Monday, November 23, 2015

Lady Karevena

Before boldly diving into the upcoming Kickstarter on December 1st, I took a couple days off to draft sample deck plans.  Here's a skyship freebie you can use as you see fit in your Calidaran or Mystaran adventures.  

I should mention there is an ulterior motive to this.  First off, due to various reasons, I had omitted to include a skyship in the story written for CAL1 "In Stranger Skies", which had been requested through an Admiral pledge during last year's Kickstarter.  Including the Lady Karevena here seems like a good way to make amends, aside from bringing it back up in CC1 "Beyond the Skies."

There is more to this anecdote, however.  As I developed Calidar's massive compendium of gods, I drafted some twenty floor plans for temples and secret society lairs.  In so doing, I have learned a great deal to make these maps look a lot better.  It is also what prompted me to go back to deck plans and see what I could come up with.  

It occurred to me that some of you may be interested in commissioning work of this nature, for your personal use.  It took me two days to complete the Lady Karevena, so the time and cost involved isn't trivial, yet some of you may nonetheless be interested in owning personalized deck plans in the style shown below.  I'll need at least a general idea of what you want, the ship's name of course, and whatever else you may want to share (your own game-related maps, a short story perhaps, or even hand-drafted sketches).  These skyships can be designed specifically for a Mystaran campaign or even a Spelljammer setting.

If you think this is right for you, contact me privately via Facebook or G+ so we can work out details.  This isn't for the immediate, since I am tied up with launching CC1's kickstarter.  Until a few months from now, I'm likely to remain fairly busy.

The idea of a compendium of skyships has been bandied about for some time.  Such a project requires a huge investment in time.  One of the goals here is to include all commissioned work in this book.  Perhaps it is but a mere dream.  Then again, I cast this flying bottle into stranger skies to see if some of you will find it and act upon its message.  Whether or not you do, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving all the same!

The above is a sample. The actual document is twice the size and rendered at a 300 dpi resolution, which is what would be delivered as finished work. Have fun!