Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Meet the Party

I'm back in Poland for a few days. Which means it's time to move my D&D campaign a bit. I have little time left to the session, so just take a look at the images I picked with the party to illustrate the concepts behind their characters. FYI we play a hacked version of LOTFP.

Adam is playing Sarif, the Puma Rakshasa (like an elf, but with specialist skills instead of the fighter benefits). What he looks like:

What he wants to look like:

Jack is a nameless Kuo-Ta (I made them in to humanoid frogs working like vulnerable clerics with benefits):

I imagined them being leaner, a bit like this guy:

Julia is playing Ian-Aku, a nomadic female barbarian from the East (aka Fighter):

I imagine here character as something in between, except she fights with an axe (the 'female barbarian' imagery is extremely homogenous, do something about it internet!!!).

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Good, The Bad, The Goblin

I'm back in Polandland for the holidays so me and my buddies decided to put a game together (read: I run it, they run amok).

I decided there will be 3 'factions' in the dungeon I will run. Here's the scrapbook for stocking it.

The Good

The Bad

    I have no idea, who drew the last image, but I love how he/she/it made the lizard men look like slavers from some empire, rather than cavemen!

    The Goblin

    I always really liked the art direction Magic: The Gathering took with portraying goblins, especially in earlier editions. They can be zany, scary, serious and simply stupid, but somehow there is a feeling of an overarching theme that makes them memorable.

    The first and last pic gave me an idea. Perhaps there are two kinds of goblins? The green 'long nosed goblins' are underground dwellers. They are generally smarter and more advanced. The 'tall goblins' are taller and have more of a greyish skin tone, they are the nomadic riders from the east.

    Also, while looking for the links to the MtG images, I found a newer card called Goblin Battle Jester. I don't care about the artwork, but the idea of 'battle jesters' is here to stay.