This may not end up being the final cover of #Spacepunk, which is my slow crawling (development-wise, that is) SF setting I hope to finish some day, but it's something I've wanted as a visual stimulus for my creativity.
Matt's style very much matches up with the sort of style I see for this game, so I'm really thrilled he was able to work this up for me.
The world rusted and died; I thought I died too, but instead I woke up in a land called Nephirium, a place of islands where the Last Dynasty held eternal court, under the rule of the Living God Sen Aurauk, a vampire Cloud Dragon and the Last Dragon of the Mortal Realm.
It was pretty elaborate.
I lived a solitary life on the Golden Coast, in a shelter I'd made out of the shell of a mega-crab, mostly fishing and trading in a honey I collected from the human-faced fish I caught in the Endless Ocean, as well as trinkets that would wash ashore: relics of the unfinished war between the vampires of the Last Dynasty and the demonic vampires of the deep ocean.
I was covered in trinkets, like some makeshift armor I'd cobbled together. It made me look inhuman, which somehow kept the vampires from turning me.
Of course, now that I think about it, it makes more sense if their aversion was because I stunk of the ocean.
Anyway, the vampires would occasionally come to me from their distant, crumbling stone cities, looking for 'withering relics', but I have no idea what these are. I'd simply say "not today" and they'd slink back into the shadowy forest.
What surprises me is the overall logic of the place; like the last civilization on earth was all vampires, sure, but the fact their emperor was a cloud dragon meant he could manifest clouds to block the sun, and somehow I knew this is why only these islands were left, and the rest of the world was gone and under the ocean, because his cloud powers, while grand, could only shroud so much area.
Of course, it doesn't make sense there was plant life then, so it isn't all logical, but if I were to gamify this, I'd make the plants vampiric too.
Regardless, I remember living and both playing it, so I was both frightened of the place and felt completely safe there, in that weird way that dreams bend reality.
And I've obviously been reading a LOT of RPG books lately, as the whole thing felt like a casual mash up of R&PL and Yoon-Suin and several G+ posts I've read recently.
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Any suggestions for names and further suggestions for setup of encounters?
But as I read it over, realize my memory failed: They're Owls!
Ah, well, would still probably work with the things reskinned.
I've been writing the place as a "Lost Sacred Temple" dedicated to an ancient, obese fish-beast, but I'm still trying to figure out the details of a "B-Story" that runs parallel to the temple storyline...such as the arrival of a Dwarven mining team that has breached the interior of the temple, or an invasion of Deep Earth Insectoids scavenging for food, either of which has come into conflict with the few surviving cultists that have stayed here through centuries tending to the needs of the obese fish-beast in its vile, filth-filled sluice.
This isn't game related, but for my main job.
My District Manager is named Ferrara, and he references Ferrari often. He's a great guy and has been an incredible influence on my in my career, and I wanted to show my appreciation by giving him an art gift of a modified Ferrari logo with his own name and wit an elephant instead of the horse.
Is anyone able to assist with this? Let me know rates and timeframe...happy to pay for this.
And now I'm left wondering what that book would look like.
Maybe the book would be like that damn trumpet vine, always questing out with tendrils, wrapping onto things if unattended. And if you cast from it, then slime mold quests out of its covers.
The one that's screwing me up the most though is "Snow White".
As a quantum mechanics effect.... Yeesh. No, but it is key to the Neal Stephenson novel Anathem along with Plato's Cave.
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Playing D&D With Porn Stars: A Chunk Of Wonderland
Here's a bit from the upcoming thing and a crappy digicam pic of one of the pictures--the piece of board I'm drawing on's too big to fit on