Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Entry 28: School's In

This is Broadoak. Broadoak was founded in the year 1914. It has grown a lot in that time. Today, it is a small riverside farming community.

This is Broadoak's school. It was built a year after the founding of the village to keep the young 'uns occupied during the day. Unfortunately, it has only one classroom and can no longer support the educational needs of the village. Not only are there more students to teach, they are starting to need more than primary education.


It was decided that a new, larger school be built to accommodate the needs of the village. This school had to be much larger than the original one. Given the build time, it was decided that the new school should be on a different site to the old one, so that the students could continue being taught while the building was taking place. A site was chosen on a radial road near the centre of the village.

First, the area was cleared of trees.

After that, the ground was levelled so construction could begin.

 The school was made simply, being just a wooden framed building featuring a few classrooms. The build still took a few months to complete however.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Entry 27: A Walk in the Woods

This is Bill Featherstone. He's the Oak River region's premier hiker and cartographer.

He's been travelling the region for years, charted hills and dales, mountains and valleys. He's sailed to islands to view lonely beaches and converse with stranded whales.

Let's join him on his latest journey, heading north from the village of Cakebread, the edge of known civilisation.

He starts out from the farm tended by his son, Geoff.

He travels through distant forests.

He hikes by ponds and steams.

He boldly goes where no man has gone before. Except they have... What's this road doing here?

Bill followed the road and found a bustling port. This is the port that the mine and the lumber yard truck all of their goods to, before shipping it overseas.

There was only one thing left for Bill to do. He had to get back to Oak River and inform everyone else.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A ploppable problem

I'm attempting to introduce some streams to my region. The problem with this is that it is difficult. There are three main types to choose from. The large surface water set of Jeronij and the stream and pond sets of Pegasus and Diggis. Manipulating the terrain to make the streams look nice is hard work and I'm trying to fit this around filling out applications which is taking most of my spare time.