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Those crazy medievals

For a reason that will become more apparent when I've written up the game of Trail of Cthulhu that we finished last night, I needed a medieval illumination of croquet players. This was the best I could come up with at work, armed with only with google and PSP5.

I'm sure Jérôme would have produced a masterpiece of illustration but I'm quite pleased with my ten minute effort, even if it does make croquet look slightly more like a combat sport than is perhaps usual. Maybe they only had eXtreme croquet back then


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karohemd
Sep. 27th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)
10 minutes? Fantastic!
One tiny point: the flag on the pipes looks more like a (axe) blade in the thumbnail. Maybe it shold droop a little bit?

I can do some basic technical drawings but people and natural features are beyond my skills.
gbsteve
Sep. 27th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't draw this! I knicked a medieval picture of sword practice and changed their swords to croquet mallets. I then added the text.

My only skill in the matter was finding an appropriate picture to doctor.
karohemd
Sep. 27th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Ah OK, I missed that bit. I had been wondering about medieval croquet...
gbsteve
Sep. 27th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
According to wiki, croquet was a medieval game, played by French shepherds although the modern version seems to have originated in Ireland.
simonjrogers
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
I was sure we'd all get dumped in the past after the summoning.
gbsteve
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
I hadn't really considered that, although I did think that the Dark Young could have attacked during the revocation instead of afterwards.

I was also worried that the ghost's doggerel was a bit too naff. Probably better to stick to prose and screaming.
simonjrogers
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
No - it was good. Go to latinforum.org and ask them for help to get it in Latin, then your poetry is just a translation. I write appalling pseudo-epic rubbish for my first edition campaign.
whakiwhyg
Sep. 28th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Despite my comments at the time I thought the illustration was very good.
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