Got to play Kobolds Ate My Baby for the first time last week and it was awesome. The game is a hoot, the players were wonderful, and the illustrations in the manual set the tone so well, I couldn't stop admiring them. So my tribute doodle:
My kid--aka the Scampering Chaos a while back--is now old enough to both play and draw (at the same time, no less) and she did this one. Am I a little proud of her? I think I spent the whole game trying to rip off one sketch as good . . . she claims it was no big deal--she was just copying from the game manual, but I dunno--I saw her freehand this. Gives you some idea how much fun the doodles in the manual are, anyway. If you haven't already clicked through and checked it out, you should. The artist is John Kovalic, of Dork Tower, Chez Geek, and Munchkin. See? I told you this was a hoot.
Y'know...if the Gnomes of Spelljammer can market Giant Space Hamsters (including the Miniature Giant Space Hamsters), why can't the Kobolds of Spelljammer sell mini-mimics?
I sense an Alien-style adventure, in which an unscrupulous Kobold Merchant (What?) sells off a litter of immature standard Mimics as adult mini-Mimics. If you get Tom Wham to do a boardgame version, it could be called Awful Cute Things From Outer Space...
There was this show I sort of liked once . . . something about an interstellar trader and some harmless furry animals that turned out to be surprisingly prolific . . . I've always wanted to run a trader NPC like that . . .