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Old 08-10-2018, 08:50 AM   #11
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I agree, I'm digging the Octopus Necromancer art!

As a biologist I'm now thinking about speciation, and whether there are different species of Land Octopi. For example, a natural poisonous one similar to our Earth's blue-ringed octopus would make for an interesting assassin character. And what is there are other intelligent land cephalopods, like a giant Architeuthis squid? ^_^
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:16 AM   #12
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I agree, I'm digging the Octopus Necromancer art!

As a biologist I'm now thinking about speciation, and whether there are different species of Land Octopi. For example, a natural poisonous one similar to our Earth's blue-ringed octopus would make for an interesting assassin character. And what is there are other intelligent land cephalopods, like a giant Architeuthis squid? ^_^
Octopus splat book!
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:59 AM   #13
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I agree, I'm digging the Octopus Necromancer art!

As a biologist I'm now thinking about speciation, and whether there are different species of Land Octopi. For example, a natural poisonous one similar to our Earth's blue-ringed octopus would make for an interesting assassin character. And what is there are other intelligent land cephalopods, like a giant Architeuthis squid? ^_^
Great ideas. :)
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:42 AM   #14
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Let the diversity of hyper intelligent cephalopods match the wonders of the Slime phylogenetic tree!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:57 PM   #15
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Let the diversity of hyper intelligent cephalopods match the wonders of the Slime phylogenetic tree!
Challenge accepted! ^_^
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:02 PM   #16
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That was intentional. It is not the only piece of TFT art we have posted that has a connection to earlier SJGames works. And it is unlikely to be the last; we're having fun over here.
Easter eggs? LOL!
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:29 PM   #17
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Easter eggs? LOL!
I'm still kinda surprised that I haven't seen an "aha!" post from someone. I guess we grabbed some real deep cuts. I went back and checked, and we definitely got the art right. The connection just hasn't been made by anyone (that I've noticed).
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:37 PM   #18
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Well, in my personal defense, it's been about twenty years since I last saw many of the covers for the old games (lost my entire collection, except for one or two small things, back then). Though if memory serves, the DT 2 cover smacks more than a little of the original "contest art" for Kung Fu 2100...

But the "Thorz wants you" art doesn't ring any bells for me at this point...so it's probably been too long! ;-)
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:38 PM   #19
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Well, in my personal defense, it's been about twenty years since I last saw many of the covers for the old games (lost my entire collection, except for one or two small things, back then). Though if memory serves, the DT 2 cover smacks more than a little of the original "contest art" for Kung Fu 2100...

But the "Thorz wants you" art doesn't ring any bells for me at this point...so it's probably been too long! ;-)
Oh, I'm not talking about a cover homage. I am talking _real_ subtle . . .

We will keep having fun with the project.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:48 PM   #20
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Oh my... More research required!!! ;-)
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