As much as it pains to me admit to any failing, I have to admit that I have fallen a bit behind in my plans for world conquest. More specifically, I have not yet built my Fortress Supreme, my Glorious Capitol, my Magical Hidey-hole.
I think perhaps part of the problem is that I have been looking at photos and making drawings, fiddling with floor plans and trying to work it all out on paper. It’s hard to get a real feel for a magnificent edifice when working in only two dimensions. I need some heft!
Which is why I am quite gratified that one of the human male’s new games involves the construction of mighty buildings. Surely with the playing pieces in hand I will come up with some concrete, achievable ideas. (Ehehehehe! “Concrete”! See what I did there? Just kidding. Stone is totally the way to go. Stone and stained glass. Stone and stained glass and plenty of glittering gilding everywhere. Plus a magnificent garden, a room for a zoological collection of monsters, and enough space for the pony which I promised Sigyn.)
The pieces for the game are fairly detailed.
They are built for stacking, three stories to a piece. They’re all roughly cubic, so a curvilinear design is right out, but it is still better than a flat sketch.
There are no pieces of a good, godly green, so I will have to make do with the yellow, orangey, teal, and blue ones.
I don’t want to say anything, but the multi-hued monstrosity that Sigyn is building is quite gaudy.
Sadly, even with a somber gray cap, it is still an eyesore. Oh, very well. Perhaps it is “short and cute,” much like its builder. But it lacks a certain gravitas.
For real dignity, tall and monochromatic is definitely the way to go.