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RE: Whimsical Placeables

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RE: Whimsical Placeables

One thing that NWN seems to be noticibly lacking is what I would call "whimsical" placeables - those little tidbits that allow builders to add visual quirks to their module. Sure, we've got Christmas and Halloween placeables, but I'm talking about stuff that's just not really meant to be anything more than a comic oddity. We could even extend this to creatures and items - not sure if any of you remember my "Pinhead - the Concern Troll." Share your ideas here - maybe if we get enough it could be a category for the CC Challenge.

So, here's my share, inspired by a real-life situation:

So today, I took my mother to her favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch. She is handicapped and we always are fortunate enough to park in the designated space at the front door. Not so fortunate today, as the parking space - and the painted on symbol - was covered with snow. Apparently the driver of the car couldn't read the sign on the building above the space, but it is small. Thus, we were forced to park quite far away - not an inconvenience for me, but definitely for my mother who has difficulty walking very far.

For some reason, this got me thinking about NWN - well actually I initially thought how nice it would have been to have been on a horse (which would have fit in the space with the car) and if said horse had taken a big old dump on said car. Anyway, he's my idea for a bit of whimsy - a placeable hitching post with a BLUE top rail that clearly designates said hitching post as a "parking" area for handicapped knights (or horses) :D

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Tarot Redhand

You want whimsical? Going through what I have released here. I presume that you may have been referring to my Christmas card kit when you mentioned that season in your post. But I've done more than that, not all placeables admittedly. In fact I'll start with a script collection of mine Fun Doors, try it and then tell me that is not whimsical. Then there is the little matter of the creature reskin I did, Rainbow Rats. BTW they also glow in the dark. Now onto my placeables. Unless your name is Mulder or Scully I would say that I consider my Crop Circles to be whimsical and have you read some of the writings that are part of my Glows package?

Also in amongst the various things I've sent in for the ccc over the years, some could be considered whimsical. For example remember "The Usual Suspects" wanted posters made from people's avatars that was included in the January 2012 challenge? Then there are the speech bubbles vfx I made for the January 2013 ccc, Look through the Grafitti I did for the November 2014 ccc, some them are pure whimsy. Finally, there's the various sfx I sent in (Whoopi cushion etc.) for the April 2017 ccc.

TR

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Pstemarie

Excellant examples. I hadn't realized you'd done so much.

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Tarot Redhand

Being clinically sane but occasionally mad helps wink. Also doing mostly flat stuff means I've had to be inventive over the years.

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