Sorry it’s been quiet around here. Blame Christmas (pesky Christmas), and the fact that a lot of recent development has been profoundly unsexy maths. We’ll make up for it with a bijou barrage of posts over the next week.
After the break, check out some more new art, including a very special piece…
In an earlier post I raved about the pit Yasmeen had painted for Below. Here it is:
I expected a nice, clean hole in the ground. I got that thing, like a broken-toothed mouth waiting for prey. Glorious. It fair warms my shrivelled old Dungeon Master’s heart.
We’ve seen lots of Yasmeen’s subterranea, now, so let’s take a look at something a bit different. Here’s her depiction of Gallowmoor, the land under which Below takes place.
This captures Gallowmoor’s character perfectly. The clouds and the gibbets are grim, but the land’s beautiful as well as bleak. The grass is feathery. Its colours are bright. She’s nailed the quality of light you get when sunlight follows a storm. Gallowmoor is troubled, but it isn’t hopeless. It’s somewhere that’s worth fighting for. I think this is my favourite thing she’s done.
Next time we’ll take an in-depth look at Below’s second playable character – the Blacksmith’s Daughter. And next week, we’ll sneak a peek at the revised advancement system. See you soon!