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Stained glass inspiration for my game room?

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So in the spirit of ReaperBryan's Redecorate My Office thread, I'm going to ask you guys for some help with part of my basement game room. 

 

Unlike Bryan and his office, I do sort of have a theme for my game room which is basically medieval times meets Stargate address archive meets nerd cave. (I didn't say it was a good theme).

 

Anyway, my wife, who is a stained glass artist, promised me she would make me six pieces of stained glass of my design for use in the window shutters I started for the three basement windows.  The shutters will replace the shades, and by having them glass, I'll be able to leave them closed, but still hopefully let a lot of light in.

 

My problem is that for the last three years, I haven't finished my part of the project because I can't decide what designs I want for the stained glass. Which means my wife can't do hers.   

 

The problem isn't coming up with a design or two, but coming up with ideas that look good together, can be paired (each window will have two pieces - one on each side of the shutter), AND can be made with at least 60% lighter translucent colors of glass to allow light in.

 

So what do you think would look cool for stained glass in a game room?  Each piece would be approximately 12" wide, by about 14" high, and as I mentioned, each shutter would have a right and left piece.  I don't care if the pair in each window are part of the same design, or just along the same themes.  I do want them to be somewhere in the sci-fi or fantasy realm.

I do have to draw all of the patterns myself (or commission someone to do them, which cuts into my glass budget). 

 

here's some pics to give you a better idea:

 

Here are two of the windows in the corner with the video games:

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Here is a sample of my book shelves with gaming, reference and fictions books, as well as some overflow hobby stuff. like Bones creatures:

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And finally, here's one of the other walls near the bar area:
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ask Siri for permission to recreate some of the drawings she has posted in Randomness and other places on the forums.  it's worth a minute to ask as the worst she can do is say no.  just a thought.

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ask Siri for permission to recreate some of the drawings she has posted in Randomness and other places on the forums.  it's worth a minute to ask as the worst she can do is say no.  just a thought.

If I actually wind up commissioning artwork, Siri is my first choice, because it will be dragons. 

 

But I won't ask her for any without paying her.

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I was so confused for a minute about your sideways portraits in the third picture. I was like "Huh, I've never seen anyone hang artwork that way..."

It's been a long day, okay? ::P:

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I was thinking stylized iconic scenes from various shows/movies that involve going through a portal? SG-1 going through the gate, portal videogame, Star Trek and the Guardian of Forever, The Fellowship at the gates of Moria...

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Is it wrong that my first reaction was jealousy of your Renegate Legion box sets? ::D:

 

I propose a simplified version of the Interceptor cover for one window.

 

A dragon entering a star gate in one window and exiting in the other.

 

Ooooh! I like that one.

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How about a window that a collage of various superhero symbols - like:

Hmm - that's cool - though superheroes are down on my list of things I like. I wonder if I could work up something similar for other properties?

 

 

I was so confused for a minute about your sideways portraits in the third picture. I was like "Huh, I've never seen anyone hang artwork that way..."

 

It's been a long day, okay? ::P:

LOL.  ^_^ 

 

It was the forum that did that. It's actually turned correctly here: http://chris.heismann.net/IMG_1605.JPG

 

So blame Bryan  :devil:

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I'd also consider some movie posters for inspiration.

 

Tron, Back to the Future, Forbidden Planet, Evil Dead, Poltergeist, 

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Is it wrong that my first reaction was jealousy of your Renegate Legion box sets? ::D:

Not at all. I'd love for that line of games to come back.

 

I propose a simplified version of the Interceptor cover for one window.

Doh! This is brilliant. I didn't even think to mine my game collection for worthy images. One window could be Interceptor on one side, and Centurion on the other. The original DMG cover would probably look good, too. Now I have research some other options.

 

A dragon entering a star gate in one window and exiting in the other.

I'll have to keep this in mind if I commission Siri for artwork.

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