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e-Adventure Tiles: Dungeon Chasms
Publisher: SkeletonKey Games
by Paul L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/07/2007 06:57:27

Okay, so Chris Heard's review sums this set up succinctly, usual high standard of artwork, and what is there is great, lovely bridges, even a graduated chasm floor (nice shading to represent an incline upwards) and the all important 6x6 blank chasm tile. The bonus tile of an outcrop to widen the chasm is well received.

However for me this had got to be the most incompletely designed set in the umpteen I have bought ( and I have all but a handful of the sets now, marvellous as they are). Nothing wrong with what is there, it's what isn't there. Here's my list :

  1. Your chasm can only be (as many tiles wide as you have ledges) + 1 blank corner on either side. This set needs some cavern walls with no dungeon flooring ledge on, so that I can extend the cavern with no foothold in either direction. This is hugely limiting to the set, I cannot stress how disappointed I am at this.

  2. No compatibility with the Caves of Peril set. There should be some slides so that the sets can be combined. It's such a shame that the corner pieces which finish off the cavern ends don't fit with the Caves of Peril, they are only one square out.

  3. No compatibility with the Temple of the Spider Queen set either for the same reasons above.

Essentially you are left with a chasm of a fixed size, and very limited at that. You have to leave gaps on the playing table and 'pretend the chasm extends to the east and west' which is soon scuppered by a character with the flying ability.

This set could be vastly improved with just a few blank chasm wall tiles, to extend the cavern width without need of a dungeon floorplan ledge. It could then be made into a cracking set with a transition tile between this and Caves of Peril. I have only given it 3 stars, but with those few extra tiles, it would be a 5 star, I am sure of it.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
e-Adventure Tiles: Dungeon Chasms
Publisher: SkeletonKey Games
by Larry F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/19/2005 00:00:00

0one's no-frills approach to providing basic maps for adventure, so incredibly reminiscent of Classic D&D maps, that I almost regret NOT having a cardstock cover/folder holding the adventure booklet. Ah, how we miss the old days...<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: The ability to add and remove details and print the map you need is excellent. The B&W maps are very hand if you want to spend a little time with map pencils to give a color handout to your players.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
e-Adventure Tiles: Dungeon Chasms
Publisher: SkeletonKey Games
by Chris H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/27/2005 00:00:00

Including bonus tiles, this set amounts to 44 tiles, which may make it sound more versatile than it really is. Tiles 17-32 are identical to tiles 1-16, except that tiles 17-32 have bridges spanning the chasms that give the set its name. This makes the set a bit narrower and less flexible than some customers might prefer. In effect, the set offers a 50' x 80' room with a 30' wide chasm running lengthwise down the middle; a 50' wide corridor with a 30' chasm running across it; two 30' x 30' dungeon floors, each of which is half chasm; a chamber-passage link bisected by a chasm; and a 10' wide corridor with a 30' wide chasm running across it. Each of these tiles is presented with and without a bridge segment. Practically speaking, these tiles come in pairs, although creative dungeon builders could use them in different ways. Tiles 33-44 provide extras that are, for the most part, entirely different from tiles 1-32, including corners for closing off the chasms, sloping floors, and a 10' x 15' column jutting up from the a chasm to the top level, connected by bridges.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: As always, Ed's artistry is excellent.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The tiles are less flexible than in some other sets. The set lacks a way to end chasms within a room.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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