Sorry for my absence, folks. I've been unbelievably busy; so much so that I haven't even had time to comment on other people's creations.
About this creation
This one was built way back in '09's Summer. It was a small project I undertook when I was sorting my LEGO... Incredible, I sort my entire collection in two weeks, and I still can't resist from jumbling up the process by MOCing.
I apologize for not having an entire overview of the MOC, but time was of the essence, as the pieces had to be sorted almost immediately after completion.
The board, minus the pieces. Originally, I was considering a Team Fortress 2-style red-and-blue color-scheme, but I didn't have enough blue tiles.
The pieces, minus the board. Close-ups shall follow momentarily.
I was feeling quite experimental when constructing this, so I made an "entrance" to the "city", seeing as how Cathedral is based on a medieval city. Since the storyline of the game is really two equally-matched gangs/opponents fighting for territorial gain over a single city, I decided that the entrance should be decorated with each side's color, yet in equal amounts. Note the different types of flag.
Another shot of the entrance.
The other three sides of the board are exactly the same, hence only one side was photographed. I came upon the chain/entrances bolted and boarded through my philosophical side. The cathedral piece in the game is in bright gray. I figured that, since the church was the only peaceful "power" in the game, they would naturally try to contain the evil within the city walls. So, using the same color chains as their church, the quietly boarded up the city gates. Bla bla bla...
I used a 2x2 gold brick as a decorative piece here (although, when wouldn't you?).
First of all, the Cathedral. Due to the absence of two of those 1x2 super-slope-things in bright gray, I had to settle for gold. In the end, though, it's not that bad.
Another shot of this architectural wonder.
Shown here are the most common buildings, or "peasant" buildings. Starting from the bottom, the Taverns, the Stables, and the Inns. With Black, I was going for a more industrial look, and for the Red, a more... Renaissance-age look. I think it worked out pretty well.
The bridges. You can see the black one has a more... Modern look. It looks more like a road, not a bridge though... Meh.
Moving on, we have the Squares...
... And Infirmaries. Although in my case, this is where I really customized it. The black one is some harbor lookout or something. The holes are meant to look like anchors.
Here we have the Castle pieces.
And finally, the Academies.
This was a relatively short post, but hey, I've got lot's of commenting and catching up to do. Cya next time.
Very interesting creation. Much like GO, which we used to play for hours back in the day. (Chess was too "aristocratic" for us radicals!) Anyway, I think it's an excellent Moc to put on the pages. I followed the links and, of course, I bookmarked the game site. I'm very glad you put this up on the Pages.