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meleeguy
09-15-2008, 02:32 AM
Back again :)

Here is where I'm at, suggestions welcome. This could also be somewhere else if someone has taken over Fenridge Castle, or I'm way off base.

Torq
09-15-2008, 04:57 AM
Nice layout Meleeguy. I'm looking forward to see this develop. I'm not sure if anyone else has done Fenridge Castle. I cont remember where it is actually, but I'll have a look and find out.

Torq

Redrobes
09-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Hi Meleeguy, good to see you around again. The castle pic looks great so far. Looks very imposing and the sort of thing to turn lizard men spines to jelly. Let me know if there's anything I can do wont ya.

meleeguy
09-15-2008, 09:04 PM
turn lizard men spines to jelly.

Sweet- thank you for naming the premier inn of Fenridge Castle - "The Jellied Lizard". I will commence construction of its exterior immediately!

-meleeguy

Valarian
09-16-2008, 09:35 AM
If that's what they're servin', I ain't stayin'

meleeguy
09-16-2008, 03:14 PM
If that's what they're servin', I ain't stayin'

Hey now, a lot of Fenners "acquired" a taste for it during the great siege of '79. Back then, everyone ate their jellied lizard, and said thank you. :)

meleeguy
09-16-2008, 03:14 PM
Thank you for the encouragement!


Nice layout Meleeguy. I'm looking forward to see this develop. I'm not sure if anyone else has done Fenridge Castle. I cont remember where it is actually, but I'll have a look and find out.

Torq

Steel General
09-16-2008, 05:30 PM
Ah c'mon... jellied lizards can't be worse than belote (I think I spelled that right) :D

meleeguy
09-16-2008, 10:58 PM
Ah c'mon... jellied lizards can't be worse than belote (I think I spelled that right) :D


"Aye, that's the spirit! Of course, with the recent peace of happy memory, it's been illegal now for many a year. Still, I know where I can find a crock or two, if yer really interested. Why, I might know a swamp woman who knows someone who can get the royal jellied lizardm...Ow!"

"Harold, you drink too much!"

meleeguy
09-17-2008, 02:15 PM
march..march..march...

Steel General
09-17-2008, 03:59 PM
I like it so far, the shadows are a little much for me, but that's a preference thing, not a knock on your work.

Was curious as to why such an irregular shape to the 'southern walls', is it due to the terrain?

meleeguy
09-17-2008, 05:47 PM
I agree about the shadows, they need work.

The odd shape comes from using random data to find a suitable 'site', and then a mesh flattening process I figured out. I thought the odd south part would be a green space fed by grey water from the castle. A ramp will run thru it to provide access to the castle.

meleeguy
09-19-2008, 03:40 AM
The chicken thing had to go...

Redrobes
09-21-2008, 10:15 AM
This is cool and much better a design. I saw a map of a castle a lot like this with the old keep on the hill and extensions had to be in a separate enclosure so its not unheard of to have this sort of arrangement. Usually you would have a drawbridge connecting the two so gatehouses either sides across the chasm would be a good idea.

meleeguy
09-22-2008, 03:19 AM
Good to know you approve Redrobes!

Steel General
09-22-2008, 01:43 PM
Looking good so far. Not sure what the scale is supposed to be, but you may want to consider resizing the texture you're using on the towers, etc. It seems a little oversized, but that might just be me. :)

Airith
09-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Honestly I liked the old one, but the new look appeals to me. I agree with the drawbridge idea, but I hope you do some more work on it ;) (it's still better than what I can do >.>) What is the cluster of buildings in the bottom right? They seem a little too uniform for such an enclosed space. Oh I hope you include some siege engines (trebs, catas, ballista, etc) somewhere :D

I love castle maps, and really wish there were more WIPs going on in our CWBP. I guess I should work on that but I'm still tweaking my region map and trying to figure out how to make a city/town map.

Redrobes
09-23-2008, 07:10 AM
Don't forget that there should be a road going into the castle somewhere and that would also mean a gatehouse with strong towers holding the portcullis and other defenses.

Its unlikely that the road would go into the keep side because of the ditch there, otherwise the keep would have more likely have been on that right side. The keep is always the last stand - the most protected part of the castle and therefore behind all the other defenses like the ditch and draw bridge.

The road does fix down some of the castle architecture so its a good idea to get it in on the earlier side. You tend to find that the poorer parts of a town are at the entrance to the town along the road and it gets more upmarket as you get closer to the keep. Usually, houses inside the walls were much better than outside.

meleeguy
09-27-2008, 01:24 AM
*bang* *clatter* *toil*