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  • #172366
    Jim Webster
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    Hopefully and with a following wind, Caldoom is going to be a source of scenarios (solo and multiplayer), really nice buildings (because you’ll all have seen the https://www.iliadagamestudio.com/  adverts on this site ) and, not to put too fine a point on it, Fun.

    Caldoom, the Launch.

     

    Jim

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    #172407
    ian pillay
    Participant

    That’s awesome. Best of luck to you both. Not that you are going to need it. Is that a Gonzo figure?

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #172412
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Some very nice bits are coming from the both of you.

    It’s nice to see the breadth you are aiming for – reminds me of the original Traveller ideals 🙂

    Wishing you the best.

    #172418
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    That’s awesome. Best of luck to you both. Not that you are going to need it. Is that a Gonzo figure?

    Well it’s an alien with a probosis 🙂 so who knows. But Ali is organising several figures so with separate heads and left arms, it’s amazing what people can put together

     

    Other manufacturers bring you combat infantry. We bring you the queue for the bus 🙂

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    #172419
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Some very nice bits are coming from the both of you. It’s nice to see the breadth you are aiming for – reminds me of the original Traveller ideals 🙂 Wishing you the best.

    It always strikes me that when you go into this sort of project, you’re building dreams. Or providing scaffolding on which people can build their own dreams. As for breadth, think of the differences you can see between areas even in small countries. Why should the worlds of our future be any less diverse, given they could have had a thousand or so years to build their own history and culture?

    My hope is that we can get to the situation where people become so familiar with the background and the way things work, people are telling us about the worlds they have come up with

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    #172513
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    I join here a bit late but here comes the Baastruk. 

    Baastruck next to Cultists

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    #172514
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    “Where can I park my Baastruk?”

    “Anywhere you like “

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    #172556
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    Maybe we should think about regulations. For example you can not park next to a villa ?

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    #172557
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    You can find the villas here

    Had anybody planned the city of Liberty properly, they would have realised that it would need more accommodation than could be fitted into the upper floors of buildings in the Merchant Quarter. Also whilst the Shanties expanded rapidly to cope with the influx of workers, there was still a demand for better housing. Initially there seems to have been plans to build a pleasant suburb for office workers just north of the Administrative district. This would have been convenient for commuting, and architects were already planning riverside pleasances and parks. Then the Bretag/Grelfarl war broke out and the area earmarked for executive housing became a trench line.

    It was at this point that the city authorities decided to develop the Western Suburbs. The need for housing was now urgent. Thus orders went out to build a large number of ‘pleasant villas’. These were built on firm ground (or at least ground which wasn’t floating,) and were assembled rapidly. The basic technique was simple, the shuttering was erected and the concrete was poured. Because of the large amount of slag produced by the many blast furnaces, finely ground slag was incorporated, producing a hydraulic cement. Under the circumstances this was remarkably useful.

    The advantages to this method are obvious, you can erect a lot of houses in a comparatively short time. This disadvantage is that there were only three designs of shuttering so there are only three types of villa. (There are rumours that there was a fourth design which was also used, but those villas supposedly build using this design turn out, on examination, to be conventional villas that have been modified subsequently by their owners.)

    In an attempt to differentiate their homes, the inhabitants have taken to personalising them. Fashions come and go. At one point, applying stucco, often with cast panels depicting scenes from legend, was all the rage. Others used pebble dash, rough cast, or merely painted their home in pastel shades. (Again note well that all races live in the Western Suburbs, and their receptivity to radiation in the optical spectrum varies. Thus what is pleasantly pastel to one race can be disconcertingly harsh to another. Hence the resident’s association has a list of paints, carefully graded by the wavelengths they absorb and reflect. Thus good taste is maintained. The maintaining of good taste is, fortunately, less difficult than it was in the days of stucco panels. One house holder’s tastefully painted scene from legend was in the eyes of a neighbour, a gory massacre scene. Still most of these problems can be ironed out with good will on both sides.)

    Finally, a villa can be rendered different from its neighbours by the nature of the garden. Because of the widely differing cultural heritage of the inhabitants, the gardens also differ. Some will grow a strictly formal garden of vegetables, others prefer a riot of colour from densely packed bushes. Yet others like the simplicity of a lawn. Still, as Andrea Hammer, Chair of the Residents’ Association once commented when somebody complained that this gave a bad impression

    “Yeah, well, whatever.”

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    #172558
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Maybe we should think about regulations. For example you can not park next to a villa ?

    Well you need something to deliver your ornamented stucco panel

    Then have a painter come and colour it in for you (but pastel shades obviously 🙂 )

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    #172564
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Thus orders went out to build a large number of ‘peasant villas’.

    Corrected for you 🙂

    …merely painted their home in pastel shades…what is pleasantly pastel to one race can be disconcertingly harsh to another.

    I’ve visions of the buildings stacked next to each other and bright colours – like the Favela area of Rio.

     

    #172565
    Jim Webster
    Participant

     

    More Tobermory than the Favelas my dear fellow 🙂

    (Thanks for the correction)

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    #172590
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    More Balamory than the Favelas my dear fellow

    Typing problems again I see 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Joking apart, the house actually have a very nice look to them – suitable for temperate and desert settings with a simple paint job.

    Along time ago I saw a 3D printed swimming pool – it was basically just the edge tiles / blocks and a diving board – would really go well with these!

    #172591
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    More Balamory than the Favelas my dear fellow

    Typing problems again I see 🙂 🙂 🙂 Joking apart, the house actually have a very nice look to them – suitable for temperate and desert settings with a simple paint job. Along time ago I saw a 3D printed swimming pool – it was basically just the edge tiles / blocks and a diving board – would really go well with these!

    I like the idea of the swimming pool 🙂

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    #172856
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Your fame is spreading – it’s now ‘down under’ – 51:45 of Knights of Dice video

    #172859
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Nice one, thanks.

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    #173302
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    Created a “random” encounter today. A sentrybot! I used several lasercut pieces and a drink can. I will make WIP pictures next time I build.

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    #173304
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    I’m already working on the scenario 🙂
    Ali gave me an idea and the paint job did the rest 🙂

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    #173306
    Mike
    Keymaster

    That is pretty sweet.

    #173340
    willz
    Participant

    Very cool, love that sentry bot.

    #173343
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    It does have the look of something whose routine maintenance has been overlooked 🙂

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    #173344
    Mike
    Keymaster

    A forgotten relic of a war long past, now in desperate times this old 53ntry bot has been dug out and recharged, its core programming still active, but the enemy it was tasked to fight is no longer alive…

    #173346
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    I think the guy who found it described it as ‘ready camouflaged’ rather than ‘run down’ 🙂

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    #173347
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Seems to be missing some bits of leg though?

    😀

    #173348
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Seems to be missing some bits of leg though? 😀

     

    Built by mining engineers, not a problem 🙂

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    #173399
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    The scenario is done, because it started threatening to take over my life until it was 🙂

    Wabbit Hunting

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