Using WarStages in a Creative Way
Not only can you use the WarStages Bricks to create your own unique Stages (that is, larger building blocks easy to move around), but if you start thinking a bit out of the box, you can come up with layouts that are pretty far away from a classic Gothic Cathedral…
For example, breaking down each section of the Bell or Triangle towers to make smaller towers or bastions, is a first step in that direction. You could mix them with just one level of gothic walls to make a long line of fortifications.
But you can do much more than that… Try to look at each object in the kit not as a tower or a church choir, but as a shape that you could use for something else.
In the layout below, we simply laid flat the Bell Towers and a Cathedral Choir and built a spaceship interior around that. The Choir becomes something that looks like some kind of reactor, and the pointy Bell Towers look either just like some kind of massive missiles, or a large ornament reminiscent of a ship’s battering ram.
Although the images below are simple 3D renders, we couldn’t refrain to paint in the eery green glow of the reactor chamber. Yet you could easily do the same with your kit by simply placing a small green led lamp in the middle of the choir. Hell! Some of those lamps could even pulse regularly… You can give a very moody effect to your game with such a set-up.
We hope that these images helps you envision a different and very rewarding way of using your WarStages kit and makes the set designer / building engineer in you buzzing with exciting new ideas!
A Gorgeous Moment
I wanted to share with you a new, longer version of the video of the Cathedral that for us beautifully captures the cinematographic feel of WarStages.
We spent several days filming those images, or several nights, rather. We set up the shoot in a large dance studio that friends let us borrow at night. This way, we avoided the sunlight, and enjoyed the quiet of the night. Picture us at 4AM, totally spent yet happily working in semi-darkness with the Blade Runner soundtrack looping in. Honestly, it doesn’t get better than this!