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I got this artbook from eBay. It was only available via Skulz promotion and is full of Blanche's shitscribbles. I figured /tg/ might be interested in seeing some.

>> No.20234951

God-Emperor?

>> No.20234966

The Imperial Statue of Liberty

>> No.20234971

A Sister of Battle and her boyfriend.

>> No.20234984

No idea what these are supposed to be.

>> No.20234997

Thanks OP, much appreciated. Am a little bit jelly.

Collected loads of Skullz, sent in my booklet but never got anything sent to me. Felt a bit cheated.

>> No.20234999

Good, classic Nurgle chaos.

>> No.20235006

>>20234966
Oh come the fuck on.
It's a Copper Statue. A FUCKING COPPER STATUE!
It won't last 38,000 years, I'm betting it won't even make it to four hundred.

>> No.20235008

Tyranid warriors and termagants.

>> No.20235014

>>20235008
Actually they might all be warriors.

Orkses.

>> No.20235020

Much appreciated OP!

>> No.20235027

>>20235014
Just noticed, that ork has a wristwatch.

>> No.20235032

>>20235027
I think that is a pressure gauge...

>> No.20235038

More orks.

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>> No.20235047

Gretchin I think

>> No.20235049

So much nostalgia. I have to go re-read my Codex Imperialis RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

Thank you OP!

>> No.20235058

dat mohawk

>> No.20235063

I never got why Blanche is the "head artist", or whatever his job is called, apart from maybe "He was cheap back then, and nostalgia keeps us from getting rid of him."
Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)
Sure, you see the semblance, but it seems like two artists and a sculpter first have to take every single idea of his and rework it, to make it somehow viable.
Especially nowadays, when the art and miniatures style has gone a long way from the beginnings.

TL;DR: Why is Blanche still here?

>> No.20235071

Banshee with a poweraxe, a popular choice I'm sure.

>> No.20235078

I think it's looking at us.

>> No.20235087

And the final pic. Something you haven't seen before, Blanche's vision of Dark Eldar.

>> No.20235101

>>20235063
Evokes a mood and an aesthetic, which then gets rendered into something a little more "real" by the other artists.

That's how I see it anyway.

>> No.20235104

>>20235063
1) Nostaliga.

2) He's cheap as dirt.

3) He sets the tone. Look at all of these paintings. It's like some half mad servitor scrawled them down in his masters codices, etching them into the very vellum. They aren't supposed to be finished products, they're supposed to set the grimdark tone, and give you a feel for it. It's a springboard for other artists to work off of. They're like medieval era paintings. Sure, they weren't that artistically impressive, but they gave you an idea of the setting, and they opened the door for more talented artists to come in and use them as inspiration and reference.

>> No.20235116

>>20235104
Well, that sounds logical.
Another mystery solved.

>> No.20235118

John Blanche artwork is always my favourite rulebook-filling artwork. It is the tone of the universe, anarchic, punky, grimdark.

>> No.20235119

>>20235104
Exactly. This is a pretty good example of the effect; thematically it's close to Blanche's work but it's a lot cleaner and more "real" that his insane headspawn.

>> No.20235126

Because he is 40K

Look at the 40K 6e rule book, even the boundary doodles are his style.

He might not be a great artist, but a jolly fat god of decay sits inside his head

>> No.20235156

>dumping high res blanche art

the god emperor is among us

>> No.20235160

>>20235126 He might not be a great artist

>> No.20235176

blanche is the last bit of original warhammer/40k spirit thats left in gw.

>> No.20235177

>>20235160
A rare example of when he produces something concrete. Most of his stuff is purely conceptual.

>> No.20235195

>>20235177
Nevertheless, saying he's not a great artist is objectively incorrect.

>> No.20235200

>>20235195
In your opinion, maybe.

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>> No.20235223

>>20235160
I want to see that thing at the resolution it was originally drawn at. I get the feeling it was insanely huge to accommodate all those details and, when shrunk down, it ends up looking better than it otherwise would.

Not that this is a bad thing. The finished piece is fucking awesome and pretty much sold BFG.

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>>20235219
fucking JAQ DRACO

>> No.20235236

>>20235219
>Innoshenshe provesh notshing

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>> No.20235269

>>20235006
it's likely just a copy of a copy of a copy and so on and so forth.

>> No.20235276

>>20235229

I fucking love this picture, in particular because Blanche drew the Terminators and Marines waddling about as if they were unarticulate figurines. It's hilarious.

>> No.20235318

>>20235240
>>20235248
Are these Confrontation and Necromunda art?

>> No.20235339

>>20235318
I think they're a bit too early for Necromunda, but they do fit.

>> No.20235347

>>20234984
The hell is Gotrek doing in 40k?

>> No.20235358

>>20235339
Well then they are probably Confrontation. Really nice nevertheless.

>> No.20235402

>>20235347
Thanquol tore open a portal in time and flung him in to the future where the Horned Rat's evil is law. Gotrek, the poor fool that he is, now seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Thanquol.

>> No.20235403

>>20235347
Seeking doom of course.

>> No.20235407

Hey OP, gonna rapidshare this?

>> No.20235449

>>20235269
>>20235006
>>20234966

Dude you'd be surprised what managed to last a long time in 40k. Despite what happened to Earth during the Age of Strife, Mount Rushmore was still there ( though so much knowledge had been lost, people assumed that the carvings were great kings of a bygone age)

>> No.20235455

>>20235407
No because I'm too lazy to scan the whole book.

>> No.20235486

>>20235455
Know that feel. Ah well. How much was it anyway?

>> No.20235528

>>20235223
Blanche's pieces are TINY in reality.

All that insane detail is done with a fine pen on a really small scale.
They're pretty amazing when you see them in the flesh.

>> No.20235544

>>20235486
£13.88 plus £11 shipping. I didn't want to start arguing about the shipping cost with the seller because the book was so cheap.

>> No.20235563

>>20235449
Mt. Rushmore is carved stone. It will last, oh, at least a good 100k years (more if it gets buried) unless someone demolishes it. A metal statue, however, corrodes. Especially a hollow giant metal statue. But seeing how it's so iconic for Americans, I bet they'll make a new one should this one crumble. This time around from something permanent.

>> No.20235634

>>20235528
I actually saw, however briefly, the original of the BFG one.
It's roughly A2 sized.

But yeah, most his work is tiny.

>> No.20237713

>>20235006
Actually, copper would probably last a lot longer than 'harder' metals like steel. Copper is a noble metal, so famously unreactive, in fact one of the few reactions that it typically undergoes without intervention is the formation of a patina which only protects the surface further.

>> No.20237959

>>20237713
The real issue is galvanic corrosion where the copper touches the steel frame. The joints are insulated now, but it'll probably wear off long before then.

>> No.20238012

I fucking love John Blanche

Why oh Why did I use my Skullz for the dwarf lords when I could have had a book of glorious shit scribbles?

>> No.20238588

Thanks for sharing! =)
How many pages are in this book?

>> No.20238703

>>20234945

HUGE thank you!!
But you figured slightly wrong, I suppose, /tg/ interested in seeing all of them (:

>> No.20239219

I love Mr. Blanche's work so much.

>> No.20239266

>>20235087
Not Dark Eldar, that's from the second edition unit entry for eldar warlocks. Blanche imagined them a bit wilder looking than Goodwin did.

Thanks OP, it's like christmas.

>> No.20239384

>>20235063
>I never got why Blanche is the "head artist", or whatever his job is called, apart from maybe "He was cheap back then, and nostalgia keeps us from getting rid of him."
Just went full retard right there.

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)
Blanche uses human models for his many of his paintings, which is far more than any other GW artist does these days. Have you seen what passes for a picture of a space marine these days? You really think those look like they could walk? Have you seen screaming babby arms on the 6th edition rulebook? And most paintings of Guardsmen are no better.

>Sure, you see the semblance, but it seems like two artists and a sculpter first have to take every single idea of his and rework it, to make it somehow viable.
Pic related, and every other Blanche sketch for Inquisitor that got made into a mini related.

>Especially nowadays, when the art and miniatures style has gone a long way from the beginnings.
They have indeed, and Blanche's art as always is meant to provide a glimpse at the greater variety of the 40k universe. They've never borne more than a passing resemblance to the figures, they've always been about the atmosphere and setting.

>> No.20239413

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)

>> No.20239464

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)

Such a trait of Blanche's work. I mean, really, the other illustrators just take his crap and polish it up into something that looks like it works, right?
Oh wait no, that's wrong, the other illustrators are the ones who can't into human.

>> No.20239526

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)

Notice how these space marines have plausible proportions and are very similar to the Jes Goodwin design the models use.

>> No.20239547

>>20235104
Technically speaking, Blanche's art is in no way medieval. His style may look crude but he commands a level of perspective and shortening, depth and composition that's very much modern.

>> No.20239563

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)
Seriously, the guy contributes nothing to the design process.

>> No.20239571

Anyone got any of the new rulebook artwork,? or even a scan of the fluff and background sectionss? Would be eternally greatful here is some stuff I lifted off some old publications recently.
First up Pimpin' Psyker

>> No.20239575

>>20239526
>space marinez

>> No.20239577

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)

The Vostroyan range of Guard figures, remember how awesome and baroque and gothic they are? They're what you get when you let Blanche design models.

When Blanche vomits his ideas onto figures or paper, he manages to capture more about 40k than any of the newer artists, who try to ape his style or try to capture a glimpse of his madness.


And they fail. Blanche might draw weirdly, but he's bloody well consistent in his madness.

>> No.20239578

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)
And he hasn't the least grasp of human anatomy.

>> No.20239585

>>20238012
This
This is me
I did the exact same thing

Ah, regrets.

>> No.20239601

>Nothing he paints up looks like the product, or like it could walk a step without falling over and dying (even in a Rule of Cool Driven universe like 40k.)
Besides which, his grasp of the properly gothic and decaying atmosphere of 40k is shaky at best, right?

>> No.20239626

>>20239563
If Tau had of been like this instead of overly manga-influenced I would have bought them in a heartbeat. Also continuing dump! FOR THE GLORY OF THE IMMORTAL GOD-EMPEROR!!!!!!

I call this next one 'Wrong neighborhood, Heretic'

>> No.20239629

>implying any artist is better than karl kopinski
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF HE'S RELEVANT

>> No.20239654

>>20239629
Illustrator.

Karl Kopinski is a fucking fantastic illustrator.
John Blanche is an incredible artist.

They're two slightly distinct disciplines.

>> No.20239681

Back when Imperial Guard were recruited from Hispanic street gangs.

>> No.20239702

>>20239266
Yeah I was wrong, but I checked the codex. It's an Eldar outcast.

>>20238588
No page numbers.

>> No.20239718

>>20239629

>Knife in hat
>Pistol sideways
>Inexplicable pirates

Shit just got serious, yo.

>> No.20239758

>>20239681
Aaah a simpler time when the Emperor was your blud 4 lyf.

>> No.20239783

>>20235063
He's not suppose to look like the final product, he merely paints something up and then the artists and designers look at it and make their own shit up from that. If anything, people should bitch how none of the actual products look anything like Blance's work.

But they're not suppose to. He's not trying to emulate 40K and the current style, he just does his thing and the rest comes from that. Go a few years back and the style was very different. Cadians looked nothing like they do no in art or in models, and bolters have gone through more than one change over the years. Years from now we don't know where we'll be.

Blance isn't limited by the setting, he just draws stuff that looks like it belongs, but isn't emulating anything specific. You can see all the similarities, but it's not really one set thing. They're more like hazy glimpses into the world, snapshots taken out of any framework.

>inb4 "touchy feely art fag!"

I think someone in a previous thread on the subject said it the best. They hated Blance's work because it didn't tell a specific story and required them to think for themselves.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

>> No.20239823

Don't even know what this guy iss supposed to be, don't ask don't tell I guess.

>> No.20239894

Full pic of the man himself, look at that signet ring...what a pimp-master.

>> No.20239958

Might be a space wolf...might just be some dude...a mystery for the ages methinks.

>> No.20239972

>>20239823
Eh, since it's in the core 2e rulebook it predates all the design changes later in the edition. There's any number of things in the Black Codex that could be. All sorts of Imperial Agents. Wearing black would commend an Arbites hero or an Assassin, but it could also be an Inquisitor or a Preacher. It could be an IG veteran, they could take power fists and bolt pistols in that army list, or any kind of IG character. Genestealer cultist, Adeptus Astra Telepathica character, whatever.

God I love those army lists.

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>>20239958
Same deal. Could be anything. I lean towards marine scout on that one, though, with psyker taking second guess.

>> No.20240000

>>20239972
Me too, have some psykers.

>> No.20240018

>>20239993
That or some Inquisition agent.

>> No.20240037

Stilol no one got any of the sixth ed artwork?

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POP-POP-POP WATCHIN' HERETICS DROP-DROP-DROP!

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>>20239718
And Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is a game where you play as those guys.

Or these guys.

John Blanche did the illustrations in Blood on the Reik, which is an EXCELLENT book:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?31l9kb9biabpr64

>> No.20240312

>>20240277
Anon who has been postin Blanche artwork, coincidentally I have all the jihn Blanche stuff from blood on the reik in jpeg shall I share it tg or power on with the 40k stuff?

>> No.20240322

>>20240277
>John Blanche did the illustrations in Blood on the Reik, which is an EXCELLENT book:
Only the colour ones. The majority were by Dave Gallagher.

Required reading for anyone wanting to play WFRP though.

>> No.20240354

Interestingly enough, Femme Militant could've been 40k without so much as batting an eyelid.

>>20240235
Primus, the most wretched hive of scum and villany in the Imperium.

>> No.20240381

>>20240354
Welp I power on with the 40k not much left anyway, and then on to blood on the reik!

>> No.20240409

Remember sheltering mutants is a vrime! report your nearest suspected deviant to the arbites!

>> No.20240448

>>20240409
woops...moving swiftly onwards...

>> No.20240464

Brace for old-school cool in 3...2..1

>> No.20240490

Apparently the storm wardens dumped his ass and now he's dead, and so passes a great and courageous Imperial Hero.

>> No.20240519

Storm wardens saved this guy from natives though...picky bastards.

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I THOUGHT I HEARD BLANCHE THREAD.

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>>20240610

i luv dis nigga blanch u niggas dont even KNO

>> No.20240656

>>20240610
Ya, heard right. This is the last of the 40k pic, Also speaking of Corwen Quilp someday in the near future I will restart the administratum quest, all the stuff eas saved despite the mechanical breakdowns of the night that cost the lives of several tech priests. And now on to blood on the reik!

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>>20240636

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>>20240656
Woops forgot the pic.

>> No.20240683

>typicalirishman.jpg

>> No.20240686

Huzzah for Karl Franz, huzzah I say!

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SPESSCOP

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>>20240702
HO ho what a glorios Blanche double team.

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THE BIG MAN

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>>20240702
>lore nerds are still fat in 40k

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>>20240843
Just realized that's masking tape at the bottom.

>> No.20240880

And i'm spent, sorry i lost the pic of the cross dressing rat-furry-cultist. To make up for it coming up are pics of my current progression plan for wfrp.

>> No.20240885

I'd say that a good 65% of my WH/WH40k folder is Blanche.

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>>20240880

I shall carry on the fight, brother.

One of my personal favorites.

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>>20240903
I'm on a mission ffrom the God-Emperor who can I fail?
All this 40k combined with recent research into anchorites makes me want to us the concept I am building for 40k, perhaps some solar-cultist who sits in the desert fightan mutants and worshipping the Emperor in his incarnation of the sun.

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>>20240923
I always thought those plates that were in WFRP were some of the best.

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>>20240983
Why aren't there orc airship pirates in Fantasy?

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>>20240952
>All this 40k combined with recent research into anchorites makes me want to us the concept I am building for 40k, perhaps some solar-cultist who sits in the desert fightan mutants and worshipping the Emperor in his incarnation of the sun.
There was a planet with lots of basically exactly that somewhere towards the end of Ian Watson's Inquisition War trilogy. Ian Watson's 40k books are great, basically John Blanche in written form. They both cite Bosch as a primary inspiration, so kind of makes sense. Lots of filth and unnecessary harshness and physical grotesquery.

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>>20240952
I meant how obviously I can fail the God-Emperor and would justly pay with my life, also maybe expanding on the mystic hermit concept could be in the vein of Sycorax where psychic storms are errywhere and the Scholastica Psykana trains psykers by shoving term in the open and saying good luck. Similarly this possibly Psychic mystic lives and roams on a planet of pschic phenomena as a test of his faith. Found these picas on line and they really capture some of the look and feel, albeit in a more overly sinister way.

>> No.20241056

I hereby seal this thread with my approval.

It shall be saved for posterity and the enjoyment of future /tg/ generations.

Have a nice day.

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>>20240464
>>20240490
>>20240519
>>20240535
>>20240547
>>20240570
>>20240592
>>20240620
>>20240671
Ian Miller, not Blanche, unfortunately. They did an artbook together once, which I salivate just thinking of.

>> No.20241074

>>20241056

Haven't seen you here in a while, Archivist.

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>>20241028
Aaaah I read those books, didn't they worship pillars of xenos construction? they were dire heretics and furter evidence of their heresy was their use of shuriken catapults.

But getting back to the concept heres another pic.

>>20240216 Another twist like the ash waste shaman could be that the hermit starts off 'normal' but radiation and strange mushroomsbegin to awaken psyker powers which the hermit views as a gift from the Emperor-Sun.

>> No.20241114

>>20241099

And if one gigantic pic wasn't enough, here, have another.

>> No.20241145

>>20240885
>I'd say that a good 65% of my WH/WH40k folder is Blanche.

I used to have a big 40k folder with a big Blanche subfolder, but also Goodwin, Gibbons, and England subfolders. My hard drive corrupted, and files I was able to salvage off were copied alphabetically until the drive failed entirely, so the Blanche folder basically got out on the first lifeboat while everything after about D didn't make it. Since moving to a new hard drive, I've basically only added more Blanche, so my 40k folder is about 95% Blanche now.

>Found an old white dwarf scan on the internet and pulled these colored versions of Blanche's 3rd edition Ork illustrations out for /tg/ a while back.

>> No.20241171

>>20241145
That one's basically a post-gorkamorka redesign remake of
>>20235038
the black and white of which has always been my favorite ork illustration ever. Now I have the color version, thank you /tg/ for being best forever.

>> No.20241172

All out. It's been real, yo.

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>>20241074
I appear when I am needed.

Not when I am wanted.

>> No.20241186

>>20241171
This one I remember most fondly from the Feral Orks army list in chapter approved, which started my Ork career.

>> No.20241196

>>20241186
This one was the illustration for Boss Zagstrukk's Vulcha Boyz in 3rd.
Semi-related; fuck seb perbet, why can't Brian Nelson do all the ork sculpts forever?

>> No.20241208

Captcha
>the Fightry

>> No.20241210

>>20241056
I am gratified all that time spent turning pics from pdf's into jpegs was not time wasted, three cheers for the God-Emperor! HUZZAH!

Heres the pics that started it all I remeber first seeing it in white dwarf years ago, also here's some music which I think helps put across the concepts I am trying to create.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmadUj5hPuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSAJ0l4OBHM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgGOqI0u_U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgGOqI0u_U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3YHoE115U

Not sue about that last song but the protagonist has the kind of look I want.

>> No.20241252

>>20241210
>amalgamate lots of westerns, add religion, toss into 40k
It's like the 90s all over again. Hi Necromunda! Hi Cypher!
Seriouslytho, I'd be overjoyed if any of my 40krpg players had a concept like that

>> No.20241302

>>20241252
And I sir would gladly join your campaign I live in Ireland and can find fuck all in the way of rpg groups.

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>>20241252
Have been fleshing out the planet where my solar priest lives, in ages past it was a prosperous world before religious schisms between various ecclesiarchal and Mechancus sects whor fought all comer, things took a turn for the worst upon the asking of The Question during a joint debate that was supposed to bring them together, some whisper the priest that stood up before all and asked: What is the God-Emperor? was secretly a cultist of Tzeentch trying to stir upp disci=ontent and while he got his wish as soon every set turned uopn each other the later consequences were most certainly unintended...

After the dust had settled and the mushroom clouds dissipated the world was a radioactive ruin, now ruled by a a constant and ever shifitng theocratical war waged by everyone gainst everyone the planet has been impossible to conquer. While the various sects hate each other they will temporarily (at best) join forces to hunt down ang kill any who do not share in their view of the Empeor/Ominissahs divinity.

Both sides of the schism the priesthoods of earth and mars have dimplomatically ignored the situationas neither can tell who struck the first blow, and while the planet lacks the resources or cohesion to be useful for Imperial guard regiemtns the warriors are often recruited by Inqisitors, Priestas and Magos who have heard of the prowess of the warriros that inhabit this now nameless and blighted panet.

>> No.20241696

>>20241593
Continued.
It is a land of vast arid plains, mesas and vast monolithic structures that defy both description and explanation as to their original purpose.
Many are uncovered by sandstorms setting off a frenzy among pilgrims and treasure-seekers, unfortunatly many are guarded by, servitors, arco-flagellants or darker entites created by the magi back when times where more cordial(or certainly less radioactive).

That's what I got so far, feel free to expand/steal any of this that cathes your fancy gentlemen, if you do post it up I would be interested to see this setting develop.

Also apologies for all the spelling mistakes in my posts, bit tired.

>> No.20241758

>>20241696
Welp must dash /tg/ painting calls...Will elaborate/brainstorm/share blache artwork more tommorow.

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>>20235032

Pressure gauges aren't orky.

>> No.20241913

>>20241893
What? Yes they are. You can measure your pressure against that of others, or your own previous pressure, and know how much higher you can at the very least go.

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