View Full Version : August Entry: Oten-jo (SG Style)

Steel General
08-04-2009, 01:55 PM
OK, not sure if I'll have time to finish this or not, but I thought I'd at least get started and see what happens.

Not much here as of yet outside of the basic terrain and the canal.

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08-04-2009, 03:24 PM
Yay! SG, is giving Oten-jo, a shot. Do try and finish, your last unfinished city map was looking great before you stopped. I know you can do this. I look forward to see where you take this!


Steel General
08-14-2009, 02:22 PM
Well I hate to say it but it looks like I'm probably not going to be able to finish this. I'm not throwing in the towel quite yet, but things aren't looking good at this point.

Steel General
08-18-2009, 01:56 PM
I'm still not sure I'll have time to finish this, but I did find some more time to work on this today. It is a long way from being finished but I thought it was at least worth posting.

I re-oriented the map, to make it easier to work on. I may just end up leaving it this way. *shrugs*

I had to reduce it from 300ppi to 200ppi in order to post it, so the quality isn't quite what it should be.

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08-18-2009, 06:24 PM
Those buildings look beautiful SG. Still a lot of work to do, though.

Steel General
08-19-2009, 02:24 PM
@Gandwarf - Thanks I got a bit lucky and stumbled across an idea that seemed to have worked.

OK here is today's update...

Added the city walls, towers and gates.
Added stream/creek and canal gates
Added basic city road network and bridges (very rough at this point)
Added the paths/roads inside the castle grounds.
Added 1 of 3 temples (loosely based on the Golden Pagoda temple)

That's about it for today. At least its starting to look like something now (Just not sure exactly what :D)

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08-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Looking Good SG! I really like the pond!

Steel General
08-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Thanks Ravs...

OK, here's today's update. No huge amount of changes, but progress is being made. Though I'm still doubting I'll finish it by the deadline.

- Added 2 more temples
- Added docks/wharves
- Added warehouses
- Added Shrine/Park
- Added bridges
- Started on Samurai district

I'm going to redo the roads except for by the docks/wharves.

So as always C&C welcomed.

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Steel General
08-24-2009, 02:32 PM
OK, made some more progress today. Actually had to go back and re-do parts of the map;

1) Expanded city walls to cover 'Warehouse District'
2) Reworked entire road network
3) Moved temples to better match placement of GP's "guide map"
4) Expanded shrine park
5) Fixed some of the bridges
6) Redid warehouses
7) Completed most of the merchant district
8) "Dirtied up" areas between buildings

Still a long way to go, but it's looking much better that I can maybe finish by the deadline on Wednesday.

So as always feel free to leave any C&C...

The uploaded version is at reduced size, resolution and quality to meet forum limitations.

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08-24-2009, 02:44 PM
Oh yes, please do finish - i LOVE this.

Of course I say that after I look at the latest for each entry...

Voting will be difficult indeed!!

08-24-2009, 04:37 PM
I love that web of streets. I should have you lay out my streets for me from now on...you always have cool ideas for those.

Steel General
08-24-2009, 04:54 PM
I love that web of streets. I should have you lay out my streets for me from now on...you always have cool ideas for those.

Thanks... just something that came to me while I was re-doing it, I didn't want to go maze-like so I chose this. I was a little worried I might have went overboard with it.

Steel General
08-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Lot's of of the tedious stuff left to do, though I did make some good headway today (another slow one @ work)...

1) Re-added the bridges on the 'Golden Pagoda'
2) Expanded the central road 'web' slightly
3) Added the 'Downtown' district
4) Added various buildings to castle grounds
5) Began adding the 'Residential' district.
6) Added more Warehouses, and various inns, taverns, wells, guard posts etc.

I decided to treat each residential "block" as its own little compound with a central area within the 'ring' of houses, etc. The houses along the canals are something similar to row houses where most of the rest are separate buildings.

Still to do:
1) Finish 'Residential' district(s)
2) Finish 'Samurai' district
3) 'Dirty Up' the areas in between buildings
4) Farm houses/small village(s) on far side of river.
5) Various other little details that can wait until the very end

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08-25-2009, 05:26 PM
You made quite a jump. Nice!
About 36 hours left from the time I post this though :)

Steel General
08-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Well I think I can get it finished by tomorrow afternoon, it'll be close though.

Steel General
08-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Well I managed to get enough done on this that I feel it's worthwhile.

There are a lot of things that if I had more time I would go back and tweak, but overall I'm pretty happy.

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08-26-2009, 04:40 PM
Great job SG! Rep for you sir...