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Subject: Making my own camelot pieces - ideas? rss

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Brandon Patrick
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Hey guys -- I'm making my own Camelot board, and I am indecisive concerning what shape the pieces should take.

As experts, what shapes would you find ideal?

I am learning woodcarving and I plan to carve at least the knights from basswood. But I cannot think of any "knight" shape besides the chess piece.

Anyway, give me your ideas for both!

Thanks! Looking forward to playing more of this excellent game.
 
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Shield Shape?
 
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In this file i made some time ago containing grids for abstracts, i included a Camelot board (page 14)

http://geoman100.tripod.com/gameboards_grid.pdf

It will save you time drawing your own!
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If you're sufficiently artistic, then pieces like those from the All the King's Men version of All The King's Men would work well.

Otherwise, what set knights apart obviously from foot soldiers was the horse and the armor. A simple stylized helmet with a visor might work well.
 
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zombiegod wrote:
Shield Shape?


I had thought of doing a shield, so I'll have to give it more consideration. Thank you
 
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Brandon Patrick
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Geo -- Thanks for the board!

I have actually already burned the Camelot design into a basswood board, but I much appreciate the link. I notice a few other abstract games in there that I have intentions of making one day, so this is handy.

Moshe -- I do like that design; the helmet especially. My board's spaces are only 3/4 inch squares, so I will have to experiment to see what design fits into that space comfortably, as well as what design I can easily carve eight times. Thanks
 
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