Thursday, May 23, 2019

More Demon City preview spreads...

Some (not all) of the downtime options for Demon City and some more monsters, laid out. Click to enlarge...







21 comments:

Cutter said...

Good news on a bad day.

Anonymous said...

It's all so pretty...
Freakish and disturbing...
But pretty.

Matrox Lusch said...

Small typo me thinks in Drinking: "People like you better drink." I know not final, just thought to point out in case something that should be fixed.

Matrox Lusch said...

Ha, I get it now perhaps "people like YOU better drink" rather what I saw as a typo would be "People like you better drunk" Perspective...

Karim Dhambri said...

Well, I already know that this game is good. But I see that it's also going to be a gorgeous art book. This will go into the main bookcase in my living room, not hidden with the rest of my game stuff. I like how discreet the stats/crunch is in the overall layout.

Anonymous said...

The girl on that "Therapy" page looks like she might have been abused or even raped, FYI.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Anonymous

Do you mean inasmuch as any person does? (and, if so, why bring it up?)

Or do you feel like there are specific cues in the image that suggest that?

Saci said...

Hey zak, when the book is coming out? And it will be available to non backers? Where?thanks.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Saci

I think in August was what I was last told, it will be available to nonbackers at that point and Mike is setting up a webstore to handle that

Saci said...

Thanks. Looking foward to it.

CandyWitch said...
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Zak Sabbath said...

@CandyWitch

I like the standard Rider-Waite deck, it's iconic and easy to read. The fact that its never been equalled for kvlty vibes (despite how many artists have tried) is one reason I set the funding goal for doing my own tarot deck so high: I wasn't sure i could do it.

The Hermetic Tarot is pretty good and creepy, but the cards are harder to read or take in at a glance, so it's less good for a tabletop game like Demon City.

Anonymous said...

How do you think this project will end up doing, bearing in mind the inevitable backlash re: the mandy situation and everybody in the rpg scene disowning you? What's your plan to deal with that roadblock?

Zak Sabbath said...

@Anonymous

Let's leave aside the question of whether Vocal Dipshits in the RPG Scene Online Who Were Gullible Enough To Dogpile Onto A Legally Actionable Hoax actually represent a significant fraction of the game industry's buying power (I don't know if they do or not, the data is decidedly mixed on that).

By the time the game actually comes out the situation will be MUCH different than it is now.

PaMar said...

Hi Zak,
I just found this article which I believe could be of some interest (also maybe some fodder for a Demon City scenario): https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-suburban-uncanny

Anonymous said...

"Mandy's literally disavowing incidents she initiated, and that ended only when she wanted them to, incidents which she gleefully bragged about and that lots of people witnessed. In some cases her and her friends claims are legitmately physically impossible.", you say.

Quite the bold claim! Could you provide some actual links or receipts on that? It's not like you hold people to another standard.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Anonymous

Of course! Always:

https://officialzsannouncements.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-details.html

Zak Sabbath said...

@Anonymous

and, of course: the women who signed those statements have signed them on pain of perjury, so claiming -- as you did in your erased comment -- that they can suffer no legal consequences is inaccurate.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Anonymous

You're not allowed to lie in the comments.

You're not telling the truth about what's in the link and this is a common false claim:

You're pretending that Mandy made some specific accusations of abuse about specific incidents and all the witnesses say is "I didn't see them" -- that is 100% not true and no-one who can read English and says they read the statements linked can honestly claim that. It's emblematic of the whole situation that this idea is being repeated with robotic certainty.

In the very few cases where Mandy describes specific incidents of abuse, they're directly contradicted (For example: Mandy claims I authored a post for her and Michelle directly states she saw her write that post).

In the main, however, Mandy's accusations aren't about specific incidents, her accusations are about ongoing and continuous repeated behavior and the witnesses (including people who lived in the same room as us and slept in the same bed) specifically say not only did these things not happen but in many cases the exact opposite happened, _as does Mandy herself in every document she left at the time_.

You will not be able to name a single accusation of abuse in Mandy's post that isn't directly refuted by information in that link. If you think you can: name it.

Zak Sabbath said...

@PaMAr

Thanks! Maybe the Lynchian Unheimlich will make it into Supplement #1

Zak Sabbath said...

@erased Anon

Misinformation will be deleted.

"
All the statements amount to is "I did not see him Do The Thing".
"

No. That's you simply denying the accuracy of my last comment. Please read it again as it addresses exactly that point.

Repeat: You will not be able to name a single accusation of abuse in Mandy's post that isn't directly refuted by information in that link. If you think you can: name it

Otherwise any attempt to claim the same fake thing again will be deleted.

"
Another question: why didn't you sue in California instead of Canada?

"

I don't know all the ins and outs laws in California vs Canada, just did what various lawyers recommended based on several different factors, it was a close call and took time to decide.