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Offline steve_mcdee

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1125 on: March 31, 2017, 01:47:44 AM »
Actually, yes, I have seriously considered it ... Generally, if I were to do a drawing or painting, trying to make it as good as I can, it is nowhere near professional enough. For that reason I tend to do some pixel-art work like icons and walls, and design/effects stuff using photoshop, but using converted images by professional artists. But using a small child's artwork, I could create a fairly consistent feel that is not trying to be realistic. One challenge would be how to deal with combat icons to make them consistent as well. Anyway, I would need to work out what sort of module I think this would be suited to; not my ever-continuing epic, I think.

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« Reply #1126 on: March 31, 2017, 02:41:47 PM »
One challenge would be how to deal with combat icons to make them consistent as well.

Only if you want the design to feature standard UA combat; you could also think of different ways to handle combat or make a design completely without it. Your son could be involved in more than just the drawing of the images, he could also come up with parts of the story himself, and/or decide what kind of game it is, what the players should do in it etc. It will probably have a smaller audience if it's not a traditional goldbox design but something more experimental and kiddy, but I think among the regulars of this forum there would be enough to take an interest nevertheless, and it could be a fun experience for the two of you to work on it together. You could also avoid 3D view if you find it hard to come up with a consistent style for walls and backgrounds, and use a hand drawn overland map instead.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1127 on: April 01, 2017, 01:37:54 AM »
One challenge would be how to deal with combat icons to make them consistent as well.
Only if you want the design to feature standard UA combat; you could also think of different ways to handle combat or make a design completely without it.
While I regard consistency as very, very important, I never had problems with, e.g., combining comic-style viewport graphics with pixel-art-style combat graphics. Furthermore, I think there could be ways to transfer a child's paintings to icons with some effort.
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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1128 on: April 02, 2017, 06:43:21 AM »
I think it might be very interesting too. I mean I like the idea and would like to see how it will develop.

Here is some from my group... We played much more then I have expected. First is beholder made by my friend of clay, he probably will paint it after it is finished as he did with lots of D&D minis for board game that he collected that is Legend of Drizzt, Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon ect that You can see we are playing on 2nd picture and finaly 3rd there is Ad&d 2e :)

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1130 on: April 30, 2017, 05:11:16 PM »
Here are several CG animated shorts from simon pure music featuring an elf heroine: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aikCY5pk9c 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NaeF1UgLKo 


This third, the origin story, is rather dark: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixRN18xcuPo

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« Reply #1131 on: May 02, 2017, 10:33:51 AM »
Interesting movie about try to achieve dream :) I have watched it on TV: The Astronaut Farmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=390WaPcxnFI

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« Reply #1132 on: May 05, 2017, 08:45:18 AM »
Found this song about Isle of the man Tourist Trophy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDDtcbh8N7k
and about its history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daCth-fI9j8
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« Reply #1133 on: May 24, 2017, 03:19:07 PM »
Here is something interesting, I finaly found it. Forgotten Realms story called Sanctuary http://www.candlekeep.com/library/articles/sanctuary.htm

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1134 on: June 05, 2017, 03:46:40 PM »
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a worthy addition to the franchise.  More than that, it contains the most satisfying conclusion of any of the Pirates films.  It ends so well that I kinda hope this will be the last of the series, so they don't spoil it.   :P

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« Reply #1135 on: June 06, 2017, 02:47:18 AM »
I am reading Unfinished Tales by Talkien and when I finish it I think I will finish with most his bigger works. Here is one link about it and there is a lot more on that channel

The Dragons of Middle-Earth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljQeDuCKXJs

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1136 on: June 13, 2017, 03:50:05 PM »
Wonder Woman is, on balance, a terrific movie.  I was only disappointed in the climax.  Others may enjoy it all fine.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1137 on: June 13, 2017, 09:49:42 PM »
Wonder Woman is, on balance, a terrific movie.  I was only disappointed in the climax.  Others may enjoy it all fine.

Wonder Woman is the best DC superhero movie since The Dark Knight. I was worried that it would be as gloomy as the last few films have been, but I was pleasantly surprised. The scenes with the Amazons fighting on Themyscira were magically choreographed. The battle scenes at the front in World War One had me on the edge of my seat. Chris Pine does an excellent job playing against gender stereotypes as the damsel in distress. Act Three was not as strong as the rest of the movie, but only because it contained all the things I have come to expect to see in Act Three of a superhero movie.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1138 on: June 14, 2017, 01:26:56 PM »
  Here's what left me disappointed from the climax of Wonder Woman


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1.  She suddenly gets new powers, or discovers new levels of her powers with which to then defeat the big bad guy she is currently fighting.  It's a deus ex machina.  A cheat.  The movie had very nicely established her abilities during the previous two hours and should not have conveniently changed the rules for her at the last minute. 

2.  It got a little bit cheesey.  It wasn't as blatant as spouting such Saturday Morning Cartoon tropes as "You've just got to believe in yourself," or "Use the power of love," but it definitely moved, if but marginally, in that direction.  A slight, but disappointing to me, tonal change which contrasted with that of the excellently done Steve Trevor action climax. 


After the near perfection of the movie up until that point, I was let down, but it wasn't enough to ruin the movie for me.  I still think it was terrific. 
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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #1139 on: June 16, 2017, 09:12:30 AM »
I have passed lifeguard course and got my licence :) yay it was not easy lol but it was cool :) thank God lol I got it otherwise it would be really bad for me.

Anyway I wanna be a Lifeguard song :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5O2D17bK2U

 

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