Greetings, habitués of the Wandering Shop. As Mick Jagger likes to sing, "Please allow me to #introduce myself…"
I'm the #author / #illustrator of a tabletop role-playing game (#TTRPG) who enjoys posting the odd pencil #sketch, #ink outline, or full-#color #illustration that eventually became #art for the game —plus a few that never made it in.
Émigré from another instance.
Rafm’s reptiliads send you season’s greetings as they bring home their tree on a war turtle. (Bob Murch illus for ad in Dragon magazine No 80, December 1983.) https://oldschoolfrp.tumblr.com/post/189539433302/oldschoolfrp-rafms-reptiliads-send-you-seasons
She doesn't swing a sword nor cast spells, but she's the reason your fantasy heroes are going to have a hot meal when they get back to civilization after their latest dungeon crawl.
Potential #Spoilers for Season 3 of #Netflix's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power"
I suspect I'm not at all the intended audience for this show, but I find it to be charming, effortlessly inclusive, and full of #RPG #inspiration. I particularly like how most —perhaps all— of the magic in the story is really just very advanced technology.
Enjoy a pencil #sketch of one of the Rakshasas from the fantastical world of Haven, shape-shifters cursed to never again return to their original forms.
"...Even those depicted in the artworks of other species have all been replaced by blank spaces on canvases, gaps in bas-reliefs, and empty lines in songs. Just about everyone on Haven is certain the Rakshasas went extinct during the same magical catastrophe that gave rise to..."
Ready for another #throwback? Here's a pencil #sketch, #ink outline, and full-#color #illustration of Sophie. She's a woman from Berlin, who in her younger and much angrier youth, earned the name "Menace" —and she's in no hurry to correct anyone who calls her that.
Only humans, who lost their connection to Mother Haven, and cannot become one with Her after death, can get trapped in this strange "un-dead" state.
Dealing with ghosts has taught some of Haven's strongest psychics how to create "ghost blades", and other constructs, from their own minds.
Enjoy a pencil #sketch, #ink outline, and full-#color illustration of one of the Wakyambi people from the fantastical world of Haven. He is swaddled in a treatment known as "new skin" as he attains a mental state which translates into "very beautiful intent/consciousness".
One way to do this might be to think of ‘#elves’ as the ‘forest folk’, and tap into different cultures’ stories for their features and abilities. In some #African nations, there are legends of tall, beautiful people who live in the deepest part of the forest and bring humanity gifts. In #Japan, you have tales of spirit-people linked to special places in nature. In places where #orangutans live, they are sometimes described as ‘forest people’.
The full-#color version of one of the Wakyambi people from the world of Haven, inked earlier at https://wandering.shop/@tenthousandworlds/102788046128587242 and sketched before that at https://wandering.shop/@tenthousandworlds/102743068440973691.
Author / Illustrator of Ten Thousand Worlds, a free CC licensed role-playing game.
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