Illustration by Alex Aparin


GameMastery Guide Preview: More Art!

Friday, June 4, 2010

To celebrate the return of our globetrotting senior art directorix, this week's preview takes another look between the words of the GameMastery Guide at more awesome art! Welcome back, Sarah!

Illustration by Christopher BurdettIllustration by Eva Widermann

Next week, the wait's almost over, so it's time for the penultimate GameMastery Guide preview!

Wes Schneider
Managing Editor

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Sees Castrovel

@#$%. YES.

It's everything I hoped it would be. Straight up Planet Frazetta. Right down to the lady's headgear and the planets and moons in the sky.

And funny enough, the Witchwyrd would fit right in. :D


Is the GMG going to include details on the planets in Golarion's system, or did you just use specifics of the setting as the basis for "generic" illustrations?


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Now that's nice. New wallpaper for the laptop methinks.


Wait, did i just read the gmg is shipping next week!?!

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What trait do all three pictures share?

They are all sexy.

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I need a Castrovel gazetteer/supplement. Yes, I do.

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golem101 wrote:
I need a Castrovel gazetteer/supplement. Yes, I do.

Gazetteer? Can't we just go straight to the 256 page hardback and skip the 64 page intro?

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Kvantum wrote:
golem101 wrote:
I need a Castrovel gazetteer/supplement. Yes, I do.
Gazetteer? Can't we just go straight to the 256 page hardback and skip the 64 page intro?

Unfortunately, I must listen to my wallet too. ;-p

Otherwise I'd ask for a full 120 bucks boxed set. We all know that Castrovel deserves that (and Akiton too).

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Gods...

That Castrovell is just Awesome. I think I just had a pulpgasm.

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Kvantum wrote:
golem101 wrote:
I need a Castrovel gazetteer/supplement. Yes, I do.
Gazetteer? Can't we just go straight to the 256 page hardback and skip the 64 page intro?

We need the psionics book first, but yes. This I'd pay Ptolus level prices for.


baron arem heshvaun wrote:


What trait do all three pictures share?

They are all sexy.

Two out of three?

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Dr. Double Honors, Ph.D. wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:


What trait do all three pictures share?

They are all sexy.

Two out of three?

Not a fan of women with black hair, are we?


Heh. Raven haired women are my favorite. Prejudiced, just the wrong preposition.


I like the first illustration. It has a real old school AD&D look to it.

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yoda8myhead wrote:
Is the GMG going to include details on the planets in Golarion's system, or did you just use specifics of the setting as the basis for "generic" illustrations?

The rulebooks are not the place where we introduce new world content for Golarion. The word "Castrovel" never appears in the GMG, I believe, and the picture in question is used to illustrate the start of the "Creating a World" chapter. The art image was named "castrovel" by the web team, I believe.

As it turns out, that's accurate. While Castrovel is never talked about in the GMG, this image is indeed a picture of Castrovel. Unless, at some point in the future, we decide otherwise, of course! Since nothing is officially in print yet saying one way or another, we've got a bit of flexibility.

But the picture was indeed ordered with the idea that it illustrates a scene on Castrovel.


James Jacobs wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
Is the GMG going to include details on the planets in Golarion's system, or did you just use specifics of the setting as the basis for "generic" illustrations?

The rulebooks are not the place where we introduce new world content for Golarion. The word "Castrovel" never appears in the GMG, I believe, and the picture in question is used to illustrate the start of the "Creating a World" chapter. The art image was named "castrovel" by the web team, I believe.

As it turns out, that's accurate. While Castrovel is never talked about in the GMG, this image is indeed a picture of Castrovel. Unless, at some point in the future, we decide otherwise, of course! Since nothing is officially in print yet saying one way or another, we've got a bit of flexibility.

But the picture was indeed ordered with the idea that it illustrates a scene on Castrovel.

either way, its quite cool. A little Spelljammerish or even Dark Sunish

but better

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This is awesome.. I'm so going to send my imps to steal Wes' copies of GMG and APG. And, naturally, his secret stash of ladies' underwear! ;)

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Asgetrion wrote:
This is awesome.. I'm so going to send my imps to steal Wes' copies of GMG and APG. And, naturally, his secret stash of ladies' underwear! ;)

Secret? That would imply everyone didn't already know.

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ehutch79 wrote:
Wait, did i just read the gmg is shipping next week!?!

Not from this blog you didn't. Though it should be soon!

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James Jacobs wrote:
The art image was named "castrovel" by the web team, I believe.

Guilty.

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Dark_Mistress wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
This is awesome.. I'm so going to send my imps to steal Wes' copies of GMG and APG. And, naturally, his secret stash of ladies' underwear! ;)
Secret? That would imply everyone didn't already know.

Well, when they land at my feet it seems like a waste to throw them away. Especially when they're so darned comfortable. :P


Things I'd like to un-know...

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
This is awesome.. I'm so going to send my imps to steal Wes' copies of GMG and APG. And, naturally, his secret stash of ladies' underwear! ;)
Secret? That would imply everyone didn't already know.
Well, when they land at my feet it seems like a waste to throw them away. Especially when they're so darned comfortable. :P

I need a sponge for my brain now.

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Lashunta!


That Heretic is hotter than any iconic...

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Vic Wertz wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
This is awesome.. I'm so going to send my imps to steal Wes' copies of GMG and APG. And, naturally, his secret stash of ladies' underwear! ;)
Secret? That would imply everyone didn't already know.
Well, when they land at my feet it seems like a waste to throw them away. Especially when they're so darned comfortable. :P
I need a sponge for my brain now.

What? My Pit Fiend servant, Little Tim, has said that "daddy looks much more intimidating in ladies' underwear." Maybe you should try it, too? For starters, I could borrow you some of Wes' velvet corsets...

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Mikaze wrote:

Sees Castrovel

@#$%. YES.

+Infinity

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