The Right Hand of Doom
- Apr 24, 2017
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Good question, she did some really good covers, agreed. I find this artist, but I don't think that they're the same person.
Can the whole "art punk" rpg scene we have today be traced back to ZS work on LotFP?
I used to own all his stuff at one point and considered his style novel. I dont recall seeing anything like that in the rpg sphere before him.
That's not Zak. I like the handy crabs better than anything of Zak's.
I don't find anything particularly punk about Zak or his work, other than his hair style. Maybe it's my proximity to the New York art scene, but he just seems like an aging art school kid.
Now, going back the '90s, Hōl is punkier than anything Zak has ever done.
Well, "artpunk" isn't the first term applied to this wing of the OSR. Zak, Patrick Stuart, Scrap Princess, etc. this was originally called the "artfag" wing, obviously disparagingly. Bold, abstract, artistic ways of presenting information that could actually make it more difficult to use at the table (most infamously the maps of these products) was the legitimate reasoning for the term. Of course the rankling jealousy that Zak was big on the scene because he played D&D with Pornstars and that the ArtWing of the OSR was gaining a huge fan following based on a couple products like Death Frost Doom, Vornheim, Deep Carbon Observatory and Veins of the Earth was the non-legitmate reasoning for the term. LotFP in general typified this type of release, and added to the controversy via its adult content, expressed with books with rather juvenile titles.I don't see Mork Borg or Troika as being particularly influenced by Vornheimort
He's stepped inside the massive range of the Yeti, is going to cut its right tricep with the axe and shove the shield sideways into that open mouth...or something.The warrior is obviously still drunk and picked up his axe with wrong hand and went to block with said axe. Meanwhile... the shield is confused by its new status as an axe. Want to be warrior is about to be lucky if he only loses his left forearm.