Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I've just finished reading "Azincourt" a novel by Bernard Cornwell. He's my favorite writer of the historical novel genre. So far I've read the Grail Quest (Harlequin, Vagabond and Heretic) and the Saxon Stories (The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, The Lords of the North and Sword Song) series. Now I'm waiting to get my hands on "The Burning Land", the last one published (but hopefully not the last to be written) of the Saxon serie. Cornwell masterfully entwines a fictional storyline with historical facts to create a literary masterpiece. All the research made by the author is evident in every detail described and one feels transported to the time depicted. A book worth reading.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This is a quick scketch that I called "Champion" and it portraits an old character that one of my actual players used in another campaign. The character's name is Elthanas, an elven cavalier and Prince of the Gamboge Forest, which I mentioned in an old post here. The visor of the helmet is the beak and wings of a raven (or at least that was the intention) which was his coat of arms that can be partially seen on his shield. He's weilding a flaming sword.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Continunig with the serie of "artistic" posts, here goes another one. This one is called "Knight in dungeon" and, as yesterday's, are inspired in the books of "Prince Valiant" which belonged to my father and I literaly devoured as a kid. More to come soon.
Monday, February 15, 2010
As I hoped here, on 2009's last post, I'm now starting to post material from one of my hobbies: drawing. I'm not a professional artist, so don't expect too much quality (I wish I had more time to better my skills). Anyway, here goes the first one and it's called "Archer". ;-)
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Even though as a member of the Labyrinth Lord Society I've received in advance a special preview (no artwork) of the Advanced Edition Companion, I also bought (juat a couple of minutes ago!) the hardcover edition from the print shop at Lulu and made use of the Groundhog Day coupon code ("SHADOW") toget a 15% off. (valid until Feb 3). Between printing (10-15 days) and shipping (7-12 days) it'll take a while to get down here, but it's worth the waiting. I hope it comes right in time for the start of my new "Old School" style campaign I'm planning for this year. Can't wait to have it!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
It was a really busy week and weekend with some friends (all fellow players of World of Warcraft online ) coming from abroad (Argentina) and I completely forgot about the deadline! I was really excited about this contest and had some ideas to submit. Well, maybe next time...