Thursday, September 15, 2005

All in the details

This seemed pretty topical, given the on going office rodent saga. This is just one of the tiny 'filler' illustrations that we had drawn for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

For those not in the know, a filler is basically a small picture that can be dropped in anywhere that there's a space that needs filling. For example, a chapter might end half way down a page, leaving not enough space to put a colour picture. You can't start a new chapter so what do you do? Put in a filler. They can also separate one section of text from another- usually if two sections are significantly thematically different- or if the page just needs a bit more decoration.

As with covers, fillers are best if they tell a story, or make a visual pun, like Ratpie above. Next time you're waiting for your GM, why not get out your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay books and see how many you can work out...

-The BI dev team


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