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    New gates, mud and some minor tweaking.

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    It just looks SO good with those two pictures put together. Great Job!
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    Fantastic. I love the feeling of light and space this gives.
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    Thanks guys. Now I need to start working on the internal spaces of the western courtyard. Ive blocked these out here with 5-feet grids so I can work out scale and start drawing over the top.

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    *Warning...obnoxious OCD-type nit picking...feel free to completely ignore.

    Now that you put the grids up, it looks like your well is a little on the large side. Might make sense to shrink it a bit.
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    I appreciate good nit-picking. The well is rather large (the hole is 150 pixels in diameter which is 7.5 feet/2.2m). This probably makes it the biggest well ever created. However I don't think there is anything fundamentally wrong with this, and as a rule I like encounter maps to contain fewer larger-than-life objects rather than more realistic-sized clutter, as it provides more clarity. I could try a version with the well reduced to a more standard 1m diameter (ie 50% of the size) if you think it is very important.


    EDIT: at this size it is probably more a cistern than a well; but it seems reasonable to have a large cistern that can store very large amounts of water in case of siege. Obviously in real life this would be covered over for safety but as a coincidence someone has obviously left the cover off today. I must remember to add a flooded tunnel to the cistern when I do the dungeon map.
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    I have now completed the stables building. I am pretty happy with this.

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    EDIT: added a .png without shadows in case anyone wants to use it. Please note the hay and wooden columns are not by me.

    Hay by Bludragn 2005 (http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/foru...s.asp?TID=3107)
    Bales by cdenham 2006 (http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/foru...s.asp?TID=1646)
    Wooden Column by Greytale 2006 (http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/foru...535&PN=0&TPN=1)

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    Wow that looks great.
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    I am pretty happy with this.
    You should be...its pretty rad!
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    Oh the temptation....to grab yet ANOTHER great piece of your work.... MUST RESIST.....failing...failing.... It's almost like you are building TWO castles...
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