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Nano Forceblast by JasonEngle Nano Forceblast by JasonEngle
Done for the upcoming roleplaying game Numenera, from Monte Cook Games. This is one weird game, and I have really enjoyed working on it. It's one of the most original settings I've seen in a while, mixing fantasy and sci-fi with a retro-alien-oddball sensibility.
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Red-Spook Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I want to see more of this Glaive please!
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I like how this tells a story.
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SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hey, it's the Montauk Monster(s)!
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JamesTheBardLively Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! this picture is epic on so many levels!
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Ba11istic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Amazing :D
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cattledogcass28 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I see that you get to do a lot of artwork for card games, I was just wondering how much that paid or do you do it for free? Great work by the way!
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westcpw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seweet
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XYureiX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
Numenera will be great. Thx for the artwork, It's stunning!
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MrSpartin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why is it a NANO forceblast. Looks like a normal forceblast to me.
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Salvatos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Nano is the name of the class (or "character type"), according to their website.
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jambe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
What's a "normal" forceblast?

This is fiction. Numenera: [link]
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MrSpartin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The word Nano means something tiny so it implies that the forceblast is small or "nano sized" but it looks normal sized to me.
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jambe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
It's fiction, man. In much of sci-fi "nano" and "micro" and such terms are often just loose buzzword-like descriptors for things. The same is true in real life, e.g. iPod Nano, Tata Nano, GNU Nano, BBC Micro, Micro-USB, etc. None of those things are "nano" or "micro" in terms of scale, but that doesn't matter, it's just marketing.

I suppose the Numenera writers could have some rationale for using the term nano, like "the particles emitted in this forceblast are charged nano-scale bits of molecular metals" or some such hooey.

But again, it doesn't matter. As with all such interactive fiction, the value isn't in the fiction's accordance with literal definitions of words, but in the flavor it adds to whatever tales you & your friends might make up. It's just jargony filler.
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
The term Nano is referring to one of the character class's in the game, which specializes in the use of a combination of nano-technologies and tech artifacts to create powers and effects that seem fantastical or even magical to most people in the primitive world of Numenera. Its a post apocalyptic world with several ages worth of lost knowledge, so these kinds of technologies are common, even if the understanding of how they function is not. Essentially, this is the class most like a magic user or Mage in more traditional rpg's. So you could say that "Nano" is simply short for "Nano technology and artifact specialist", which is kind of a mouthful.
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jambe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ah, I see!

I'm actually interested in Numenera, though I didn't get in on the Kickstarter. It was neat to see you're involved; it's a nice illustration.
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whitewizard1988 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Whee! Awesome. I was a backer in the RPG kickstarter and just joined the Numenera: Torment site, love the setting and can't wait to see more of it.
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
It is an amazing looking product, and even before I was working on it myself, I liked the idea so much that I was also a backer ;)
Looking forward to the new Torment game, my favorite era of rpg's are coming back!
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