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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Hi everyone! I have question regarding magic in Historica. I'm trying to implement it in to one of my characters (a mage) but I have no ideas what the "rules" for these sorts of things are. Is magic something you must be born with? Is it something that anyone can harness? Is it something else entirely?
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    GoH Writing Guide

    Thank you so much for this post! I'm working on backstories for some of my characters, and I had hit writers block before reading your post. Your tips are really helpful!
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Centaur w/ Tailgunner (1) by socalbricks, on Flickr Centaur w/ Tailgunner (2) by socalbricks, on Flickr Some time after the city of O'Rai was destroyed, it civilians, now nomadic, encountered a clan of centaurs. Both groups had come into conflict with the various gangs of robbers and mercenaries that patrolled the plains and woodland of southwest Avalonia. A heavily armed, coordinated and agile cavalry was needed. The two groups chose to band together, and came up with the idea of combining a centaur and rider, with both of them often training together at a young age. This strategy would prove quite effective, with horde after horde of robbers falling to hoof, blade, and arrow. Riders now had a "cavalry" they could coordinate attacks with, and centaurs had their flanks (their one weak point) protected. --------------------------- A few months ago, back when I was researching weapons I wanted my centaur character (Ayra) to carry, I stumbled upon video by a YouTuber named Shadiversity, who mentioned that one of a centaur's best weapons would be a friendly human/elf/drawrf/etc. riding on its back. This gave me some ideas, and I got to building. For simplicity's sake, I chose to use Ayra as a template. On top of the addition of a "tailgunner", I also added clothing/barding to the character's lower/"horse half". This mitigated the open studs that existed on the original version, and in my opinion makes things look much cleaner overall. Centaur (w/out Tailgunner) by socalbricks, on Flickr --------------------------- Shadiversity Video Link: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNRf9VVAHIk" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNRf9VVAHIk</a> Link to the original version:
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Thank you! I'll take natural lighting over my desk lamp any day! Thank you! I'm happy I inspired someone. It means a lot! Thank you!
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Thank you! I'm very happy with how the weapon (a halberd) turned out. In regards to the 'Tailgunner" idea, I'm surprised we don't see more of it in fiction, especially considering how lethal and effective of a combo it can be! Here's some pics with better lighting! Shores of Avalonia by socalbricks, on Flickr Gallop by socalbricks, on Flickr Ambush by socalbricks, on Flickr
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Is it possible to change/retcon the last name of your sigfig? His current name is Kars Okinodo. The more I say it in my head, the more I realize that "Okinodo" does not roll off the tongue at all. Hence why I'm considering changing the last name. I'll still keep the first name and appearance. I'm also considering changing the (very brief) backstory I gave him. Months have passed, and I've come up with story ideas that I'm much happier with. I haven't made any MOCs featuring the character yet, so hopefully it's not too late.
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Welcome, @Bardan_Jusik! I agree with Grover on the monster hunter idea being innovative. Your sigfig looks great, and I can't wait see more from you in the future!
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    Prelude: The Winter of Despair

    I absolutely love the masonry within that dwarf hall. The bandit hideout is also excellent, especially with the snow details and "fence". Great work all around!
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Thank you! Thank you! The torso and legs are from the "Kanjiklub Gang Member" who appeared in 75105 Millennium Falcon back in 2015. Both of that figure's arms were originally dark brown, but I replaced them with an olive green and a dark green arm to make Kars. Kanjiklub Gang Member: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=sw0673#T=S&amp;O={"iconly":0}
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    Bad News At Olav's Hall

    Great build here! I love the trees and rock work are also great, as are the figures. I particularly like the parts combo used on Douglas!
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    Harvest Time in Zamorah

    Some very convincing plants here. I especially like the wheat and logs! Great job!
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    Barrunda Manor

    Great work all around this build ! I especially enjoy the slanted pathway leading up to the manor's front door, along with the (ineffective) scarecrow! Your roofing is always a plus as well!
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Parhapss I am...
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    By the way, I think there's a slight typo on my membership listing (my character has been listed as "Kard" instead of Kars).
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Thank you so much, Henjin!
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    [MOC] Falconry Training

    As someone with a limited parts collection/space to work with, I find these small-yet-detailed vignettes to be really inspiring! Great work all around. I especially love the trees, the figure posing, and concept behind this MOC. We don't see a lot of falconry in GOH!
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Thank you for the kind words! I'm happy that you like the build/character! I also completely agree with your feedback regarding the lighting. My current "lightbox" consists of a sheet of white paper and a few lamps. It's not ideal, so hopefully I can get a proper lightbox in the future.
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Thank you!
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    [MOC] Centaur w/ Tailgunner

    Thank you so much!
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Introducing my sigfig, Kars Okinodo of O'Rai Kars Okinodo (Casual Attire) by socalbricks, on Flickr Kars Okinodo (Combat Attire) by socalbricks, on Flickr When the coastal city of O'Rai was completely destroyed by forces aligned with Lord Raavage, Kars and his people were forced into a nomadic life, scattered throughout the southwestern part of Avalonia. However, word has recently spread of his return to the ruined city. With a militia and a host of loyal allies at his side, the dark forces standing between him and his city are in for quite the surprise...
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    [MOC] Ayra

    Back in 2017, I built a Centaur MOC and put it on Flickr. Looking back on it, it was pretty basic, so I decided to revamp it and make it part of the "Guilds of Historica" universe. After a lot of trial and error, this is what I wound up with. The character's name is Ayra, and she is from Avalonia. I don't have a light box at the moment, so I decided to get some outdoor shots instead. Hopefully I can get some clearer shots and come up with a backstory in the future. Enjoy! Ayra (4) by socalbricks, on Flickr The figure comes complete with a bendable waist, which I achieved using backwards minifigure legs. Ayra (2) by socalbricks, on Flickr Some more shots... Ayra (3) by socalbricks, on Flickr Ayra (1) by socalbricks, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Ayra

    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much!