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Mike S

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  1. I think the timing and over abundance of potential builds created an imbalance in Kaliphlin’s civil war. The only reason why the DK won is because of Nocturnus builders who seemed to have plenty of time and bricks on there hands at that time while Kaliphlin builders seemed to have either little building time or limited access to their bricks which has progressively gotten worse for me. Like Gideon I’m in the process of a lengthy move howbeit with a bit longer timeframe as I’m building our house myself on undeveloped land which I just purchased. As far as the DK, I actually don’t mind him being the official power of Kaliphlin as it does create a natural conflict for my characters. I’m fine with Book 3 having Kaliphlin still in civil war and am personally in no hurry to come to any conclusion as I’m not in any position to be doing any major Lego building any time soon. Also I think it would perfect if the DK eventually got banished to Nocturnus where he should be welcomed with open arms...
  2. The Shadow Council? Seeing as they must hide in the shadows until the Desert King is returned to where he came from?
  3. Also did any HC actually send support to Raavage? For that matter did any of Kaliphlin send any support to Raavage? The Aslanic Order did not but merely used the DK’s military campaign in support of the resistance in Nocturnus as an opportunity to further weeken him in Kaliphlin. Also the DK now has a further problem as it will be totally out of character for him to pledge allegiance to any newly revealed High King as that has been his aspiration all along. To keep the story realistic, I think both the DK and the Aslanic order will end up seeking total independence from the High King while continuing to battle for dominance over Kaliphlin. I’m not sure where the other factions stand on this or if they have even thought of this.
  4. I'm not sure about the mainland but the island of Gorr remains uncontrolled by the Desert King. Stone Town has an independent council, Samrd'dha is ruled by a sheikh that has close relations with the Aslanic Order, and Aden's Gate/Blackrock is directly controlled by the Aslanic Order. Inhabitants of Gorr are predominantly very strong opponents of the Desert King as they see the Desert King a threat to their current autonomy. It also seems that a lot of anti-DK inhabitants fleeing DK repercussions on mainland have begun to seek refuge on Gorr. However there still remains a strong HC rebel base that continues to operate on the mainland. This is also being strengthened by support from leaders of Gorr that are trying to stop the inflow of refugees from the mainland.
  5. What a mess! Ghost ships (Sulky Harlequin was sighted in three different locations) Double identities (apparently there are 2 Peregrines) and a Captain that apparently cannot distinguish a pirate from a Sea Rat (WTC Beacon)... This has all the makings of a splendid tale of two nations!
  6. Excellent job on the first pic! Very eye catching!
  7. As seems to be the new trend for me, I had some great ideas for this but ended up not having the time to access my main brick collection so was limited to using the contents of a small box of bricks I had sitting in my bedroom. Merry Christmas!
  8. Safe Haven Cat A "Mesozoic"

    Love it! Excellent idea for the challenge and wonderfully executed!
  9. The only reason why I miss the Castle, Pirate, and Space themes is because of the lack of new minifig prints for these themes. Collectible Minifigs helped supplement the void but with all the upcoming Licensed Collectible Minifigs, it looks like that source is about to dry up as well. Ninjago has had some acceptable "castle" minifigs but so far I am unimpressed with its offerings for 2018. Surprisingly, the only sets I'm looking forward to in 2018 are city sets for the new animal molds. I guess it is a good thing for my wallet. So the question for LEGO is, do they really wish to lose the interest of the parents? I don't know if it is the norm, but I've noticed my thoughts about something have an impact on my kids thoughts about it. If I think something is cool, well so do they. If I dislike something, they dislike it as well. And another thought. Why should the parents spend money on more sets that they have no interest in when the kids themselves are just as content to build their own creations in Lego Worlds with practically unlimited bricks? Personally, I think that it is a long term marketing error to neglect keeping the parents engaged with the products and instead relying solely on the changing whims of children.
  10. Cruisers of Terra Nova

    I’m kind of out of ideas for figure heads. I have two WIP ships that were done like that; the Silver Monkey and the Black Mare. This one being LDD I figured I would do in reverse; name it and then create the figurehead. EDIT: I’m going to trademark the Silver Monkey, Black Mare, and the Masquerade for real brick ships and just name this one the HMS Unnameable.
  11. Cruisers of Terra Nova

    Not at all. So maybe the HMS Masquerade?
  12. Cruisers of Terra Nova

    Haha I suppose I will have to think of another name then. How about HMS Paladin?
  13. Cruisers of Terra Nova

    Governor Coyle has a flagship being built in the Dee Shipyards... HMS Pendragon. Perhaps this could be for the Black squadron?
  14. Nice! Corrington has finally an LDD champion to challenge Oleon’s Kolonialbeamter.
  15. Governor Coyle gathered his trusted officers around the large stone table in the newly constructed dungeons of Fort Coyle. “Gentlemen, we are at war.” He shifted his gaze around the room stopping only briefly on each face in the room. “When I first heard reports of pirates operating in the waters around Stormhaven, I had suspicions that they were in the employ of Oleon seeking to weaken Corrington’s position in the colonies. As it turns out, I was wrong.” Governor Coyle paused for a moment, giving time for his officers to process his words. “We worked with Oleon to purge the seas of these vermin but to no avail. The question I now keep asking myself is where do all these pirate ships come from? They cannot all be deserters and mutineers. There is something nefarious about this that I cannot place my finger on but I will continue to investigate. In the meantime, these pirate scum made me look weak as the Governor of the Northern Reaches this last month. I must have it be made known that disrupting Corrington trade in the Northern Reaches will not be without repercussions. However I am presented with a slight problem. The cost of building and maintaining a fleet to patrol the seas of the Northern Reaches outweighs the revenue from trade in the Northern Reaches. But I may have a solution.
  16. Oleon: Sign-up and Discussion, Era II

    That will never happen. Each faction will continue to create new projects as soon as old ones are complete so if Oleon waited until there were no ongoing projects, they would be waiting for a very long time. It is also a very good thing to have many projects going on at once as Spud said to keep interest in BoBS.
  17. Well that is the headboard shelf of my bed. Now that you mentioned the atmosphere, perhaps I should continue using it as the stage for my interior scenes... just need to build some interior backdrops and floors out of Lego.
  18. Thanks but it isn't a rendering! I do believe the pirates declared war on all player nations.
  19. Ok now where can I find the stats of my ships again? I have them saved in a file on a computer I do not have access to right now.
  20. So here it is! Nicely done! I must say though that I am sad to see all these characters from Meloche's crew killed off as personally, I thought they were some of the most memorable. Looking forward to seeing the introduction of the next crew....
  21. Eagle

    Caught my eye! Very original design well executed!
  22. Interesting technique for the agave.