In Seed we get a chance to see the Arcanists showing their roots as sinister wizards and researches of the occult. Unlike the whimsically absurd bowler hat wearing Arcanists of 1st Edition, Seed presents a more horrific view of magic in The Spoils™.
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These are for a top secret side project we’ll be announcing later this year. I thought they were just too cute and/or sinister not to share. Be prepared! … Don’t worry, CotL Arcanist preview coming Soon™.
Oh, a tardy blarging! For shame, for shame! I’m so ashamed. >_< Today’s entry is about our depiction of the Warlords in Seed. In contrast to the villainous despotism and slapstick gore of 1st Edition, the Warlords used to be a trade of heroes fighting to defend civilization against evil. Of course, between Seed and [...]
Our creative challenge with the 533d 31v35 was to find a place for them in the desert setting of Marduun and depict an earlier version of runic technology before the advent of voidal science. In 1st Edition, we mostly avoided clockwork contraptions and some other staples of steampunk in favor of an ultra high-tech ‘Atlantean’ [...]
After hitting the ‘publish’ button on last week’s post about the mau, I realized I was going to have to accept the fact there would be no way to top it. Like I said, the team really outdid themselves with the art for Seed, and I don’t think any trade shows as much variety and [...]
This week will be my CotL art preview, as promised. Looking at the art for this set, I think the team has really outdone themselves. We’ll be keeping a tight lid on the color versions of these cards until we’re closer to the release date, but in the mean time I’ll share with you some [...]
There’s an old saw that goes ‘kill your darlings.’ This is stock advice dished out to new writers. The phrase means that you should purge your work of elements that unbalance it, even if those elements are things you particularly love, i.e. your ‘darlings.’ As Creative Director of The Spoils™, I’m pretty far down on [...]
Ah, the Ministry of Other Smaller Ministries. More than any other, I think this card sums up the flavor of the 1st Edition Bankers. MOSM first appeared on a giant list of name ideas I assembled before we began illustrating Open Beta. It included ideas like
Hi, everybody. Welcome to The SpoilsTM Web Blarg. This is my spot to ramble about TCG art minutia and random banality, and your spot to look at high(er) res versions of card art from The SpoilsTM. I’m sure in time I’ll run out of things to say and either just start posting high-res art with [...]