Archive for ‘Holiday/Sidestory’
Merry Christmas! Sorry all I have for you for Christmas this year is a full color version of last year’s pic but I am doing a two part story for Christmas, starring Velvy! Heh heh:) If you missed it, check out Monday’s post! The second half comes out Thursday!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! As this is Christmas Eve, I am posting a holiday strip instead of the normal strip. On Christmas Day is a special poster which can also be seen by completing Seros Senric’s game. Notice that today’s strip is “to be continued…”. The conclusion will be on Thursday the 27th:) Hope you enjoy it! Also, don’t forget to check out Seros Senric’s game! http://www.nextreleaseunknown.com/christmas2012/dungeon.php.
EDIT: I re-uploaded this pic because Velvy’s disease bubbles were missing. It took me four days to notice. Guess no one else did…
This post comes out of respect for the original story of “Frankenstein”. If you haven’t read it, do so. You won’t be disappointed. Mary Shelley wrote it on a retreat with her husband and Lord Byron as they sat around thinking up scary stories to thrill one another. It came from a dream. And just like all dreams relayed to another person, the Monster has gotten lost in translation for the most part. Oh, he’s very noticeable in iconic horror and monster culture: green skin, bolts, clunky rectangle head, big guy, big feet, stitches, etc. But this is a blown-out-of-proportion version of the true Monster. He’s smart, looks like the walking dead, is very articulate, and above all very passionate. So this is a bridging interpretation of Frankenstein’s monster, in his true color and description, as can be read in the book:
His yellow skin scarecely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same color as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.
–“Frankenstein”, Mary Shelley
One day I might endeavor to better recreate the creature as I see him in my head, in all his glorious monstrosity, but I’m satisfied with him for now. Enjoy, and Happy Early Halloween!
Welcome to the second anniversary of Shards! Look for more content added as the week progresses!
So over a month ago I posted a long blog comment about the role-playing system, a session that we had, and my current state of mind regarding it. Well over the past three weeks developments have happened and I am going to scrap my current shards system. That being said, a new one is under development and I expect it to be playtest ready within the next two month.
The system will be more dynamic, not have these bland powers I’ve created and no method for player customization. It will be a skill based system, so character’s like Alice will be able to do more than just beat face (not that beating face isn’t fun.) The moment the first character is ready I will post it, and it will be a character I haven’t shown you yet :). I’m very excited about these developments and am looking forward to sharing them with you all.