Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Lot Of Monsters


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25 comments:

kelvingreen said...

My favourites: the tubby bipedal deer with the spear and the crow with the scythe.

Is this just for fun, or is it for the Vornheim: City Kit? It would make a nice image for inside the front and back covers.

Zak S said...

@kelvin

fun

squidman said...

i wish it was a cover of some awesome metal album

B. Portly Esq. said...

This would look sooo awesome as the endpapers for the covers of Vornhiem!

kelvingreen said...

"Endpaper" is what I was looking for. Thank you, B. Portly.

Also, just for fun is good too.

ze bulette said...

Sometimes I think of Sienkiewicz's stuff from the 80's after viewing your work. I esp. like the slightly perplexed Xorn here - perhaps the silver holy symbol it just ate isn't agreeing with it.

JDJarvis said...

triphegs, flailsnails and mindflayers, oh my.

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

@Ze Bullette: I told him that those things are alloyed with pewter.

mikemonaco said...

I think there is a 'man of wounds' in there too.
Flail snail = awesome.
snake riders = awesome too.

I third the endpaper suggestion so if you didn't already have an idea (& if it is not prohibitively expensive) the motion carries & you'll just have to do it, scribbled out chick in the lower left and all.
BTW I haven't been commenting much anywhere lately but you've been posting great stuff for the last 10 days or so. Thanks!

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Okay, where's the Xorn ze bullette is talking about? Unless it's that thing with the arms...

Zak S said...

@c'nor
xorn's on the fsr right

I have a "maximum utility possible" policy going for the kit.

The actual endpapers will contain quick-building-generation charts and instructions for using them.

Roger the GS said...

Picture font in the making ...

Is that an Awful Green Thing lower left?

Zak S said...

@roger

eye of the deep

B. Portly Esq. said...

@ Kelvin - yep that's what they're called. I immediately thought of it before I read your comment! Dungeon Alphabet's Mullen piece is a nice example.

kelvingreen said...

B. Portly, I am not too ashamed to admit when my vocabulary -- or more likely my genetically-predisposed-to-Alzheimer's brain -- has failed me, so thanks for the nudge there.

Zak, is the plan for Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (sorry) to have a dust jacket with the big city map printed on the inside?

Zak S said...

@kelvin

yes

crowking said...

I could only imagine Vornheim has some dark and scary megadungeon- size sewer system, and if so, is there any chance will see some maps for it in the book or future installments?

Zak S said...

@crowking

The entire planet that Vornheim is on is one big megadungeon so, y'know, that's a whole other ballgame.

As for "future installments", well, I don't know if there'll be any

christian said...

I want to see what that pic looks like with 3D glasses. Very well done!

velaran said...

I don't see a creepy vibe like this in many RPG products these days. Seems I dunno, a little Fiend Folio-esque.(The weirdest of all the 'straight'[i. e. from TSR] AD&D supplements.) Um, wait, is that a Tirapheg in there? Near the lower left, b/w the multi-eyed bovine and death knight dude? This is really cool. Hope to see more stuff like this, it never was much in evidence.... One of the best reasons to visit here!

Thanx!

Duglas said...

Dope.

Chris said...

Like: Baldly o'Goatee the larva (top-left) and the "Hai guys" Eye of the Deep (bottom-left). The crow-headed dude w. scythe (Kenku? Wraith?) is also cool.

kelvingreen said...

There's also what looks to me like a Skaven with an AK47 just in the upper left, alongside the dark beholder. I approve.

Iktomist said...
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Iktomist said...

I'd like to see you do one of these to go along with that:

Random encounter table