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Pathfinder 2E Wayne Reynolds Shares Guns & Gears Art

Artist Wayne Reynolds has shared the full cover art for Guns & Gears, the upcoming Pathfinder hardcover.

The artwork for Guns & Gears (Pathfinder RPG) was previewed at PaizoCon over the weekend. Sized; 29.7cm x 36cm / "12 x "16. Acrylic on artboard. Publishing copyright Paizo Inc. Art editor; Sarah Robinson. NFS


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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey



Wayne Reynolds art is so fantasy evocative. Ever since his covers for the original Eberron D&D3.5 to covers for 4th Edition and Paizo's Pathfinder.

I never got to know how he juggled both D&D 4 covers and Pathfinder covers in the same year.
 

Wait, that Pathfinder 2 fire giant art looks exactly like the fire giant in D&D Eberron's Xen'drik. Guess WoTC does not own the design. I know Paizo's Pathfinder was built upon the WoTC OGL, but still.

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Ixal

Explorer
Not really a fan of how industrialized this looks, combined with the content of the book which includes a class with a "automaton" companion.

If the setting would acknowledge a ongoing industrialization it would be great as you do not get many RPGs with that background, especially fantasy ones. But pretending to be medieval/renaissance Tolkien based fantasy but having blast furnances etc. in the background rubs me wrong.
 






I know Fire Giants are in the Wizards of the Coast System Reference Document (originally in the d20 SRD under Giant, Fire). But is the artistic rendition also interchangeable across different companies, that Paizo to use what D&D first imagined? I mean they both worked with Wayne Reynolds to draw their fire giants (left is the D&D Eberron art and right is the Paizo Pathfinder 2nd Edition).

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From the d20 SRD that became the basis of Pathfinder
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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I know Fire Giants are in the Wizards of the Coast System Reference Document (originally in the d20 SRD under Giant, Fire). But is the artistic rendition also interchangeable across different companies, that Paizo to use what D&D first imagined? I mean they both worked with Wayne Reynolds to draw their fire giants (left is the D&D Eberron art and right is the Paizo Pathfinder 2nd Edition).
Flame-haired giant. It's in the name. Does it matter? 🤷
 

Flame-haired giant. It's in the name. Does it matter? 🤷
For a consumer, not really. But in terms of intellectual property, just wanted some clarity in terms of artistic representation, obviously, avoiding Beholders, but those monsters in the SRD, since their art is not in the SRD, does that mean the art can still be copied almost identically from D&D products? Notice the bracers too are very similar in both images.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
For a consumer, not really. But in terms of intellectual property, just wanted some clarity in terms of artistic representation, obviously, avoiding Beholders, but those monsters in the SRD, since their art is not in the SRD, does that mean the art can still be copied almost identically from D&D products? Notice the bracers too are very similar in both images.
I’m sure Paizo’s lawyers will be in contact with you imminently.
 

Not to be too pedantic, the original art was from a Wizards of the Coast product years before a similar appearance in a Paizo product.

I am not a lawyer, but thought this was an interesting thing to collect thoughts about, especially from experienced third party D&D publishers here, who already have products using the D&D 5e OGL.
 


GMMichael

Guide of Modos
I hate it when I'm climbing an 80 foot wooden beam in a fire giant's workshop and I get attacked. It's only slightly better when the giant is using an improvised weapon.
 


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