For today, then, I present to you some sketches by Stephen Doolittle and Danny Perdue, the two artists who are imagining the 10th Age right alongside me. They are liable change, and I will try to give a little info about each one.
Figure A is a study of a Milean sword; the lack of cruciform hilt here is important; I've tried to stay away from any and all cruciform weaponry.
Figure B is a goblin sailor of some kind who has presumably shaved his natural fur, perhaps to better facilitate his work at sea.
Figure C are some of Steve's other sword designs and a wizard with a cowl lurking away on the right.
Figure D is one of my favorites, a Dorlish wizard (note the near-Renaissance garb common in Dorlan) staring at his cat familiar who apparently has been telling him lies.
Figure E is, of course, the venerable Solon the Silent who will eventually be in full color.
Figure F is Danny's study of various sword types. Starting at the upper left, we have a Milean arming sword, an ancient southman escurus (so arcane and obscure in today's Age that no one except a scholar of ancient history would even recognize it for what it was), a dwarven shortsword wrought with runes, and an elven scimitar designed, like so many elvish weapons, to mimic shapes found in the natural world.
If you're looking for a copy of the Miles book, we may make it available after GenCon. It's a player's sourcebook for the city, written by Hamish Letterfriend and directed specifically to adventuring audiences. We hope to include a short adventure pamphlet for DMs as well as a map and some other incidentals.
|Fig A. Milean Sword, Stephen Doolittle|
|Fig B. Goblin Sailor, Stephen Doolittle|
|Fig C. Sketches, Stephen Doolittle|
|Fig D. Dorlish Mage, Stephen Doolittle|
|Fig E. Solon the Silent, Danny Perdue|
|Fig F. Study on Swords, Danny Perdue|