The core book for Contact: Tactical Alien Defense RPG finally released in Germany a few weeks ago so I can start to show off a few of the juicer illustrations I previously held back, starting with the cover! I hear the launch is going well, no word on when an english publisher will license it though. In the meantime all ye Germans can go check it out. Contactrpg.com
Contact has been and still is the biggest project I'm working on. Now that the core book is out, I've been pulled back in to illustrate expansions. This is why I've been low on livestreaming, everything is NDA this time around, sorry fans.
A fast attack mech that trades survivability in for extreme speed and firepower. Using a powerful reactor it makes up for the lacking armor with a reactive energy shield generator (the large fins in the back), which activate directionally as needed to block incoming fire. The pilot (critical organs) are permanently integrated into the machine. Mess of weapons: Shoulder mounted Railgun and Missile launcher Left arm Minigun, Pile driver, and Plasma repeater Right arm Plasma cannon and 2 Autocannons Both hands can also charge up a plasma blast, and of course hand and foot claws are made for ripping up armor.
Woo power armor. Was a lot of work but also fun and very satisfying to see completed. A suit plated in armor using composites derived from alien tech, it can bring weapons to the field that would otherwise have to be mounted on vehicles. It's your own personal tank.
Here's another art preview from the tabletop rpg Contact that I'm illustrating for ~biometal79 Production will be largely complete within a month, and I'll be sure to let you all know when and where the book can be purchased when it finally goes to print.
I took XenoFrobe's kiriban request, butchered the idea, and turned it into a painting of my own (I think he still likes it though ) Also featuring an Elemental that I created for my number1 fan.
A tank fires a glancing shot narrowly deflecting of to the side of an Elementals shield. With her approval the suit AI quickly returns a cutting field through the tanks turret ring. It should no longer be a threat. (this scene could make a lot more sense / work better, but it's a pretty lose piece)
Kristen Marx, in her Elemental which I have yet to name. Her suits AI was an experimental variation, it is highly aggressive, kept in check only by it's failsafe link to Kristen who it chose as it's pilot. An original specialty in thermal control makes for a terrifying offense and efficient defense, later experimental techniques prove far more shocking.
With Contact RPG released I can show off the full version of this, I posted a cropped version just over a year ago. Progress was full swing on the first book back then and now I'm finishing up my end of things for a second book, with many more to come.
Don't know what Contact, Tactical Alien Defense RPG is? Go check out the website contactrpg.com For now it's only available in German, but some time in the future we plan to pick up an English publisher.