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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemeska View Post

    Very elegant and understated. I think the spillover from comic book superheros has proven itself detrimental to the artwork used for D&D and I greatly miss the style of Tony Diterlizzi. Subtract a few tattoos and the man really had it right for Planescape.

 

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    E.N. Publishing took a while, but we really embraced tieflings for ZEITGEIST. French aristocrats with horns.

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    Looking back at the 2e Planescape art, I've concluded two things...

    1. I really don't like DiTerlizzi's style.
    2. Upon further review, 4e's unified tiefling style was a good thing.

    Now, I'd probably tone down the tail and horns a touch, but they at least had a defining visual element to them.

    The 4e Blackmoor book went the route of portraying tieflings as subtly different from humans, though in that setting they weren't the offspring of demonologists, rather the result of exposure to subtle, evil magic.

    Just a hint of horn on the forehead. Very understated, but definitely there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerWickett View Post
    E.N. Publishing took a while, but we really embraced tieflings for ZEITGEIST. French aristocrats with horns.
    Very, very nice. You tiefling has...*drum roll*...big guns!

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes tieflings as a single, cohesive race. I imagine that horns can vary in size, too, though I doubt they'd get as small as the above picture. I could definitely see a tiefling raised by humans going the Hellboy route, though, and sawing through the horns.

    And, to continue the double entendre ...

    Is she skilled in the use of a sword, or does she just hold it?

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