Crystal Memories (part 1)

Jeff Final Fantasy, Personal 3 Comments

Not every post on this blog needs to be about Fantasy Infinity. Last week’s big Final Fantasy news got me thinking about my relationship to the series over the years. So this seems like a good time for a bit more of a personal entry. This is part one of what will probably be a three part series (plus or …

Fragments on Aperion

Jeff Aperion, Concept Art, Fantasy Infinity Previews 1 Comment

This time, I thought I’d post on a topic I’ve been kind of neglecting – the default setting, Aperion. Also, please take some time to gawk at the second-coolest piece of artwork Sheldon has done for me to date, on which I promptly bestowed the tongue-in-cheek title “Another Day at the Office”. (He liked it and I think that’s now …

Example Ability Descriptions

Jeff Character Creation, Downloads, Fantasy Infinity Previews Leave a Comment

So earlier today, I finally got finished with the (preliminary, good-enough-for-the-playtest-edition) layout for chapter 2 of the Character Reference. That brings that book up to 97 pages. 50 of those half-size pages consist of ability descriptions, covering 211 abilities in all. That’s a lot of options for building unique characters; I can think of RPGs that use twice the space …

Example Destiny Wheel

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You know what? I’m just going to leave this up here and let people wonder what it is. Comments, whether guesses on this or remarks about any other aspect of Fantasy Infinity, are most welcome. The only substantive thing I’ll say for the moment is that this is a playtest version of this diagram, thrown together by me via …

Fast. Good. Cheap. Pick Two.

Jeff Fantasy Infinity Previews, Philosoraptor News 1 Comment

One of the – in my opinion, very few – useful insights to come out of “management theory” (broadly construed) is summed up by the famous expression “Fast. Good. Cheap. Pick two.” Though it most often gets applied to software development, I can think of very few domains where this expression doesn’t apply, and tabletop game design is not one …

What the future holds

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First of all, as you can see from the featured image on this post, things on the art front have moved along very nicely since my last post! And, there’s much more where this came from, but as you may have noticed, at this early stage I’m playing my cards relatively close to the chest. That will be changing. I …

Concept Art Previews 2

Jeff Concept Art, Fantasy Infinity Previews 2 Comments

Here is another piece from Sheldon Dawson, a candidate for the cover painting for the first Fantasy Infinity boxed set. This piece is crazier than a busload of giraffes, and had me grinning from ear to ear when I first received it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!