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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Welcome to the "Roll Inn"!
The most comfortable beds this side of the City of the Damned(Mordheim ;)).

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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.

C&C always Welcome!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:53 pm 
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I was thinking,

"Why does he call it a Dice Tower?"

and then I seen the video and I though "Ohhhhh."

:D

Great job! It's nicely detailed and very original and creative!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Thats an excellent piece, I really like it...

Well modeled into the proper feel of the minis.

I love the workings of the dice chute, very inventive.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:54 pm 
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Thanks guys. I'm glad the dice tower part of it was hard to see =)

I just have to make sure this peice of terrain is always placed near a table edge so it can get some use. (and of course not have any mini's go into the drop zone ;))

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I want one for my rats.

Well, guess I´ll have to make on when I´m done with the contest terrain.


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great job!!! keep up the great work.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:47 pm 
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Thanks guys.

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