Forged Steel Object - Seth Gould
Forged Steel Object - Seth Gould
The History of Morocco spans over 12 centuries, without considering the Classical antiquity. The country was first unified by the Idrisid dynasty in 780, representing the first Islamic state in Africaautonomous from the Arab Empire. Under the Almoravid dynasty and the Almohad dynasty, Morocco dominated the Maghreb and Muslim Spain. The Reconquista ended Almohad rule in Iberia and many Muslims and Jewsmigrated to Morocco.
Bashar Shglila captures life in the Libyan deserts.
Holy crap, yes
— Gerald Brom
Sultan Qaboos Mosque - Oman (von khowaga1)
Apparently this is the castle of Xativa, in Valencia, Spain. Don’t know the photographer.
Rose Razor, Night Caste Solar - [x]
A commission done for a good friend of mine in preparation for Exalted 3E; we’re planning a campaign to test to new rules, and that means new characters! He gave me the basic design, I did the rest ;)
This was hard, but I’ll admit it was a LOT of fun- my first fully digital-color piece that’s NOT just tinting! I may go back at tweak this, but for the moment, I’m pretty proud.
I’ll be posting the base inks tomorrow, but think I should post the original sketches as well?
I met puzzlinghappenstance at #SPX today (er, yesterday), and her stuff is frickin’ awesome.
Also worth checking out for gaming inspiration and awesome imagery (though not germane to Legacy of the Bieth) is her work at her Weebly site, particularly this piece:
Nubian woman, a portrait by Farid Fadel
امرأة نوبية - لوحة بريشة فريد فاضل
Illustration by Mark Kent
I’ve posted some Moebius stuff before (and it’s awesome for a Numenera vibe a lot of the time), but his sketches for characters from Dune for Jodorosky are all amazing.
Children of Yagkosha
Secret Santicore 2014 has arrived!
From now until 12am GMT on September 14th, we shall collect your unfulfilled desires so that Santicore may feed on your longing!
Everybody who wants in click on the link below and fill out their request for some specific brand new campaign material—a new race, a location, a one-shot adventure outline, a random table, whatever. The idea is to be as specific as you need to be, but not too greedy (1/2 a page to two pages of material).
One request per person.
With the help of various elves, we’ll mix all the requests up and send them back out to the people who entered. You’ll get your assigned request some time around the 16th to 18th of September (or so), then have until October 13th to fulfill that request. That deadline is firm. So firm. Do not test the Santicore.
Starting October 20th, the team of Paindeer will take over the bulk of the heavy lifting and we will collect the entries all into a full document before December 20th, hopefully.
In 2011, the Santicore was born of an intent to provide inspiration and awesome to each other. The end result was a 100+ page compilation of requests fulfilled.
In 2012, despite the tribulations of the effort, a great website was compiled here and many of the great requests of that year are just a click and scroll away.
In 2013, the Santicore FEASTED on the DIY gaming community and Santicore team delivered a kickass series of PDFs and launched a HUGE set of tomes into the ether.
We are looking to do no less this year. And if we actually get a ton of requests the PDF will very likely be split thematically or otherwise into several parts (just like last year).
There is a great team of folks pulling together so far. We now need some great inspiration to dispense.
SUBMIT TO THE SANTICORE HERE!
• Be as specific as you need to be, but don’t get greedy. Asking for a d20 table is cool, and a d100 table if you’re lucky. but a d1000?—better let your Secret Santicore know that going that extra 900 miles is optional. Asking for a structure is cool, a whole mega-dungeon isn’t.
• If you just want art or a map, that’s cool too.
• The original requester’s name and e-mail address will be on the request as reproduced in the final pdf unless the requester specifically asks otherwise.
• One request per person. Santicore likes the taste of people who break this rule.
• All human undertakings involving interactions between strangers involve a capacity for misunderstanding and idiocy. Secret Santicore is a gift horse. DO NOT LOOK IT IN THE MOUTH. No bad-mouthing people for what they ask for or provide. Serious and simulatory requests may get gonzo answers, gonzo requests may get serious answers, c’est la vie. If you’re worried, try to be specific in your request so you get something you can really use.
• If you commit to something - a request, or helping out behind the scenes - then find you can’t come through with the goods that’s perfectly okay, life happens, as long as you let us know as soon as you know.
• None of this stuff should get used commercially unless the person who wrote it gets paid.
• While Secret Santicore sprang from the loins of the OSR DIY movement, there’s zero reason you can’t request something for your sci-fi/supers/horror/whatever-game. You don’t have to request D&D-specific stuff. I bet anybody could handle a sci-fi or super request—but just be aware that the pool of people responding to your request will be the pool of people who read Playing D&D with Pornstars and act accordingly.
• This is Open Content.
• We reserve the right to completely fuck this up, but will try very hard not to. If we get swamped with requests, it might be a little late. We’ll do our very best.
• Don’t post your request in the comments below or email it to me. Use the form. Or you will feel the spiny poisonous caress of Santicore’s ball stinger.
• Still got questions? Those you can ask on G+/comment here/email ed.hackett at geemale dotcalm or pearce.shea at same and put something SANTICORE-ISH in the subject line.
"When traveling to the Sahara Desert from Marrakesh one first has to cross the massive Atlas mountains after leaving the outskirts of the city. Since there is a spectacular new view after every turn, the long drive never gets boring."
Another of the DND Minifigs. This is Ba Chim, requested by the wonderful Allandaros! I came into this having no idea what a landsknecht was, but I have fun researching and then drawing this incredibly garish character.
SO! If you want a totally sweet drawing of your tabletop character or monster AND you want me to turn it into a printable figurine you can use in your actual games, email me at email@example.com! Only $7 for a 1-inch fig :D :D
dreadbeasts drew this for me in like no time at all, and it’s frickin’ awesome. If you could use some custom paper minis for your game, I’d definitely advise getting in touch with her.