Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Lone Delver

This guy looks like he's in some trouble. He's facing an opponent, possibly and ogre, who has a flail about as long as he is tall and is wearing armor as well as carrying a shield. This will be a tough fight. At least the lone warrior is well armored. This is a good example of the unique assemblages of armor one can get when buying 'by the piece.' He has a full helmet, a leather or brigandine vest, leather gauntlets, greaves, and a heater shield. That should soak up some damage as well as look pretty stylish. Unfortunately, the sword he is wielding looks like a toothpick against the ogre. But perhaps he has the skill to put that toothpick where it really counts. I've always liked this Liz Danforth illustration (and all of her work in general) from the 5th edition rulebook. It really sums up the solo delving experience. You face tremendous odds with no one to rely on but yourself. No wonder so many lone delver character sheets end up in the recycling bin.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words about my artwork. I'm getting back to doing more such work, and you might want to have a look at as I find my way back to doing what I love as a freelancer: art and writing! -- Liz