Some warmup sketches of Phist Punchington and Stella Hellabad from Pack the Pack! I dunno why, but thinking about what the characters stuff into their bags for the quest helps me get into character?

Pack the Pack is basically Diablo’s Inventory Screen + Puzzle Fighter matching + a dumb happy puppy. Here’s a video of folks playing it!


It’s great and it’s got a Kickstarter going right now, so check it out!

Reblogs are so helpful and very appreciated!

PACK THE PACK JUST LAUNCHED ON KICKSTARTER!

Pack the Pack is a really cool tabletop game by my pal Meg, who’s part of a teeny indie game company called Games by Playdate. It’s a brilliant mix of D&D, Puzzle Fighters and Resident Evil inventory tetris, played with clackity dominoes and shouting. It’s dumb, fun, and GREAT, and it’s been my pleasure to be its illustrator!

If the name sounds familiar to you, it was a finalist on Season 1 of Cards Against Humanity’s Tabletop Deathmatchcheck out its episode and a great interview with Meg here— and I’ve been posting a bunch of art on my Tumblr from it for the past month, and will be posting more as the campaign goes on!

Games by Playdate are great folks. They are the kind of clients who told me to make the characters in Pack the Pack as racially and gender diverse as possible, because their passion is making games for everybody. They’re great people that make good things that make the world a little bit better, and they’re exactly the kind of people I try to support with my own money.

For my part, this is my first direct involvement in a Kickstarted project, and I’m excited and nervous and thrilled about it. Please repost this blog! Getting the word out is the best way to get this project in front of people who love great games. And if you have the spare cash, please back it! You’ll be really glad you did. Thank you so much!

Aaah!

LEAKED: Transcript of Michael Bay’s EVANGELION Trailer

So, I heard today there’s a rumor that Michael Bay wants to direct a live-action Evangelion movie. I can confirm this as true. I have, with my own eyes, seen a promo trailer Michael Bay has already cut to bring investors on board— it’s a fresh, mindblowing take on the beloved Japanimation franchise. I’ve smuggled out a transcript.

INTERIOR: College party, California. Loud dance music is thumping. Everybody has solo cups and are throbbing to the beat. The girls are all HOT, and wear shirts cut or tied above the belly and cutoff shorts. Their mouths never close fully. In a corner stands SEAN IKARI, a white, 20-something kid in a “Queens of the Stone Age” t-shirt. He is glancing akwardly around the room. A hand claps him on the shoulder— it’s TAJIQUE “TJ” WASHINGTON, Sean’s cocky streetwise black roommate.

TJ:
"Well well well, if it isn’t the life of the party, my man Sean Ikari.”

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cah:

Episode five of Tabletop Deathmatch features Pack the Pack, a simple card game about collecting the coolest loot you can. The game is designed by Meg McGinley.

More of Meg’s work can be found at www.packthepack.com, and she can be reached on Twitter at @bg_meg. Her indie game company can be found at www.gamesbyplaydate.com.

For more, check out her interview with Jared Rosen below where she discusses getting back to your roots, the role of feedback, and bridging the gab between play and design.

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Here it is! I’m doing the art for this! I hope it wins!

Some more Pack the Pack stuff! Here’s a bunch of the doodles I did getting the character designs down for our characters:

  • Phist Punchington (Race: Human, Class: Fighting Man)
  • Stella Hellabad (Race: Human, Class: Magic User)
  • Brix Rockstone (Race: Dwarf, Class: Dwarf)
  • Ahn Whee (Race: Elf, Class: Elf)

I wish these were better, but I really like working out of a sketchbook, and I have an atrocious scanner. Phist was the first adventurer I worked on; I didn’t have a clue what the art style was even going to look like— we had talked a little about Wakfu, and a little about more Western art, but once I drew that big dumb grin and that muppet nose, I had a really good feel for how everything else would fall in. 

If you think these guys are cool, I posted a blog yesterday with a bunch of art, including the cover, and a ton of links for both the game, and some of the cool things it’s going to be involved in. I’d super appreciate reblogs on that post if you can spare them! :D

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been radio silent for so long— I’ve been busy doing art for an awesome board game called PACK THE PACK!

I could spin my wheels and try to sum it up, but the description on the website is pretty much perfect: 

Pack the Pack is a fast paced tile laying, gem-matching game of inventory management. As brave adventurers it is your solemn duty to stuff your sack, box, satchel or fanny bag as full as possible with the filthy rewards of your fantasy themed-violence. So scramble to nab the best treasure and race back to town (by yelling “TO TOWN!”) to tally the value of your booty.

It’s Tetris plus Dominoes but without having to play with old people who smell like farts and preface every statement with “in my day…”

Basically, it’s mega rad! Meg, Glenn and Dan (who comprise the company who’s making it, Games By Playdate) are awesome folks— they’ve put out a bunch of cool free games - including this one, which I also did some art for- and just published Slash: Romance Without Boundaries, which is EXACTLY what you’d get if you crossed Cards Against Humanity with Fanfiction.net. It’s crazy fun, and you should play it. 

Speaking of Cards Against Humanity, Pack the Pack is also a part of their Tabletop Deathmatch— and its episode is coming up this week, so be sure to show up Tuesday to see it! Click here to see it!

There’ll be more Pack the Pack news in the future— and more art coming from me!— so I’ll keep you guys posted! Woo!