Sources of insperation

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Sources of insperation

Post by HedgeWizard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:03 pm

I’ve just finished a book which I thought could give some inspiration when thinking about Titan. 1177 B.C. The Year Civilisation Collapsed by Eric H. Cline. In it he is discussing the reasons for the simultaneous collapse of multiple civilisations at end of the Late Bronze Age and how it left whole areas empty afterwards with only the ruins of ancient cities.

Inevitably my mind wandered over the forgotten roads and cities of Allansia which is also in a similar situation after the war of the wizards to the near east and Greece after the collapse.

So a recommendation and also a call to you all, which (non-AFF) books (or other things, music, visiting places) have inspired your AFF imagination and adventures?

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Re: Sources of insperation

Post by Dawndeath » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Sounds like an interesting book - always fascinated by the idea of whole civilisations collapsing or disappearing.

As far as inspiration is concerned, one of my main sources is the neolithic burial sites around my home island of Jersey. Exploring places like that sparked my long-held gaming obsession with tombs and the undead in particular.
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Post by HedgeWizard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:31 am

Whenever I’m visiting Britanny I also try and stop at a few places like that (it’s stuffed full of them!) as well. Great source of insperation especially when they are somewhere a bit off the beaten track and you need to find them.

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Post by Dawndeath » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Awesome! I haven't managed to visit anything in Britanny yet, but when I do, it will almost certainly include a tour of tombs.

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Post by Robb 1 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:59 pm

For me its the stone circles Barbrook 1 and2, Carl wark ancient fort, peveril castle and the hills of the peak district my home. Also Anglesey Yniss mon(apologies if spelt wrong) and the old industrial ruins down the Rivilin Valley in Sheffield. :D

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Boyne Valley

Post by shintokamikaze » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:17 am

Boyne Valley, Meath, Ireland is an amazing place they found some new sites in the area after the dry summer thin year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAa1bhurKGI&t=6s

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Post by HedgeWizard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 am

It’s great to see that AFF is giving us all an excuse to get out and enjoy the countryside 🙂.

Thanks for the video shintokamikaze.

Here is another source for you all which I’m sure is familier to many of you: The Ruin

http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/oeruin.htm

Another source for me can be standing in a market place and closing my eyes and just listening to the bustling noise around me. Ok for it to be like Blacksand I need someone to throw some excriment at me and try and stick a knife in my back but still it’s part way there!

Also a visit to Rome worked wonders for me (as long as you lot the hordes of tourists from your vision), standing looking at the ruins of the Forum and Palantin made me think of Carsopolis.

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Re: Sources of insperation

Post by Dawndeath » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:18 pm

Great description for the Blacksand experience, HedgeWizard - excrement and knives! :lol:

I'm particularly intrigued by the ruins of Carsepolis as an adventure location. I shall have to check out some pictures of Rome's ruins and see if they get the creative juices flowing.

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Post by JohnK » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:29 pm

There s an interesting site for inspiration in northwestern Greece, the ancient temple at the gates of Hades near the river Acherontas. It s an underground place called the necromantium of Acherontas. Acherontas is the river which, according to ancient mythology, the souls of the dead would pass in order to enter Hades.
Unfortunatly there is only a greek entry in wikipedia for the temple, (link https://el.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Νεκρομαντείο_Αχέροντα ), but it has a few nice pictures. And also there is a short video of a tunnel part of the temple (link https://youtu.be/BNAuX-7h2HA ).
Interesting also is that above the temple was built a christian church.
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Post by Nuvole! » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Here https://makemake.forumfree.it/?t=73794219 you can see many inspiring images and landscapes.
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Re: Sources of insperation

Post by Dawndeath » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am

Nuvole! wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Here https://makemake.forumfree.it/?t=73794219 you can see many inspiring images and landscapes.
Cool pictures...

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Re: Sources of insperation

Post by HedgeWizard » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:01 pm

JohnK I was hoping someone would come with something from Greece. Nice location with the new building containing something much more ancient underneath, very Allansian!

Nuvole! Really nice pictures, in searched for one of the painters named at the end (Caspar David Friedrich) which gave some nice images as well.

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Re: Sources of insperation

Post by drbargle » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Anyone in northern England with kids should use them as an excuse to visit The Forbidden Corner - which always reminds me of the weird, fairytale, jumble of encounters in the early FF books.

https://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/

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