Hello, backers! We broke the 2,300 backer milestone and that brings us closer to unlocking the next stretch goal of improved dice. Wonderful!
In this update, we are introducing our building & troop illustrator and showing off one of his illustrations from start to finish. Next update will focus on combat, adventuring and attacking.
Now, I'll turn this over to John Lewis:
Hi everyone! John Lewis here, the illustrator for Lords of the Eastern Reach, and I’ve come out of hiding to introduce myself. I’m responsible for the building and troop illustrations, a few of which you guys have already seen here. In fact, I have a new illustration finished that I’d like to share with you all: the Inn.
Here is the artwork from start to finish:
And here is the final illustration on the card:
The Inn is a fairly expensive card that offers you an additional food bonus, which allows you to expand your army. That isn’t its most important feature though. Inns are the highest-value buildings in the deck and can make a huge difference in your overall score at the end of the game, especially if you have a couple of them.
Like Chris and Scott, I’m an avid board game fan, though my collection doesn’t look like much compared to theirs. We have quite a few boardgamers at Obsidian, so I try to participate in game nights as often as I can.
When Scott came to me a couple years back and asked if I’d be interested in illustrating this card game he and Chris were working on, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. It’s been a long road but it feels amazing that it is actually happening now and I’m so grateful to all of you that have put your trust in us to make a great game. Let’s keep those stretch goals coming! I want to illustrate more cards…
Thank you for reading and thanks again for your support!