This is me at Gamehole in Madison WI. running the homemade minitatures skirmish game called Dogstorm.
The best terrain here is made by a guy called Wayne Snyder (more about him here; http://goblinminimart.com/)
Here is the blurb I use to describe the game in convention event guides:
Artist designed small scale minis game with emphasis on fast play that doesn’t go on forever and isn’t boring in three dimensions. Each player has a squad of 6 minis that battle to the death in custom made surreal terrain. Dogs will rain from the sky. Bring your own set of 6 minis for an additional bonus or minis will be provided. Best for players that favor fun over hard tactics.
Well maybe now that Google plus has been slated for destruction , its possible I’ll put some more effort into this Blog Again. It was nice to be able to post images quickly and easily and be out of my depth and overrun spam comments all the time , but maybe something has changed .
News : The Hobonomicon #0 is now available again while supplies last here: https://gumroad.com/alephnullpublishing
Here is an early rough of the DCC RPG Annual cover that I chose not to use. You can see there are references to the Purple Planet and Chained Coffin , as well as a possible reference to Lankhmar and Portal Under the Stars, the original funnel adventure in the DCC core book. . I believe I judged it to have too many small elements and went with something slightly different but you can see some of the ideas of the final here.
It seems like almost all my public online activity is on Google Plus these days so if you are looking for more current stuff follow this link to my Google plus Profile here link to Doug Kovacs on google plus
WordPress seems to want to make the colors completely wrong , see Gplus post here for better idea of color:
2016 Doug Kovacs Sketchbook, Deluxe Detritus Edition
This is a limited version, standard versions are still available through Goodman Games
$30 ,including shipping inside the U.S. (email me about outside)
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This edition is signed and includes 4 additional color pages
& 2 pages from the upcoming Doug Kovacs Coloring book.
all versions contain 4 new monsters with Dungeon Crawl Classics stats and other gameable material, as well as lots of art
Another curiosity, this was the first time I was published as well as had art on a cover
I was 17 in 1991 and I believe this magazine was only distributed in schools. Maybe English classes, I can’t exactly remember. I was in high school anyway, and won a contest, I know that.
The original art project included a haiku I wrote in my own blood . which hung in the front hall of Maine East High school for weeks in a trophy case. At the the time I thought it was funny no one knew or noticed I had written the poem blood, but it was a big high school and it seemed like a lot of things could go unnoticed in retrospect. It started with something like “stagnant water still…”
This image was inspired by reading H.P. Lovecraft and a place in the woods we used to go to drink and hang out. I remember a friend of mine ,who had also read a bunch of Lovecraft, did a drawing of Cthulhu for the same project . At the time I recall thinking similar to I do now; the beauty of Lovecraft is NOT in overt images of Cthulhu, it is in what is unseen. Of coarse this is much harder to illustrate and is why everyone draws Cthulhu. The fact that some folks who use the image of Cthulhu now days have read no Lovecraft at all should no longer be a surprise.
I was published in other minor stuff and won other small contests here and there before getting any serious gaming related jobs. I think it would be another 9 or 10 years before I had another cover though.
I’m going back to this.. but have no DCC stats yet.
Maybe someone can help me out. Probably not.