My day... week... life as of late has pretty much been dominated by putting the final (-ish) touches on our next big hardcover, the GameMastery Guide. It's at that weird and exciting point right now where it's making that transition between a maddening number of .doc files and something at actually looks like a book. So between the dozens of tables, charts, stats, and hundreds of pages of advice, some pretty awesome art and incredible layouts are creeping in. While I'll save most of the really exciting parts for previews closer to this behemoth's release, I wanted to throw one of my favorite new half-page illustrations out there. For now, though, it's back to those endless tables. 100 dungeon features, here I come...
You mentioned "tables" in the blog post, made me think:
What are the chances that the missing SRD tables will make it into the GMG? Specifically I mean the tables for rolling basic weapon and armor types as treasure, but I think there are one or two other tables that got left out.
But every time I dwell on the context I keep feeling like the casters are just there to grief the dragon, having been on the recieving end of easily spammed attacking from multiple enemies at once. Damn spawn campers!
I'm trying to recall but is this the only picture that has all three arcane iconics together?
Why do you hate halflings? Doesn't Lem count?
No, of course not. He's a bard, not a real arcane caster. He's in the Skill Monkey category with Merisiel and maybe Harsk, or else Sajan. The Divine category has Seelah, Kyra, and Lini, the Tank category has Valeros, Amiri, Seelah, and Harsk, and then Seltiyel and maybe even Sajan. The only real arcane casters are Seoni and Ezren, and then Seltiyel. Lem would barely rank as the 4th arcane caster, if you even wanted to put him in there at all.
And I wish the widescreen art would start being posted in 1920. Loses something when blown up from 1680.
General rule for artists is to use real names instead of nicknames Alex is the cover artist for Pathfinder Companion Andoran. He certainly will have a lot more illustrations for us like the cover for the upcoming City of Golden Death.