A work in progress for Fallout 3.
I had a great idea watching The Dark Knight.
See, I’ve had a very unsatisfying time modding lately. Nothing seems to inspire me, though I can clearly see all my finished WIPs in my mind’s eye. I finished a house I’d been making in Anchorage (another one!) and decided immediately that I didn’t like it and deleted it right away. (Yes, I backed it up in case I suddenly change my mind later.) Working on anything else feels like a chore right now.
So I decided to build myself a castle. Out of scrap.
Questions I asked myself:
What if James had a lot of money?
Money that he’d put aside for research but never been able to put into practice?
What if you had a castle of scrap out in the Wasteland, under which there was a fortified bunker full of gadgets and stuff?
You build your own custom weaponry in the game – wouldn’t that feel better if it was part of your own custom arsenal and you were a vigilante hero of the Wastes?
Without wanting to spoil the plot too much for those who haven’t completed the game, I wanted to tie this in a little bit with what you find out about your family near the beginning of the game, but not in a way that seems cumbersome.
The “castle” itself is more of a stately home or manor-house. It’s barely fortified – just a high metal wall surrounds it with some breaks in it, so it would be useless as a fortress. There is a dense mixture of vegetation surrounding it, varying from the usual half-dead undergrowth to rather unusual green trees.
The main body of the house is divided into four “towers” leading off from the main reception hall. I have decided to allocate the rooms in each tower as follows:
- Four bedrooms, each with an antechamber
- Four bathrooms
- Drawing room
- Music room
- Upper hall
- Dining room
- Reception room
- Entry to bunker
The bunker itself would house
Here are some early-stage WIP screenshots