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Ben Lehman
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« on: July 23, 2005, 04:14:49 AM »

The TAO Games website is (partially) up at http://www.tao-games.com

Go!

Look!

Thanks to Orie Hiromachi for the excellent site design.
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Larry L.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 08:02:10 AM »

Ben, I'm really happy with the artwork you used. I was lying awake at night in cold sweats fearing that crappy pencil illustrations of guys with swords looking tough would mar your fine text.

All in all, looks nice and professional.

Hey, there's a minor typo in my quote, after the word "can."
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Emily Care
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 09:38:23 AM »

Gorgeous indeed!  Orie does great work.  Can't wait to see what she gets together for me, too.  I especially love the yinyang logo.

Noticed one typo on the News section.  Look forward to a mention/write up of Dexcon & upcoming debut at GenCon!
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Koti ei ole koti ilman saunaa.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2005, 10:05:08 AM »

Oh! Very nice art! Reminds me of Tekumel, in a way. I love the cover, and would be very tempted to buy the game if I saw it in the store. To me, it says "You don't know what this game is yet, and the designers have good and slightly weird tastes".
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2005, 10:17:11 AM »

(This isn't Vincent.  Actually, it's me, Ben.  I just accidentally posted with his account, as I'm kicking it here in Greenfield presently.)

Thanks.  The art is all by Boris Artzybasheff, a famous illustrator from the first half of the century.  It is his illustrations for the book "The Wondersmith and His Son" by Ella Young (a book of folk tales)

I like it tons, myself!

yrs--
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matthijs
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2005, 11:30:10 AM »

If it's not a business secret, could you tell us how you got permission to use the art? (It's not in the public domain yet, is it...? In Norway, at least, art goes into the public domain 70 years after the artist dies).
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Shreyas Sampat
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2005, 12:22:33 PM »

I'm so glad you got Boris's art for Polaris.
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John Harper
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2005, 12:08:21 PM »

Wow. I LOVE this artwork! Excellent choice, Ben. It couldn't be more perfect.
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Agon: An ancient Greek RPG. Prove the glory of your name!
Remko
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2005, 01:13:49 PM »

Wow, Ben, I'm astounded about the artwork of your site... Really nice style. I must say you've sparked my interest in your games with this.
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Kesher
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2005, 08:44:22 PM »

Geez, I guess I coulda read this thread before asking you on yer blog where the art is from...

Aaron
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Ben Lehman
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2005, 04:21:06 AM »

The source for the artwork is also on the page.

yrs--
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Kesher
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2005, 09:53:27 PM »

I really like the alternate character sheet, too.  Dammit, I'm gonna have to make time to play your damn game again!

Aaron
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Jason Morningstar
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2005, 09:47:32 AM »

Hey Ben,

The site looks great.  I wish we had the chance to play Polaris at YukiCon! 

Since I intend to use public domain art for all my projects, I'm curious about the art you are using - what's up with Boris Artzybasheff?  Did you license it, is it public domain, or what?  It is heart-poundingly awesome. 

Best regards,

Jason
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Ben Lehman
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2005, 09:50:46 AM »

Unfortunately, I've been advised by legal council not to talk publically about the art.

Sorry, everyone.  If you get me in person, I'd be happy to tell you the long, involved story behind my using it.

yrs--
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Jason Morningstar
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2005, 09:57:11 AM »

OK, I'll take you up on that.  If it was troublesome to work out the details, it was definitely worth it.

--Jason
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