Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sometimes You Find a Random Picture...

...and think "Bloody Hell, that needs keying up as a dungeon."


Not mega-, not giga-, straight to yottadungeon that one.

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  1. That is like WH40K on steroids, gothic cathedral solar systems for people who think gothic cathedral star destroyers lack that certain oomph.

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  2. Fuck yeah Philippe Druillet!

    If you like John Blanche or Ian Miller you should really check out Druillet's graphic novels. I'm pretty sure I read a Blanche interview where he mentioned being inspired by him.

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  3. Excellent! Cheers Cafeine, I had no idea what the name of the artist was.

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    1. I found this tidbit you may find interesting, here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8137/spacefarers

      There is a conversation in the "More information" box between Nick Henfrey and someone who I assume is Bryan Ansell about the inspiration behind 40k, and Bryan cites Philippe Druillet as one of the influences behind Laserburn (a proto 40k ruleset published in the 70s).

      I find it interesting that the gothic sci-fi aesthetic was simultaneously developed on both sides of the Channel at roughly the same time. I don't know how much these artists were aware of each other's work at the time, I'd love to know more.

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