I’ve heard a man in crisis Falls back on what he knows best, A murderer to murder A thief to theft
(Michael Timmins/Cowboy Junkies)
I painted another gritty character portrait. After 30+ WFRP 2e sessions, we’re embarking on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e test drive this week. As a result of the various random tables my character Klaus turned out a penniless thief.
I’m playing a coachman in the Enemy Within campaign for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (2. edition). Lothar has the usual coachman’s trappings, except for blunderbuss which has been replaced by a crossbow. It has proved a reliable weapon. Then again, black powder has been a great help when available in large quantities.
A moment of reflection on the way back to Bögenhafen after Death on the Reik. The events have been disturbing, to say the least.
The second edition of Praedor came out exactly 20 years after its predecessor. The second edition is split into two hard-cover books: one for the players and another for the game-master.
There were several artists working on this edition, most notably Petri Hiltunen whose graphic novels the RPG is based on. I did a couple new pieces, including a bustling street scene with a retired adventurer, and a portrayal of a ritual in the ruins of Warth.
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.
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.
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.