Surfing the web for various inspirational reconstructions, like the Pudding Lane Productions one for London just before the Great Fire (and here’s another one from the same project, but at night), I came across this one for Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire:
Although I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this reconstruction, I rather like how it shows how the castle must have been a mix of its medieval origin and later accretions. Too often fantasy settings look like they’ve sprung from the earth fully-formed (ironically, representations of Tolkien’s Middle Earth are especially guilty of this, despite the setting’s detailed history, or perhaps because Tolkien himself was a great philologist but his sense of history was very flat). But RL is much more complicated, with old things always far outnumbering the new and providing the foundations, often literally, for it.
This excellent video was spotted at StS forum by Hereward the Wake. It shows parts of London during Great Fire and is surely inspirational for games of WFRP!
Video description at YouTube:
We are six students from De Montfort University taking part in the Crytek Off the Map project, building a 3D representation of 17th century London before The Great Fire.
For more information on our whole project, including concepts and processes please visit our team blog;
*the team does not claim ownership to the music used in this video, all credit goes the the composer Hans Zimmer, ‘Leave No Man Behind’. Copyrighted.
Edit: The makers of this video have some handy images to be used as handouts at their website. Thanks Ovid for spotting them!
Webhead 123 is back online. He introduces Reckless Dice Podcast in this video. If you haven’t checked the podcast or Webhead123’s YouTube channel you’ve been missing quite a bit.
Latest Reckless Dice Podcast is the interview with the Lead Developer of Liber Fanatica 8, Sean Connors. Hear out what he is saying and remember to give feedback. We need it for numerous reasons.
New videos from Bloody Sun Boy have been uploaded to YouTube. As always these are of excellent tutorials for beginners. They will quite likely make things much clearer for those who have been gaming for a while.
Here you go:
Bloody Sun Boy (known as Webhead123 on YouTube) has just released his second video for WFRP3 – this time showing dicepool in action: