Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rogue Space Review Update: The Art

I neglected to mention one of the biggest changes in the newest version of Rogue Space: the art. In previous versions, the art was largely public domain pieces with some original work by Valerie Brandon. This gave the book a feeling of being inspired by 1950's classic sci-fi, which CR Brandon said wasn't his intent. This time around, even though there are still some public domain pieces carried over there are a lot more original works by Valerie and Luigi Castellani. These new illustrations give the book a much more contemporary sci-fi feeling than previous versions of Rogue Space. Mission accomplished.

3 comments:

Fenway5 said...

Thanks for the art nod, I tried to keep it varied and I think Luigi's classic sci-fi and my wife's fun sci-fi plus some public domain give it the right feel of variety. I thought about a central theme or style but frankly I like the variety better, hope others wills too!

Brutorz Bill said...

Hope my print copy arrives soon. : )

Giles Kiser said...

I think it only helped to make RS feel even more like a proper sci-fi toolbox. I didn't have anything against the art in the previous versions, but they did inspire a much more classic sci-fi feel and it's obvious from the additions others have added to the game that RS can do a lot more than that. Heh. To think that some people don't put much thought into the art of a game book; it definitely has an effect.

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