Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Looking Ahead




 'What are you going to do then?' asked Pippin, undaunted by the wizard's bristling brows. 
'Knock on the doors with your head, Peregrin Took,' said Gandalf. 'But if that does not shatter them, and I am allowed a little peace from foolish questions, I will seek for the opening words.'

-FOTR

I've got several things to work on for the Moria project already, but something that's been on my mind lately are the doors. While I don't know that opening them should be too large a factor in the skirmish's tactics, I do want something cool for the doors themselves. Also, I may need to work in the holly trees.

Currently, the water is a terrain piece WIP. I'd like it to be fairly modular so it can be used in other games/scenarios; middle sized murky pools are always a good addition to a fight! So perhaps the entrance itself will be its own, more distinctive piece of scenery. I am imagining a stone cliff with a narrow path at its base, the trees, and the doors between them. The door should open and close too. Checking the FOTR text, I see that it describes them opening as: 

"Slowly it divided in the middle and swung outwards inch by inch, until both doors lay back agains the wall."

The arch is said to have been "As high as Gandalf could reach," So about eight feet then, I guess. 

I will have to think about the best way to make that. 

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