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My name is Christopher Appel. A long-time illustrator and game developer, you may know me from my work for Weird Wars, Deadlands, Legends of the Five Rings, Anachronism and other games. Or perhaps you remember some of the computer games I worked on in the 1990s, like the Wizardry series, or the expansions to Unreal.

More recently, I've devoted my time to historical subjects, illustrating books for the European market. When not producing artwork, I like to travel with my family, watch old movies, and read non-fiction.

I hope you enjoy the work!

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This was ultimately used for in Black and White as the cover for an early edition of Basic Role Playing and later as the cover for The Magic Book supplement for Basic Role Playing.
The Invocation
Sorry you couldn't make it. Mark Poole has AMAZING work. His new stuff is a huge jump over what he was doing just a few years ago. I'm really happy for him, he's been working hard. Larry was super busy with fans and his keepers had him on a short leash. I was only able to speak to him for a minute before they whisked him off to a panel. He looked really tired. Mark had seen him at GenCon and said he seemed okay, though, so I hope he's alright. The art show featured Whelan, Boris, Julie Bell (was never a fan, but have to admit she is turning out some nice stuff), Maitz, Lockwood and so many more. If the art keeps getting better I won't be able to jury into that show. Very little fan stuff compared to the old days...maybe ten percent. Met Paul Vincenti for the first time and barely got a word in!

The con was even more crowded than before and traffic control is becoming a major issue. No publishers, MASSIVE steam punk presence. Saw Ruth in the dealers room. Allen's not doing shows, took a job in game development after working on the stalled "In the Mountains of Madness" movie. Saw Norman Hood, walked into his booth and was greeted by one of my pieces of art prominently displayed, which was a nice thing to see at a con where I'm such a small potato. Didn't get to chat with him long (which seemed to be the theme of the convention.)

Brent Spiner asked me for directions, so your Richard Hatch story is now second best. Hope everything is great there. Say hi to Yan Bing and Joey.

Chris
I hope you are getting a great airfare :)
Wow, it looks like this image found the right group. Thanks for the responses and fave adds. I was fortunate to do this cover for Weird Wars just as I was re-entering the gaming field in 2001. I remember walking into GenCon as an unknown artist with an image everyone was talking about. Fun times.

BTW, I'll be in the DragonCon art show next week, if anyone is heading that way. I will have a print of this in the show.
Blood Moon