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Castle Grimstead - Dungeon Tiles: A Dungeons & Dragons Accessory ("Dungeons & Dragons" Miniatures)
Castle Grimstead - Dungeon Tiles: A Dungeons & Dragons Accessory ("Dungeons & Dragons" Miniatures)
by Wizards RPG Team

3.0 out of 5 stars 'GRIMstead' for a reason, whoever designed this 'castle' has no idea what a castle is/does, 30 July 2015
Castle Grimstead. Let's be really frank about this, this is how Americans see castles. My main problem with this set is the ultra thin walls, my 1930's house has walls thicker than this 'castle'! There is also no realistic defensive layout, which is the whole point of a castle. And then like some other dungeon tile sets there's 'cute' decorations everywhere like picture perfect beds, carpets and tables with playing cards. If you're after grimey realism of the medieval period this really isn't for you. You might say 'magic', the walls are thin because of magic, strengthened and protected by magic. Okay, but if these are generic tiles, which they are, designed to slot in with other dungeon tiles then all of your castle are magically the same with ultra thin walls. NO. OK, this might give Shadowghast Manor some more variation, but even real big old manor house have walls bigger than two standard bricks in thickness!
Castles have walls between 2 feet and 15 feet thick, they are supporting vast amounts of stone, passage ways are tight and restrictive; its costs money to build castle with that amount of stone. Its dangerous too. I would advise you to buy a castle book instead that shows floorplans of real castles, and then make your own tiles based upon them. As for tiles to make city walls - this set is laughable.
Don't get me wrong, the quality and artwork is just as good as all the other sets, there's nice big tiles with lots of stuff on them. And as other reviewers have mentioned you would have to buy more than one set (and use the wilderness grass tiles) to make the 'castle' sampled on the inside flap of the pack. If the art had been poor I would have only awarded 1 star for this product.

In fact, I've only bought this to complete the series of tiles, one or two with useful graphics such as a well, drawbridge and moat/ditch sections will be used fairly regularly but I doubt I will be making a 'thin' walled castle EVER. (My players would just fall about laughing too much!)


EasyTime Uk (TM) Sticky Back Plastic (self adhesive vinyl film) Matt Transparent Crystal-Clear 50cm x 1m Cover Film
EasyTime Uk (TM) Sticky Back Plastic (self adhesive vinyl film) Matt Transparent Crystal-Clear 50cm x 1m Cover Film
Offered by EasyTime Uk (TM)
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars matte sticky back plastic, 8 July 2015
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Excellent matte non shiny or reflective sticky back plastic. Just what I was looking for. Available on a roll at different lengths. Easy to use. Fab


Lexar Professional JumpDrive V20 8GB USB 2.0 Lid Cap Design Flash Drive Memory Stick - Green/Orange/Teal/Purple (Pack of Four)
Lexar Professional JumpDrive V20 8GB USB 2.0 Lid Cap Design Flash Drive Memory Stick - Green/Orange/Teal/Purple (Pack of Four)
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars cheap and cheerful storage solution, but will it last and be durable?, 8 July 2015
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Despite the small print on the labelling it does work on xp. So it is very good and inexpensive storage, but the build feels light and plasticity, we'll have to see how long they last. Nice to see the flashing led light indicating it is writing. So far a good purchase.


Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife
Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife
Price: £26.50

5.0 out of 5 stars handy, convenient and long lasting quality bit of essential camping kit, 8 July 2015
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The best small penknife out there, bought for my son who needed a decent knife for scout backwoods activities. Mine is still going strong some 35 years on.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992] [DVD]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kristy Swanson
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Stake night entertainment guaranteed, 8 July 2015
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Surprising good film which sets up the TV series. I thought Kristy was good , not much in it really - Michelle is good too. Enjoyable escapism watching girls kick some vampire butt.


SEAWHITE Black Cloth Cover Sketchbook 140gsm Portrait A4
SEAWHITE Black Cloth Cover Sketchbook 140gsm Portrait A4
Offered by Seawhite of Brighton Ltd
Price: £5.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars class, quality sketchbook at a decent price, 8 July 2015
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Excellent quality sketchbook at a very good price. Will be buying more of these....


Nest Plastics t/a Wholesale POS Co - CLEAR ACRYLIC PERSPEX ROUND ROD PMMA CIRCULAR BAR 12" LONG X 3MM DIAMETER
Nest Plastics t/a Wholesale POS Co - CLEAR ACRYLIC PERSPEX ROUND ROD PMMA CIRCULAR BAR 12" LONG X 3MM DIAMETER

5.0 out of 5 stars Clear acrylic rod perfect for rpg models that fly and have their original ..., 8 July 2015
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Clear acrylic rod perfect for rpg models that fly and have their original stand broken or lost. It's available in lots of widths and can be cut easily. Perfect solution for my dungeons and dragons miniatures...


Friends On Mushrooms (Deluxe Edition)
Friends On Mushrooms (Deluxe Edition)
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £10.36

3.0 out of 5 stars Too many friends spoil the broth..., 8 July 2015
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Didn't do it for me, maybe too much external influences. I much preferred earlier mushroom trax. Too many friends spoil the broth...


Wizkids Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing Expansion Hobgoblin Troop Board Game
Wizkids Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing Expansion Hobgoblin Troop Board Game
Price: £17.31

3.0 out of 5 stars Thank heavens someone with a brain has realised non-random minis are the way to go!, 8 July 2015
As a collector of miniatures these are heading in the right direction, with non random packs of monsters. I don't play the attack wing game, I'm just collecting figures for rpg. Why they couldn't change the details a little like the old lead models, I don't know. It's cost cutting and cheap, well they won't get a good name for figures and collectors/ gamers will look elsewhere. Modern rpgers are not brand tied now, look at the success of Pathfinder, if these were all slightly different I would buy several packs of each and every new release. Fortunately, I can keep my money and collect more interesting other models and minis. Expensive and still not worth the money for the quality involved.


Live at kultiplex 2007
Live at kultiplex 2007
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best album ever, 6 July 2015
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Not the best album ever, but a good feel of a KO gig, and probably as close as I'll ever get to hear them live, unless I move to Eastern Europe!


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