The Foxes Have Landed (part II)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sara Marie: Those were some delicious biscuits! Over.

Crystal: This time we should say something less confusing and less likely to end with us eating biscuits. Like "Hedgehog."

....

Crystal: Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: I like porcupines better. Porcupine.

Crystal: Where are you, anyway? I got lost when the cave raptors were chasing us. Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: Let me turn on a light... Looks like I'm in Sarah's office. There's art all over the place. Porcupine.

Crystal: She must have left in a hurry. Does it look trapped? Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: I don't SEE anything that looks like a trap. Where are you? You're better at spotting traps than I am. Porcupine.

Crystal: I don't know. I dropped my darkvision when that lurking ray grabbed at us. Where ever I am, smells nice! Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: There's a folder marked "TOP SECRET" sitting right on top of her desk! I'm going to see if I can get a closer look. Porcupine.

Crystal: No wait! The "top secret" folder is Midwestern family recipes! It's almost certain to be booby-trapped!

Sara Marie: Where else should I check?

Crystal: Check the refrigerator. I think that's where she keeps the special art. Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: You're right! This thing is chock full of art-like pictures. Most of it seems like stuff that's already released. Porcupine.

Crystal: You should see what's in the dishwasher!

Sara Marie: Oooh wait! .... What's this! .... It's marked "Future Cover Art". Porcupine.

Crystal: Stuff from the future, huh? Sounds neat! Open it and see if a paradox destroys us all! Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: Wow! These are amazi-- ...Umm... I just heard a "click" sound. Is that bad? Porcupine.

Crystal: You've either stepped on a mine, or else let her lucky cricket out of its cage. Possibly both. I'm not certain if the cricket explodes. Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: PORCUPINE IS LEAVING THE NEST! REPEAT PORCUPINE IS LEAVING THE NEST!

...

Crystal: Sara? Sara, are you okay?

...

Crystal: SARA?!

...

Sara Marie: I'M OK! COPY THAT? I AM OK!

Crystal: Stop yelling or the cave raptors will find us again. Hedgehog.

Sara Marie: Where ever you are... Watch out! These people know how to lay traps! On the up-side, I made it out with two incredible pieces of artwork!

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And the awesomeness ensues...

Liberty's Edge

Whoa


Sweet Georgia Brown!!!

Liberty's Edge

Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?

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I don't know what is more amazing; the absolutely astounding artwork, the fact that Sara Marie risked life and limb to get it, or the whole porcupine / hedgehog thing ...

I do like the art though. Thanks dudes.

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Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?

YES, I was just thinking that.

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Mothman wrote:
Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?
YES, I was just thinking that.

That picture ... Ezren looks bad ass, the goblins look evil and menacing ... but Merisiel looks like she is doing a Russian Cossack dance.

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Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?

Rampant speculation, but why would they commission art for Thistletop, if not for a RotRL Pathfinder RPG hardcover compilation?

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Mothman wrote:
Merisiel looks like she is doing a Russian Cossack dance.

In Soviet Russia, Cossack dance does you?

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DarkWhite wrote:
Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?
Rampant speculation, but why would they commission art for Thistletop, if not for a RotRL Pathfinder RPG hardcover compilation?

Ooooo .... Nice.

Dark Archive

Very nice art.


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Funny blog - great art - MARMOT!!


~laughter~

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Maybe... just... maybe... Revenge of Thistletop? >;-)

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DarkWhite wrote:
Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?
Rampant speculation, but why would they commission art for Thistletop, if not for a RotRL Pathfinder RPG hardcover compilation?

Bad news: if you do a search for the Paizo ID code in the file name, you do get a return of an announced product.

Good news: It's the Inner Sea Primer Player Companion.


Tasty. Let's see how these look as wallpapers for my Droid, shall we?


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I am guessing Misfit Monsters or Lost Cities of Golarion for the other one


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Justin Franklin wrote:
I am guessing Misfit Monsters or Lost Cities of Golarion for the other one

Check the file name. It's probably the cover for the module The Godsmouth Heresy

The Inner Sea Primer cover definitely shows Thistletop, complete with giant head island.


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Zaister wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
I am guessing Misfit Monsters or Lost Cities of Golarion for the other one

Check the file name. It's probably the cover for the module The Godsmouth Heresy

The Inner Sea Primer cover definitely shows Thistletop, complete with giant head island.

Completely forgot about the modules, Doh!!


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I am guessing The Godsmouth Heresy for the other one. At least I seem to recall there being an upcoming product by that name - I'm not hallucinating, am I? (serious question, been up a long time). Marmot.


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Beaten to it. Curses
Marmot


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The second one appears to be straight out of filge's laboratory in the Whispering Cairn...

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Zaister wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
I am guessing Misfit Monsters or Lost Cities of Golarion for the other one

Check the file name. It's probably the cover for the module The Godsmouth Heresy

The Inner Sea Primer cover definitely shows Thistletop, complete with giant head island.

Rats because I was really hoping we had somehow seen some amazing preview art for a RotRL hardcover compilation.

*le sigh*


Heh! Nice!


windnight wrote:
The second one appears to be straight out of filge's laboratory in the Whispering Cairn...

My thoughts exactly! :-)

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Awesome pics, thanks for posting them. Lemur.

Dark Archive

i wonder if thats a fleshgolem or an undead on the first pic...

Silver Crusade

Holy crap! Both pictures look GREAT. Pathfinder FTW! Puffin.

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Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?

Definitely Thistletop. Looking at the red-roiling sky, it looks like this is shortly after Droskar's Crag has erupted. It's certainly a bad day for Darkmoon Vale.

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Great blog! :)

and the pics are pretty good too...

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Tom Qadim wrote:
Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?
Definitely Thistletop. Looking at the red-roiling sky, it looks like this is shortly after Droskar's Crag has erupted. It's certainly a bad day for Darkmoon Vale.

Thistletop +1

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Tom Qadim wrote:
Forgottenprince wrote:
Does the second one remind anyone else of Thistletop?
Definitely Thistletop. Looking at the red-roiling sky, it looks like this is shortly after Droskar's Crag has erupted. It's certainly a bad day for Darkmoon Vale.

Darkmoon Vale is thousands of miles to the east :\ The water seems higher than I imagined from the adventure though. Between that and the sky I wonder if something bad happened far out to the west in the sea...


Am I the only one who thought the creature breaking out in the second one looked like a nod to Eddy in the Iron Maiden cover art? Circa Somewhere in Time?

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I'm no yoda8myhead level continuity expert, but I think the head upon which Thistletop was built was mostly upright, leaning at a slight angle, not on its side.

That said, the picture freaking rocks.


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Sebastian wrote:

I'm no yoda8myhead level continuity expert, but I think the head upon which Thistletop was built was mostly upright, leaning at a slight angle, not on its side.

That said, the picture freaking rocks.

Actually all it says in the adventure is that when the sun hits it right you can make out the face, no actual indication of it's orientation at least in the original text.


Justin Franklin wrote:
Sebastian wrote:

I'm no yoda8myhead level continuity expert, but I think the head upon which Thistletop was built was mostly upright, leaning at a slight angle, not on its side.

That said, the picture freaking rocks.

Actually all it says in the adventure is that when the sun hits it right you can make out the face, no actual indication of it's orientation at least in the original text.

Page 39 of Burnt Offerings has a picture that has the head's orientation as almost upright. That's probably what Sebastian is remembering.

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Loved the post!

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Tessius wrote:


Darkmoon Vale is thousands of miles to the east

My bad! I ran a modified version of Thistletop and placed it in Darkmoon Vale. That's what I get for posting without thinking. D'oh!


Crystal & SM:
A belated thanks for posting this, risking life and limb to do so. I hope that the punishment for going off-plan like this is not too cruel. :-?

Edit:
Hmm, is the right hand picture from some sort of 'return to Thistletop' module, at some future point impending? I assume it's not original Runelords artwork (or even never before seen Runelords artwork) since Seoni was the arcane caster iconic in the original Rise of the Runelords arc, not Josh Frost - err, Ezren... :)

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