I haven’t made a real creative post in a long time, mostly because I’ve been drawing in a sketchbook larger than my scanner and I’ve been kinda busy with stuff.
That stuff is: me and my friend, also named James, are working on a Pathfinder RPG book. Writing, editing, designing, and doing all of the artwork ourselves, and we’re gonna sell it through a self-publishing company (probably Lulu, but we’ll do a last minute look before deciding completely). So, over the next two months, I’ll post previews of the art (mostly in progress) and the text from the book (of course, I’ll post other things related to the various creative nerd things I do still, but this will ramp things up).
The release date for the book is going to be very late September, possibly first few days of October. We really want to make sure it’ as right as we can get it, so we’re going to take our time in the finishing of it.
Here is sample artwork in progress and the intro text for the Prestige Class, the Metal Mage. As this art progresses, I’ll post more of it, along with more of the text.
The Metal Mage
Metal. Core of strong weapons and armor, a focus of trade, a common element to some (so much so that they have it as a base elemental of the universe), and an extreme rarity to others. Mages of a particular disposition seek to control this material to the best of their abilities. They master its shape, bend it to their whims, control and maniupalte it and those who chose to wear it.
Role: A metal mage is a form of armored and attacking spellcaster, manipulating metals to form their own unique weapons and mold armor to their bodies. Metal mages will eventaully be able to hold their own, wearing the heaviest of armors and wielding the heaviest of weapons with ease, so long as they’re made metal.
Alignment: The art of crafting metal through arcane manipulations are available to all who have discipline to concentrate on doing so. Therefore, metal mages tend to not be chaotic, though chaotic metal mages can still be found.
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