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Lit Lovely old WEG illustrations

Discussion in 'Literature' started by cthugha, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Yep, just another reason why the Imperial Army needs to be featured more than the Stormtroopers. :D

    Han also seems pretty impressed by what you can apparently get for money.:p
     
  2. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    Since you didn't want to know, here's what:
    ...courtesy of Troy Denning, of course.
     
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  3. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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    The Imperial Army one, where is that one from?
     
  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    [​IMG]
    Star Wars The Role Playing Game Second Edition
     
  5. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    More...

    A K-7 security droid (from Goroth: Slave of the Empire) with a barrel sticking out of its chest:
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    ...and another badass droid (from Black Ice):
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  6. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    This old image just brings me such joy. The early days, when a young EnsignNick22 took the first steps towards becoming a Fleet Junkie admiral. :D

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    --Adm. Nick
     
  7. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    Also, this lovely triptych depicting popular leisure activities in the GFFA (all by Chris Trevas, from Heroes & Rogues):

    Making fun of vegetarian underwater creatures...
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    Cleaning glasses...
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    Ambushing stormtroopers...
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    (Look at their faces... that totally is their favorite hobby, hers at least. Idealists my shebs.)
     
  8. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Speaking of the Imperial Army, I feel Imperial tanks never get enough love:
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    However, I feel that is in the design of alien species that WEG is truly superior to more modern Star Wars works. Especially with non-sentient species: instead of some generic looking cats, lizards, and birds, you had animal designs that were both incredibly alien in appearance and yet very plausibly adapted to their environment and lifestyle. Basically anything from Alien Encounters and Creatures of the Galaxy is a treat, though here are a few of my favorites from the latter:
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  9. KamSolusar

    KamSolusar Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I just love this one:
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    From the WEG books I own, I'd say Platt's Starport Guide has the best illustrations.
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  10. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Some of WEG's more...awkward...alien designs.

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  11. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Those slavers are checking out those women a little too much. Luckily Grrm doesn't write Star Wars.
     
  12. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    He could have a ton of fun with exotic alien cuisine.
     
  13. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Indeed. He would have a blast.
     
  14. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What is also nice about the WEG art is that thy had a sense of humor. A strange one at times, but the levity is nice in a day and age where a lot of rpg art is trying to be hardcore all the time.
     
  15. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Is that............................

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    now I've seen everything. From this moment forth, nothing I see will ever shock or surprise me again.
     
  16. Darth_Kevin

    Darth_Kevin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jello you just waited too long. I agree it's hard for anyone right now to go out and track down WEG books. However about 10 years ago you could pick up practically any WEG book except the most rare on ebay for $5 to $10. I managed to put together nearly the entire WEG collection at $5 a book.
     
  17. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is it sad or am I just naive when I say I'm not sure what's going on in that picture? Looks like an octopus stripper or something...
     
  18. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Tree boobs, fish boobs, squid boobs, and now octopus boobs.
     
  19. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    I can't love this topic enough... nostalgia for the win, WEG shall return... can't fans refound a company, take same name and so on?
     
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  20. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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    My god, I would kill to get my hands on some WEG books. The ones about the Empire, the Rebels and the SpecForces especially.
     
  21. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Jedi Master star 3

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    Gorefiend, I always liked to believe that pictured showed either an ISB or an Ubiqtorate agent working in conjunction with the army.

    And here's my choice for a cool WEG species:

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  22. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Littlefoot!!!
     
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  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Not a WEG image, but the following image has a very strong nostalgic connection to my youth! Many an hour were spent looking at this screen and analzying the battle plan!

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    Plus I always loved that shot of the Rebel Fleet to the left. :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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    X-Wing was fun but I spent most of my time taking orders from this guy:
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    I still play Tie Fighter now and then (the enhanced version).
     
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Elliot!!


    (sorry, I just always thought the TIE Fighter briefing guy should be called Elliot. It fits.)