Runner-up in Game Chef!

I finally remembered to check the results of the Game Chef contest. The game that used my art won runner-up! 

The results:
Best Game: House of Masks, by Mr. Teapot and Dale Horstman
Best Game Runner-up: Dulse, by Jason Morningstar and Donna K Fitch

Huzzah!

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.

Project Rooftop, Game-Chef, etc.

Well, sadly, I didn't get a mention so far in the Project Rooftop Iron Man contest. Honorable Mentions are coming up next week. The artwork of the ones posted is amazing. I'm not all that fond of the winning entry.

The Game-Chef 2008 competition was very interesting. The results of the art contest will be posted tomorrow morning. My artwork was used to create a game called Dulse, by Jason Morningstar. Fascinating idea. Two other people used my artwork as well.

This past Saturday's game was so much fun. We're going to find someone thought long-dead, but who may be imprisoned in Oubliette in the Underdark. Our guide to the Sunless Sea is none other than Meepo!! As voiced by Scott, he's somewhat of a LOL-Meepo (who insists his name is pronounced “Meppo”). What's so great about this is that Meepo figured in the very first D&D game we played, pre-Janica. I ran The Sunless Citadel module. Another interesting turn of events was that, while searching for a guide in the undercity section of Alliance, we went into The Common Ground, a coffee bar. Mordecai ordered coffee, and the bartender kept questioning whether or not he really wanted it. Seems he had met, somewhere along the way, another glimmerfolk who “only ordered water and expected it to be free.” I figure Mordecai's mentor had introduced him to coffee early on. Scott said Mordecai remembered that glimmerfolk religious dietary restrictions forbid coffee and tea, holding it “tainted.” We also discussed how Mordecai's soul orbs (3 2-inch diameter violet globes that orbit his head at a distance of about a foot) will certainly stand out in the Underdark. 

And Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! 

Oh, a scary episode of Big Bang Theory last night. I loved the time machine. The scene where they were speeded up while the time machine was going back in time was priceless. But the getting rid of stuff part was scary.