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Art Gaming

Character Creation

Three months of study, training and practice is paying off. Whilst still far from perfect, I’m pretty happy with this Procreate illustration, intended as one of the chapter spreads for my Trinity Code role playing game system. Probably about 10 hours’ effort in this one, maybe a little less. It feels good to create something […]

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Art Gaming

Jebediah and Selena

Character sketches for two NPCs in my Pathfinder 2 Darkenstone setting. These two are members of a rival fledgling crew that my PCs are likely to find themselves at odds with. From an artistic point, I’m not 100% happy with the line work and obviously the very broadbrush (literally) colouring. I’m very much still in […]

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Gaming

MMOs – When games become hobbies …

Two games from my past had a profound impact on me, both appealing to my love of fantasy and of RPGs. One, obvious. Final Fantasy 7. Totally seminal, totally unlike anything I had ever played before. And a story that was, for all its little blocky anime trappings, profound in the extreme. The other, a […]

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Gaming

The metaphysical loop of Elden Ring

I am spectacularly rubbish at Elden Ring. After around 8 hours with it, I’ve already died more often than in an entire playthrough of Skyrim, and mostly at the hands of the relatively weak starter region enemies. Every time I set off from a place of relative safety, I end up being chased by a […]

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Gaming Thoughts

Mate in 2022

I remember getting a teach yourself chess book for Christmas when I was a kid. It was filled with fantasy art illustrations of brave knights battling evil queens, rows of brave pawns holding the line against advancing bishops, and cowardly kings hiding behind the walls of their castles. It immediately appealed on at least three […]

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Art Gaming

The Dabbler

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Art Gaming

Crossing the Lines

Although my goals are now to create things for the sheer joy of it, there are a couple of places in my mindmap where the lines connect. The intersection of digital art and tabletop game creation is one such place. In fact, the inspiration for me to pick up a digital pen and tablet again […]

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Gaming

Darkenstone

Districts of Darkenstone The Slop Poor housing, criminal gangs, cutpurses. Thugs for hire, gambling dens, slovenly taprooms. Dark alleyways, hiding dark deeds and darker secrets. Streets permanently slick from water running down from higher levels. The Slop’s original name is lost to time. The Circle Well-to-do dwellings, artisans and merchants arranged around a circular plaza, […]