Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Lands of Ara Compendium is now available for free here. I had a great time working on the cover and I think Daisey did an outstanding job on the color. Here's a look at the color and further rendered B&W version. Go check it out!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I've had a hectic time at work followed up with an out of country business trip next week. Having a cold during allergy season is compounding the interest on all the fun and thus hampered my ability to do much on projects, let alone blog about it. I am happy to say that I finished up two art pieces for Tim Shorts' zine The Manor. I really dig contributing to these OSR projects. I've still got to work on a piece for Carter Soles over at the Lands of Ara blog. Then it will be back to work on Delve! I've decided I want to do some more ink wash art so I'll be doing that for the interior and a linoleum print front cover. Just waiting for the linoleum to arrive in the mail and then time to have some fun. Well, that's all for now. Happy gaming everyone!
Friday, March 9, 2012
March Madness has struck in Team Bingham land. Lots of things going on at work, in the day to day happenings, and with my RPG life. I’ve been busy working on various art commissions for folks. I’m excited to get a chance to do some work for North Wind Studious on a module for Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea. Jeff Talanian has put together a very interesting setting that has a dark, pulpy horror feel to it. I think it fills a nice middle ground between what James Raggi is doing with Lamentations of the Flame Princess and Trey Causey is doing with Weird Adventures. I know there are quite a bit of “weird fantasy” systems and settings popping up, but that is a good thing in my book, especially since they are all covering the spectrum of weird fantasy.
I have been working slowly on Delve! Zine. It is most definitely a project on my to do list. I just ported it from MS Word over to Publisher to get it into the right format for printing. I just ordered some linoleum blocks to block print the covers. The Card stock for the covers has arrived and I have a cover design worked up. I am still fleshing out the content for the first issue. There will be a short adventure involving an unscrupulous advisor to a local lord that has made a pact with various devils to achieve his aims. He has since become a corrupt, inhuman plague bearing psychopath. So new monsters, new magic items and spells for this one as well as art (being an artist gives me the freedom to include as many pieces as I can manage). Also, I am going to do some background on my home campaign, the Moinar Marches. That will be a regular feature. And maybe something on my house rules and maybe some more stuff. I don’t want to keep kicking the can down the road; I really want to get this out in the wild and off my hard drive. Since distribution is going to be somewhat of an issue for me (living in Italy has some challenges that way), I’m probably going to make these available through Noble Knight Games but that is still to be determined. Well, that’s the update for the moment. Keep rocking the dice gang!