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Thread: June/July Lite Challenge Entry - The Great Hippodrome

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    Wip June/July Lite Challenge Entry - The Great Hippodrome

    Whereon daredevil charioteers of the Imperial City risk life and limb to win glory before the eyes of 400,000 cheering spectators.

    I am using Inkscape to design the isometric structures. Will probably also make use of GIMP for any texturing work. The architecture, layout and terminology are based on historic Romano-Byzantine hippodromes, especially the Circus Maximus.

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    This already looks really good. A very nice contribution to this month's light challenge.

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    Now with raised stands and walls.

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    That looks really nice. I'm sure it'll look even better when it has texture and stuff.

    So do the citizens riot over their favourite charioteering teams too? =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larb View Post
    So do the citizens riot over their favourite charioteering teams too? =P
    They do. There's also a huge gambling business built around betting on the winner, with lots of dirty play aimed to fix the races.

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    Ooh, I like this. =) Nice choice of font, too.

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    neat idea!

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    To give credit where it's due, in the making of this map I have enjoyed an invaluable resource in the book The Ancient City - Life in Classical Athens & Rome by Peter Connolly and Hazel Dodge. It's a veritable goldmine of information on classical Greek and Roman architecture and city planning, with absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, detailed illustrations. Without it I wouldn't have much of a clue about what I'm doing with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman View Post
    To give credit where it's due, in the making of this map I have enjoyed an invaluable resource in the book The Ancient City - Life in Classical Athens & Rome by Peter Connolly and Hazel Dodge. It's a veritable goldmine of information on classical Greek and Roman architecture and city planning, with absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, detailed illustrations. Without it I wouldn't have much of a clue about what I'm doing with this.
    Oh, wow! Treasure! =D
    I have The City in History, by Lewis Mumford (very heavy text) but the 'illustrations' are mostly just photos of ruins for that time period.

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