David Gaider quitting Bioware and going to Beamdog makes me think Bioware might be fucked, or at least Dragon Age.

Dude quits Bioware and immediately goes to work for a company making more Baldur’s Gate stuff, the predecessor to Dragon Age. Except with less resources and I’m sure less money for Gaider.

I’m trying to think of any circumstances you would do that outside of your employer announcing your franchise is dead or that studio closure is likely, and can’t.

This was tedious and I think I lost some hair in the process, but I’d say it’s finally done. I recently mentioned the fact that I wanted to transform this kind of set in a series using old characters as well, but I want to keep the overall DA:I style. A few months ago I sculpted Fenris’s head starting from a basic headmorph from the game, I thought I could do the same for other characters like Zevran, Sebastian and Merrill. Actually I might try and do the same for Sten, then I also wanted to work on my female Warden and recreate the male you see in the cinematic trailer of Sacred Ashes.
Yes, quite a lot to do but it’s fun (Zevran’s tattoo was not though). Long story short, this is how I picture our Assassin with an Inquisition style… so yeah you are completely free to dislike it lol

Confession:  I absolutely loved ME3 ending after the DLC. People complain that there were no choice but come on, three different endings with huge difference (if that hate comes from the ending video, not the content itself, and all that shit about “three colours”, then grow up). Like in real life you have options and you take those which you think it is the best but you don’t know the consequences before you make the decision. Is it going to be good or bad, maybe both? In the game there was war and there will always be casualties in wars. Was it Shepard, EDI or the geth your choice determines who is it and that is huge. I think the ending showed us the nature of war. War is not happy, glorious place and seems that people can’t comprehend that.

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Confession:  Every DA game I’ve played (…ok all of them) I start my first playthrough, which I’m never going to finish. Never. Ever. It’s like a tutorial to the game for me, just running around and making a mess. DA:O I started as a Cousland, but my second (and canon) play was Mahariel. DA2 I was a rogue that romanced everyone like a douche, but I started anew with a mage & Fenris. In DA:I I started as a Trevelyan mage and Cullen, but it felt somehow weird and I started AGAIN after almost 100 hours of gameplay to Lavellan mage and went with Solas (best and worst choice ever). The same goes for pretty much any game I do, but I don’t know why I can’t finish my first game, I feel little bad for my heroes/heroines - who didn’t make it - for that.


I love pulp and camp art (and writing!) and Dragon Age is ripe for the treatment.  I tried to include everyone, and I wanted to hit three of the major genres- Detective stories, Adventure stories, and Men’s interest.

As a note- Originally, in the third image, Josie was the damsel in distress, but my husband argued against what he called her “debasement” and campaigned for Dorian to take her place on the grounds of him being a more attractive storytelling target (”it’s also more like Dorian to be bound,” says he).  That argument worked for me, and here we are.

Stock referenced from syccas-stock!