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Mistborn RPG - Alloy Heroic Archetypes by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Alloy Heroic Archetypes by Inkthinker
A series of character portraits illustrating potential archetypes for players of The Mistborn Adventure Game, and it's latest update, based on the western-flavored Alloy of Law.

From left to right starting at the top: Bounty Hunter, Gambling Belle, Gentleman Koloss-Blood, Gunsmith Lawkeeper, Roughs Scout, Survivorist Preacher, Traveling Salesman, Broadsheet Reporter.

I did dozens of these, they're scattered all over the book. I had a lot of fun with 'em, I'm a sucker for western-themed material and of course, I'm one of the first fans of The Alloy of Law, because I worked on the novel as well. :D

Alloy of Law - Elendel Daily Original by Inkthinker

Illustrated in Manga Studio EX v.3, Cintiq 21, ©2014 Crafty Games.
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k3ttch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
The woman on the upper right is how I'd imagine Ranette to look like. I also like that she's sporting the Scandrial equivalent of a C96 Mauser. Makes sense that a gunsmith lawkeeper would be one of the first to use a semiauto pistol. 
hrhtomas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I love the variety of guns and also the variety of hats.

I thought the preacher's spear was just a weapon before I noticed the one on his book.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, old-school hardcore Roughs Survivalist preachers have carried a spear as the symbol of the Survivor's Fate since the last days of the Final Empire. It comes in useful both in sermon and on the road. Thousand-and-one uses for a long stick with a sharp bit on the end. :D
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I am so glad Sanderson is making a whole trilogy in this setting. Think you could pitch some of these to him, have them added as characters? I suppose some of them are already in the books, but the Gentleman Koloss-Blood would be interesting to see.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Brandon sees everything I do for the games, so if he wants to include a character based on one of these illustrations, it wouldn't be the first time he's done so. But a lot of these designs are for adventures out in The Roughs, and there haven't been a lot of opportunities (so far) to cast these characters.

That being said, many of them feature in the gamebook as play examples, and there's a lot more in there besides. :D
TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Love these - and the game is great! Just bought the expansion. :-)
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I love that people love it. :D

We've got more on the way, Alex has me working on new stuff even now!
TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Excellent! *cackles gleefully*
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Absolutely loved this book and was positively giddy when I heard Brandon was making a series out of it. This is a great showpiece for the setting.
MarshalBird Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bounty Hunter, and Gentleman Koloss-Blood are my favorites!
ChaosModifier Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
More koloss-blooded need to wear derbys.
cinemajack Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
very very cool!
originalninjajesus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I love them 0.0  Must...  Have...  Awesomeness...  Want...  Mistborn powers....  So bad...

....  Also feruchemical powers...

Pewter (allomantic) and iron (feruchemical) is one of the combos I think would be interesting for twinborn btw.  Hulk jumps are my basic reasoning.
1stForge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Okay, I am a huge fan of the books and love all of them, but this here ... this is like opening the books even wider and showing me more of the world around it. Thank you for this rare opportunity.
basakward Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! I love all of them!
Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent characterizations. Your deft use of digital ink never ceases to inspire. ;]
R4zor3dge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice designs!
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