Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The City of Tomorrow

I don't hate Warhammer 40,000 but I do hate what it has done to 28mm science fiction gaming.  Everywhere I look on line I see the "Dark Gothic" aesthetic passed off as futuristic or sci-fi.  To me there is nothing less futuristic than a 12th century design style.  I'm planning on starting a new category on this blog where I feature actually futuristic looking 28mm gaming products and gamer projects that I plan to call "The City of Tomorrow".




6 comments:

commissarmoody said...

Sounds like a great idea to me, I approve.

Tael said...

Certainly agree, I've been developing a background for my 15mm games for the last few months.

I've been playing in the 40k realm for 15yrs, but an avid fan of works by Ian M Banks and David Weber/Steve White (among many others) for their future worlds.

Look forward to seeing what catches your eye :)

MIK said...

That's a good point about 40K, terrain in particular. We're dabbling with getting into Infinity and there's hardly a piece of 40K "futuristic" terrain on the shelf that I could even consider giving a whirl because of this war-torn aesthetic terrain clash.

Chicago Terrain Factory said...

Infinity is a great resource for terrain ideas which are not all ruines. Looking forward to see what you come up with - clean and sharp can be a tough terrain challenge.

DyeHard said...

Here is a different look.
Real building with a futuristic look. The Diamond Rank High-school.

https://www.google.com/search?q=diamond+ranch+high+school&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=YiV&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Jo9sUMrXMojRiAKfyIHwDA&ved=0CDUQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=880

Also look at architectural style called Brutalism.

Ironworker said...

I will almost certainly be adding a "real world" article as well as some artistic inspiration stuff as well. I am also trying to get into Infinity but I'm having a little trouble picking up the rules. The English translation is a little dodgy and I've never been good at picking up a new rules set and playing from the first reading. Infinity probably has the best potential to break the dominate "Dark Gothic Future" aesthetic that dominates 28mm Sci-Fi.