Girtah / FFF15
A new Friends, Foes & Followers batch was just released! It’s is a collection of characters written for Hârn but adaptable anywhere. The latest batch of twelve profiles is the 15th in the series, so there are already quite a few of them. This time the characters are all women ranging from knights to wizards, burglars to priestesses.
All profiles are two-page entries with stats, equipment, backgrounds and portraits. They can be used as non-player characters or characters, if you like. And it’s downloadable for free! (Thanks, Kerry)
The second issue of SLVL Zine, a Finnish OSR fanzine, is now out! It’s a gonzo and sci-fi themed issue with adventures, spaceships, guns and a bestiary of prehistoric monsters. I contributed a couple of monster illustrations, like the Hollywood version of Velociraptor above.
Burger Games publishes a new and long awaited module Salaisuuksien kirja (The Book of Secrets) for Praedor, the undeniable flagship in the fleet of Finnish role-playing games.
For me, Salaisuuksien kirja was an exploration into new kind of inking style. Using parallel lines of varying width instead of cross-hatching even in the darker areas was, of course, inspired by Franklin Booth. Most of art I did for the project pre-dates that of The Eye of the Stone Thief (2015) and Dracula Unredacted (2015) where I used the same style.
I’ve added some new illustrations in the black-and-white gallery.
Moon Design Publications has released a new rulebook for HeroQuest focussing on the mythical world of Glorantha. For my part, it contains illustrations commissioned for their earlier Glorantha publications. Still, it is nice to be (and stay) in print.
Pelgrane Press has released Eyes of the Stone Thief, a megadungeon module for 13th Age Roleplaying Game. There is even a trailer for the module here.
In 13th Age, living dungeons slither up through the underworld and invade the surface lands. The Stone Thief is the most ancient and cunning of its kind; a vast monster that preys on the cities and structures you love, swallows them, and remakes them into more deathtrap-filled levels inside itself. Now, it’s hunting YOU.
I was commissioned a dozen or so illustratrations. Initially, they were monochrome, but later PP decided to add color to the module, so I ended up coloring quite tightly inked drawings. Some of the illustrations have now been added to black-and-white and color galleries.
Some character sketches for a desert campaign.
I was tentatively signed on to illustrate Ville Vuorela’s adventure module The Dreaming Plague for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The project’s fund-raising lasts until the July 31st. If it succeeds, the module should out by the end of this year.
Moon Design Publications publishes Pavis: Gateway to Adventure, “the most comprehensive compendium ever published on the city of Pavis and its environs“. It is part of the Gloranthan HeroQuest line. I did some illustrations for it, some of which have been added to black-and-white gallery, some others have been posted on their site by Moon Design here, here, and here, for instance.
Keléstia Productions publishes Lédenheim: Clans & Folk, a supplement for the Kingdom of Lédenheim portraying major clans and magnates of the region. I painted twenty-odd portraits for the publication some of which can be found in the color gallery.
Moon Design announces completion of The Sartar Companion, the second book in the Gloranthan HeroQuest line. Some new inked art appearing in the book has been added to black-and-white gallery.