and the next part is in a secret underground cave
    so i figured the cave tiles would...well..make it beater

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    The combo of tiles + dry erase is all win. I find the tiles fairly priced at $10/pack but if you go gonzo in one wave it can be expensive. Better to just buy it here and there
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    My only issue with any type of terrain, other than a mat and markers is that it has a tendency to shift when bumped, unless it's heavy, like with terrain made with plaster. What I would suggest when using any kind of terrain is find a way to allow it to be temporarily stuck to the table that you're playing at. Either with painter's or draftsman's tape, it'll keep the piece from moving and shouldn't harm the piece when you pull it off at the end of the session.
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    might i suggest that you laminate the tiles first then use the tape to keep on the board. the laminate will keep the tiles free of anything that could be spilled on them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape View Post
    My only issue with any type of terrain, other than a mat and markers is that it has a tendency to shift when bumped
    yeah i notice that

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    The challenge that I'm struggling with is how to store it all and make it accessible when needed, but not a pile to dig through. Anyone have tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimwell View Post
    The challenge that I'm struggling with is how to store it all and make it accessible when needed, but not a pile to dig through. Anyone have tips?
    I think that's a problem with any terrain that you have, even 3D terrain. About the best thing that I can say to do would be try and organize them as best you can and use some sort of divider system so that you only have to look through groups of tiles instead of the whole pile. Also, you might consider at least during game time, storing those groups horizontally, like books on a book shelf, easier to get to a particular group of tiles that way.
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    i made the quest with the starter tiles
    because local [pen and card games] stores didn't stock them [tile set i want]

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    My storage system is simple, but still time consuming. I store the pieces in various size zip-lock bags based on size. I just dig through the day before the game to ensure I have the right tile pieces for the dungeon when game time hits.

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