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#1 Laughmask

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:12 AM

Anyone in for the idea of posting reference pictures? Maybe describe what you imagine them to be, whether it's places or people, artifacts or weapons. I think it'd be cool to see some of the things other Grimm fans imagine.



#2 Laughmask

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:53 AM

 I'll be pulling a lot of pictures from deviant art and referencing the artists with each. To get started:

Don't think this needs much explaining. As the kids walk through the great and awful forest, a goblin ambush has been set up on the path ahead. With all the roots in the ground, I sort of pictured this to be part of the kids trek towards the Sword Oak (page 141).  -image by Nick Harris.

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Can someone say Peter Peter's pumpkin patch?? The big one to the right could be his home. -Image by Radojavor on deviantart.

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When the kids enter this small settlement, something seems a bit off. An abundance of pumpkins (which could be a plot device to make this town a point of interest for peter peter, they aid him by providing surplus pumpkins and kids, and he leaves them alone) and a very malicious vibe from the townsmen. The reason being that it's almost harvest season, and everyone knows the harvest season yields terrible crops and creations. I sort of imagined the big creature to be a spirit of harvest. I think it'd be cool if the kids were given the choice of helping one or the other, the villagers offering safety from peter peter, the spirit of harvest offering a great reward (a cornucopia of the worlds best harvest foods). If the kids help neither, both sides turn their attention to the kids and try and capture them first. -Image by Radojavor on deviantart. 

 



#3 The Alchemist

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:54 AM

 Arthur Rackham. The art of Arthur Rackham is what we all need. 

Google it, for some reason I can't put the link here. 



#4 Laughmask

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:20 AM

 Oh wow, thats a very cool art style he has. I love it! Thanks



#5 GameBearOR

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:59 PM

OK, somebody please explain to me how to insert pics. I can't click and drag or copy/paste and the image button asks for a URL, but its on my hardrive!



#6 Laughmask

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:18 AM

 if you have the image file on your harddrive and not on the internet, go to imageshack.us and simply upload it (completely free), then you can either copy paste the address in the "Direct Link" box, or you can enlarge the image - right click - "Copy image url". then bring it into the forums, click the picture button and paste the url you copied.



#7 The Gremlin

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:19 AM

There are also other image hosts, such as Deviant Art and, of course, Photobucket, but I wouldn't reccomend them. Imageshack is quicker, and doesn't even require an account. Besides, I always prefer the underdog. :D



#8 GameBearOR

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 07:34 PM

let me give this a try.

 

I wanted to point out this tale from the Ravenloft set. When I saw your image of the harvest, LM, I thought of this story, which is one of my favorite adventures. I almost think your pictuire was intended for this story.



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Posted 06 August 2010 - 07:56 PM

Some images i have used

castles my kids have encountered:

 

 

 

And the Gingerbread man:

 

 

 

and a few sundry ones:

 

 

 

more later...



#10 Laughmask

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:45 AM

 Oh wow, the gingerbread man is really something lol. That Children of the Night thing, is that an actual campaign for D&D? I was actually considering looking at some D&D campaigns and seeing if there's anything I can use for inspiration that isn't too "hack and slash".



#11 GameBearOR

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:06 AM

One of the main reasons i always liked Ravenloft stuff was because it is more story-oriented than combat oriented. In general i have found horror stuff to be that way anyway. The book i showed was an anthology of adventures. In Azenwrath the players come upon a puritan-style village that gives frequent sacrifices to a harvest creature made out of wood and paper. The players find themselves involved in a murder mystery that they have to solve as well as find a way to defeat the creature to escape.



#12 Laughmask

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

 http://img267.imageshack.us/f/dmscreen.jpg/ I've been working on creating a Narrator screen. The size of that is 33in x 8.5in, basically 3 sheets of typical paper attached. I wasn't sure of their size but I figured that was a safe bet. Going to try and get all the charts and info put on the other side.



#13 WillisRBC

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

That's awesome, and I'd love to see the charts for the other side.  They format you have it in would work great with the tri-fold customizable GM screen from Pinnacle.  They're the folks that make Savage Worlds.

You can find that here...

http://www.studio2publishing.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_161&products_id=84



#14 Laughmask

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:31 PM

 Yeah. The trifold was what I was going for. I've pretty much scanned all the charts in the book for quick reference onto my compyter, I'm thinking about listing out a few things like Boosting Your Advantage and Healing Wounds into different charts or bulleted lists. Maybe make a quick chart for actions to do while wrestling. If anyone wants to make a chart, whether in Excel or even MS Paint, I can to flourish it in photoshop. Or if you think of something else to be referenced



#15 Laughmask

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

 Here's a preview of the inside. http://img690.images...insidecopy.jpg/



#16 WillisRBC

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:58 AM

I definitely want a copy of that when you're done with it.



#17 Laughmask

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:48 AM

 Updated inside http://img715.images...insidecopy.jpg/ 

Test pic: http://picture.vzw.c...&border=1,0,0,0. It's not as blurry as it looks in the pic - camera phone. When I'm done I hope to take it to Kinkos and see if they can print it double sided on a big piece of card stock and just cut it out and fold it on my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#18 Laughmask

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:29 PM

 http://img440.imageshack.us/i/screeninsidecopy.jpg/ The final product! I like the way it turned out, but I wish I could figure out how to get the letter to be me crisp.



#19 WillisRBC

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:06 PM

Man, that is awesome.  So when I print it will it cut into 3 pages?



#20 Laughmask

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:14 PM

 hmm No, at least i don't think so, I could be wrong. I can see if I can post files for you somewhere or the pics. I can email you them if you wanna post your email (perhaps you'd be more comfortable with friending me, that way you don't have it all over the forums).






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