Game Chef results!

 The results have been posted for the artist awards of the Game Chef competition. It got a Special Award!

The winner of the Up Close Award is dkfitch, whose beautiful white-on-black objects and people impacted me more immediately and on a more visceral level than any other art in the contest. Every element in each piece speaks volumes. The minor imperfections in the execution of the drawings far outweigh the uniqueness of approach and the boundary-pushing aspect of what the focus and style of game art can be.

I don't think anything but acclaim is awarded with this, but I'm excited since it's my 2nd contest attempt.

No Mutants & Masterminds this weekend

I posted in my other blog at that this weekend we would get to play Mutants and Masterminds for real. Last week we did sample combat and I really liked the build of Rascal, so I was anxious to try him out in RP. But when the GM isn't up to it, you just don't press your luck. So I'm running Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde again. Which is good, I'm enjoying it a lot. I've just been in a superhero mood. I've been working on the first appearance issue of Rascal and Kamishina (J's character), using Comic Book Creator. I'm on page 3 out of 6. It's slow going, but fun. I posted pix in my other blog, but here's an image of Kamishina on a rooftop.Kamishina on a rooftop

I'm looking forward to Expedition to the Demonweb Pits coming out. That will be my eventual sequel to Slaughtergarde. I've also considered throwing in some bits of Planescape: Fires of Dis. My players are up to 6th level now, a level we've never reached in a game I'm running. Demonweb Pits starts at 9th level, but I have some wickedness planned for them if/when they emerge from S'garde.

This section of Slaughtergarde is rumored to be a killer. It seems dangerous, but the PCs seem to have breezed through so far, so they deserve a challenge.