Monday, February 21, 2011

The Massive Monograph of Malignant Malefactors Update

A few months ago, I announced that I was planning to take the 0e Monster Book that Matt Finch had put out via the OGL and re-work it into a new book with new features, new monsters and art.

I'm pleased to announce that Michael over at heymikey.org is helping me with the monsters.  He's started at the back (Z) and is working forward, while I began at A and am working backward.  We've each completed three letters so far, so only 20 more to go.

We still have plans to integrate more monsters too.  Bat over at Ancient Vaults has offered to include some of his monsters when we're ready and Al over at Beyond the Black Gate has already given me permission to add a few of his critters to the book!  Thanks again to both of them!

Michael has shared a really cool idea about potentially "crowdsourcing" part of the book so, stay tuned for that!

Last, but not least, a very talented friend of mine, Jef, has contributed some art to the book.  I'm attaching a very rough preliminary sketch below.  He's still planning to add a lot more details.  There will be more tantalizing art to come!

Enjoy!
An imp taste testing the wizard's brew...

PS: if there are any other artists out there who would like to contribute to the book, please drop me a line at wilmanric (gmail) and I'll get back to you.  I'm just looking for clean line-art in an "old school" vein.  I think Jef epitomizes the style well.

7 comments:

Trey said...

Glad to hear this is going along.

migellito said...

Sounding great - can't wait! The crowdsourcing idea also sounds like a major plus, as I would love to contribute :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds awesome I can't wait to see the results. I'm looking forward to this! All of my best & keep on moving forward! Eric

ancientvaults said...

Anytime you are ready I will gladly donate a few monsters and art to go with them! I would also like to see Migellito's contribution.

Jim said...

@Trey, Anonymous -- thanks for the encouragement!
@Migellito -- I'll be posting about the crowdsourcing thing soon! Thanks!
@Ancientvaults -- Thanks again! I will keep you in the loop!

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

I have no art for them, but I've got some monsters you could use.

Mark said...

Sounds quite cool. My artistic skills end with stick figures.