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A card game with trade, exploration and combat in Marc Miller's classic RPG setting, The Third Imperium.
A card game with trade, exploration and combat in Marc Miller's classic RPG setting, The Third Imperium.
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Posted by Horizon Games (Creator)
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On podcasts and over at Boardgamegeek, I've talked a little about my experience in commissioning art.  I can definitely say that it's been interesting, and I've learned a lot.

During the course of art procurement, I occasionally provided artists with sample drawings to demonstrate perspective and concept in circumstances where words may not suffice.

I was going to delete these and forever hide any proof of my profound artistic incompetence, but instead I figured I'd post a few of them here and then when you have the finished versions you'll be all the more amazed by our artists, given the direction they had to work under.

WTF is going on...
WTF is going on...

 

Speaking of playmats...
Speaking of playmats...

 

There are no words for this.
There are no words for this.

 

Worst Pictionary teammate ever
Worst Pictionary teammate ever

 

This is honestly the best thing I've ever drawn
This is honestly the best thing I've ever drawn

 

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      Robert Pearce on

      Pizza ships and penis clouds will certainly take the Traveller game in a new and exciting direction :)

    2. Scott Chisholm
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      I LOVE THE RETRO CAVE MAN ARTISTRY!! This was truly...enlightening.

    3. Catherine McClarey on

      That second picture looks like a slice of pizza on fire (which my pizza-loving spouse has occasionally done to frozen pizzas he's neglected in the oven). Cute drawings -- maybe usable in a future "Traveller for Kids" card game?

    4. unseen Giraffe on

      Oh bless, that gave me a right chuckled that did. Thanks for posting, the human angle is always the best bit. I can go to bed with a smile, know I'm very very slighty better at drawing than someone out there. Not by much though.

    5. Irfon-Kim Ahmad on

      This may be the single greatest Kickstarter project update I've ever seen.

    6. Dave Kester on

      That upper left hand cloud on the last picture. I'm sure I've seen that shape somewhere before........

    7. David Spangler on

      Thank goodness! I thought I was the only one who drew like that...!