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Question: If you owned a castle , what use would you put it to ??
Private Home - 8 (28.6%)
Mad Science - 4 (14.3%)
Event Venue - 2 (7.1%)
Guest Accomodation - 2 (7.1%)
Haunted House - 1 (3.6%)
Film Set - 0 (0%)
Apocalyptic Bunker - 2 (7.1%)
Evil Mastermind Lair - 1 (3.6%)
Military  Base - 0 (0%)
Museum - 5 (17.9%)
Other - 3 (10.7%)
Total Voters: 27

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Author Topic: If You Had a Castle - what would you use it for ? What type would you Own ?  (Read 2967 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2015, 07:36:07 pm »



 Im the king of the castle

 And your all dirty rascals    Shocked Wink Kiss
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2015, 08:05:35 pm »

Taking on Hurricane Annie, this should be inadvisable......

So that would be:

I'm the queen of the castle?

And your all dirty rascals?

I'm a dead man. But it's worth it! I will smile as I receive the merciless kicking I so richly deserve. Smiley

Castles! Yes! I would build one to my own specifications and insulate the **** out of it. For they are drafty as all hell.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2015, 08:15:03 pm »

Taking on Hurricane Annie, this should be inadvisable......

So that would be:

I'm the queen of the castle?

And your all dirty rascals?

I'm a dead man. But it's worth it! I will smile as I receive the merciless kicking I so richly deserve. Smiley

Castles! Yes! I would build one to my own specifications and insulate the **** out of it. For they are drafty as all hell.


 OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!!!!

Take this treasonous scoundrel down to the dungeons!!!


Down to the dirty dark dank depths of deprivation
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Clym Angus
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2015, 08:16:35 pm »

Are you trying to punish me or turn me on?
Cheesy

Hang on.... or? I'm so sorry, I meant "and"
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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2015, 08:28:35 pm »

I've recently been to an old asylum. Not a castle, but it was as big as one. As for what I would use it for? All of the above. The place was huge. One building with about 50 rooms, a big kitchen and a chapel. Two other buildings with both about 100 rooms. The place had it's own morgue, pharmacy and infirmary.
It was basically an inside out castle. Not to keep people out, but to keep people in.
If I had that "castle" I could have one building for myself and the other two for guest occomodation. Part could be museum, part could be film/photography set, part....
The place is called Salve Mater and it's in a small village in Belgium. http://www.pascalbaetens.com/site/contentpage.php?id=233&opennivid=3&openid=233&meth=gt
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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2015, 09:31:01 pm »

That is going to roll round in my head all night now, dammit!

If I had a castle ... stone walls would not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
Minds innocent and quiet take   
That for an hermitage;   
If I have freedom in my love   
And in my soul am free,    
Angels alone, that soar above,   
Enjoy such liberty.

"Every man's home is his castle"

And no man wether lord or king may enter without the invite of it master!
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2015, 12:00:08 am »

If I wasn't such a woodpusher, I would make a chess joke about castling.......
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Banfili
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2015, 12:44:17 am »

When in doubt, castle ... queen's side.

That confuses the bejasus out of an inexperienced opponent!
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2015, 02:03:25 pm »

When in doubt, castle ... queen's side.

That confuses the bejasus out of an inexperienced opponent!

Damn I knew i was forgetting a move!

1 important thing I noticed wasn't mentioned
How are we to protect the castles from Zombies and stupid people?
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Banfili
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2015, 04:42:43 pm »

The moat filled with fire-breathing water dragons takes care of them!
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von Corax
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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2015, 06:57:17 pm »

The moat filled with fire-breathing water dragons takes care of them!
And if nothing more then the steam will do a wonderful job of hiding the castle.
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2015, 05:15:46 am »

When in doubt, castle ... queen's side.

That confuses the bejasus out of an inexperienced opponent!

Damn I knew i was forgetting a move!

1 important thing I noticed wasn't mentioned
How are we to protect the castles from Zombies and stupid people?

From zombies, there are many ways.  From stupid people, there are none, for you can make anything idiot proof, but nothing blithering idiot proof!
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2015, 04:25:34 pm »

Ah, but what if, instead of trying to repel blithering idiots, your defences were designed to attract them? I'm fairly certain blithering idiots are considered vermin, which means no specific season, no bag limit and no need for permits (except in California.)
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2015, 04:29:00 pm »

In fact we did build exactly such a place.  It is a gleaming beacon to the mentally impaired and morally deficient.  We call it Washington D.C.


It's like a giant roach motel for grifters.
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2015, 07:39:56 pm »

In fact we did build exactly such a place.  It is a gleaming beacon to the mentally impaired and morally deficient.  We call it Washington D.C.


It's like a giant roach motel for grifters.

We have one of those aswell, I do believe its called Londenium!
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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2015, 07:53:32 pm »

Ours is called "Ottawa," but the buggers keep escaping!
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« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2015, 09:09:18 pm »

In fact we did build exactly such a place.  It is a gleaming beacon to the mentally impaired and morally deficient.  We call it Washington D.C.


It's like a giant roach motel for grifters.

Most countries have a place like that.  Wink
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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2015, 12:37:13 am »

Amending a previous commentary regarding Mont St.Michel.

Alcatraz Island has been on my fantasy shopping list for a long time.

I'd razed the existing structures and construct a great oriental-style castle, along the shoreline of such many great fire-issuing brass dragons would stand 'guard' keeping flotillas of tourist boats at bay (pun intentional).
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2015, 03:16:39 am »

Amending a previous commentary regarding Mont St.Michel.

Alcatraz Island has been on my fantasy shopping list for a long time.

I'd razed the existing structures and construct a great oriental-style castle, along the shoreline of such many great fire-issuing brass dragons would stand 'guard' keeping flotillas of tourist boats at bay (pun intentional).

 The occidental  imagery  is quite an intriguing concept.
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« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2015, 05:14:06 am »

     The occidental  imagery  is quite an intriguing concept.     

And just for snits and giggles, I would install a sound-system to project the striking of an hourly gong, on holidays a dragon's roar might replace such.
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« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2015, 05:17:14 am »

     The occidental  imagery  is quite an intriguing concept.     

And just for snits and giggles, I would install a sound-system to project the striking of an hourly gong, on holidays a dragon's roar might replace such.

Pah! "Sound system." You need a steam-powered machine striking an actual gong.

Bonus points if you can scare up a real dragon to do the roar. Roll Eyes
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Clym Angus
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« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2015, 04:30:04 pm »

Amending a previous commentary regarding Mont St.Michel.

Alcatraz Island has been on my fantasy shopping list for a long time.

I'd razed the existing structures and construct a great oriental-style castle, along the shoreline of such many great fire-issuing brass dragons would stand 'guard' keeping flotillas of tourist boats at bay (pun intentional).

 Well, that sounds like a photoshop waiting to happen.
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« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2015, 05:05:12 pm »

     The occidental  imagery  is quite an intriguing concept.     

And just for snits and giggles, I would install a sound-system to project the striking of an hourly gong, on holidays a dragon's roar might replace such.

Pah! "Sound system." You need a steam-powered machine striking an actual gong.

Bonus points if you can scare up a real dragon to do the roar. Roll Eyes



Personally, I'd build a foliot-escapement tower clock to do the job. Think those weird wooden clocks with the big rocks for weights, on a much grander scale. Not only is such period-specific to most castles, it's also a lot more reliable in the long haul. Steam tends to run out of fuel at exactly the wrong moment -pun intended. Same goes for electrically-driven devices. Seems the power always cuts out, the batteries are drained, or something shorts out just when you need it most.

Plus, it'd be one heck of a maker project, especially if you build a clockwork voice device to make a dragonroar sound effect (could be done, and most likely already has been somewhere, sometime). Though I myself would be satisfied with building and integrating the chime movement for the bell ...
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« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2015, 10:55:39 am »


Pah! "Sound system." You need a steam-powered machine striking an actual gong.

Bonus points if you can scare up a real dragon to do the roar. Roll Eyes

I didn't say the sound system would not be steam-powered, perhaps a choir of brass 'whistles' could be a possibility.
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« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2015, 05:33:37 pm »

If I were to have the opportunity to own a castle, I would have something like this splendid edifice constructed. I have something of an attachment to dark gloomy abodes. All I would need is a Frankenstein's monster type manservant (complete with whirring cogs and hissing steam valves) and I would be set for life.
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