16 Days After Quarantine. 9:47PM. It's worse than I thought. A little more than 2 weeks and it's a completely different world out there. I saw the pictures online of all those other countries, the tragedy was over there, it could never happen here. The government will make sure of that. But no. The worst part was how empty everything was. Streets that were filled with traffic had no one on them. No people walking dogs, no one cutting grass. Even closer to the city there was nothing. I got my car started, although someone had broken in and destroyed the windshield. Probably whoever raided the rest of my house. All along the way I could see smashed windows and broken doors. Cars left in ditches, in intersections. Seems like everyone just left everything behind. After they called the quarantine there were still people around. Now they've all vanished. I was only down there a few days. What could have happened? I only made it to the edge of the city before I turned back. Looked like a scene straight out of a disaster movie. Fires burning in the distance, huge clouds of smoke. And the East Bridge was completely destroyed. A huge section was missing from the middle. What the heck is happening? I managed to make it back home, but I'm going to have to try again tomorrow. I'm on my last bottle of water, my food is gone, and I have enough Insulin for a day and a half. I'm worried about what I'll find there. If there's even anything left to find. -JL #world#story#map#storytelling#mapmaking#worldbuilding#dnd#dungeonsanddragons#dnd5e#dandd#cartography#cartographyart#cartographer#apocalypse#dndart#homebrew#rpg#ttrpg#tabletop#tabletopgame#miniatures#illustratiion#drawing#handdrawn#handmade#fantasyart#fantasyeorld#diabetic
The Little eyes of “Little Eyes” Reworking textures for the character called Gizgobal, for a series of close ups. I’m changing approach for a while, and will work on rendering one section of the story. Then I can focus on editing and soundscaping, and coming up with a “vertical slice” of how this project will look and feel when complete. The section is the backstory of a notorious courtier, Gizgobal, who becomes the mythical Bogey Man called Little Eyes.
Flag of the United Systems Directorate The United Systems Directorate is an interstellar federation of socialist-democratic republics, based on Mars, and encompassing hundreds of settled planets, moons, asteroids, and human-built installations. The USD arose out of the chaos of the late 21st Century, precipitated by global warming, decades of war, the eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera, and the blatant corruption and brutality of the ultraconservative American National Party, which had maintained US global hegemony with the help of the far-right governments it had propped up around the world. A violent uprising from within the US would eventually spread to Europe, Russia and China, plunging humanity into the bloodiest conflict it had seen since WWII. Out of the ashes of this revolution would rise a new world order, led by a reconstituted United Nations Directorate, which forced the disarmament and disbanding of all national militaries world-wide, and eventually prioritized embarking humanity on a mass exodus from Earth. While the United Nations Directorate still governs on Earth, it served as the basis for the formation of the USD, which has established itself as the steward of humanity’s destiny beyond Earth and the outer reaches of the Sol System, and has committed considerable resources to annihilating the Orion Arm Hegemony, the first credible threat to the Directorate’s power over the Human diaspora. . . . . . #sciencefiction#sciencefictionart#sciencefictionartist#scifi#graphicdesign#flag#government#worldbuilding#mars#humanity#terrans#communism#socialism#worldgovernment#space#politics#futurism#retrofuturism
Happy Monday, Friends! Today’s #monstermanualmonday is going to be about the Gold Dragon. The Gold Dragon is one of the more interesting dragons of the metallic bunch. Although they’re extremely powerful, they like to recluse themselves from people and foes and create their lairs in areas that are away from people. Their presence alone effects the region that they reside in due to its magic. — From a role-playing perspective, I really love the “Change Shape” ability/action. You can introduce the gold dragon to the party in their humanoid form (very similar to what Matt Mercer did in Season 1 of Critical Role) without revealing anything that the DM wants to keep. I also love how they believe themselves to be promoters of good (which you can have some political dialogue with a gold dragon and the party), slaying villains or bringing them to justice. They seemed arrogant and dismissive and didn’t want to engage in ethical/philosophical. — From a combative perspective, gold dragons prefer to reason and negotiate with the enemy before the fight. They try to intimidate them and use their insight to determine if fighting is even necessary. They try to find advantages like buying time to cast spells for the fight, however when a fight erupts they’ll use their breath weapon to scatter and weaken their foes. — Lastly, the societal implications that a gold dragon has on their own “community” is pretty intense. They choose or claim one as the “king or queen” of the gold dragons and overall of the metallic dragons. They could act as advisors or judges in the case of a crime that was committed. If you’re wanting to incorporate one, these tips could help you create an epic dragon: 1) figure out their place in the metallic dragon society, 2) design their lair, and 3) determine how they interact with the humanoids in your world. Do you have any gold dragons in your world and what do they look like? Comment below; Keep Gaming! — #nerd#nerdlife
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THE ENVIOUS, if they were in the fantasy world. Commonly confused with The Jealous. They want your advantages. Possession, attributes, qualifications, quality or achievements. They have a potential to become malicious by making person with said attribute suffer or they can also turn towards self-motivation by using their envy to better themselves. What human behaviour have you identified?
Laser Arm// War is much like chess, but not in the ways that people often liken them. Neither is won once you achieve the objective of destroying all enemy troops, nor merely their leader. Chess is won at the checkmate, the moment when an opponent has run out of options. The same goes for war, and smart commanders do well to invest in their soldiers' versatility. This can be done by teaching them to use different weapons - if you're a loser. Alternatively, you can do the obvious thing and make your soldiers become different weapons themselves. If the end of a military career is used as a stick, and a cool mechanical limb is used as a carrot, even the most stubborn soldier can be coaxed into surrendering an arm or two. Mechanical shoulder plates attached to the amputated areas can allow a variety of different limbs to take the new place. Such feats were not possible before, but Wojpieran technology combined with Ascendant brilliance can yield devices once thought to be impossible. A selection of alloyed arms can serve a variety of purposes. Each arm has three modes, with one mode always being a replication of a normal hand, fingers and all. The options for the other two can include drills, blades, lights and scanners. Among military personnel the most common is a weaponized laser option for times when one is caught without a gun or pinned down without ammo. You can tell a lot about a man by his handshake, especially if it comes in the form of a point-blank energy blast.
I've started collaborating with @ergoshwampy on monster design tennis. Each week will have a different theme that we will attempt to creature a creature or monster based on. This week's themes are Leviathan and Dockyard. . As you can see by the selected images, I originally had a different idea for the monster, but I changed my mind when I realised I wasn't satisfied with a giant blobby creature, and instead went for something more squid-like with red gems (was actually going for something along the lines of Shamshel from Neon Genesis, but it ended up looking a bit more like a Tentacruel). I focused a bit too much on the background and environment that the monster itself - ehehe ^^" . @ergoschwampy will be uploading their design for this theme later this week :D so be sure to follow them if you want to see more, as well as other great illustrations. . #monstertennis#monsterdesigntennis#leviathandockyard#characterdesign#painting#monstsr#creature#giant#clouds#air#worldbuilding#fantasy#conceptart