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James Shields
Freelance RPG Illustrator
Freelance RPG Illustrator

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Hey Google Plussers!
My name is James Shields and I create custom stock art for the roleplaying industry at I could focus my artwork on better paying industries, but this is the work I enjoy. I especially take pleasure in helping independent game developers bring their products to life.

I'm pretty open to communication, so don't hesitate to introduce yourself or ask questions!
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He should be proud. :)

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My RPG Stock Art project is SO close to releasing Free/PWYW art in addition to its regular stock art releases.

Would you consider supporting or boosting the signal?

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I had a small hand in this product. Go check it out. :)

Ace Pilots, dead-eyed Gunslingers, and irrepressible Star Squirrels blast off across the stars to save the galaxy from the horrors of the Void! Hellfire Mecha march across the battlefield, leaving carnage in their wake! From the galactic center of Omega Consor to the Manrash System on the edge of the universe, the galaxy needs heroes!

Endless galactic adventure awaits you in White Star: Galaxy Edition! Integrated and updated to include material from White Star and the White Star Companion, White Star: Galaxy Edition integrates new rules, new options, and expands the original game. Now more than just a tool box, White Star: Galaxy Edition offers you a universe full of thrilling adventure!

White Star: Galaxy Edition includes:

Twenty-five character classes!
Complete rules for Starship, Vehicle, and Mecha combat!
New Starship and Vehicle Modifications!
New Aliens and Creatures!
New Equipment, Advanced Technology, and Cybernetics!
New Meditations and Gifts!
Two new forms of Mysticism: The tribal Etchings of the Yabnab and strange Chitterings of the Star Squirrels!
New Optional Rules, like Deeds Dark & Daring, to add pulp sci-fi heroics to your game!
New Star Systems: The rugged Marnash Sector and strange Scuiridae System!
White Star: Galaxy Edition is compatible with all previous White Star products and can be seemlessly integrated into White Box and other OSR material!

Print Edition coming soon! In addition, the PDF will be updated to include a character sheet and full index as soon as they are available!

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I'm doing a new thing for my stock art patrons...

I am working on a thing but want to have it all essentially written and have at least a solid illustration created before I begin teasing it.

I'm considering crowdfunding for the art and production. Obviously Kick-starter is an option.

What other options would you suggest?

Two Questions about RPG Mechanics
1) What is one aspect of combat that you never (or rarely) see in RPG mechanics that should be there?
2) What is an aspect of combat that you see in RPG mechanics that shouldn't be there?

How do you properly tease something that might not see the light of day for quite some time ?

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Wanna watch 6 hours of me inking? Neither do I. Here's it condensed to 2 minutes.

Note: 6 hours for just the one page I'm inking.

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Due to a recent move to the Austin area and a death in the family, my Patreon has been quiet for a while.
The project has been upgraded with some new patron levels... oh, and a video!

Check it out:
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