We gave Jack the difficult task of drawing the Irrigation card from the Building deck, and he came up with something great! Crops in the flood plain with the river beyond and a smaller stream estuary running between the fields turning the mill's waterwheel and an aqueduct to carry water to more distant fields.
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Here's his art for the Building deck card backs. This series is really looking cool!
Here's the Fortified Keep from the Building Deck! The last bastion of hope for the city if it's walls are breached! Once again, I love all the little details he puts in his work, like the little chickens, the subtle shadows, and that it's snowing!
Check out the Storehouse from the Building deck! It's an upgrade to the Granary basic building and helps you weather longs months of siege your city must sustain. I love the light, and of course the kitty!
So, he's taking a break from working on our game board to make the Granary basic building card. He made it just as gray and dreary as I had hoped...the peasants carting sacks of grain through the mud on a dull and thankless day. And, of course, we've got some sweet mud puddle reflections, which I'm a sucker for!
Check out the Almshouse from the Building deck! I'm a sucker for a good mud puddle reflection. I really like the light through the doorway, and the kinda creepy figure in the window above. Only one building left to go and the deck will be complete!
Here's his Old John's Forge for the Building deck. I love the forge, the chains, and the still hot metal he's fashioning into a sword. Tomas is doing a great job making lots of great art for us while some of our other artists are busy working on our game board...which I'm also very excited to see!
Here's the Feast Hall from the Building Deck. Aside from the incredible artistry, I love the warmth of this piece. Tomas has been a wonderful addition to our already great team of artists for After the Empire.
This is the Refugee Camp from the Building deck. He did a great job making this one dreary and stark, but with awesome detail like the mud puddles. If you look closely, you can see familiar characters in line for porridge. There's the Plowman, there's General Starke before she came to lead your troops! Who's that behind her? A character who has yet to be revealed!
Here's the Barracks card from the Building deck. The city's off-duty troops can be seen whiling away their off-duty hours playing some bones! This marks the completion of the 4 basic buildings in the game, along with the Chapel, Blacksmith, and Granary!
Here's his piece for Fortified Walls from the Building deck. He does such a great job with mood. These glacis reinforced walls seem so stark and imposing, looming and almost impregnable, with the single invader still trying to climb, arrows in his back, up a slope even he knows he'll never summit. It's nigh Sisyphean.
Here's his Red Castle Inn for the Building deck. I love all the little details and characters in here! There's more than just a few random heroes for hire. Look, it's Captain of the Guard and the Plowman arm wrestling in the back! The Bureaucrat is there! One of the thieves from the Thieves' Guild, and even the Mason is there! I wonder who else we might find!
It's another great piece from Ted. Here's the Apothecary from the Building deck. I really love the shelves full of beakers and bottles, the fire, the cauldron, the old apothecary and his medieval glasses. But, most of all, I love the lighting effects that really make this piece.
Here's the Treasury from the Building Deck. I love his attention to environmental details like the lower half of the treasury walls with dirt and moss, the dirty soldier's tunic, and the mud-puddles at the soldiers' feet!
Check out the basic building Blacksmith! I love everything about this piece! The fire, the snow. The drab flag flying proud on puny wooden battlements! The straw roof! It's the perfect beginning to start a thriving and wealthy fiefdom!
Here is the Sculptor's Hut from the Building Deck. I really love the little dog. If you look really close, you can tell he's actually sculpting the statue shown on the Idol card, which is eventually placed in the plaza shown on the Foreman card.
We've got a new version of our game board, player boards, player aid cards, lots of game cards printed with the new art, plus 4 sets of matching 3D printed city walls and turrets for both stone and wood walls all finished and ready to take with us up to Seattle tonight! If you're going to make it to Pax, come by board game playtesting table H and sign up to play a game Saturday or Sunday from 10am-8pm (break from 2-4pm), or Monday 10am-2pm, or just come to check it out and say hi! There will be tons of other great game, too!
Here's his first card from the Building deck, the Thieves' Guild! I love all the shady characters and intriguing dealings! Here's a preview of the card's flavor text Star Wars shout out: "A hideout for scum and villainy. Even the worst characters can bring about good if you know how to properly motivate them."
Here's the Brawler's Cage from the Building Deck!
Here's another one from coolboys entertainment from the Buildings Deck!