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!


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

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

      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.

    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?


      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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