|#1phoenix_mSep 05, 2007 12:42:43||I need some input, I'm looking at a picture by Tom Baxa on page 47 of the first Dark Sun Box Set ‘Rules Book’ (soft cover) showing a female riding some type of centipede like creature. For the life of me I have never been able to figure out what that creature is (been looking since the early 90's), does anyone know or even have a guess on what it is?|
Baxa doesn't have that image on his site or I'd provide a link to show you guys what I'm talking about.
|#2squidfur-Sep 05, 2007 22:57:40||Baxa was never the most accurate artist. Check out the DS monster manuals and you'll see just how far off his art was from the descriptions given. My guess is that it was a very early representation of a kank that slipped through the cracks.|
|#3zombiegleemaxSep 06, 2007 10:21:45||Why can't it just be a giant centipede? I thought too that it was probably a misrepresentation of a kank but then later decided that it doesn't matter. Considering all the large and strange creatures on Athas there's no reason that a person couldn't have a giant centipede as a mount.|
|#4terminus_vortexaSep 06, 2007 11:53:48||It could also be an early representation of a cilops|
|#5brun01Sep 06, 2007 14:04:19||Or a creature that came out of the Pristine Tower...|
|#6dasch_dupSep 06, 2007 19:41:04||Or a giant centipede....|
|#7OninotakiSep 06, 2007 20:10:21|
Or a giant centipede....
Or a small megapede:P
|#8jon_oracle_of_athasSep 10, 2007 16:16:53||Or a mega smallpede. :P|
|#9phoenix_mSep 11, 2007 3:07:02|
Or a small megapede:P
Or a mega smallpede. :P
Arrrgggh, you guys are killing me... I was just hoping I had missed some type of new mount, I may need to write something up now.
|#10hunterccSep 11, 2007 16:37:02||I'd like to see the writeup on the mega smallpede ;)|
|#11squidfur-Sep 12, 2007 4:52:58||or a pede megasmall:P DOI!!!!|
|#12phoenix_mSep 12, 2007 13:27:37|
or a pede megasmall:P DOI!!!!
|#13star_gazer_02Sep 12, 2007 15:26:38||Small Megapede, Mega Smallpede, either way, he Made ample legS.|
|#14SysaneSep 12, 2007 15:50:31||Guys cease your needless speculation. Its abundantly clear what that creature is. Its Dhojakt's mom. ;)|
|#15elonarcSep 12, 2007 15:56:51|
Guys cease your needless speculation. Its abundantly clear what that creature is. Its Dhojakt's mom. ;)
ROFLMAO! (Sysane +1/2 Poképoint)
|#16brun01Sep 12, 2007 16:05:57||Oh, I was sure Elonarc was going to say it's some sort of dire caterpie or something...|
|#17jon_oracle_of_athasSep 14, 2007 14:14:25||Nah, he´d say it´s a Pokemon of some sort.|
|#18brun01Sep 14, 2007 14:19:00||You Oracle powers are fading with time? |
Caterpie IS a pokémon! :P
|#19elonarcSep 14, 2007 15:01:14||:D Many thanks, to both of you.|
|#20jon_oracle_of_athasSep 16, 2007 10:26:59||There are some dark elements of nethermagic that are best left unexplored. ;)|
|#21thebraxSep 21, 2007 17:48:01||Elonarc, note that Oracle is the one who torpedoed the Kurnan "cards of monster summoning." :D|
|#22thebraxSep 22, 2007 1:01:11|
Baxa was never the most accurate artist. Check out the DS monster manuals and you'll see just how far off his art was from the descriptions given.
IIRC it's actually the other way around. My understanding is that the descriptions were made *after* the most of Brom and Baxa's art was made, not the other way around. The writers wrote their descriptions to conform to Brom's art, but for some reason, not to Baxa's early work. I think it's a cool-looking bug, and you can mildly spice up a story just by changing appearances of some critter that a key NPC is riding. No big deal if you just use the stats for another critter; players will never know, but they will remember the NPC and her mount from the description. A little story goes a long way.
|#23jon_oracle_of_athasSep 22, 2007 2:39:00|
Elonarc, note that Oracle is the one who torpedoed the Kurnan "cards of monster summoning."
Oh yes. The most important event in my Vegas trip.
Glad to have you back online, Brax. I have a technical writing question for you, which we can handle by e-mail.