Sicilian Castle Model used for Castle Blackmoor

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Sicilian Castle Model used for Castle Blackmoor

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From an interview with Dave Arneson:

Where did you start with Blackmoor?
Arneson: See, I had this neat German plastic kit and I just imagined what sort of fantasy setting it would make. Oddly enough, even though it was actually a German kit, years later I learned that it was actually a model of a castle in Sicily. But when I started, I was thinking German.

After that it just grew and shortly it was too small for the scale I wanted.

But it was a neat kit and I didn’t want to abandon it, so the only way to go was down [into the dungeons]. All this happened a few weeks before the first adventurers caught sight of it.


Does anybody know what model set or RW-castle this is? Then we'd have an even closer idea of what Castle Blackmoor looks like.

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Apparenty, it is actually a castle in very northern Italy (in a border region with Austria where many people speak German) http://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/vie ... =22&t=8595
http://blackmoormystara.blogspot.mx/201 ... kmoor.html
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