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Gifford Graphics for Pillars of Medusa. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
James Spratt wrote on 2006-07-12 UTC
Well, actually, I was checking out the game logs, vaguely looking for
someone sorry enough to make a good opponent for myself, and those pieces
from the Mini-POM game just sort of jumped off the page at me, different,
bright and striking, and the more I looked the better I liked, so you can
paint that E on yer sail, as far as I'm concerned. Well Done.
I happen to like variant piece-sets as much as variant games, and I like
the strong colors of some of the sets and boards, like icing on the cake
of this site, supported by the soberer and more utilitarian alfaeries and
their kin, and I think there's room for some more.  I'm still muddy on
the extra bandwidth costs of complex sets like that, but I'm learning,
slowly, how complicated it is to make the icons for them.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-07-12 UTC
James: Having seen your impressive Jetan graphics I was a bit suprised that you would give these green and blue ones an 'Excellent.' But, thank you very much for taking the time to do so.

You mentioned that 'the capital pieces are multi-colored, underlining their relative importance.' But I should point out that the multi-color was really to distinguish a 'Morph' piece. So if a green Morph-Bishop captured, for example, an opponent's blue Queen [and then morphed into a queen] we would replace the green Morph-Bishop with a two-colored green Morph-Queen.

Of course, others can use these pieces (some of which have 'markings') for other purposes than morphing. In fact, I just now realized I can use them on a game being tested with Jeremy. Must let him know. Thanks for bringing this up... I had overlooked that.

Christine... just saw your comment too... thanks... I was thinking maybe the green was too bright and was possibly choosen while I was on cold medication.... Best regards to all.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-07-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
yep great graphics, cool color green

James Spratt wrote on 2006-07-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Terrific graphics, Gary.
(Having just read the instructions, a short clarification:)
I like the bright, strong colors; I like the fact that the capital pieces
are multi-colored, underlining their relative importance, and I like the
way they look on the board for the Mini-Pillars-of-Medusa game, where I
first spotted them. Now I'm prompted to go digging around to see what
other interesting piece-sets are hiding in the links.

James Spratt wrote on 2006-07-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Terrific graphics, Gary.

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