Rafe's 11 Month Birthday

29 November 2012 | sila | | Family Pics

So here we are, at 11 months! Only one more month before Adik turns 1! It's really amazing how quickly time has passed. I mean, it's almost a year since he was born! And look how far he's come now.

Happy Adik

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52 Months

23 November 2012 | sila | | Family Pics

52 Months! And backdated entries are a good thing. :-) 

Happy Yaya says Hiiii

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Vader's Imperial Sourcebook

18 November 2012 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games, Star Wars
This is the 1st Edition book.

Click on the thumbnail above to view a bigger image of Vader reading the Imperial Sourcebook.


D'Kathi Concept Design

16 November 2012 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games

Christopher Mennell's Across The Stars commission is presently being worked on. Here's a delightful surprise that occurred over email / Google+ discussions of the project.

One of the aliens I have to create an initial form for is the D'Kathi. The image below is my first sketch of the alien's head.

Suddenly, artist Eric Quigley came up with his own painting of my D'Kathi design using Painter and Photoshop. It looks spectacular as can be seen below.

Click here to visit Eric's website.


Jogging at a Park

12 November 2012 | Hisham | | Family Pics

I have no idea why they named this park Taman Pudu when Pudu proper is some leagues in that direction.

The Deepavali morning was cool and sunny, perfect for a run. The park has multi-jogging tracks built allowing one to run along winding paths around trees, hillocks, fountains and exercise machines, which are thankfully still mostly serviceable.

City Hall maintains a small forest on the southern side of the park. When I say forest, I mean a mini-tropical jungle which you wouldn't want to go exploring in without a machete.

Finally, there are eateries easily accessed from both ends of the park. Which means teh tarik time after the exercise.


BareBones Fantasy: The First Quest

02 November 2012 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games, RPG Actual Play, RPG Irfan Plays

The night before we headed home to Kuala Lumpur from Pasir Mas, Irfan and I decided to try out the BareBones Fantasy RPG.

BareBones Fantasy (BBF) is a simple - but intrinsically complete and very customisable - role-playing game engine that allows gamemasters and players to run adventures in the vein of classic Tolkienesque fantasy worlds, with Elves and Dwarves and Halflings and Orcs. I was sent the beta version for my DwD Studios art commission job, so I had a copy printed out the week earlier.

It runs on DwD Studios' own D00dice system, which only uses the d10 dice either as percentile rolls or total-up rolls.


Note: The above is not the actual cover, but something I put together quickly and had printed! Click here to view the skilfully painted cover by Eric Quigley, and to read more about BareBones Fantasy at the DwD Studios' website.