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    Wip Ruins of Xinoctlan

    Quick drawn idea for a Mesoamerican-style ruined city.
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    Nice sketch. The high tower doesn't really fit the building style thoug.

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    Not so sure about the tall tower either, and the trees should have some more variation to it, but.. Other than that it's much better than anything I have/will do(ne).

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    Have to agree with Fransie & Marken4, that one tower doesn't mesh with the rest. But other than that, it looks pretty cool.
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    Thanks for the comments.
    The tower has a different style, true. Think of this as an abandoned city that had been inhabited for hundreds of years. The rise of several architectural styles shouldn't be a surprise over such a timespan. Just think of London, Paris or Vienna, where you have Renaissance and Baroque buildings immediately beside glass-and-steel towers.

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    Hey! Looks pretty cool. Is this for a particular project or are you just playing around?
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    Great workˇˇˇˇ
    The tower seems a little too tall, but there are towers in mayan ruins, in Palenque

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    Quote Originally Posted by mearrin69 View Post
    Hey! Looks pretty cool. Is this for a particular project or are you just playing around?
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    Just playing around and having fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by jzm View Post
    Great workˇˇˇˇ
    The tower seems a little too tall, but there are towers in mayan ruins, in Palenque
    Thank you. Maybe I place some others.

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    Good idea. I think if it weren't all alone, there would be less of a tendency to think of it as inappropriate. It does seem rather gargantuan in comparison to the pyramids, though. And I might be mistaken, but weren't most Mesoamerican pyramids flat on top? I didn't think they came to a point, as there were typically religious rituals conducted in a little building on the peak.

    Very nice sketch! Do some more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgardsormr View Post
    Good idea. I think if it weren't all alone, there would be less of a tendency to think of it as inappropriate. It does seem rather gargantuan in comparison to the pyramids, though. And I might be mistaken, but weren't most Mesoamerican pyramids flat on top? I didn't think they came to a point, as there were typically religious rituals conducted in a little building on the peak.

    Very nice sketch! Do some more!
    Thank you.
    You are right, the Mesoamerican were flat at the top as far as I know. This is not a strict copy of these cultures, more an homage.
    I've already made another sketch for a two-cultures-clash map, but I will finish this first before I come up with it.

    EDIT: more towers added
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