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From the author of The Dungeon Dozen! A weird underworld adventure and campaign setting for Swords & Wizardry and other old school rpgs
From the author of The Dungeon Dozen! A weird underworld adventure and campaign setting for Swords & Wizardry and other old school rpgs
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Odious Uplands, Art Update, Progress Report

Posted by Jason Sholtis (Collaborator)
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Frost giant refugees displaced from their mountain fastness chat up an adventurer
Frost giant refugees displaced from their mountain fastness chat up an adventurer
Research Control Commander oversees joint maneuvers with the forces of Nul
Research Control Commander oversees joint maneuvers with the forces of Nul
Barbarian heroes stalk the Uplands, possibly in direct competition with the PCs
Barbarian heroes stalk the Uplands, possibly in direct competition with the PCs
Work in progress shot of Mt. Impossible, the giant man-ape who regularly surmounts its peak, and a couple of adventurers with a poorly considered plan
Work in progress shot of Mt. Impossible, the giant man-ape who regularly surmounts its peak, and a couple of adventurers with a poorly considered plan
Inhabitants of the Crab Forest
Inhabitants of the Crab Forest
The reverse-mohawk hairstyle seems to be a thing among the saber-toothed apes, a technological innovation previously unknown to these universally despised hominids. And whoever's been supplying them with weapons of steel will face summary execution if apprehended.
The reverse-mohawk hairstyle seems to be a thing among the saber-toothed apes, a technological innovation previously unknown to these universally despised hominids. And whoever's been supplying them with weapons of steel will face summary execution if apprehended.
The giant coelacanth of Kraken lake do their best to keep the kraken population stable.
The giant coelacanth of Kraken lake do their best to keep the kraken population stable.
At 8' tall and full of slightly bewildered ferocity, the science fungoids have begun to roll out a new line of warrior-servitors, the giant Bardolph. The original Bardolph now regrets deeply his spur-of-the-moment decision to donate a tissue sample to a fungoid researcher at the beginning of his adventuring career.
At 8' tall and full of slightly bewildered ferocity, the science fungoids have begun to roll out a new line of warrior-servitors, the giant Bardolph. The original Bardolph now regrets deeply his spur-of-the-moment decision to donate a tissue sample to a fungoid researcher at the beginning of his adventuring career.

So there's a sample of some of the new art I've (along with the estimable Stefan Poag) been doing for Odious as the project lurches toward layout. It's taking forever, I know, but will be a much stronger product in the end (which is in sight).

Progress report: 

The original manuscript has been heavily revised (repeatedly) and is finally approaching layout. The final book will be significantly larger than originally anticipated, with illustrations numbering around 100.  

As things currently stand, the pdf/book is still a small handful of months off, give or take, depending upon the schedules of those involved in final production. 

We're working on the DCC conversion of Completely Unfathomable simultaneously, but it's appearance on the scene will necessarily follow the completion of Odious Uplands. 

Don't barbecue me just yet!

I've been slow to do updates, as is obvious to all, but have resolved to keep them coming in a more timely fashion. For the next update I'll go into exactly what to expect from Odious, content-wise. 

Thanks for your patience and support,

Jason

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      Matthew Larrey on

      It all looks and sounds, well, UNFATHOMABLE! I can't wait!

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      Jeff Call on

      Great update, Jason. This book will rock.

    3. richard on

      I think we all knew we were going to wait! Thanks for dropping an update and getting me excited!

    4. Dave Bendit on

      Everything's looking fantastic. Thanks for the update!

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      Forrest Aguirre on

      You just keep doing your thing, Jason. I'm sure it will be absolutely worth the wait.

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      Allan MacKenzie-Graham
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      The art is AMAZING! Odious Uplands is eagerly anticipated, but take your time to make it perfect. If it is comparable to Operation Unfathomable, it will be worth the wait.
      So impressed with the art...

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      Jason Sholtis Collaborator on

      @Stefan Poag: Sadly, I am my own underling.

    8. Stefan Poag on

      Can't wait! Tell those slacker underlings to get off their duffs and WORK.

    9. Jeffrey Talanian on

      This looks and sounds amazing, Jason! Great work!