Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Legend Effect
Tonight I looked at those fantasy style pictures taken not too long ago related to the completion of some Citadel Woods. I'm still working more with the "Effects" button, this time trying out the antique gizmo. From what I can tell so far, WHFB loves antique. I feel it gives them a legendary tales from a bygone era sort of quality. Also I think it's neat that it makes my sunny, green trees appear autumnal. Interesting... very interesting.
With Dawn Patrol of the Dead I've been focused on using light to show the time of day, but with this development I am now considering the possibility of indicating the time of year in which a scene takes place. If so then I would like to do something that shows the passage of time over a much greater span, like A Year in the Life of a Bretonnian Farmer or something. You see him in one scene planting seeds and fighting goblins, next he's hiding from the Wild Hunt, then guarding his harvest from ravenous beastmen. Finally you see him trampled into the snow by a noblemen as greedy henchmen carry off everything and set fire to his house. Lol, now that would be fun. :)
That last one might do a passable job as being shown in moonlight as I am getting a definite nighttime vibe from it. Looking again at the rest of these I really do believe that the antiqued photos have that "Time of Legends" feel to them and that it works well in a WHFB setting. Science fiction most certainly has its legends too so I think this will have use with 40k as well considering the depth and richness of that game's history. I also see potential for using something like this for memory or flashback sequences which would be neat. I don't know, maybe that's getting too deep into it at this point considering I've only been at this for a little more than a day. I do tend to get ahead of myself, don't I?