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Storn, I just wanted to say what I'm sure you've heard a billion times before (and I'm also sure you'll never get sick of hearing); that's some seriously great stuff. I enjoy the sense of style and the realism that gets put into the art you do. The fact that the art seems born of personality, not a wardrobe description. Neat stuff, very inspiring. As always.

 

Keep it up, man.

 

Ry Stevenson

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Very nice' date=' as always. I notice your characters are in Faerun. Do you use AD&D 2E, d20, or Hero in this campaign?[/quote']

 

None of the above. I have used Hero and I have used d20. But my system of choice for THIS campaign is Savage Worlds.

 

Hero works really well, except I feel that its magic is a bit clunky and too defined for the magic that I want to portray... a 60 VPP always has the cap. a 40 active pt cannot really be tweaked with on the fly. Sure, it can be "pushed"...but that is about it. The flavor is not really there, it gets hidden by limitations and advantages.

 

Also, Hero combat is SO crunchy, it works great for small numbers...but anything more than 12 combatants really eats up time. I have a friend who could do it easily, but I'm not tthat kinda GM. Despite really liking Hero.

 

d20, even with a bunch of house rules, just did not work at all for me. I don't care for levels, hit points or the fact that you cannot really build the character that you want.

 

Savage Worlds is very fast, and fairly loose. I have to make up a lot of the magic, allowing me to get the flavor that I want in tthere. It is a snap to make up combatants quickly. I've run battles with 20+ combatants and can get close to that Conan holding off hordes kinda feel. But SW is lethal. All it takes is one good roll and PCs can easily die. They HAVE to fight smart...something I also like for this world.

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Re: Storn's Fantasy Art, Comics and Doodles

 

Storn, I just wanted to say what I'm sure you've heard a billion times before (and I'm also sure you'll never get sick of hearing); that's some seriously great stuff. I enjoy the sense of style and the realism that gets put into the art you do. The fact that the art seems born of personality, not a wardrobe description. Neat stuff, very inspiring. As always.

 

Keep it up, man.

 

Ry Stevenson

 

Actually, you picked up on some things that are very near and dear to me. I really try to work in personality into these drawings. Everything, from hair style, body type, clothes, from the thickness of sword blade or hand gestures, to smile (or lack thereof)...should give the viewer a clue to what the character is like.

 

IT is why doing illos of characters in my game is sometimes easier than doing private commissions. It is because I've spent time with these characters for a bit.

 

But the hardest characters to draw, bar none, are my own. Because I have such a SPECIFIC notion of what they look like, it is hard to get that down on paper.

 

So I appreciate you picking up on that. It is something I work really hard on.

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Here is another PC in my Realms game. This is Mahktar, one of the Kholtar Drow. {The Drow, as presented in the FR books, such as Drizz't, do NOT exist in my game, instead it is a race of "uplifted" orcs by Elves and blood magics}

 

Mahktar weilds the Blood Sabre... a powerful ancestral weapon that can grant him great strength, when the sabre takes life of enemies in the fury of combat.

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So Storn, I hear that you're doing some of the art for the M&M based fantasy supplement.

Is this rumour true?

 

I always wondered if that D20 System was any good for fantasy.

 

JG

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My impression is no, and I'm a big fan of MnM. It has become my system of choice for supers, but I don't find it scales down well below the base PL. Even by PL8 I find it starts to lack, and the problem gets severe by PL5 - I think it was a mustake to set the Nocturnals book so low.

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So Storn, I hear that you're doing some of the art for the M&M based fantasy supplement.

Is this rumour true?

 

If so, that would be news to me.

 

Now, I have worked for Green Ronin on some of their d20 line, Witches, Nobles. I have also done some work for AEG's d20 line (Mercenaries... i think it was and a couple of Spycraft books).

 

But I haven't heard anything specific about a fantasy d20 line using the M&M version of d20. I've heard of some people doing it, but those were customers and fans... not Green Ronin itself.

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Not the most exciting artwork, but perhaps useful. I did these two quick drawings of islands for my Realms game, which has taken a Privateer bent. Both of these islands were to be (and were) explored by the PCs. These by no means, are finished pieces of cartography... just quick ideas jotted down to give teh players a sense of place and a way of planning.

 

There was a lizard men communitiy of the horseshoe island hidden on the side not scene... a sneaky way of me manipulating the group not to explore TOO quickly. Once found through ambush, the Lizards became the subject of the first Dragonard (re: cannons) naval bombardment in Realms history. Of course, the caves made of lava flows made for good shelter... but it was quite the "colonial" moment.

 

The 2nd island had unusual waterspouts with corresponding whirlpools. Could there be a sea elf civilization down below? Maybe....

 

Maybe others can find use for these...

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This here commission is for WReger. Who needs to drop me an e-mail so I can send a higher dpi version to him.

 

But it is for a game I think is a bit like Spelljammer or Dragonstar. A 1/2 bronze dragon in the Naval service, a bit of Flashman mixed with Honor Harrington.

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I had the pleasure of playing in my friend Bob's Legend of the 5 Rings campaign... While at the table, I doodled two prominent NPCs.

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Here is a painting I did under Larry Elmore's fall painting seminar. The cliff was really there at the wonderful Doe Run Inn.

 

This painting is up for grabs if someone needs a highly romanticized cover.

 

CliffLoRes.jpg

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Here is a private commission from Hong' date=' his character in a d20 game...not quite sure of the campaign world, might be their own. Anyway, here she is.[/quote']

 

First off I must say...STORN I LOVE YOUR WORK! he he

 

Anyhoo, now on to business. I am thinking about getting some of the NPCs of my Fantasy Hero PBEM game commissioned and was wondering if the 'simple' background used like on this commission for Hong would be considered an additional $50 charge?

 

I love the way the character stands out on the rock. However, I need to balance the look of background for the sake of being able to have two characters created.

 

Thanks,

 

Tanda

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When I check the website' date=' I can find the first page under Fresh Art, but nothing else for the webcomic. Unfortunate, since the first page seems rather intriguing.[/quote']

I think that's the only page thus far.

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