Saturday, January 31, 2015

Castle Greyhawk: Search For Loot

Welcome back faithful Greyhawk readers! I'm on a roll doing the third chapter of our ongoing Castle Greyhawk graphic novel. Check out page eleven and read some witty banter by intrepid author Scott Casper. On our site you can also check the archives and follow the entire Castle Greyhawk story from the very beginning.

Artist's Commentary: I have a bad reputation for not handing out treasure. Random encounters like the eiger battle here, are when creatures are away from their lairs. It only stands to reason they could only carry what loot and gear that's practical on their way back. Only the players (or in this case Robilar, Tenser and company) carry a king's ransom everywhere they go. End rant.
This page was a delight to draw. The dead ogre being searched by Serten and the huge axe inspected by Terik is my favorite panels of the page. I felt as if there's a weight to these pictures and their poses. Another idle thought, I've been enjoying the glow of magic swords in this chapter. I feel as glowing blades have become superfluous in gaming over the years and one would rarely be fascinated by that anymore. Being able to render these minor fantasy tropes to see has been well worth it.


grodog said...

When we were playing Caverns of Thracia, our group coined the derogatory term "Dust & Tapestries" when we were disappointed in our loot---complaining that we found only dust and tapestries, of course ;)


Scott said...

Sounds like me when I'm DMing! I've also been infamous for, when I *do* give out magical treasure, giving out near-useless things like the Wand of Archer Detection with a 60' range...