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The Pleasure Dome
« on: 18 February 2021, 21:08:25 »
I wanted to showcase a custom map I ran a few months back using a custom mapsheet I hacked together, Heroscape hex tiles, and 3d printed buildings to represent the rarely mentioned "Pleasure Dome" that shows up on occasion in Battletech lore.

This was the general layout. The Heroscape tiles bordering the inner city layer represent the actual dome itself, with multiple entrances in and out, including a port up top for dropships to go in and out.

Here is an up-close shot of the central intersection, with lots of carnage unfolding as both sides fight over control of objective points.

And here is a couple of perspective shots to get a sense of scale of the buildings. Those skyscraper rooftops got a lot of use! The game ended in a pyrrhic victory, for anyone curious. I absolutely want to reuse this setup in the future, it's a really killer urban map that gets a lot of up close and personal combat. 

Unrelated to terrain, but here's a quick poster I made for the event, advertising a Blood Pit fight in the underground arena:
« Last Edit: 18 February 2021, 21:31:09 by Taintberner »


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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #1 on: 19 February 2021, 16:29:18 »
Those are a pleasure to look at.


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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2021, 08:11:00 »
Indeed, very cool!  :thumbsup:


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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2021, 23:08:30 »
 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Now :

How about a Colossus at the Colosseum! battle?

No really... I have done one, just forgot to take pics.


But yeah...

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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2021, 23:33:12 »
you start talking pleasure domes and  i think
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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #5 on: 02 March 2021, 00:29:56 »
In an ancient pleasure dome, decreed by Kublai Khan ...
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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #6 on: 04 March 2021, 23:19:08 »
you start talking pleasure domes and  i think

Kinda my thinking, yeah. From what little I've been able to gleam from the source material, I sort of imagined a Pleasure Dome being something like the Vegas Strip in spherical form. A sleazy perverse reflection of the culture and history of the Inner Sphere right back at the people who live in it. Caesar's Palace -> Davion's Palace, etc etc.


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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #7 on: 02 April 2021, 04:22:36 »
Nice work.

But is no one concerned about those Leopards parking on the Buildings? That's some ninja Pilot sh!t right there.


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Re: The Pleasure Dome
« Reply #8 on: 06 April 2021, 17:15:39 »
my god, talk about choke points.

heavy guns are the soup of the day, there.

(edit: looks way cool, too)
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