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bepnewt wrote:

I'm not sure what the legalities would be on selling one, since it's a "copy" of the Greatest Hits cover. Maybe if it's a reimagining like this, it's OK.

-BEP

Oh wow! I’m sure I’m not at all deserving of your praise. But thank you. When I’m done I will post it here. I will probably post a few updates as I continue to make progress. I would not feel comfortable selling it to you, but you are more than welcome to have a copy and do whatever you want with it. I’m most likely going to put it on a t-shirt.

Thanks to ADHD it’s rare that I continue on the same path for too long. But I would like to do this same thing with an image of Adam Youch. If I could pull that off, I would probably get it printed on canvas.

Off topic: The Beastie Boys Book is really great. The audiobook is as well, maybe even better. Beasties and DMC were a very prominent part of the soundtrack of my youth. Hearing those old songs is like stepping into a nostalgia time machine.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Off topic: The Beastie Boys Book is really great. The audiobook is as well, maybe even better. Beasties and DMC were a very prominent part of the soundtrack of my youth. Hearing those old songs is like stepping into a nostalgia time machine.

Agreed. Loved the audio book.

Rykin wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Off topic: The Beastie Boys Book is really great. The audiobook is as well, maybe even better. Beasties and DMC were a very prominent part of the soundtrack of my youth. Hearing those old songs is like stepping into a nostalgia time machine.

Agreed. Loved the audio book.

They're still part of my weekly soundtrack on my playlists. Love it. Dang, never heard of the book! I'm putting it on the list.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:
Rykin wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Off topic: The Beastie Boys Book is really great. The audiobook is as well, maybe even better. Beasties and DMC were a very prominent part of the soundtrack of my youth. Hearing those old songs is like stepping into a nostalgia time machine.

Agreed. Loved the audio book.

They're still part of my weekly soundtrack on my playlists. Love it. Dang, never heard of the book! I'm putting it on the list.

-BEP

Continuing off topic: Mike D has a Beats1 show on Apple Music called the echo chamber. I love it. He stopped doing it when he started the book tour. Not sure if he’ll ever do it again. But there is a sizable back catalogue.

Did a new thing! as a bit of a trial. See how i get on.

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“Mormesk’s Diversions” are what I hope will be a series of quick mini-dungeons and encounters, all based around the “mysterious map” discovered in the lair of Mormesk the wraith, during the finale of The Mines of Phandelver, although it would work just as well in any other location or forest-adjacent setting with very little effort.

"Locked within a series of trials in a hidden underground shrine, a weapon blessed by the forest goddess Mielikki lies waiting for someone worthy enough to claim it. "

Trial of the Heron’s Gaze is a short puzzle dungeon with a handful of smaller combat encounters, which should act as a short palate cleanser between “Mines of Phandelver” and the players next big adventure.

As such it is balanced for a group of four level 5 characters, but should be easy to modify for groups of higher or lower level as required simply by upping the danger in combat.

The dungeon should be playable in a single 3 hour session, depending on how easily and quickly the players solve the various puzzles.

Wow, Pyx. I wish I had a drop of your incredible creativity. So good!

aw thanks

It's gotten a good hundred or so downloads so far over the last couple of days too, which is vaguely terrifying . Need to do an update with a couple of tweaks / grammar fixes but then i'll have to see about working on the next one!

Had an opportunity to go to a local track and do some driving and photography.

Decided to take a few of my shots and go ham with 'em in ways I normally don't.

Mazda Miata (NA):
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BMW M3:
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Formula Mazda and BMW M4:
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Formula Mazda:
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Two Miatas (Zoom Zoom):
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Love the M3... that is a keeper for sure.

Thanks! Yeah, I really like that one.

Today I had my mind blown:

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TIL who the KLF are.

astralplaydoh wrote:

TIL who the KLF are.

Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Also:

Amoebic wrote:

Wow, Pyx. I wish I had a drop of your incredible creativity. So good!

Honestly, Pyx. You should be monetizing your art. You have worked hard to hone your craft, and your skills are on a much higher level than the vast majority of art-hobbiests.

I use to work for a few different game dev studios. That was 20 or so years ago. I remained friends with a few of the artists. They all make a living doing freelance art for games and ad agencies. And they’re rich now. Haha. This is a very real possibility for you.

I'll be redoubling my efforts on that front after I get some surgery out of the way in September. For now, until I deal with that I'm just plugging away on small stuff, and working on more things to stick up on DMs Guild. (second mini dungeon module is currently underway!)

It's a different world today though for freelance illustrators, sadly, compared to 20 years ago. Especially if you live in basically the middle of nowhere.

I am, as always, open to commissions and offers though! Particularly if it's longer term jobs. I'd love to have a nice meaty board game to work on or something

Pyx, that’s good to hear. I’m confident that you will find success if you stay on your current path.

So now that I got my book back from some people i'd lent it to for a wee look, I thought it was time i set to work fleshing out and developing this dang RPG idea into something that's actually playable. So... started work on that today.

First up i figured it would be a good idea to work on character creation and expand that first. so, first up was character 'careers' (kind of like backgrounds in 5e). In the original book, these were not much more than RP flavour...

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but I thought that needed a bit more work, so I've expanded these into categories and sub-categories, adding some more statistic adjustments depending on the career chosen, and also incorporating an Inception style "signature item / Anchor", which doubles as a unique 'magical' trinket that each player can pick or randomly roll for (kinda like the semi-unique trinkets you get from character creation in Dark Souls games).

Here's an example!

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I've finished all of these now, so i've moved on to upgrading the avatar archetypes section by giving them more unique abilities specific to their 'class'...

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...and a quick WIP of the new introduction to the character creation section (still needs to be fleshed out)

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was bored, so started making cute D&D monster stickers

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Very cute!

thanks

one more before bed - decided to challenge myself to make a cute Stirge

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Those are fantastic. I am surprised no one has approached you to do on of those as a tattoo

They'd make great stickers or even monster tokens / standees. I'd cover a notebook with them. That gelatinous cube looks so pleased with itself.

I'm planning on setting them up as stickers, at least. I just need to do a few more and then figure out a way of selling them!

speaking of...

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I think they would make great monster tokens/pawns.

Also do-able.

I really love the carrion crawler!

They're back! IN POG FORM!

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last one for tonight...

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and YES I realise Bulette's don't traditionally have lava-drool, but maybe they DO in MY campaign. eh?