Looking for honest reviews of dungeon tiles
Hey, I received a gift certificate to a book store and I'm thinking about picking up some dungeon tiles.
Normally, I wouldn't bother with this stuff since I generally think game accessories are a waste of money, but I'm taking a new approach to gaming, and I think the tiles may be useful. Besides, they're practically free to me.
What I'm looking for are some honest opinions on the various sets. I have enough to buy 3, maybe 4 sets, and I want to choose the right ones. It's impossible to get a read of whats inside the set based on the publisher's info.
I have seen 3 sets: Lost Caverns of the Underdark, Dire Tombs and Arcane Corridors.
I felt Lost Caverns was a good concept, but that the execution was lacking. The black jagged borders were too hard to differentiate in the kind of low light that we usually use at the game table.
Dire Tombs was the best of the three as it offered a pretty broad assortment of room sizes as well as some non-standard hallways.
Arcane Corridors was by far the most vibrant of the three, but the magic subject matter that pervaded the images made them slightly inappropriate to my realitively low-magic campaign world.
I'm curious to hear about the other sets. What about the most recent ones... Hall of the Giant Kings and especially Streets of Shadow. Streets of Shadow sounds like it has potential, but only if they are easy to manipulate. I have a feeling they are too limited. Like, the interior of an Inn is always useful, but you need to be able to change the dimensions and the details.
Anyone had a closer look?