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I recently started playing around with unreal engine and decided to have a go at building Gringles Pawn shop. I thought I'd share what I've done so far and so I recorded a short video and posted to youtube, here's a link if anyone is interested.

https://youtu.be/oDGlw4aHn0w

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Wow, that's a lot of rooms! My first thought was how it must me hard to keep that lit with no inner courtyard or anything.

Is there some connection to the second floor?

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i thought that once i built it, poor old Quackjohn must be forever refilling the lamps. the book describes the lighting as covered lanterns, I plan to redo the lighting when I find a better looking lantern. The stairs to the second floor in the middle, they are just visible in the last few seconds of the video.

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On 7/20/2020 at 1:12 AM, Sir_Godspeed said:

Wow, that's a lot of rooms!

I also thought the same, even though I've run this dozens of times¬†ūüôā

711214875_Screenshot2020-07-21at15_46_08.png.78049b2fe580a1eb5ccfbe2e53bcf200.pngBut yes.

However, once it's on fire that won't matter...

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I've just posted a walk through.

the next step is to furnish it and once I figure out how to make working doors and lamps, they'll be added too.

has anyone got any thoughts on what sort of cooking device Gringle will use? I was thinking of a brick wood fired stove/

https://youtu.be/n6FK09iAFmQ

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On 7/19/2020 at 4:38 AM, D said:

I recently started playing around with unreal engine and decided to have a go at building Gringles Pawn shop. I thought I'd share what I've done so far and so I recorded a short video and posted to youtube, here's a link if anyone is interested.

 

Oh my, thank you sir for a great way to show this to the players when playing the original!

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5 hours ago, Bill the barbarian said:

Oh my, thank you sir for a great way to show this to the players when playing the original!

you're welcome, I'm glad someone else will have a use for it. Once I start furnishing it, I'll do static, cctv like, shots of those rooms. it probably won't be this weekend as I'm going to try to get it running on my vr headset.

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20 hours ago, D said:

has anyone got any thoughts on what sort of cooking device Gringle will use?

Clay pot in fire / on fire pit was common, there are bronze tripod pots that sat in the fire with their own legs. Smaller (lighter) pots could be hung over a fire. Meat on a stick was likely an option. An oven (earth or otherwise) would be outdoors.

21 hours ago, D said:

I was thinking of a brick wood fired stove/

Stoves are late Bronze age (if at all). They seemed to be little more that better organised fire pits that contained the fire a bit better, or had a shelf with a hole to support a pot. Lack of chimneys meant rooms were smoke filled (still a problem today).

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59 minutes ago, David Scott said:

Clay pot in fire / on fire pit was common, there are bronze tripod pots that sat in the fire with their own legs. Smaller (lighter) pots could be hung over a fire. Meat on a stick was likely an option. An oven (earth or otherwise) would be outdoors.

Stoves are late Bronze age (if at all). They seemed to be little more that better organised fire pits that contained the fire a bit better, or had a shelf with a hole to support a pot. Lack of chimneys meant rooms were smoke filled (still a problem today).

thank you.

Gringles has a chimney, which made me wonder if he had access to a cooker of some kind.

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2 hours ago, D said:

Gringles has a chimney

I'd forgotten about that. I looked back at the map and text. I think the reason I had not noticed it was that it doesn't appear on the (most important) roof map.

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Have you seen the things called chimneys which those rich people built in Apple Lane?

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Maybe you’ll be rich enough to have a chimney built.

 

I've always imagined something like a Kamado (not the grill): https://www.japanvisitor.com/images/content_images/kodairafurusato5.jpg

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Chimneys are going to be "ahistorical" even if we consider the third age Gloranthans to be living in an era more akin to the Hellenistic times than Bronze Age. However, ultimately, Glorantha is not the RW so... I guess chimneys exist, are kinda newfangled, and only available to the wealthy. Sounds workable, imho.

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6 hours ago, David Scott said:

Stoves are late Bronze age (if at all). They seemed to be little more that better organised fire pits that contained the fire a bit better, or had a shelf with a hole to support a pot. Lack of chimneys meant rooms were smoke filled (still a problem today).

Always loved Thunder Rebels use of bags of wind that the grandmothers would wield every morning to chase away smoke from the cooking fires, miasma, bad airs and odours and to bring in the their free friends. the fresh breezes! Truly a great way to wake up in a communal stead.

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:40 AM, D said:

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has anyone got any thoughts on what sort of cooking device Gringle will use? I was thinking of a brick wood fired stove/

https://youtu.be/n6FK09iAFmQ

At most a  raised hearth to cook on.  Which is more comfortable than stooping down for campfire cooking.  And a wide hearth gives you a chance to put pots down near the fire, rather than just on the fire, and allows some prep area.

Yeah the original Gringle's sketch was more a dungeon than a workable living and commercial space. 

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i like the idea of a raised hearth, though not too high because of Quack John. maybe a bronze rod embedded width ways across the chimney as a hanging bar for pots so it's easy to change how hot the pot gets.

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If you export the model as a GLB file you could set up a web page containing your model which you could interact with.

I'm in the middle of building a 3D chess game, the models were built on Blender but the website uses three.js to display the model using webgl - the three.js libraries let you move the chess pieces around, or move your viewpoint around the board to see the board from different angles.  

https://chess.desirableapps.com

The game is incomplete, it is not ready for launch yet, but if you create an account you can see how the three.js technology works, move a few pieces around, use the mouse or mobile device touch screen to rotate the board, zoom in, whatever you want.

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2 hours ago, EricW said:

If you export the model as a GLB file you could set up a web page containing your model which you could interact with.

I'm in the middle of building a 3D chess game, the models were built on Blender but the website uses three.js to display the model using webgl - the three.js libraries let you move the chess pieces around, or move your viewpoint around the board to see the board from different angles.  

https://chess.desirableapps.com

The game is incomplete, it is not ready for launch yet, but if you create an account you can see how the three.js technology works, move a few pieces around, use the mouse or mobile device touch screen to rotate the board, zoom in, whatever you want.

image.thumb.png.185949a8f27b54700d6be0d0111f4f7a.png

i'll have a look in to that, thank you.

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