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« Reply #15 on: 19 October 2010, 14:56:00 »

Valan, how do you like Athviaro's diagram of the board?  Are you wanting to use that in the section "diagram" that is currently "TBA"?
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« Reply #16 on: 19 October 2010, 23:20:08 »

So, if this is played by four people, how do the Shields attack players that are adjacent? I know that they attack diagonally, and that's fine, but it seems like that would be a little hard to set up in order to attack adjacent players. It all just seems a little bit broken for four players. (No offence intended there)
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« Reply #17 on: 20 October 2010, 07:05:56 »

I've played chess with four people, and yes. It's a bit of a snafu.
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« Reply #18 on: 24 October 2010, 03:07:11 »

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Valan, how do you like Athviaro's diagram of the board?  Are you wanting to use that in the section "diagram" that is currently "TBA"?

Valan don't forget to answer this.  We will need to know for the preparation of the entry.
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« Reply #19 on: 24 October 2010, 21:17:18 »

No offense to Ath, but the quality of the image seemed low. There's a lot of blur to the image. I've been unsuccessful in producing my own image, so I don't think we could go ahead with a diagram unless it was a very simple one.
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« Reply #20 on: 24 October 2010, 23:45:29 »

Gentlemen, do please hold off on deciding about an image.  As it so happens, I found this subject of artistic interest.  Pray provide me with only a few more days, perchance hours, and your curiosity may well be satisfied....

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« Reply #21 on: 25 October 2010, 16:09:33 »

As promised:  please enjoy this version of Ish'kroi!



http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs918.snc4/73182_444152773586_517153586_5481961_3876423_n.jpg

This is shown at about fifty percent from the original, which I can perhaps post to Flickr or email in, if you like it.

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« Reply #22 on: 26 October 2010, 21:18:03 »

Wow. The perspective looks spot on. It must be difficult to draw that kind of view. Impressive, and the individual pieces look so cute!
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« Reply #23 on: 27 October 2010, 08:48:59 »

Thank you, Az!  Actually this was a quick one-off just to get that sweet little entry illustrated, and not as tricky as it looks.

I drew the gameboard from the top down to make sure all the squares were in the right place, colour, amount, etc. then used a simple Warp and Transform in Photoshop (if you hold down Shift, Ctrl, and Alt while dragging the top corners, you can get different perspective results! )  Of course, placing the board in its environment and adjusting the figure sizes to fit that perspective is still a bit fussy and there are some errors of alignment, but it's close enough for government work, as they used to say.   The box, for example, as I think Cruci pointed out, looks as though its front edge is tilted out.... and so on. 

But I'm happy with the visual interest, the balance, and the warm colouration - and it does give the viewer a quick and immediate idea of how the game looks and might be played!

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« Reply #24 on: 27 October 2010, 09:42:02 »

Very well done for a quick picture.  The background looks effortless.  Did you draw the background just the other day or was it something you already had for another picture?
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« Reply #25 on: 27 October 2010, 12:17:18 »

*cough* Rimrunner Terrier... *cough*

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« Reply #26 on: 28 October 2010, 23:50:58 »

@Seeker: I never intended to have my diagram used in the entry. I made in in MS Word, copied it, opened a Photoshop file from the clipboard and saved as a JPG. It was just to give me an idea in my own mind. Also, I think it was a bit stark for the site - too diagrammy (?) and not in the style that most mediaeval pictures would be. But well done Judy for removing any imminent danger of my becoming one of the site artists!
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« Reply #27 on: 29 October 2010, 08:44:11 »

So you aren't vexed at my impetuous alternative?   I do hope you actually like the resulting illustration.... I found the text and description quite inspirational!
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« Reply #28 on: 29 October 2010, 16:43:06 »

I would never be vexed by you rolleyes

Your picture should not be disgraced with the title of alternative. It is fully worthy to go on site - by which I mean fantastic. Mine is just a little 2-minute 2-penny drawing to help me and other developers understand while commenting.
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« Reply #29 on: 29 October 2010, 17:17:05 »

PS: The blur was added in photoshop because it looked too stark - I wanted the squares to look softer and more natural. Just because otherwise it looked wrong.
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