well, i've been hard at work for the last few days laying the game out. so far, so good. i've shown a few people what i've done and the response has been positive.
like i said the other day - the success of our kickstarter granted me a slight art budget. i put out some feelers towards some artists whose work i enjoy - and what do you know, they got back to me and HEY NOW - i'm suddenly assembling a real game. who are these artists, you ask...?
one is SATINE PHOENIX - i first saw her artwork when i stumbled across the indiegogo for MACHINATIONS OF THE SPACE PRINCESS. check out her site here. i just got her pieces today and they're awesome. these are my two favorites:
apparently all the pictures she made for us are based on real people (except for the female minotaur warrior). the lady here is based on ULORIN VEX. the wizard is apparently based on ALLAN AMATO...? i could be wrong on that one.
next up we have KELVIN GREEN. i first came across his stuff over on the GROGNARDIA blog. this is the picture that got me searching him out:
here to see it) i saw this picture - the lich with the laser pistol - and it stuck with me. a few months later i got in touch with him and asked him to design the logo for our company (LEGENDARY REALMS TERRAIN). when i sat down to start designing DUNGEON STRIKE i wanted him on board - he got back to me today and it seems like he's in...so i'm stoked on that. i'm also dying to run his LAMENTATIONS OF THE FLAME PRINCESS one page adventure...so good. it's called "A ROUGH NIGHT AT THE DOG AND BASTARD". you should look it up.
now, while i await all the incoming artwork i've been messing around with the layout of the game and the whatnot. there's a surprising amount of stock artwork floating around out there that's pretty good...so i've been using some of that to play around. this is my current cover idea:
these are the current mock-ups for the monster cards, treasure cards and character cards.