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Kwanchai Moriya
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Hey all,

I got a copy of Catacombs in trade recently, and thought it was a really neat game. Already, from the first game, I wanted to do a redesign of the artwork, for two reasons. First of all, whoever tore open the shrink on this copy didn't pay close attention when they were stickering the discs, and some of the stickers are on the wrong discs. Secondly, the original artwork looks like the stuff my nerdy high school friend would meticulously scribble in the back of a notebook. Which I think can be awesome in a nostalgic, campy kind of way. But, pencil drawings that are shrunk down to less than an inch on a white background, are awfully hard to distinguish.

So I spent an evening sketching. (one of the pages below)


...and then did the quickest, dirtiest pen tool job in Illustrator I've ever done. (some of the finished artwork below)


Overall, I think the artwork looks pretty good if you are planning on a session of Catacombs with your kids. Or if you're a child at heart, maybe. Or if you act like a child most of the time, (yours truly). I've uploaded the files and they will hopefully be approved soon. Thanks and have a great day.


*You can now download the stickers here.*

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Wow, nice work!
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Those skeletons and orcs look hilarious. I don't know if you've played DeathSpank but this reminds me of it a lot.
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never played it before, but i like the style!
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Yeah, it does remind me too of DeathSpank! The third one just came out on Steam recently.
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This artwork matches the flair of the game perfectly. It's a flicking game for godsakes not an old 80's D&D source book.

It's like in Forgetting Sara Marshall where the dude realizes his musical is actually a comedy. This is perfect! Fantastic work!
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rhoubhe wrote:
This artwork matches the flair of the game perfectly. It's a flicking game for godsakes not an old 80's D&D source book.

It's like in Forgetting Sara Marshall where the dude realizes his musical is actually a comedy. This is perfect! Fantastic work!


thats how i feel exactly.
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THIS is what I've been looking for. I've played through about a half dozen times but have been reluctant to use the stock stickers for the same non-appeal you mention.

I only have two questions: how did you approach the art for the "flipped" sides of the monsters/heroes?

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Will you please do the expansion?? Pretty please? ;-)
 
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The art on the other sides is the same except with a dark gray background. The expansion isn't out yet right?
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kwanchai wrote:
The art on the other sides is the same except with a dark gray background. The expansion isn't out yet right?


Ah, interesting, depending on the look, I might make them b/w for the flipsides but that is just a preference.

Regarding the expansion: it IS out Not all the stores have received copies yet but it should be available now or very soon.
 
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I got it laser-printed onto Avery full-sheet adhesive labels and cut it out with an Olfa circle cutter. The whole thing looks even nicer on the discs! I stuck the Crypt Spider onto the wrong disc though, woops. The colors printed a little bit light, but its alright.

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I you going to put some kind of seal on them? I worry that the art will get damaged from all the flicking.
 
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ScottE wrote:
I you going to put some kind of seal on them? I worry that the art will get damaged from all the flicking.

If I was going to print it off my inkjet here at home, I would. But I've found laser prints to be pretty tough, kind of water-resistant and such.
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I love your design very much
they are so cute and adorable.

i hope there are redesign of the cards and character sheets as well

also do the sticker label affects the smoothness of your flick?? I'm also a bit worried about the wearing.

Great job anyway
 
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Great as always, Kwanchai. Thank you for sharing.
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Great.....NOW I want a copy of Catacombs. Thanks a lot, like I can afford all the games I want as it is without you coming along with your incredible redesign making me want another one.
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thoia wrote:
Great.....NOW I want a copy of Catacombs. Thanks a lot, like I can afford all the games I want as it is without you coming along with your incredible redesign making me want another one.

+1

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I like the look of the stickers, but I don't want mismatched components. And I find the original "high school notebook" art style kind of charming in its way.
 
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Wow. It's simple but absolutely awesome. Now if only they'd hire you and put out a third edition with all the art redone...
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WOW.. Super cool! I just bought the game and did not put on the stickers yet! Are you doing the expansion??? If so, I am using these stickers, as stated above, I just do not want two different kinds of stickers. Thanks!
 
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Pitsbrgparatrpr wrote:
WOW.. Super cool! I just bought the game and did not put on the stickers yet! Are you doing the expansion??? If so, I am using these stickers, as stated above, I just do not want two different kinds of stickers. Thanks!


Whenever I get my hands on the expansion, I'm sure I'll do a redesign of them, to match my own set.
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LordHellfury wrote:
Now we just need a redesign of the character cards and the other cards in the game and it will finally stop looking... amateurish.


I actually already did some player mats and stuff. Not sure if I'm going to upload to BGG or not, as I don't want to step on any toes, especially for a game that's not out-of-print.

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kwanchai wrote:
LordHellfury wrote:
Now we just need a redesign of the character cards and the other cards in the game and it will finally stop looking... amateurish.


I actually already did some player mats and stuff. Not sure if I'm going to upload to BGG or not, as I don't want to step on any toes, especially for a game that's not out-of-print.


Maybe you could supply the templates of the player mats without text? Same with the Catacomb Lords (assuming you're doing that too). They look great, btw.
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WOW again..... I'd love those character Sheets!!!!!!!
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You step on those toes and you step now. This is too awesome.
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