Aeon Magus

John Rezas and his role-playing musings.
The awesome Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)!

The awesome Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)!

"The Lonely Huntress" by Vladimir Rikowski

"The Lonely Huntress" by Vladimir Rikowski

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

Flaming Pole-Axe !!!

I want that!

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"Valkyrie" by Nicolas Bournay.

"Valkyrie" by Nicolas Bournay.

"Darkwolf" by Frank Frazetta from the animated motion picture FIRE AND ICE (1983) by Ralph Bakshi. Frazetta worked on the film with Bakshi, and they based the animation heavily on Frazetta’s art style. Frazetta really understood how to depict barbarians, and I love to use his artwork as an inspiration for my own barbarians.

"Darkwolf" by Frank Frazetta from the animated motion picture FIRE AND ICE (1983) by Ralph Bakshi. Frazetta worked on the film with Bakshi, and they based the animation heavily on Frazetta’s art style. Frazetta really understood how to depict barbarians, and I love to use his artwork as an inspiration for my own barbarians.

"Conan the Barbarian" by Sal Buscema

"Conan the Barbarian" by Sal Buscema

A Beholder is an aberration comprising a floating spheroid body with a large fanged mouth and single eye on the front and many flexible eye stalks on the top. A beholder’s eyes each possess a different magical ability; the main eye projects an anti-magical cone, and the other eyes use different spell-like abilities (disintegrate objects, transmute flesh to stone, cause sleep, slow the motion of objects or beings, charm animals, charm humans, cause death, induce fear, levitate objects, and inflict serious wounds).
Many variant beholder species exist, such as “observers,” “spectators,” “eyes of the deep,” “elder orbs,” “hive mothers,” and “death tyrants.” In addition, some rare beholders can use their eyes for non-standard spell-like abilities. These mutant beholders are often killed or exiled by their peers. Beholders wishing to cast spells like ordinary wizards relinquish the traditional use of their eyestalks, and put out their central anti-magic eye, making these beholder mages immediate outcasts.
Different breeds of Beholders have different magic abilities. Beholder Eyes of Flame only have Fear, Fire, and Telekinesis Rays. Eyes of Frost are the same, with fire replaced by frost. The Beholder Eye Tyrant is mostly unchanged from traditional beholders, but the Death Ray causes ongoing necrotic damage rather than an instant kill, and the Disintegration Ray does not automatically kill its target. Other Beholder types each have their own set of abilities.

A Beholder is an aberration comprising a floating spheroid body with a large fanged mouth and single eye on the front and many flexible eye stalks on the top. A beholder’s eyes each possess a different magical ability; the main eye projects an anti-magical cone, and the other eyes use different spell-like abilities (disintegrate objects, transmute flesh to stone, cause sleep, slow the motion of objects or beings, charm animals, charm humans, cause death, induce fear, levitate objects, and inflict serious wounds).

Many variant beholder species exist, such as “observers,” “spectators,” “eyes of the deep,” “elder orbs,” “hive mothers,” and “death tyrants.” In addition, some rare beholders can use their eyes for non-standard spell-like abilities. These mutant beholders are often killed or exiled by their peers. Beholders wishing to cast spells like ordinary wizards relinquish the traditional use of their eyestalks, and put out their central anti-magic eye, making these beholder mages immediate outcasts.

Different breeds of Beholders have different magic abilities. Beholder Eyes of Flame only have Fear, Fire, and Telekinesis Rays. Eyes of Frost are the same, with fire replaced by frost. The Beholder Eye Tyrant is mostly unchanged from traditional beholders, but the Death Ray causes ongoing necrotic damage rather than an instant kill, and the Disintegration Ray does not automatically kill its target. Other Beholder types each have their own set of abilities.

A Frost Brand is a great sword that sheds light as a torch when the temperature drops below 0°F. At such times, it cannot be concealed when drawn, nor can its light be shut off. Its wielder is protected from fire. The sword absorbs fire damage. A frost brand extinguishes all non-magical fires in its area. It can also dispel most fire spells.

A Frost Brand is a great sword that sheds light as a torch when the temperature drops below 0°F. At such times, it cannot be concealed when drawn, nor can its light be shut off. Its wielder is protected from fire. The sword absorbs fire damage. A frost brand extinguishes all non-magical fires in its area. It can also dispel most fire spells.

"Blondie" (aka Debbie Harry) as "Boudica" photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, February 2014.

"Blondie" (aka Debbie Harry) as "Boudica" photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, February 2014.

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Goblin Terror - The Charge by faile35

GOBLINS! Contrary to the confusion created by the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, Goblins are NOT orcs. Goblins are their own species.

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I played D&D tonite. Twas fun. This was my Dwarf Fighter character: D’roole Uftgoot. He hates goblins. A lot. They slaughtered his whole dwarfian tribe- so he was raised by squirrels.

-Jeaux

I love that character sketch!

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"The Black Sword" (Elric of Melniboné) by Gerald Brom.

"The Black Sword" (Elric of Melniboné) by Gerald Brom.