Strategy Guide Art Preview!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

With the Strategy Guide shipping out to players at long last, it's time to take a look at a few pieces of the fantastic art contained within its pages.

The conjurer, a wizard theme, summons extraplanar creatures to aid and defend his party, augmenting their fighting capabilities with magic.
Illustration by Mark Molnar

The stargazer cleric uses divination to predict threats she might face, prepare her spells as needed, and employ her magic to deadly effect.
Illustration by David Alvarez

The trickster is an expert in appearing to be something she's not and hiding in plain sight, and this rogue uses magical performances in battle to win the day.
Illustration by Maichol Quinto

The smasher is a barbarian whose destructive rage lets her bash down otherwise insurmountable obstacles.
Illustration by Mark Molnar

Each theme has an associated icon that appears throughout the text to indicate theme-specific character building ideas and other tips.
Illustration by Bryan Sola

Combat tips and tricks enable players get the most out of their character's class, skills, and even size.
Illustration by Tim Kings-Lynne

Ideas for better roleplaying and storytelling offer players and GMs a spectrum of tools for making their game richer.
Illustration by Bryan Sola

Discussion of narrative play situations such as solving mysteries, meeting important NPCs, and exploring help players find ways to let their characters shine both in and out of combat.
Illustration by David Alvarez

Check out all the options and more excellent artwork in the new Pathfinder RPG: Strategy Guide by ordering a copy today!

Jessica Price
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Pretty sweet art! Very excited for the book.

(I can't help but say that that last one, honestly, looks a bit too creepy-computerized for me. I like my RPG art to look painted not rendered!)


So who else is trying to figure out what those maps are in the last picture? I wanted to say Korvosa or something from Curse of the Crimson Throne, but I don't thinks that's Queen Ileosa.


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The map on the table with the coins spilling out on it seems to be of the Inner Sea Region - the one behind Seoni and the NPC looks to be of the artist's imagination (with labels in Italian), and I have no idea about the one Lem is inspecting.


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Seoni? :)


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Oh bugger! That's what posting after bedtime will do to you. Or well, me.

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Ezren: "Rocks fall, everyone dies!"


Nice!

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Great art! I LOVE the conjurer and smasher especially -- so evocative!

Those are pieces that inspire whole stories at a glance. :)


Lucatiel~<3


Anyone else kinda wish they used that smasher art for the iconic brawler instead?


Awesome art as usual

mechaPoet wrote:
Ezren: "Rocks fall, everyone dies!"

Hahaha, I want to meme that


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default wrote:

Anyone else kinda wish they used that smasher art for the iconic brawler instead?

Well, at least the iconic brawler doesn't wear huge loop earrings. Even if Regeneration plus various Cure spells are available, I can't imagine that wearing that kind of jewellery into battle is even remotely a good idea.


JJ Jordan wrote:

Awesome art as usual

mechaPoet wrote:
Ezren: "Rocks fall, everyone dies!"
Hahaha, I want to meme that

I second that notion

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Bellona wrote:
default wrote:

Anyone else kinda wish they used that smasher art for the iconic brawler instead?

Well, at least the iconic brawler doesn't wear huge loop earrings. Even if Regeneration plus various Cure spells are available, I can't imagine that wearing that kind of jewellery into battle is even remotely a good idea.

Those are actually the magic ring slots, and are enchanted to boost CMD against that particular Dirty Trick. When you DESTROY THINGS WITH YOUR FISTS, you don't want to accidentally dent up your expensive magical loot by wearing rings on your hands!


Something is wrong with that conjurer's wrist.


Conjurer looks amazing.

I like the gritty bloodly look of the Smasher.

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