Wow. This is wonderful indeed. To see that kind of style and detail around is indeed refreshing and rarely seen nowadays. SHARD... SHARD... the name does ring a bell. I'm quite sure I've heard about it before. I'll look for it later. But as far as this deviation is concerned...
Oh! I'm so glad you enjoy the style! If you'd like to check out the official site for the paper RPG itself, go to [link]... I've put a Gallery up there that's just for the game where you can see a lot of other art for it as well, which I art-directed and collaborated on. And in the Game section you can read about the fiction and such... Hopefully you'll like what you see! It should be hitting the shelves of most hobby and game stores by around mid May. If you like paper role-playing games, and you don't see it where you shop by May, please ask the owner of the shop if they know about it and can get it!
Well, I've been looking around the site, and indeed! I like what I see. Personally, I've had little experience with tabletop-style RPGs, because well, there aren't exactly too many people up to that where I live. Heck, I don't even know a retailer near my home. There's one I've met once, and if he does import things, I'm going to ask next time. Though he's more dedicated to selling collection articles and TCGs (He's the guy I buy my Magic: The Gathering cards with, lawl). Anyway, even though I see really, really hard to acquire it when it comes out, I'll keep an eye on your gallery and website.
Cool! Please do! It's my personal goal to help paper RPGs become popular again... I worked for over 12 years in the computer gaming industry as an Art Director and a Designer with people like Richard Garriott and Chris Roberts (Ultima Online and Wing Commander fame), and I began to despair at the overall drop in creativity as players of RPGs began to get their "fix" online instead of using their own individual creativity and imagination with groups of friends and personal interaction to build their own interactive plots and really bring to lofe a world in their own minds.... It really is the difference btween watching a movie in the audience, and actually BEING an actor in a live-action play.... It's like improv theater with rules and dice!
Take care and have fun. It was a pleasure talking to you!