Andrey Fetisov’s wonderful picture of Monkey Ruins is one of the magical sites we chose to fulfill the Art is Strong stretch goal.
Before seeing the art, and before really having an idea of what Andrey was capable of (OK, OK, I should have known, given the Call of Cthulhu Coloring Book), I’d decided to slot the illustration into Chapter 2: Creating Characters, as an illustration for the Beast rune. As you’ll see below, we got more than I expected! Hence I added a small RobSays sidebar to the text, that reads like so:
Baboon Art: The decision to illustrate the Beast rune with a picture of Monkey Ruins? Good. MOB’s decision to commission the piece from Andrey? Great! Putting a wonderful picture of baboons in the middle of the chapter about creating your player characters? Maybe not perfect. So this is an apology: it’s too late to add another player character race to this book, but if there’s anyone interested, we’ll get to baboons soon.