Castle Builds

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by dreamlifter » Sat May 06, 2017 10:23 am

Law wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 7:35 am

Still, even if I solve that problem, lighting is a big issue. Another reason for forcing one perspective on my cities was that lighting was often best from one angle. I suppose I could design castles favoring one side.... Put less decorative cool stuff where it won't photograph well... Hmmmm
Hang a droplight from a fixture or ledge or maybe you could find a
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Re: Castle Builds

Post by kitenerd » Sat May 06, 2017 9:57 am

I suggest we start a GoFundMe to buy a giant Lazy Susan dining room table for Law

Then he could make his setups and just keep turning them so we could see them from all perspectives!

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I looked at the original setup and immediately thought monastary - it is the peaked roof close that makes it more spiritual and less fortress - i like this build a lot - it could drop into a city nicely and be the source of adventures in and off itself (what are they up to in there?, why the need for so much secrecy?)

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by bernyleung » Sat May 06, 2017 9:14 am

Nice!

To me, it does look like a protected library/armory/treasury of some kind. Or maybe a grand fortified residence, perhaps for a lord, minister, or an ambassador. Maybe even a prison for persons of import, waiting to be ransomed.

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by Law » Sat May 06, 2017 7:35 am

Aw, thanks, man!

Photographing castles is going to be TRICKY. These are easily going to be the largest, most fully three-dimensional DF layouts ever. Even with the cities, which were tricky enough, I could usually arrange things to favor one perspective - so my photos could capture the layout effectively. But with castles, I'm not sure that will work.

Plus, as a practical matter - I've moved, and in my new place I don't have a spot that lends itself to photos. I'll have to do something to create a background-block of some kind, so you're not always just seeing my kitchen or my living room in the background! Maybe a screen or something. Ideally, Ofc, I'd get a scenic backdrop - even if it didn't integrate coherently with a layout, at least it would be less distracting than a couch and a bunch of laundry in the background!

Still, even if I solve that problem, lighting is a big issue. Another reason for forcing one perspective on my cities was that lighting was often best from one angle. I suppose I could design castles favoring one side.... Put less decorative cool stuff where it won't photograph well... Hmmmm

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by dice4hire » Sat May 06, 2017 7:09 am

Law I remember your KSIII builds. I'm looking forward to your KSIV builds.

And KSV builds for that matter.
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Re: Castle Builds

Post by Law » Sat May 06, 2017 6:46 am

* weeps openly *

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by Kryzsko » Sat May 06, 2017 4:10 am

Love it. Ya, everyone please post your pics. I need to live vicariously through all of you for the next month.

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Re: Castle Builds

Post by dice4hire » Sat May 06, 2017 3:09 am

Quite nice, keep posting pics like this!!!!
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Castle Builds

Post by ChicagoBart » Sat May 06, 2017 2:50 am

Figured I would start a thread for folks to post their castles, keeps and alternate builds.

I'll get us started with a little shell keep I was playing around with tonight. Or perhaps it's a protected library? Or some sort of temple? Made with mostly Castle Builder, minimal props and the Streets and Alleys.

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