Creativity's Worst Nightmare
Can I just say, first, that trickster gods are my favorite? My very first DnD character (who I still get to play now and then) worships a trickster god who I actually get to interact with a lot because plot 🤩
Anyway, imposter syndrome is something I'm always struggling against (even in my username). I don't tell a lot of people about my writing (seriously, in Italy they asked us to tell everyone about ourselves, and of All Things I didn't mention that I write??? Its been 15 years 😑). And when someone Else tells another person I'm a writer, I panic because "Why would you say that?! Now they'll get all sorts of wrong impressions, like that I have a publishing deal or that you can just go like, buy my book at a store." It's not that I'm embarrassed to say I'm an Indie author, its that I say "I'm an Indie author", and then they say "what's that" and I explain that I self-publish and suddenly there's this (implied or real) "oh, so you're not Really published, you just did it yourself" feeling. .
There's also almost always Shock that I'm writing book number ___ in a series. As if "You Really mean that you write, not just dabble in unfinished pieces." Oh, or the time someone told me "I was 100% prepared to lie and say you were good, but it turns out you actually are!" Thanks ... .
So yeah, I'm a trickster goddess who teaches people not to let labels or expectations limit their #tbr 😤 .
A favorite NPC of mine from the campaign I run! The magical shop-keeper of the Astral Arcanist in one of the capital cities. They are a water genasi wizard named Michel de Lerrone, who can kick ass and look good doing it. Some of my players absolutely love them and I get excited every time they interact! +
Freya! My D&D character, a mute druid Nekos, (homebrew race), She's slightly based of the main character from Watermelon (great Webtoons, plz check it out)
She's chaotic neutral, a run away slave, mute due to her tramautic past. Hates the sound of her own voice, so never speaks except for spellcasting
19 year old, bright grey eyes, long flowing white hair. Dingy, torn full grey clothes. Wears a cloak made of a old blinket. has cute little cat ears, and a tail. About 5' 2'' Doesn't wear shoes.
Background: "I was born in a nomadic Faunus community, and for the first six years of my life, everything was wonderful, living with my three brothers and mother. I was born a Liaba, a very rare form of Faunus, once considered to be incredibly lucky, and still is by the rich and powerful, but now a days, more common folks consider us sources of great unluck.
My village was raided and my mother was killed in front of me. With a vicious smile soldiers locked my brothers and I in cages saying "we'll get a good price for these ones"
Slaves are not treated well. Every day I was beat. Sometimes it seemed like there was no reason. After some time I was sold to a rich noble. He didn't like the sound of my voice. Every time I would speak he would beat me senseless and complain for hours. He hated my voice. After four years of being beat because of it, I started to hate it too.
Around eight years into my slavery, the noble went on a trip to what I can only assume is the royal capital. He told me that he was taking me with him so I nodded.
On the journey our cart got stuck on a muddy road. Kobolds rushed fourth and began to slaughter the armed guards. The nobleman pushed me down in front of the kobolds and began to run. He mounted one of the horses while cutting the connection between the horses and the cart. With that he rode away with all the horses.
I pushed myself up out of the mud. I was determined not to die. I ran, I ran for dear life and I cried. I pleaded for someone, anyone to help me inside my head. I ran and ran till I couldn't run any longer. The kobolds were still behind me. As I heard them come close I began to cry.
In front of me stood a bear. As if the si
In my game last night we came across 3 mimics and it reminded me of the @itsamimic boys. We have a bedroll, barrel, and chest. Tell me who is which mimic in the comments and why! Don’t forget to tag @rustystyrofoam@oskar_the_ork and @sendnoobsdnd in your answers.
Throwback to some monsters I designed for an rpg concept a few years ago which then became part of a DnD world concept and has since been left sad and alone.
I was inspired by @drawingwiffwaffles and @subjectively5 to revisit them and make trading cards. Check out their youtube channels below!
Drawing Wiff Waffles: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yfmkZJf4D8w
You certainly can't accuse Chaosium of NOT going over the top with their Call of Cthulhu campaigns. Massive volumes spring to mind such as Masks of Nyarlathotep or Beyond the Mountains of Madness, but the one that stands out to me (especially on the shelf) is the 2014 edition of Horror on the Orient Express. Like a lot of good CoC material, this one is based on an earlier edition which has been updated, revised and expanded. Emphasis on the expanded part. This boxed set includes six books totaling over a thousand pages... the player handout book alone is 192 pages! And that doesn't even include the actual prop handouts such as maps, passports, luggage stickers, postcards and more. There's literally enough material here to run a campaign for years but there are also enough options that you can trim it down without losing any of the essential story line. #dungeonsanddragons#advanceddungeonsanddragons#adnd#dnd#dandd#rpg#roleplayinggame#tabletoprpg#trpg#callofccthulhu#coc#cthulhu
Figured what better to way to kick off an art blog than with who I draw the most! This is one of my DND characters--Clive! He's a human, illusionist wizard with a hatred for necromancy and a love for society's pleasures. Despite that, deep down he has a heart of, well, bronze to be generous.
Apologies for the picture quality--i don't have a working scanner and my phone's camera isn't great.
More art to come!
Conventional wisdom about d&d is that most campaigns fizzle out within 6 months- especially those that are too large or that are comprised of all new players. (We're definitely both.) But here we are- 2+ years in and not only are we going strong but we've got old members flying in to guest DM- complete with hand-stitched potion bottles, fully painted minis, physical puzzles, and sound effects.
I love this game.