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Saturday, 4 December 2010

First Taste Of Daylight...


Monkey House Games co-founder Jeff Dee has revealed the cover artwork for In Broad Daylight, the next Villains & Vigilantes adventure supplement, due for release next Sunday.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like crap for a cover that has been 20 years plus in the waiting... What's up with her deformed right foot and is that Chrysler Building perspective way off? Oh, but if you've seen the cover to Into The Sub Realm, you know that 24 years hasn't improved Jeff Dee's ability to draw in perspective!

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  2. Thanks for your comments, AlabasterKnight.

    I guess I should feel "honoured" that you have chosen to relocate your particular anti-Dee, one-man, crusade of bile from the various V&V forums to my humble little corner of the Interweb.

    While your love of V&V and loyalty to FGU is admirable, unless your secret identity is Scott Bizar, I think you are letting your personal feelings about the legal issues between Scott and the Monkey House Games team colour your appreciation of this new age of V&V.

    Whatever the rights and wrongs of the disagreement it is a business matter to be decided behind closed doors.

    As fans, surely it is our duty to rally behind the game and celebrate this current revival in its awareness?

    Excess vitriol, when fueled by these other matters (which are really none of our business), does little to promote the game and a lot towards attracting unwanted attention towards it and making it an easy target for ridicule and mockery.

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  3. Ok, I love the cover???
    I just think that for an adventure as highly anticipated, the art lays an egg. That's just not being fan-blinded to believe he is the best man to have drawn for the game, creation credit, notwithstanding.

    I'm all for promoting the game: I write and draw the game. Don't get me wrong AF, but I don't see you hyping FGU releases on here...
    I haven't seen much in the way of game-promoting impartiality from you lately at all.
    Haven't seen you frequent other forums outside MHG either like I did months ago.
    I'm not a one-man crusade; in fact, I've asked that colleagues refrain from being as vocal as I have. I'm just a lot closer to the supernova than most and I expect that the burn is evident.
    There are many(!) people who share my view. Color my appreciation that if you really read what I write, I've never said anything to tell people not to support the game or not to buy MHG products, but while you stroke with that brush, see if I don't feel appreciation that you and others who only promote MHG products are the ones shortchanging the fans for personal reasons. I've drawn more V&V in six months than Dee has in 20 years.
    While I'm here, I think I'll root around and see if I'm right about that lack of impartiality.

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  4. Thank you for responding to my comments in an eloquent and gentlemanly fashion.

    Okay, a fair cop, I'll admit I've been biased towards MHG because Jeff and Jack to me ARE V&V, but if you do root around you'll find I have written about most of FGUs recent publications for V&V as well... in a positive light.

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  5. A quick search under FGU would reveal:

    http://www.heropress.net/2010/10/giant-in-playground.html

    and

    http://www.heropress.net/2010/07/meanwhile-on-other-side-of-city.html

    Not as much coverage as MHG gets, I'll admit, but still very positive.

    I'll also admit that I don't really frequent other forums besides MHGs, but that's because it is smaller than the well-established, general V&V forum and as someone who has been away from the game for many, many years I feel more comfortable in making my voice heard on the smaller forum.

    Maybe, if/when I can get my campaign up and running I'll feel more confident about playing with the big boys ;)

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  6. I'd like to see people not baste me for my personal motives and then say things like "Jeff and Jack ARE V&V..."
    I respect that they created the game and this has blossomed into many great products.
    But, to be fair, a number of other men are responsible for V&V as well, firmly planting the creators in the minority of contributors. But I get it, that's fandom. And you're probably not a big fan of mine given your first response.

    Like it or not, JD/JH/MHG are only applicants/claimants at this stage. Scott/FGU is the publisher on record; history bears this out. It's only fair that for all the folks who claim to only want what's good for the game and the rest behind closed doors to truly put their money where their mouth is.

    In those links, you did say some positive things, but they were marred by the adjectives you used to describe MHG in statements preceding your comments about FGU, again, clearly showing bias, and certainly leading the reader to believe that FGU are 'the other guys', a statement that in and of itself says 'they're 2nd best'.

    If you could really be fair, I'm sure the game will prosper, but there's MHG ad all over that sidebar and nothing balancing that out...

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