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scottlava:

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"
Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!

!!!

scottlava:

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"

Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!

!!!

swordandbackpack
swordandbackpack:

OCCULT SLUMBER PARTY: THE MIXTAPE
Yesterday Rothbard & Gazpus released the free-to-download prototype of Occult Slumber Party, our cover version of the classic game Werewolf. In our take, instead of the players playing as villagers trying to uncover a murderous lycanthrope in their midst, they’re friends on a mountain-getaway-vacation-from-hell after an innocent reading of a forbidden text has the unfortunate side-effect of unleashing soul-hungry demons. Yes, we’re fans of Evil Dead 2 and Cabin in the Woods. Could you tell?
If you’re familiar with our fantasy RPG Sword & Backpack, you already know that we love making mixes to accompany our gaming. But we figured why limit awesome mixes to  adventuring? To that end, we present the Occult Slumber Party Mixtape, a collection of songs to swallow souls to. It’s spooky, it’s ominous, it’s dark and bloody fun, suitable for soundtracking any horror gaming or Halloween shindig. Originally we weren’t going to release this until October, but whatever — we’ll just repost it then! Enjoy!
Download it Here. (Click on the three dots on the page to grab a .zip file of the mix!)
The Tracklisting:
“Spells, Charms, Incantations” – Tarot Bolero
“Dunwich Horror – Main Title” – Les Baxter
“Bad Ritual” – Timber Timbre
“The Number of the Beast” – Iron Maiden
“Ain’t Superstitious” – Jack o’ Fire
“I Walk on Guilded Splinters” – Dr. John
“Lose Your Soul” – Dead Man’s Bones
“Pick Up if You’re There” – Mercury Rev
“Lady That’s My Skull” – Alan Moore & Tim Perkins
“The Pink Room” – Angelo Badalamenti
“Come to the Sabbat” – Black Widow
“Nasty” - The Damned
“Halloween Remix” – Ronald Jenkees
“Raining Blood” – Slayer
“Black Mass – Mort Garson
“Underground” – Tom Waits
“Devil’s Plaything” – Danzig
“Necronomicon” – Les Baxter
“At the Parlor” – Tarot Bolero

swordandbackpack:

OCCULT SLUMBER PARTY: THE MIXTAPE

Yesterday Rothbard & Gazpus released the free-to-download prototype of Occult Slumber Party, our cover version of the classic game Werewolf. In our take, instead of the players playing as villagers trying to uncover a murderous lycanthrope in their midst, they’re friends on a mountain-getaway-vacation-from-hell after an innocent reading of a forbidden text has the unfortunate side-effect of unleashing soul-hungry demons. Yes, we’re fans of Evil Dead 2 and Cabin in the Woods. Could you tell?

If you’re familiar with our fantasy RPG Sword & Backpack, you already know that we love making mixes to accompany our gaming. But we figured why limit awesome mixes to  adventuring? To that end, we present the Occult Slumber Party Mixtape, a collection of songs to swallow souls to. It’s spooky, it’s ominous, it’s dark and bloody fun, suitable for soundtracking any horror gaming or Halloween shindig. Originally we weren’t going to release this until October, but whatever — we’ll just repost it then! Enjoy!

Download it Here. (Click on the three dots on the page to grab a .zip file of the mix!)

The Tracklisting:

“Spells, Charms, Incantations” – Tarot Bolero

“Dunwich Horror – Main Title” – Les Baxter

“Bad Ritual” – Timber Timbre

“The Number of the Beast” – Iron Maiden

“Ain’t Superstitious” – Jack o’ Fire

“I Walk on Guilded Splinters” – Dr. John

“Lose Your Soul” – Dead Man’s Bones

“Pick Up if You’re There” – Mercury Rev

“Lady That’s My Skull” – Alan Moore & Tim Perkins

“The Pink Room” – Angelo Badalamenti

“Come to the Sabbat” – Black Widow

“Nasty” - The Damned

“Halloween Remix” – Ronald Jenkees

“Raining Blood” – Slayer

“Black Mass – Mort Garson

“Underground” – Tom Waits

“Devil’s Plaything” – Danzig

“Necronomicon” – Les Baxter

“At the Parlor” – Tarot Bolero

swordandbackpack

OCCULT SLUMBER PARTY - A NEW GAME FROM ROTHBARD & GAZPUS FOR FREE RPG DAY!

swordandbackpack:

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It’s Free RPG Day, and Rothbard & Gazpus have a gift to put under the Free RPG Tree: our new party game OCCULT SLUMBER PARTY. It’s a variation on the game Werewolf presented as a tribute to horror films like  Cabin in the Woods, Demons, and Evil Dead 2. It is, in a word, groovy! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

All you need to play are the rules and the card templates (download link below). Once you’ve downloaded and printed them and used your scissor-and-glue-stick skills to make a 20-card deck you’re ready to party. But direct your attention to the art above— that’s one of the cards and that brings us to the coolest thing about Occult Slumber Party: all of the game art is original work done by our main man Arik Roper, who has done an insane number of frightening album covers and movie posters for the like of Sleep, High on Fire, Mondo Posters, and more. The dude is SKILLED.

And there’s more Occult Slumber Party coolness in the offing: coming soon is the CHILLING and THRILLING Occult Slumber Party mixtape, a truly terrifying collection of tunes that’s the perfect soundtrack for summoning evil from the underworld. If it doesn’t become your new favorite Halloween comp we’ll bite the head off a bat.

DOWNLOAD PDFS OF THE RULES AND THE CARD TEMPLATES HERE…IF YOU DARE!

(Also, keep a lookout for a revised version of Occult Slumber Party will go into actual physical production, and that version will have a very clever rulebook, high-quality cards and perhaps some NEW cards. Quoth Count Floyd, very scary.)

bycrom
bycrom:

Summer Reruns, By Crom!
Love this? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 
Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store just reopened! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

bycrom:

Summer Reruns, By Crom!

Love this? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store just reopened! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

portablecity

ENnies Voting is open!

portablecity:

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So, through the magic of working with brilliant people, three books I contributed to are all up for ENnies this year! You can learn more about the ENnies right here; and if this is old hat to you you can go vote right now!

So, which books?

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Pelgrane Press and Robin D Laws’ Hillfolk is nominated three times! This is nuts. Hillfolk was my first RPG illustration job, as well as one of the first tabletop games I played, and I rave about it constantly - if you haven’t checked it out you really should. 

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Blood in the Snow, a companion book to Hillfolk, is also nominated! And also contains several pieces of my art

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Call of Cthulhu’s 7th Edition Quick Start Rules is nominated too! I illustrated the adventure for this publication, which was The Haunting, a scenario I love. You can see some of my art from it right here. This one’s a free product, which means you can go grab it right now if you haven’t already, and properly evaluate it for all the voting you’re off to do shortly, right?

portablecity
portablecity:

I’m loving doing these big chunky photoshop painting studies. In September I’ll have room to get out the oil paints again and hopefully I can start playing with those more too!
One of my ongoing challenges in photoshop is wanting to use brushes are very subtle, without letting myself simply gently glaze for hours on end. So this is a big chunky 100% opaque brush with no size or angle variation, and I’m pushing myself to see how polished I can make a painting using only this brush at various sizes. If I save the gentle airbrushing for last then I’ll have well defined forms and edges first and surface texture second, which is a much better process for me.
I haven’t been doing much of an underdrawing for these speed paintings, either, but I would on a piece I intended to polish and finish. Finishing a piece is a whole other skill, and one I’ll save for studies from life or at least from my own photos.
PS: aren’t moose freaking terrifying?

portablecity:

I’m loving doing these big chunky photoshop painting studies. In September I’ll have room to get out the oil paints again and hopefully I can start playing with those more too!

One of my ongoing challenges in photoshop is wanting to use brushes are very subtle, without letting myself simply gently glaze for hours on end. So this is a big chunky 100% opaque brush with no size or angle variation, and I’m pushing myself to see how polished I can make a painting using only this brush at various sizes. If I save the gentle airbrushing for last then I’ll have well defined forms and edges first and surface texture second, which is a much better process for me.

I haven’t been doing much of an underdrawing for these speed paintings, either, but I would on a piece I intended to polish and finish. Finishing a piece is a whole other skill, and one I’ll save for studies from life or at least from my own photos.

PS: aren’t moose freaking terrifying?