Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Father and Son

A little artistic sneak peak of the Dwimmermount-related dwarf PDF I'm working on, courtesy of Steve Zieser.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome. The picture perfectly conveys the emotion involved in such a creation.

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  2. Wow! Is it weird to say that the image kind of touched my heart?

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  3. Outstanding! Looking forward to this product, James.

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  4. I've always been intrigued by the relationship between art and rules. They certainly influence each other (and why Elmore, IMO, wasn't right for 2nd edition -- as a ruleset -- but influenced the direction of 3rd edition. For setting, he was a good choice.) The dwarf picture is perfect for the Classic philosophy, and it has little to do with overall artistic ability; it is more related to the simple lines, shading, and "human" feeling of the piece that screams Classic play. Great pic.

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  5. How is the stone imbued with life?

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  6. It's cool. Reminds me of the rabbi and the golem - maybe it's the haircuts.

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  7. Hummm, I'm not a big fan of Zieser's art, but this piece seems perfect.

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  8. Hm, when you described it, I pictured the creation taking place in a secluded, sacred branch of the dwarven mines. Carving your progeny out of the living rock that gave birth to you, and your entire line.

    Going a bit farther, perhaps clans are based on the particular caves they are born from. This opens up all sorts of plots.

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  9. How is the stone imbued with life?

    I've got a post about that in the archives called "Making Babies," I believe. It should tell you all you need to know.

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  10. What happens if he carves a bearded woman? :)

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  11. Stacey,

    Nothing. There simply aren't any female dwarves and never have been, so a dwarf who carved a bearded woman wouldn't carving something even capable of animation. It'd just be a statue, no different than carving an image of a non-existent monsters.

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