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Thread: Real life... association with Thief

  1. #876
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com

    Giant blackjacks



    They're used by wrestlers in India, Iran, and other nearby countries like barbels, to train the upper body. The ones above weigh 60 pounds each

  2. #877
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: The Throne Room

    Love those images Azaran and Dominus.

  3. #878
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    I found another Thiefy medieval town. Rothenburg in Germany.






  4. #879
    jtr7
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    Get one of these built in-game for a Neo-Mechanist toy shop:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzr0C...eature=related

  5. #880
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    I saw this on deviantART and it made me think of Thief.

    The floor in that alleyway looks likes it's using textures straight from the game!

  6. #881
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia


  7. #882
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: The Throne Room
    Quote Originally Posted by clearing View Post
    I'd love to get a rope arrow up there

  8. #883
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    Registered: Apr 2009
    Location: Alaskaland
    In regards to Azaran's post with the photos of the town:

    Wouldn't it be cool if the level designers incorperated more hills and elevation changes in the games? Twisted streets on hillsides are really interesting, and I could see that totally working in Thief. And, I haven't really seen it used much in games.

  9. #884
    jtr7
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    TDP had a lot of it. TMA had less but not as little as one remembers (especially since most taffing is done in or on buildings where environments are mostly level). TDS had Docks and a lot of transitional paths were sloped.

  10. #885
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    Might as well post Wikipedia's article on lockpicking here
    Apparently picking locks is something you learn as a locksmith, so it's not just for thieves....

  11. #886
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: The Throne Room
    Quote Originally Posted by Azaran View Post
    Might as well post Wikipedia's article on lockpicking here
    Apparently picking locks is something you learn as a locksmith, so it's not just for thieves....
    Heh. I read various articles and watched videos on Youtube in regards to picking locks. Became particularly interested when first playing TDS.

  12. #887
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia

  13. #888
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    Location: Siberia, Russia

  14. #889
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    That last one reminds me of Garret's building in T3

  15. #890
    Saturnine
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    Some amazing pictures of old London:

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/11/...n-old-aldgate/
    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/...of-old-london/

    I love the way in old pictures, random people used to stop and pose

  16. #891
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    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Romania
    Quote Originally Posted by Saturnine View Post
    Some amazing pictures of old London:

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/11/...n-old-aldgate/
    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/...of-old-london/

    I love the way in old pictures, random people used to stop and pose
    excellent sets Saturnine! I love those vintage photos, especially the thief lookalikes

    this one is pure gold:


  17. #892
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Quote Originally Posted by Saturnine View Post
    Some amazing pictures of old London:

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/11/...n-old-aldgate/
    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/...of-old-london/

    I love the way in old pictures, random people used to stop and pose
    These photos are absolutely wonderful

  18. #893
    Advanced warning: all pics were taken on my camera phone, which sucks.
    Felt like sharing some pictures from work, which I'm sure you'll all like. I work in Arundel Castle:

    Built immediately after the Norman Conquest, it has added to and renovated to varying degreees over the last nine centuries, and is still owned by the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk. A lot of the castle is open to the public in the spring/summer/autumn, but is currently closed for the winter. The Duke and Duchess live in a wing of the castle which is closed to the public year round.


    Castles are dark, man. Even on bright sunny days there are these absolutely black pools of shadow all over the place. It's really great.
    Turn on the electric lights, and:

    this pic was taken in the afternoon. The first one was taken at about 9:40am on a very bright morning. By the by; I've fallen down this staircase on dark evenings. It really hurts.

    Anyway, this stairway leads up to one of my favourite rooms in the castle - the Baron's Hall:


    Never been able to get a good picture of this room (using the phone camera doesn't help). What I hope you can see is that the roof is all wood, and there are very ornate rafters and beams up there. I like to imagine an FM in which Garrett tries to cross this hall through the rafters, while a party or banquet is going on beneath him.
    This room is very softly lit in the evening, and the shadows are incredible. I'll try to get a better picture at some point.

    Next, one of my favourite "features". This is the view from the door of my abode -the Archives office (please note the authentic medieval fire extinguisher):

    The main thing I want to point out is that there's a hole in the floor. Why? Well we think it was designed to permit light into the lower floors, as there's a skylight in the ceiling of this hallway, and it was built in a time before electric lighting was available.
    Here's the same hole in the floor from the next floor down:


    This is just so Thiefy it hurts. What a great way to bypass an annoying guard on the stairway - climb a bookcase, and then rope-arrow up through a convenient hole in the floor. God damn.

    Sadly you wouldn't find much to interest you in the archives office. Unless lots of old books interest you:

    I guess if yoiu took out the computrons this would serve as a perfectly thiefy office or accounting room.





    Exterior shots of the castle at about 5:30pm. I was trying out the night fitler on the camera. Not very good.

    And finally. daylight exterior shots:





    I love my job.

  19. #894
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Love this. Wonderful stuff

  20. #895
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Thief fan since ca. 1999
    Wow! Neat; thanks for sharing, Moi Dix Mois

  21. #896
    A few more pics.


    The aformentioned skylight over the hole in the floor. Might make a good entry point. That conveniently placed beam would allow Garrett to perch above any wandering guards.


    Hallway behind the Baron's hall.


    A shot of the Baron's Hall. I didn't take this one, but you can very clearly see those rafters.


    Think he reads them or are they just for show?
    I didn't take this picture either. My work in the archives doesn't actually take me down to the library all that often. There's currently a team cleaning and dusting all the books. It takes a month for them to go through everything.

  22. #897
    jtr7
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    Liu Bolin, social outcast, artist, invisible man:
    http://www.ekfineart.com/html/artist...true&offset=24

  23. #898
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    I just browsed Matthew Paris' illustrations looking for the way maille leggings were attached and I found this high-medieval image of a Hammerite on horse:


  24. #899
    jtr7
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    Even though it's a different form, might it signify the red hammer badge of a marshal?

  25. #900
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    Registered: Apr 2008


    Judging by the tall building in the background they actually had rooftop missions in mind when they built this.

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