Friday, February 10, 2017

A New Series of T-Shirts

I'm in the process of colorizing a series of 36+ images similar to the one I posted earlier. Each of them will become a T-shirt design, as well as featuring in an Adventure/Resource pdf of some sort, most likely for Labyrinth Lord.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Work-In-Progress: A Little Color...

Experimenting with some coloration. My elbow is still a little stiff, but it's getting better everyday. What do you think of this panel? I have a whole series of these sitting on my desk. Think I'll color-up a few more...

FYI: Zazzle site-wide discount

Zazzle is having a big sale with 40% off stickers, magnets, labels and that sort of thing. They're also offering a site-wide discount and some other deals. See the "coupon page" for details.

Here's a T-shirt that's currently on discount, for another day or so. Even if you don't particularly want any of our stuff, there are a lot of other designers and creators over at Zazzle, so now's a good time to take a look and see if there is something that strikes your fancy.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thanks To You All!

Thanks to all you nice people who have purchased some of our T-shirts or other products at Zazzle or elsewhere we were recently able to pick-up a few new T-shirts for ourselves. for instance, we just received a nice new Irving T-Shirt. Thanks again for all your support and encouragement. Last year was a rough one for quite a lot of us, but so far 2017 is looking much improved. We are working on a slew of fresh, new T-shirts and other things and you can keep up to date by checking here at the blog, at our Zazzle shop, RPGnow or Drivethrurpg storefronts, or at our new Hereticwerks Facebook page.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bloop for Labyrinth Lord

No. Enc.: 2d6 (4d6)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 30' (120')
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: 1 (bite) or spell
Damage: 1d4 or by spell
Save: MU4
Morale: 6

Miniscule moistened miscreants, the Bloop are tiny, cold-blooded fish-things the size of gnomes who prefer to dwell in marshes and sluggish river channels. They usually only ever come onto the land to spawn, but when they do these little horrors are incredibly vicious and murderous.

Consummate memorizers of minutiae and trivia, the Bloop have no spoken language but they do make use of an elaborate written language that resembles geometrically-aligned clusters of overlapping scratches. They make no weapons or complicated tools, aside from using some bones or bits of shell for needles or pins and crafting simple utensils or containers from the husks of crayfish.

Bloop are notorious for poisoning wells, springs and their own lakes in order to drive off intruders or enemies and it is for this reason that many of their neighbors set traps for them or send out hunting parties to exterminate any Bloop that might be in the area.

Bloop advance as spell-casters, but require twice the usual XP to advance to the next level and their Saves are two levels higher than their level/hit dice. They cannot use weapons or any magic items other than enchanted gems, rings or jewelry. Bloop also have access to a number of special spells that they might be willing to pass on to another spell-caster who earns their respect...but one shudders to think just what sort of heinous atrocities that might entail.

It may be possible to contract with a Bloop to serve as a familiar, but aside from a few apochryphal scribblings in various disreputable journals the means for achieving this dubious aim remains a matter of the individual's ingenuity and creativity.

Spells and Secrets of the Bloop
The following spells have been verified as being known and available to the Bloop: Detect Air Pocket, Protection from Algae, Pervasive Dampness, Toxicity, Red Touch, Resist Lightning, Transfer Stinging Cells, Charm Craykind, Remove Charm, Still Current, Murksomeness, Churn Mud, Taint Waters, Fetid Mist, Clog Gills, Gill-Grant, Hasten Bloom, Sink, Saturate, Torrent, Glimmer, and Rigidity.

The popular comic strip 'Grinny Grimguts' has led numerous adepts to believe that the Bloop possess some means or method for improving a spell-caster's memorization abilities but most reputable spell casters consider this to be so much spurious nonsense promulgated by an irresponsible cartoonist.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Work in Progress

One of the pieces I recently did for the next issue of Underworld Lore currently nearing completion.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Work-in-Progress: A Few New Geomorphs

So in-between bouts of drawing more monsters and getting some work done on Wermspittle, I've been tinkering around with some sketchy geomorphs, for example...



...all of which are works-in-progress and the final versions will no doubt undergo a few changes or revisions as things move along.

The first sample tile is part of a set that I've been building for Dave's Mapper off and on for a while now. The full set will be simple black and white, but I wanted to experiment a little with some gray tones toward the center of the tile.

The second sample-tile is for a set for what's beneath Wermspittle. The grays were dropped-in willy-nilly in order to test how it works--the final version will have a more coordinated gradation scheme and I may add-in a few more details. I was toying with the notion of converting all of these tiles over to a sepia-esque look, perhaps something like this...

...or not. Once the set is completed, I'll try-out some variations and will post a few more samples here to solicit some feedback.

The third sample-tile is part of a set of four I did while still a bit feverish and were intended for the Community Geomorph Project at the Save Vs Dragon blog. I'm not sure how well they'll fit into that effort, but if they aren't suitable, I'll use them as seed-morphs for building some new maps for something else.

Well, those give you some idea of what sort of geomorphs I have simmering on the back-burner. My main focus has been in getting a stockpile of new monsters drawn-up so that if I do go ahead and set-up a Patreon thingy, I have stuff already done and ready to go before I open it up. The goal for this was to have 500 sketches done before the end of the year and I've broken the 400-mark. I just might make this goal after all, which cheers me up a great deal since I lost quite a bit of productivity-time being sick these last few months. Since I'm feeling better, I'm getting more stuff done and hopefully I can get caught-up on a few projects that have been nagging at me. I'm happy to be making progress again and getting things done.

Oh and speaking of getting things done, I have some aliens coming out in the new OSR Quarterly, and will be sending Tim some critters for The Manor and I think there's another item on my To-Do list that ought to go out later feels good to get things done and out. Very good.