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by Mr. Author
Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Common names for dinosaurs
Replies: 6
Views: 12234

Yeah. Have you ever thought about the common names for animals, like 'bird' or 'lion?' Where do these words come from? I mean, from a language, like latin or greek, but why are those words the way they are? What possessed someone to sit down and apply a sound or series of letters and say, 'this is w...
by Mr. Author
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

Here's the newest batch.

(previous image didn't wanna appear)

This is the zen buddhist machine. In a world where robots try to become human, it seeks to become more than human, since it already has the perfect body. It thus seeks the perfect mind, one of having no mind.
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by Mr. Author
Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Common names for dinosaurs
Replies: 6
Views: 12234

Common names for dinosaurs

On my world, since dinosaurs replace common animals, and the word 'dinosaur' was never invented, I've had to come up with names folks might call the things, yet at the same time, not sound stupid. The good news is there's only Cretaceous dinos to worry about, though. Until the group comes up with on...
by Mr. Author
Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 15
Views: 15734

Hey, hey. More people, that's always good. Heh. I always number crunch my characters, but I try to remain with my concept the whole way. It's mostly because I want my character to have a cool schtick, and I want him or her to be good at it. 'course, that usually means skimping on something, or makin...
by Mr. Author
Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: Gaurzam Dai
Replies: 2
Views: 6424

I dunno. First question to ask would be "do they have the "dwarf blood" special ability, or are they a dwarven subrace?"

If yes, then sure, why the heck not?
by Mr. Author
Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: This Covert Ops thing
Replies: 1
Views: 4129

This Covert Ops thing

Hey, this is really cool. Got some neat previews with that Boundless Blue thing. I may actually try and dig that up. My favortie bit, though, is the Steamborg. That's just excellent. Right up my alley. At last, Wasted Zero may see the light of day as a character. I might ask the DM to ignore the "Lo...
by Mr. Author
Sun May 25, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: All aboard the half-drow train!
Replies: 2
Views: 6368

It's very simple in a D&D world.

A wizard did it.

If you can't ever figure out why something is a certain way, always blame the wizard.

Half drow kraken? Wizard did it.

Now, about that drink.......
by Mr. Author
Fri May 16, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

I got a new toy!

And that toy is Adobe Illustrator.

This here is my first attempt at doing anything with it.

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by Mr. Author
Mon May 12, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

And the dreams begin......

Stage One: After handling infested pieces of meteorites or drinking exposed water, the victim contracts the bacterium. Over the next several days, the xenobacteria extracts genetic material from throughout the body. It is during this time that the victim experiences audio and visual hallucinations, ...
by Mr. Author
Mon May 12, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

The One Who is Not Whole

This is an image for a prestige class, one far more serious than my last two outings. It is the 'Psychopomp,' a psionic mediator between the realm of the living and the dead. I worked out the coloring in almost no time at all; the speed at which it emerged surprised me. Still, it came out looking re...
by Mr. Author
Sat May 03, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

Her legs should actually be about half a head height longer. The lower legs would be the ones getting lengthened. Check the midpoint of the body (also known as the crotch). Note how it seems to be too low. The length of the legs from the midpoint down should be precisely the legnth from the midpoint...
by Mr. Author
Fri May 02, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

Wasted Zero

Here's this morning's piece......a steampunk cyborg chick whose legs are too short. I'm gonna call her "Wasted Zero," because that sounds cool and does sorta fit. The tube is filled with green hydraulic fliud that intermittenly sprays out of the right side vents as steam. There's tubes and rivets al...
by Mr. Author
Thu May 01, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

I find the coolest stuff when I clean my desk.......

Okay, I don't know what this is, but it's dated from last year. I remember drawing it during Intro to Asian Humanities, so it must've been early in the year. The side on the edge says "Tarna." As far as I know, this is the only picture I ever drew that bleeds. It would probably be straighter, but I ...
by Mr. Author
Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

Yay! New art! This is Hood. She's a character I draw a lot, and continually draw tons of variations of. This is Manapunk Hood from Crystal Legacy. There's supposed to be a Velociraptor behind her (turkey-sized, of course), but I cut it out due to time constraints and the fact I couldn't come up with...
by Mr. Author
Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: Queen Doppelpopalus!
Replies: 2
Views: 6067

It's like a koala pooped a rainbow in my head!

Yep. It's a dodgeball cannon. It shoots the big, inflatable red ones. "I built a time machine!" "That doesn't look like a time machine to me." "Well, you're right. It's more of a dodgeball cannon. Heads up!" and.... "I'm declaring Martian Law!" "Isn't that martial law?" "Silence! Who's the captain a...
by Mr. Author
Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: How do you use Broncosaurus Rex?
Replies: 7
Views: 11189

I'm using the dinosaur stats as a quick reference when running Crystal Legacy adventures. It's great to not have to create a whole new set of stats whenever the party wants to, oh, say, track down a Troodon that's been plundering local convenience store garbage and release him in a state park or som...
by Mr. Author
Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Eesh, you got that right. You know, just yesterday I answered somebody's question as to why you put bacon grease in a shotgun if you're using rock salt as ammo in a pipe rifle.

Then I explained how youmake a pipe rifle.

Man, I feel so....I dunno.......Southern, I guess.
by Mr. Author
Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

Latest from the Peanut Gallery

Below is what happens when I am talking on the phone while trying to draw. I actually took the time out to try and color this one, too. I liked it. I don't like the glowy all that much. I may redo or remove it. The stinger has an overpainted green effect I would like to try with the whole body, but ...
by Mr. Author
Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Once out of Vernal, we debated on whether to go to the Swetsville Zoo at Ft. Collins in Colorado or not, but we decided against it. Good thing too, as we discovered that moments after we got out of Colorado, they were hit with very bad weather. On the trip down the mountain, we were moving about ten...
by Mr. Author
Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:45 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Mr. Author's art thread.....
Replies: 44
Views: 54098

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by Mr. Author
Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Day Five (Sunday Evening)

Current Location: Still in Vernal Went back to the monument today and took a look at the petroglyphs. Lovely pieces of art available for free and to look at to your heart's content. I did get a little upset when I noted someone's [i]name[/i] on the rocks between and [i]over[/i] an otherwise beautifu...
by Mr. Author
Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Day Four (Saturday Afternoon)

Current Location: Best Western Dinosaur Inn, Vernal, Utah We arrived in Dinosaur today and took some photos. After that, we headed up to the monument itself and the quarry. Not many people can spend two hours looking at vaguely bone-shaped rocks and be excited, but we can't all be perfect. There's a...
by Mr. Author
Sat Mar 15, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Day Three (Saturday Morning)

Current Location: Denver, Colorado, La Quinta Inn I slept most of Friday, so there isn't much to report. We stopped on the Denver side of the Rockies with the assumption that we'll make it through today. The trees on this side seem well watered, as they should be on this side of a rain-shadow desert.
by Mr. Author
Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

Day Two (Friday Morning)

Current Location: Sleep Inn, Topeka, Kansas There truly [i]is[/i] nothing in Kansas, but that would imply that nothing is something. There are no sights, no neat little stopoffs....nothing. Oh, I'm certain there is, but I just haven't seen it. One thing I've noticed, however, is rocks. Mostly in the...
by Mr. Author
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: To Dinosaur Monument
Replies: 7
Views: 11869

To Dinosaur Monument

Current Location: Red Roof Inn, Smyrna, Georgia I'm on my way to Dinosaur National Monument instead of Austrailia, since the monument is cheaper. Most of today was done driving. And driving some more. This is the first time since I was around nine or so that I've gone on a trip like this, and I have...

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