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Greetings, habitués of the Wandering Shop. As Mick Jagger likes to sing, "Please allow me to myself…"

I'm the / of a tabletop role-playing game () who enjoys posting the odd pencil , outline, or full- that eventually became for the game —plus a few that never made it in.

I also like to share whatever / / is currently filling me with .

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.)


I hope to make an announcement on 1 Jan 2020 about Ten Thousand Worlds, the game.

The nature of that announcement will depend on how much I can get done between now and the end of 2019.

For my latest , here's a pencil , outline, and full- of human farm woman.

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" 

Enjoy a pencil of one of the Rakshasas from the fantastical world of Haven, shape-shifters cursed to never again return to their original forms.

An excerpt:

"...Even those depicted in the artworks of other species have all been replaced by blank spaces on canvases, gaps in bas-reliefs, and empty lines in songs.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 ? Here's a pencil , outline, and full- 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.

Have a pencil , outline, and full- of a very rare being in the fantastical world of Haven: a ghost.

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 another , a drawing which never made it into the original game, but which I might use in the next version.

Enjoy a pencil , outline, and full- 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".

@TeethTeethTeeth Hmm...

One way to do this might be to think of ‘’ as the ‘forest folk’, and tap into different cultures’ stories for their features and abilities. In some nations, there are legends of tall, beautiful people who live in the deepest part of the forest and bring humanity gifts. In , you have tales of spirit-people linked to special places in nature. In places where live, they are sometimes described as ‘forest people’.

Enjoy another from when I moved instances and lost a bunch of posted drawings. This one is a pencil that never made it into the game: a clockwork automaton trying to repair his own arm.

...and I'm back.

This time, I'm finishing that I started: the pencil from my last post, plus the later outline, and the final full- illustration. It's my take on a certain undersea .

I've decided to start an irregular day, to re-post/re-toot some of the work that went up in a cloud of electrons when I emigrated from another instance.

Here then, is a of my take on a certain undersea .

A rough pencil for what eventually became one of the "Ghost Blade Warriors" from the world of Haven.

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