View Full Version : Dark or Light cities?

10-14-2008, 06:21 PM
OK, it turns out I need to start a new thread to get a poll working...

In my Commission map thread, I've created a light and dark version of the mega cities. Which one looks best?


10-14-2008, 07:21 PM
How about both?

Use the light version for the outer two cities, and the dark for the inner city?

10-14-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm not going to post another poll, but here's the next question...

Vistralun, the Pentagram mega-city (I just learned the "d" was an error) is an evil city-state. Would it matter whether it was black or white, or should it be black because its evil... I'm just as fine as evil being white.

I'll commit to a proper mix once I sort this out.


Steel General
10-14-2008, 07:46 PM
I like the idea of the 'evil' city being white, it gives it the whole "seething, evil, mess under the pristine top coat" kinda feel.

10-14-2008, 08:07 PM
For what it's worth, after looking at both, I decided I think the dark cities just look better.

Will Phillips
10-15-2008, 04:53 PM
I think your color choice depends on the aims for your map.

Realistically, the darker color would seem to make sense to me.

On the other hand, if you're going for a more stylized version, go with white, as it has more visual pop.

10-16-2008, 02:40 AM
Yeah, that was the reason behind my Use Both.

When looking at the Dark Cities, I at first did not see the two to the west, only the Pentagram city.

Then when I looked at the white cities, I saw the other two, but visually it looked 'wrong' for the Pentagram city.