The best thing about tabletop RPGs becoming more popular and accessible than ever is that it’s far easier to find a group to play with. Artists are filling social media feeds with gorgeous art of their tabletop characters, and it’s natural to want some gorgeous art of your own—but how to find the right artist? What if your fave isn’t doing commissions? Is it rude to ask? What if you don’t know every artist out there and you can’t find exactly the right person to draw your invincible punch-mage?
Fear not, fellow players. We here at Sidequest have rounded up our favorite artists who specifically enjoy designing tabletop characters! They may not always be open for work, so please double-check their websites and social media before reaching out!
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
Art is one of the most crucial factors for me in game design. Obviously, the way a game plays is important, too. But If I’m going to be spending a few hours staring at a game, the art better be something I like. (more…)
Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! With the summer solstice behind us, it’s time for a twist. This week’s game news focuses solely on art in games.
Community builder, artist, convention organizer, gamer, geek writer Women Write About Comics and Sidequest. Product Maven at Almost a Game. Owner, Bittenby Studios.
Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at The Longest Night.
Drawing games are awesome. They’re one of the few games I can get most of my friends and family who aren’t into board games to play with me. They are all also big fans of Taboo, and I’m a big fan of geekery. Now there’s a tabletop game that will combine all of the interests and help me pull more of my loved ones into the realm of gaming.
Mangaka is a fast-paced card game where the players get to be comic artists for four rounds. I got to talk to lead designer Jason Thompson and producer Jumana Al Hashal about this fabulous project.