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Fellow unit creators: Let us make a new unit and post it once a week

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Sword_Of_Geddon, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I'm in agreement that SoG should spend more time 'at it' than populating the C&C boards with doom and gloom. Sorry but I do.

    On a more positive note, myself and my modding colleagues will be coming up with a shedload of unit requests in the next few weeks. These will be for units that no one has come close to making yet (afaik). Very bizarre ones at that! Here are some picture links to give people a hint of what is to come. Please note, this is not a formal request yet:

    Main - Cynocephaly and other creatures:
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/fabled_freaks_gallery.htm

    "Cynocephale "
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/cynocephale.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/family_picture.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/dog_people.htm

    "Others"
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/arismapians.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/blemmies.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/elephant-headed_man.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/faceless_mermaids.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/sciapode.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/werewolf.htm
    http://freaks.monstrous.com/sea_freak.htm

    So there is much to come yet and I hope certain artists will be interested in these areas :)

    EDIT: Click the 'Medieval Macabre' link in my sig for more pictures of these monsters, together with references to which medieval encyclopediae they were found in.
     
  2. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Well, kinboat made a minotaur, embryodead made a beastman, and I did a few beastly units too (that could suit for sort-of minotaurs: ungor, bestigor, centigor & tuskgor).
     
  3. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Yes I have those all noted aaglo, thanks for pointing it out. As for the Sciapode and Cynocephale, I haven't seen anything like this yet. Oh and we're searching for lots of different monks, heretics, wizards, mages etc - more than an initial search found. If they are not found we will have to make requests here too. This is all going to be within an historical context btw, not fantasy.

    PS. Any artists interested in these wonderful creatures should know that those links above are just the tip of the iceberg. Many more pictures, paintings and actual historical sources available as reference.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Aaglo could you make a "Procrustes"?
    Procrustes was one of the thieves in the myth of Theseas (Theseus). Those thieves were in the countryside outside Athens, and were attacking every traveler they could so as to rob him and murder him. All of the thieves had their particular instrument of horror, and Procrustes had the "procrustian bed". This was a wooden bed upon which he had his victim lie down, and depending on whether the victim's body was shorter or larger than the bed he either amputated it or streched the body, until the bones broke :(
    Still it might make an interesting, albeit very gruesome, unit.
     
  5. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Ewwww....:eek:
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    :) Well, if you dont like the Procrustes, there is always the other thief, with the giant human-eating turtle (i dont recall his name).
    The illustrated storybook of Theseus definately scared me a lot when i was a kid.
     
  7. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Here we go:
    Reference pics there too, in fine Greek stylistic tradition. :)
     
  8. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Those stories were really dark. Contrary to jewish myths, which are more introvert and their center is outside the story (eg in the mystical way in which the golem becomes alive), greek myths are ussually extremely brutal (eg oedipous, bachae, theseus, artemis and the nymphs) and the actual center of the story is not the reason behind the brutality, although, as in the golem, we do not get to be told what it was; but the center is what is happening in the myth itself.
    'Damastes' btw is a horrible name. It means tamer. Very dark if you consider what he was doing ;)
     
  9. egroen

    egroen Her Grace

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    I feel terrible for piping into this thread because I just know I will not be able to take up unit making... because of that I would never make demands on others. But please take my hearty encouragement if anyone is thinking of it... the demand for units for Civ III will not die out for a long time. I concur with the previous sentiment that human units are the most in demand now, most specifically archer and cavalry units. It would be wonderful to see some of the excellent non-human creators out there try their hand at poser... I imagine they would have a leg-up on someone taking it up from scratch. While Utahjazz is not actively making units for the time being, he is always willing to spend time to help someone who is trying to learn (Aaglo is most helpful in this regard as well).

    SoG can make these threads all day as long as I am concerned because he is actiually giving an effort to make units (more than I can do right now) :)
     
  10. egroen

    egroen Her Grace

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    While that is positive in that it points to continued mod work at Civ III the unit requests are far from a dried up well around here... unit makers, on the other hand, are somewhat hard to come by.

    Again, I would hope unit requests for mods which are not either finished or nearly completed are not taken seriously... too many mods fail to come to fruition, even with custom-built units available to them.

    For completely self-serving purposes :) , Lord of the Mods is now 90%complete... please let me know if any unit creators are willing to help us fill in some final holes (care to try your hand at the nazgul?)
     
  11. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Do you know about "The King" (Elvis unit) and the jaimo.zip (hilarious attack b) from PTW?
    Hm, on second though none of them has a guitar (which my leaky memory told me), but they're both weird, modern, and maybe not so well known. :)

    @SoG: You won't get more units done by trying to give people a bad conscience, so stop it. :nono:
     
  12. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    I knew it! No mere mortal could combine Aaglo's production rate and standards with that warped imagination. So what planet *is* he from?
     
  13. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Possibly a 'brain-bug'?
     
  14. egroen

    egroen Her Grace

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    heh... being a huge fan of fantasy, I include fantastical creatures as human units :)
     
  15. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    of-topic question: egroen, why do you have that afgani girl as your avatar?
     
  16. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    :lol:
    it's a place called pov-planet
    Come... join us... don't be afraid...
     
  17. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I am not afraid. I am not afraid. I am not afraid. *walks into the mist and white light never to be seen again*


    So we're saying that Civ3 isn't dead yet after all? Glad we got that straight!
     
  18. egroen

    egroen Her Grace

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    That photograph really struck me and has always stayed with me. I have it framed, just love it and absolutely *gush* when asked if it is a photo of me. Awww shucks! Really looks nothing like me but all middle easterners look alike, right? ;)
    Actually, my granmother did have green eyes like that, it runs in the family... but alas, I was skipped over!
     
  19. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    All people if they aren't part of that ethnic group seem to think all people of all other ethnic groups look the same lol.

    BTW I have a new unit coming and it should be posted shortly. :)
     
  20. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    The trick is, he's got an alien 3D graphics card integrated in his brain.
     

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