Thursday, 11 February 2016

Katimagus!

Here's a pic of the lovely Kat as a Potterverse Ravenclaw animagus (transforming into an adorable Fennec fox, which is also her Patronus)


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

D&D: The Continuing Adventures of Dunk & Penny

Today I concluded the short D&D campaign I started with two friends last month, featuring Dunk the human cleric fighter and Penny the gnomish sorceress and language teacher. Dunk rolled several 20s, perfectly camouflaging a tent and beating the crap out of a demonic Choker, while Penny pretty much failed at everything except when she cut a small demon minion in two and blasted a Baby Lich into dust with a slightly defective Fireball spell-amulet. She also got Dunk nearly killed a couple of times. She managed to befriend and teach some common to a captive orc, though. It's the little pleasures in life that really count.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Card Game Project: Spotlight on Jobs

Hello everyone!
I've started a new teaching job which means that while I'm earning a bit more per week, I also have slightly less time/energy to draw and be creative. Unfortunately most days I come home with very little pep. Nonetheless, on those precious days when I have more free time, I try to get on with this card game of mine (still unnamed).
As I carry on, and more and more people see it and give it a go, I can't help but feel proud and optimistic about its potential as a real game. In the past few weeks, I've drawn a lot of animals and household objects, but today I wanted to highlight the most recent batch of 'job' cards. In any good set of vocabulary flashcards or equivalent visual material worth its salt, you'll get a number of job or profession words. I'm trying to have the people on my cards be as diverse as possible not just in race and gender, but also age and build. These are real-world jobs, and I thought the people representing them should be from the real world as well.