Awesome. The picture perfectly conveys the emotion involved in such a creation.
Wow! Is it weird to say that the image kind of touched my heart?
Tragic (narcissistic?) love. :(
Outstanding! Looking forward to this product, James.
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.
How is the stone imbued with life?
It's cool. Reminds me of the rabbi and the golem - maybe it's the haircuts.
Hummm, I'm not a big fan of Zieser's art, but this piece seems perfect.
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.
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.
What happens if he carves a bearded woman? :)
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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