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#24117
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
Here are some pics of a setup made for the Secret of the Windswept Wall. The PC's need to save a handful of villagers who have been buried in a mine collaspe. Of course...they eventually need to discover what collasped the place to begin with and then the fun begins. I included pics lit traditionally and with dramatic lighting. The game was in fact played with the setup lit with dramatic lighting and a few smaller ambient lights to allow for reading etc. The group had a blast and almost became lunch for a seriously bad tempered arachnid.

I hope you all enjoy the pics.

-Aubrey


















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#24118
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Aubrey,

I do not use lighting effects but maybe I should. Nice Pix and nice setup.

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#24119
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
The tilted pictures with the red lighting reminded me of the old Batman TV series from the 60s. All you need added is a big "Ker-pow!" sound effect.

Cool pictures!
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#24120
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Nice! I'm a big fan of lighting effects, though I haven't done anything this elaborate in awhile.

It's particularly cool for these sorts of layouts, since the assumption that these dungeons and caverns will have NATURAL lighting is particularly off. Even firelight is unlikely, since flames consume oxygen (and combine with methane!) and therefore would be unreliable as a long-term solution to a lighting problem for any dungeon designers/dwellers.

No, in a fantasy environment it is completely plausible that magical lighting would win the day, and at least some of the time, why would it be white light? Having it be red or blue or green makes a lot of sense. Heck, for some creatures there would be a real "home field advantage" to be gained by using red lighting everywhere, just to disorient surface-dwellers. Or, for that matter, the red lighting WE see could just be a representation of the darkvision, infravision, or whatever magical vision of the drow, orcs, or whatever down there -- a way of showing how comparably difficult to navigate it is for the players!

Very neat set of pics!

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#24121
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
It reminds me of a night fight in Arduin, which has three moons: a silver moon, a blue moon, and a red moon. Depending on which night the fight is, you can have varying degrees and colors of light.

I worked out a moon phase chart for Arduin based on calculations from Dave Hargrave's notes. We later found a moon phase chart that his ex-wife had drawn up, and it turned out to be an exact match, except for three nights of the year in which the moons did not follow their normal phases.
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#24122
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Nice! I'm a big fan of lighting effects, though I haven't done anything this elaborate in awhile.

It's particularly cool for these sorts of layouts, since the assumption that these dungeons and caverns will have NATURAL lighting is particularly off. Even firelight is unlikely, since flames consume oxygen (and combine with methane!) and therefore would be unreliable as a long-term solution to a lighting problem for any dungeon designers/dwellers.

No, in a fantasy environment it is completely plausible that magical lighting would win the day, and at least some of the time, why would it be white light? Having it be red or blue or green makes a lot of sense. Heck, for some creatures there would be a real "home field advantage" to be gained by using red lighting everywhere, just to disorient surface-dwellers. Or, for that matter, the red lighting WE see could just be a representation of the darkvision, infravision, or whatever magical vision of the drow, orcs, or whatever down there -- a way of showing how comparably difficult to navigate it is for the players!

Very neat set of pics!

L

I agree. Although I must admit that the use of lighting for me is primarily done to help help set the mood and create a distinct difference between our surroundings in real life vs the world in which the PCs find themselves. I do use ambient lights to aid in reading etc. but the setup is lit in such a way that it feels like you are peering into a diferent dimension. So in general the room is fairly well lit while the setup is bathed in lighting effects which can range from colored lighting, extreme backlighting, natural light, very dim light, monochromatic, or a combination of all of it. If this kind of thing interests you the good news is that it does not take much to accomplish. Just head on down to Hope Depot or Wal Mart and get a couple of lamps and some colored party bulbs. You can also get dimmers for each lamp if you want more control over the intensity of the lighting. Avoid metal lamps if possible since they get really hot and look for lamps that have touch control too...very nice way to adjust on the fly.

-Aubrey
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#24123
Dramatic lighting...me like! 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi aubrey, only saw your post today!
Objective: You know i'm not...but....i like your set up, out of any custom"normal" traced road, and find it more than that :artistic!

ps: Your spider is perfect, ...more than that : disgusting!!

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