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New Fire RPG

May 2, 2012

For anybody that has been following Outland Creative over the last year, you know that we were involved a rather ambitious role-playing-game project called New Fire from Jason Caminsky.

New Fire is a pencil-and-paper RPG set in a fictional world based on the myths, cultures, and geography of Precolumbian Mesoamerica.

New Fire began as a Kickstarter project that we helped generate some artwork for. Fortunately, it was extremely successful and we had the opportunity to not only generate full color artwork for the entire book, but also handle a lot of the editing for the book as well.

Lines by Andrew Krahnke. Colors by Ryan Lord.

This was one of those projects that was a real joy to work on – Jason was extremely communicative as well as extremely good at providing very precise reference. For a project like this that has to be historically accurate, there is always a good amount of research that has to be done to make sure everything looks accurate and is accurate. Fortunately, Jason knows his stuff and he had a good head for knowing what kind of reference material we would need to do the job. And probably saved me and the artists a great deal of time digging for hard to find reference material.

Lines by Chris Meeks. Colors by Emily Hall and Jeremy Mohler.

Speaking of artists, we had a solid group of guys on this particular job. Alan Gallo, Chris Meeks, Andrew Krahnke, and Scott Godlewski handled all of the black and white illustration. Ryan Lord handled the colors for all the realistic images while Emily Hall and myself (Jeremy Mohler) handled the colors for the codex imagery.

I’ve worked with these artists for years and I feel so very fortunate to know these talented folks. The work they do just keeps getting better through the years and this project is no exception. I think they did an amazing job on New Fire, especially working on some of the codex artwork and emulating the look and feel of some of the ancient Aztec artwork.


Lines by Alan Gallo. Colors by Ryan Lord.
Anyway, it was a real pleasure to work with Jason and the artists on this project and to be responsible for the visual look and feel of the artwork for the entire book, not to mention a good chunk of the editing. When it was all said and done, we created around 78 pieces of original, full color artwork for this project, including the cover and various page design elements. I couldn’t be more proud to have been involved in this project!

You can find out more about New Fire and get regular updates here.

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