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Polls have shown that 135% of RPG enthusiasts think heavy metal is awesome. Which is to say that around 10% of RPG enthusiasts think heavy metal is lame, but 5% of them think it is SO AWESOME that it averages out at 135%. This is how math works when heavy metal is involved; do not dispute me.
The upcoming Paizo adventure path Iron Gods looks pretty metal. But could it be more metal? Yes, yes it could. How much more metal could it be? Massively more metal.
I’m posting here in hopes that the 5% will join me in urging the Paizo creatives who are working on Iron Gods to invoke the blessings of the true Gods of Metal upon their enterprise.
My main advice is for them to get a copy of Double Fine’s Brutal Legend for the Paizo staff to play on their break--maybe several copies. The visual design of the game should be inspiring, and though the tone of the adventure’s pretty tongue-in-cheek, it’s all remarkably well-written. And the music...the music is METAL.
What suggestions do you have to help Paizo fill Iron Gods with the screaming power of metal?
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In the suggestions thread I mentioned the inner art should be at least done by Ron Spencer and Simon Bisley (if you want to display barbaric action, these two are the masters). Richard Corben would be welcome just for the sake of doing a thinly veiled reference to Metal Hurlant magazine (a.k.a. Heavy Metal Magazine), Brom for do references to a certain post-apocalyptic setting for the second edition of the most old role-playing game in the industry and finally Boris Vallejo for some of the covers.
I also think it would be amusing if some of the inner art (basically that of the foreword) depicted the iconics performing some of the most popular heavy metal album covers:
-Valeros doing to an orc what you can see on Panthera's Vulgar Display of Power.
-Seoni in the same fashion as in The Sword Apocryphon.
And so on...
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This is a great time to create a new look for the Adventure Paths.
The 3.5 APs used a specific design style for their covers. The covers changed for Pathfinder rules.
The current style of cover is several years old now, and it is time to retire that look. Instead, the covers of the IG AP should harken to metal band album art just like IxionZero posted.