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Unique monument art for all civilizations. Mod idea?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Creation & Customization' started by Baleur, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Baleur

    Baleur Chieftain

    Jul 9, 2010
    Qingdao, China
    This mod, Sukritact's Swahili: Al-Hasan ibn Sulaiman, really got me thinking about monument models..

    I really LOVE the unique monument there. Honestly i think that should be a vanilla thing for ALL civs.
    It is a building that forms the central visual element of all your cities, even beyond your capital, and really helps to solidify a visual aesthetic of which particular civilization you are playing as.

    Honestly cant believe why Firaxis missed the opportunity on this one, having egyptian obelisks in every civ is a real shame (i love them, but doesnt make much visual sense).
    Would really differentiate all the civs so much if the monument was a different model for all civs, or at least culture types. Imagine your Scythian civ having a mini-kurgan thing with banners, your roman monument being a marble pillar, your aztec monument being a statue of quetzalcoatl, etc.

    Do you guys have any idea if it would be possible to make such a "Culturally Diverse Monuments" mod?
    Is anyone agreeing with me that it would add a lot of diversity for a generally quite simple mod?
    Making the models is the time consuming part, but shouldnt be too much effort to xml inject a unique monument replacement for each vanilla civ.

  2. MagicCuboid

    MagicCuboid Chieftain

    Apr 29, 2016
    This should probably be in the "Requests & Ideas" forum, but I 100% agree that this would be an excellent mod! The same thought occurred to me after playing a bit as Swahili today - the unique monument adds so much character to the city. I also wish there were a couple of cultural variants for libraries and shrines, since those buildings tend to stand out to me too. I'll try to make a list of suggestions of monuments for each culture.

    EDIT: Here's what I've got so far... It's hard to find simple monuments for each culture.

    China//Korea/India: Pagoda
    Japan: Torii (though having them in cities might go against their purpose)
    India/Indonesia/Khmer: Stupa/rounded off pagoda like in Angkor Wat
    Arabia: Minaret
    Rome/Greece/Macedonia/Persia: Marble column
    Scythia: Kurgan
    Norway: Wooden Idol
    Aztecs: Temple (as seen in the foreground of the pyramid)

    I think the obelisk is fine for most Western European civs since it's been commonly emulated throughout history, but I'd love for a conversation to start about this!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  3. MagicCuboid

    MagicCuboid Chieftain

    Apr 29, 2016
    So I just wanted to post that this idea may already be a thing (see the monuments on the bottom)!!

    Spoiler Rise and Fall Cultural Buildings :

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