Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kickstarter Art

Yeah yeah yeah, the last thing you want to hear about is more Kickstarter projects.  Well . . . tough noogies. :)

Two projects are on my mind today - both having to do with art.  Both projects are by people who actually deliver - Jeff Dee and Kevin Crawford.

First up is Jeff Dee's new project, "Revisiting my Legions of the Petal Throne Art."  Jeff has been redrawing art from his from the early days at TSR.  It's kind of like he's been taking your childhood and bringing it into sharper focus, with more detail and and a higher pixel count.  This time he's redoing work from an Empire of the Petal Throne article originally published in Dragon Magazine #6.  How cool is that?  Very cool.  Go get some prints!

Secondly, Kevin Crawford's Spears of Dawn RPG project is moving along swimmingly in the funding arena. It's all funded and everything.  Except . . . there is this stretch goal.  It's a stretch goal that doesn't give you a box full of minis or your name emblazoned inside the cover or anything.  It's a stretch goal that gives back to the community - and it's a hair's breadth away from getting funded - and it's soo annoying that it's not there yet.  From the page:

"Moreover, there's now a new $10,000 stretch goal- hit it, and the art for the bonus module The House of Bone and Amber will be full-color and designed to be suitable for cover use by other publishers. With your help, we can provide other creative souls with every bit of the art assets they need to make their own take on an African-flavored gaming creation."

Uh uh uh.

Now, I have no plans to make any modules or anything.  That would take FOCUS and DRIVE.  But I would love for that art to be available for other people to use in glorious color as module covers or what have you.  I mean, really, how cool it that?  Very cool.  Go throw money at Kevin.

I'll shut up now.

- Ark

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