Wednesday, 4 October 2017

B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment: Illustrators and Layout Previews

I finished the layout for B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment over the weekend. That means two things:

1. Illustration is under way
I've commissioned a cover and twenty internal illustrations from the following imaginative folks:


  • Andrew Walter
  • Thomas Novosel
  • Matthew Ray (don't think he has a website, but he's known around the old-school D&D scene)
  • Michael Clarke
  • Tom Kilian
  • Luka Rejec
  • Sean Poppe


  • Twenty pieces and a cover is actually one illustration less than appeared in Core Rules. However, there are a lot more larger pieces in Classes and Equipment, including three two-page spanners.

    It's going to be a visual feast!

    2. I can share some previews
    Just a couple of spreads that don't involve illustrations (that don't exist yet), for the moment:

    The cleric class. Everything on a single 6" x 9" spread:

    The basic equipment list, including armour, weapons, and all associated combat stats:

    More news as progress happens!

    5 comments:

    1. Simply beautiful. I can't wait to get it!

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    2. How will this be available? As the creator of the 'Back to BasiX' fanzine, I'd love to review/spotlight this.

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      1. That would be great! It'll be available as print, PDF, and a plain text file for hacking. Maybe send me an email or message on g+ and we can chat about it.

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    3. Looks great! Can't wait to get a hold of them. I'm still waiting on my hard copies of the Essentials. Will you be offering through Lulu rather than DriveThroughRPG?

      Shawn

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      1. Thanks Shawn! The print versions are available at DriveThruRPG etc. I was thinking about looking into setting it up at Lulu as well, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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