Bastion….A Vertical Geomorph of Conflict….

     I’m back, It’s been too long since I lasted posted anything. This is a new vertical geomorph with some side morphs. It is the “Bastion”, I envisioned an underground fortification, to defend against the hordes of goblins, orcs, kobolds or whatever your favorite horde happens to be. The horde is constantly lurking in the caverns and catacombs, scurrying through the tunnels, skittering up the chains, sneaking onto the ledges to fire arrows at the fortress. The denizens of the fortress, Dwarves, Gnomes, whatever….are in a constant state of alert, defending their side of the caverns. Anyway, that’s how I saw it, and how I tried to depict it. Hope you all enjoy this one.

    Here is the full geomorph, with a multi-level fortress, parapets, ladders etc. for getting between levels. Then on the other side are lots of caves and ledges wherein hide the “Hordes” they use chains to help move up and down.

    Here is the side geomorph of the “Fortress” side, a large tower with a sprial staircase leads down to the other levels. Two narrow stone bridges seperate the fortress side from the tower. If the hoard gets past the “Fortress” the last line of defense is the tower overlooking the two bridges.

     Finally we have the “Horde” side geomorph, lots of caves, tunnels, ledges and chains for the sneaky little gits to move around with. It is here where they will gather for their final assault on the fortress.

UPDATE: Here is an image of all three of the morphs together:

5 Responses to “Bastion….A Vertical Geomorph of Conflict….”

  1. May 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Very cool! I like how you’re doing side geomorphs to complement the main ones.

  2. May 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, another brilliant set of sidemorphs. I want to *use* these suckers in a game as soon as I can (which, alas, won’t be for a while).

    • May 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      At first I thought they might be too “Busy” but they turned out ok.

      @David – Thanks, it’s more fun to do it that way sometimes

      @Risus Monkey – That’s what they’re there for so go for it….:)

  3. 4 m.s. jackson
    June 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

    These are sweet! I love how they look all together, very cool. Makes me want to run a game of killer dungeon run just to use them!

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