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Old 08-09-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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I'm almost afraid to start another discussion of art, but I did want to praise SJG for choosing to use the Octopo art on the cover of the Companion -- I think it's perfect, and removes the idea that it might have something to do with the coming game components -- even if it IS foreshadowing something else in the future. (Though, in the interim, you might have to offer a stretch goal down the line of "Five Unusual Wizards" in order to "explain" to the customer why that art's on there!)

I think that Octopo necromancer is a brilliant and highly evocative piece of art (in fact, it vaguely reminds me of the cover of that old game Necromancer that you guys used to publish back in the early days; though that's probably just the skeletons talking...).

Anyway, excellent choice for the Companion's cover, to my mind!
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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I mistook the illustration as the one for the GM screen in an earlier post. But I agree, this is painting is pretty good. This picture, some of the other recent art teasers, and the leak that we might actually see a Liz Danforth painting on the Wizard cover suggests that the visual aesthetics of the final product are going to be good.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:01 PM   #3
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It's my favorite of the art I've seen so far. :)
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:06 PM   #4
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The octopus rules.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:12 PM   #5
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I'm also a big fan of the octopus piece. Nice!

I also kinda like Tollenkar's, as much as I'm not a big fan of just having some dude in a robe standing there (not the most exciting). But... I still like the look of it.

So, Octopus and Tollenkar's Lair are my 2 fave covers so far. Hopefully there are more nice surprises to come re: the Melee/Wizard covers.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:57 AM   #6
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I would also like to vote for the Octopus Necromancer as the best art so far. There's so many interesting elements to it. More like this, please.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:45 AM   #7
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Seems that the Octopus is becoming an icon of the Legacy Edition...and why not?
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:49 AM   #8
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I mistook the illustration as the one for the GM screen in an earlier post.
This is the GM screen art. Additionally, as noted in this update -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/2255968 -- the artwork is also being used for the Companion cover.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:51 AM   #9
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(in fact, it vaguely reminds me of the cover of that old game Necromancer that you guys used to publish back in the early days; though that's probably just the skeletons talking...).
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.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:17 AM   #10
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. . . the leak that we might actually see a Liz Danforth painting on the Wizard cover . . .
Liz has not painted a cover for Wizard.
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