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PostSubject: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sat 15 Mar 2008 - 13:42

Hey guys,

I finally am creating that dice tower that looks like a Mordheim building Wink (also for a competition on terragenesis)

I have just given it a base coat, and will be gluing on the roof very soon. (I left it off for testing purposes)

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I made a video of rolling the dice through my dice tower. Here you can see my dice tower in action.

This dice tower has a very small exit door, so I ran into a lot of trouble with dice getting stuck when two dice tried to get out at the same time. I have fixed that by adding a "sharp" bottle neck just before the exit door, so the dice doesn't have a gradient to get stuck on.

I have 3 "ramps" in this dice tower, and I have painted the inside black because some of the windows can be used to see inside Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sat 15 Mar 2008 - 13:46

Awesome!!!

I like the fact that the "yard" is not completely closed so you can take the dice out.

I will make one of those too one day! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sat 15 Mar 2008 - 14:01

Yea, I hate having "unplayable buildings" as this one is turning out to be, so I broke down the walls so models could at least "run through" the back yard, and jump the fence. Stopping in the yard would not be a wise idea Wink.

As I was writing that I got the idea to try to create a gutter system as well that models could use to climb up onto the roof... that would make it more playable... hmmm... we'll see.

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sat 15 Mar 2008 - 15:31

Looks great so far! Keep it up!

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sat 15 Mar 2008 - 15:57

nice man Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sun 16 Mar 2008 - 0:21

good idea i like it very much
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sun 16 Mar 2008 - 3:27

again great Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Sun 16 Mar 2008 - 10:12

Thanks a bunch guys, I'll post again when it's done Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Tue 1 Apr 2008 - 15:06

Yeay! It's done:

Welcome to the "Roll Inn"!
The most comfortable beds this side of the City of the Damned;).


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The party suite upstairs is currently in need of repairs as a meteor hit the city a couple blocks from here and the resulting earthquake destroyed the top floor (at least that's what the owner keeps telling everyone).


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Tower Details:

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The beds are so comfortable, they had to post a 24/7 guard at the back door to keep thieves from stealing their mattresses!

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I also wanted this building to be as playable as possible, so I made spots on the roof where snipers could easily stand.


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There are at least 7 spots to safely place normal-sized models on the roof (which is just perfect for a hermit who is looking for a good place to raise a pack of rats)

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Or have a Raging Battle (just don't tell the owner).

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You might ask: How do they get up there? Well, the designers of this beautiful inn unwittingly created a perfect ladder up the side of the building, and with the gaping hole in the roof, it's very easy to climb on up.

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Here are some shots of how the Ramp Structure is set up on the inside of the dice tower:

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(Here's a WIP shot so you can see the ramp system I created

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When I sat down to sketch out how I wanted my dice tower to look, I decided that I wanted it to look exactly like a normal Mordheim Building and not like a "normal" rectangular dice tower. I also wanted to get as many ramps inside of it as possible.

I am very satisfied with how the Roll Inn came out. It works perfectly as a dice tower as I never have dice get stuck inside (even with the single door exit). I also have made this building as playable as possible so it doesn't have to be solely a Line-Of-Sight blocker. The colors came out Mordheim/crazy enough.

I used random scraps and things I had laying around the house for this project:

Packing Styrofoam
Popsicle Sticks
Thin card from random packaging
Card Stock Paper
Weird plastic grates
The Back of a Broken Picture Frame
Spackle
Beach Sand

You can see a video of the Dice Tower in Action HERE.
WIP thread Here.

This is an entry in this competition. (If you're going to vote, please be fair to all of the contestants, and look at the entries, and vote for your favorite, Of Course! Wink)

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Tue 1 Apr 2008 - 15:08

10/10!!!

Kick-ass!

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Tue 1 Apr 2008 - 15:13

great job, now its painted it looks great, well done! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower + Tavern (Completed)   Tue 1 Apr 2008 - 15:25

Really cool, I love the more unusual buildings ...I have mostly been used the same "old" 2-3 story broken floor/roof buildings ...which IMO tend to often look the same ...(probably because the ones I have been playing with were mostly created by one guy )
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