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Week one-thirty-one of Operation Graphite – theme: Final Fantasy.

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I will admit, my participation in the Final Fantasy series is a bit limited. The most recent installment that I played was, FF X, and I enjoyed it immensely. VII, was amazing, but none stuck with me as much as the original. Before Final Fantasy, the only other Nintendo RPG was Dragon Warrior. While innovative, its endless grinding was mind numbing. FFI had its slow points, but there was much less grinding for EP or Gold . One especially fun thing about that first Final Fantasy, for me, was the character creation. Growing up in the 80’s with a rather conservative Christian family, Dungeons and Dragons could not have been a more heinous display of devotion to The Exulted Dark Lord Lucifer, unless Ozzy Osborne himself was Dungeon Master. D&D in the days of the Satanic Panic was verboten, so my first exposure to character creation was Final Fantasy. Not only did you get four characters over Dragon Warriors’ lone crusader, there were six unique classes to choose from. It was those classes that inspired a great deal of my adolescent doodles. The series has gone a long way since that first installment. The’ve become less RPG and more interactive movie. Recent installments have not been as well received, who knows how long it will be until there really is a final, Final Fantasy.

Shock – Red Mage

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The theme selected for week one-thirty-one of Operation Graphite will be: Final Fantasy.

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What began as a broke software companies swan song, became one of the largest RPG video game franchise in history. Some might remember Yoshitaka Amano’s unique illustrations, but many talented artists also contributed to the look and style of the series. While the earlier games let you customize your team and create your character, later games were more like interactive movies where you interact with fully fleshed out characters. weather you prefer to pick a class and create your light warrior, or revisit a cherished character, this week is all about that not so final of fantasies.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Final Fantasy.

All art work is due on Thursday, 9.4.14 Submissions will be published the following Friday, 9.5.14

Week thirty one of Operation Graphite – Theme: D&D Character.

Now that we all have our characters created, it is time to start the quest.

You’re sitting in a tavern called, The Lusty Wench. A group of barbarians are sitting across the room. As they continue to drink they seem to bathe more in ale than actually drink it. One of them sees you (or maybe two of your) and gives an inebriated nod. Later, a bar maiden, who looks too young to even be in a bar, walks by with more full tankards of mead than even an orc could carry. She warns you not to get involved with that rowdy bunch of barbarians, and that they are absolute morons. Instead she points out a rather sketchy looking guy sitting alone at the bar as one who might be looking to hire. Finally the bartender hands you and your party your drinks. The bartender chuckles, as dose the rest of the patrons at The Lusty Wench, as he hands you a giant fruity drink, complete with tiny umbrella. As you try to shrug off the humiliation of your drink choice, you notice a sign posted on the back wall. Adventures wanted to reclaim the legendary lost city of Marzipan, stated the posting.  You thought the lost city of Marzipan was just a bedtime story. I have proof of the cities existence, continued the post, visit Horatio Burlap at Burlap Apothecary to inquire. You recall this is the same crazy apothecary who thinks he is being stalked by invisible carnivorous squirrels. What would you like to do?

Contributing Players:

b!@yne – Last Battle

bruku – Arric Xamot

Micah – Dupah Baboonbane Kabold

Shock – Kilgore Thunderclod

Thank you for joining our quest.

The theme selected for week thirty one of Operation Graphite will be: D&D Character.

Remember  the 80’s, back when the only thing more evil than Ozzy Osbourne was Dungeons and Dragons? Some how a bunch of nerds in a basement binging on Mountain Dew and Doritos was equivalent to worshiping Satan. I don’t know about you, but I offered my blood sacrifices to Dark Lord Lucifer with a completely different group of friends than the guys I played D&D with.

We are cranking up the Geek Knob to eleven this week. Get out your dice, cause we are going to create a D&D character. Actually you won’t need any dice, we won’t need your players stats, but you should name your character and have a class and alignment in mind. Some might remember fondly creating a character for hours, only to have them encircled by twenty red dragons after arguments with the Dungeon Master. The character creation options, first designed for Dungeons and Dragons, have become familiar in recent years, and are used universally in almost every Role Playing Game today. Pick your Race, pick your Class, pick your Gender, and pick your Alignment. Don’t forget what kind of weapon your character will be wilding; it will be a bloody fight though the crypt of shadows to retrieve the Talisman of Gygax.

Please submit a drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media of your D&D Character.

All art work is due on Thursday 9.6.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 9.7.12.

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