My newest D&D party travels on a flying ship, and none of the players wanted to play a captain, so the DM put out a short survey where we could all vote on the NPC captain’s race, gender, and bits of background. Maybe LGBTQ+ people are a minority of the U.S. population, but at least […]
I draw just about every character I roleplay in ongoing campaigns, but I looked at my portfolio recently and said to myself, “Kira, nearly all your character designs have blank white backgrounds. It’s BORING. How about giving them a background or a setting or something?” So when I sketched Senefer, my paladin-turned-bard, for the first […]
I’ve never been tempted to play a paladin before. They’re bound by such tight moral codes that they never seemed like they’d be much fun to roleplay, especially since the people I tend to game with are the sort who ask questions like “do I have time to remove this corpse’s teeth?” I mean, who […]
My partner has spent a lot of the pandemic coming up with an epic new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. I’ve spent a lot of the pandemic watching Star Trek and sketching on the couch. Sometimes he incorporates what I draw into his game world, and sometimes I draw the things from his game world to […]
I hadn’t heard of either the game or the city when I was 16 and my art teacher let the class use the classroom lockers as a canvas. I painted these swallow-tailed silhouettes above a roiling ocean scene and named them carcassones. I mean, what else was I going to paint, plain old birds?
Many of my dreams involve complicated travel to bizarre places. In a recent such dream, I was on a boat sailing towards this island on some kind of tour. I woke up before we actually set foot on shore, but retained enough of the dream to sketch it later that day. I have no idea […]
My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons. He requested dire horses the size of elephants for a plains region.
My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons and it’s the most excited I’ve ever been about D&D. I drew this signboard from The Broken Smile, the inn where the characters will meet. Zen was suitably creeped out, and I […]