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> Art Preview for "Another Rainy Night", Peter Tikos rocks!
Patrick Goodman
post Feb 19 2012, 05:11 AM
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Coming soon: A piece of enhanced fiction called "Another Rainy Night," by yours truly. Theoretically, it should be out the end of this month or the beginning of next month, but production issues could delay it again. I mean, it's already happened once, so....

Anyway, it has some original art by the remarkably talented Péter Tikos, including this character illustration, which looks nothing like how I originally envisioned the character...but it rocks. I really could not be more pleased with how the art came together for this project, and I'm tremendously happy that I can tease this illustration and show you a piece of things to come.

Let me know what you think.
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post Feb 19 2012, 08:28 AM
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The character looks interesting, and thanks for introducing Péter's art to me.

So, pardon my ignorance. What is 'enhanced fiction'?
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post Feb 19 2012, 09:52 AM
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The Enhanced Fiction line is a ebook product series that includes a full blown short story (as opposed to the short snippets of fiction you get in the books now), and then includes some game material linking to that fiction.

Technically, 99 Bottles was the first Enhanced Fiction product, but it's not really representative of what the line is supposed to be, as it's closer to a Mission than anything else (though it's a pretty nice little adventure in it's own right). Patrick's upcoming piece is what will hopefully be the style we'll be seeing more of in the future.
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post Feb 19 2012, 12:43 PM
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What Bull said...only probably longer. I tend to ramble. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 19 2012, 03:04 PM
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Interesting. Photorealism isn't a style we've seen much in SR products. Not sure how I feel about that. Definitely beats the anime-style garbage that plagued SR3.

So what was your description of the character that lead Tikos to that image? (Or do we just have to wait for the e-book?)
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post Feb 19 2012, 04:34 PM
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meh. Compared to the other art on Peter's blog, a short guy in a turtleneck with prince valiant haircut is pretty underwhelming. There's nothing about that pic that says "Shadowrun" to me. The game is cartoonish, I'll take anime style.

Excited about the fiction tho. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 19 2012, 08:35 PM
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Eagerly anticipating 'Another Rainy Night' - I'm very interested to see a 'proper' Enhanced Fiction SR-product (though I liked 99 Bottles very much).
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post Feb 19 2012, 08:36 PM
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Still say he looks like a goon from the first Max Payne game.
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post Feb 19 2012, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE (CanRay @ Feb 19 2012, 09:36 PM) *
Still say he looks like a goon from the first Max Payne game.


More or less...
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post Feb 19 2012, 11:52 PM
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Another long-distance night alone.
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post Feb 20 2012, 12:07 AM
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Actually, Max Payne would make a good Pink Mohawk/Noir character in Shadowrun. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE (OneTrikPony @ Feb 19 2012, 05:34 PM) *
meh. Compared to the other art on Peter's blog, a short guy in a turtleneck with prince valiant haircut is pretty underwhelming. There's nothing about that pic that says "Shadowrun" to me.

Same here.
Nice picture, but it could be used for any character in any universe after the 1950s.
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post Feb 20 2012, 05:27 PM
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So, what would make that picture unique to Shadowrun?
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post Feb 20 2012, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (3278 @ Feb 19 2012, 06:52 PM) *
Another long-distance night alone.


I wonder how many people just didn't get that reference.
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post Feb 20 2012, 09:10 PM
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It's Queensryche, of course I got it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) then again, I suspect I'm one of only about a dozen people left on the planet taht thinks of them as the "Soundtrack of Shadowrun", since everyone else seems to want to default to some kind of crappy techno. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Anyway, as for the pic and being "generic", well... that happens sometimes. It's justa character portrait, and not every charcter is going to scream "Shadowrun" or "Cyberpunk". I'd guess taht if you took at least 50% of the humans in Shadowrun artwork (any edition) and pulled just their image out and put it on a page alone, it would look pretty generic.

I really like Peter's work here. It's clean and it's detailed, which is all i really ask of my artwork. The character isn't a mage, isn't a cybermonster samuari, he's just a dude. So the fact taht he looks like Just A Dude works.

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post Feb 20 2012, 09:11 PM
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Oh, and for those wondering, here's the song and video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5fuP3teihg&ob=av2e

I'm not certain that Patrick pulled the title from this song, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me. I know I'm certainly guilty of ganking Song Lyrics for stuff (The last two missions I wrote, 04-00 and 04-05 each have a featured Band who provided all the Scene titles (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) )
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post Feb 20 2012, 10:02 PM
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Plus, Queensryche is not unfamiliar with dystopian science fiction themes. And is from Bellevue!
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post Feb 20 2012, 10:55 PM
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I got it, Paul, and was grinning ear to ear. It's where I got the title, after all. That's about all the story has in common with the song, but I was looking for a short title (the original title for the story was a Warren Zevon song, "Things to Do In Denver When You're Dead," but that was way too long).
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post Feb 20 2012, 10:57 PM
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Deadlands had "Things to do in Denver when you're Undead". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nyahnyah.gif)
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post Feb 20 2012, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE (Bull @ Feb 20 2012, 03:10 PM) *
I really like Peter's work here. It's clean and it's detailed, which is all i really ask of my artwork.

Same here.
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The character isn't a mage, isn't a cybermonster samuari, he's just a dude. So the fact taht he looks like Just A Dude works.

He's just a dude? Good to know.

Sometimes obvious is not the way my characters roll. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:00 PM
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Sometimes the ones without any, or only a minor amount, of augmentations or magic are the ones you have to fear the most.

I've explained my "Accountant From Hell" to most people and they already don't want to mess with him. All he has are cyberoptics, a Math SPU, and a Datajack. All from the days when he was a wageslave.
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:09 PM
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To clarify, Thomas is a college professor and a doctor. Who watches too many action trids. Who gets handed a firearm. You think he's not going to do something goofy-looking?
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:10 PM
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QUOTE (Patrick Goodman @ Feb 20 2012, 07:09 PM) *
To clarify, Thomas is a college professor and a doctor. Who watches too many action trids. Who gets handed a firearm. You think he's not going to do something goofy-looking?
"Safe-ty? Guns can be made safe?" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nyahnyah.gif)
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:14 PM
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QUOTE (Bull @ Feb 20 2012, 10:10 PM) *
It's Queensryche, of course I got it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) then again, I suspect I'm one of only about a dozen people left on the planet taht thinks of them as the "Soundtrack of Shadowrun", since everyone else seems to want to default to some kind of crappy techno. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


I wouldn't go quite as far as the 'soundtrack of shadowrun', but they're quite fitting, yeah =)

QUOTE (Patrick Goodman @ Feb 21 2012, 12:09 AM) *
To clarify, Thomas is a college professor and a doctor. Who watches too many action trids. Who gets handed a firearm. You think he's not going to do something goofy-looking?


I am neither of those things, mind you! I may be guilty of watching too much action, sure - but I know how to handle a gun! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grinbig.gif)
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post Feb 20 2012, 11:19 PM
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The muzzle goes at the thing you what dead, right?
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