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  • #111916
    Geof Downton
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    Nobody is sure where the to find The Bronze Dragon Inn, but some well known adventurers have been spotted outside…

    BDI front

    …and some others, possibly even more famous, at the back…

    BDI back

    The Bronze Dragon is a typical adventurers’ inn, with  dormitory accommodation in the attic, and cubicle rooms on the floor below. The bar and kitchen are at ground level and the first floor has the ubiquitous adventurers’ shop-cum-armoury and a consulting witch.

    BDI inside

    The building started off as a four storey piered house from Empires at War, and the ground floor staff from Battle Valor Games. Be sure to look under the stairs…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111918
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    That’s a big old beast!
    It’s cool.

    but some well known adventurers have been spotted outside…

    Huzzah!!!

    possibly even more famous, at the back…

    Steady on there!!

    #111920
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Steady on there!!

    …I took care to say possibly

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111921
    Ralph Plowman
    Participant

    That is a lovely building, good job!

    (who makes F & the GM at the back?)

    #111933
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    who makes F & the GM at the back?

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Geof Downton.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111936
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    …and I should have said “thank you!”

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111966
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Nice! It strikes me as very Lankhmar-ish.

    #111968
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thanks, that was exactly my intention. Really an attempt to create in 3d something I had invented in my mind 40 odd years ago as a D&D player and sometimes DM.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111981
    Thomaston
    Participant

    This is way cool. I really like the dragon. Seeing the interior makes me want to make one of my own.

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    R-rated narcissism

    #111984
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    The dragon is a charm I got from eBay. I still have 9, so if you want a couple PM me and I’ll put them in the post.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111986
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That’s really dang cool man!  And with a cat to boot!

    Funny, a couple of friends were just talking about old Lankhmar yesterday, as I came across the “Swords of Deceit” module in a box.  That cover hooked me bigtime…  I too think you nailed the look.  Great job sir!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #111988
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    And with a cat to boot!

    I’m sure that you will have realised that said cat is a grey mouser…

    In fairness I feel I should say that Empires at War nailed the look, but thanks anyway!

     

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #111996
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Please excuse me for diverging from the original topic somewhat, but what exactly is the connection between D&D and Lankhmar? I really just know the city from the Fritz Leiber books, though I can see how those books were probably a major source of inspiration for D&D generally (multi-classed characters, for instance).

    #111997
    Mike
    Keymaster

    There were quite a few D&D, AD&D (?) supplements set there.

    #111998
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    I’m sure that you will have realised that said cat is a grey mouser…

      Ahaha!  I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be grey, or was how you were portraying black.  Very clever sir!

    but what exactly is the connection between D&D and Lankhmar?

      It was used as an AD&D setting, with several modules set there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lankhmar_%E2%80%93_City_of_Adventure

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #111999
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Ah, I see. Much more straightforward answer than I expected, then. I guess I had somehow imagined that they ported the city over to one of the other (A)D&D worlds or something.

    Anyway, back to regular programming.

    #112007
    Oh no….
    Participant

    Very impressive indeed.

    A house/inn with a cat can’t be bad.

    #112155
    David Cooke
    Participant

    This is an amazing build!

    #112176
    irishserb
    Participant

    That is a wonderful  inn!  Very inspiring.

    #113970
    telzy amber
    Participant

    I love it. It’s beautiful… but how do you use it?  The ceilings are low as they should be but is it possible to move figures inside?

    The only way I can see to use actual buildings if the roof comes off so you have access to move the toys. If it’s a multistory, as here, each floor needs to removable.

    Or move to 2D (2.5D maybe) and move the toys there to play

    #113976
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    but how do you use it?

    The simple answer is “as if it’s a solid building”, it really is too small to use even an empty interior for anything other than hiding stationary troops. in the kit as it arrived the floors are removable and the back fixed, but I messed about with that and the back is now held on with magnets.

    The more honest answer is “dunno, I just wanted to build it…”, it is definitely all about modelling rather than gaming, so I make buildings with opening doors and (useless) insides that look right, even if they get used as if they’re solid.

    …and many thanks for the “It’s beautiful” – that’s why

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

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