Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Delta's DM Screen

So recently, my good friend and gaming buddy, the mighty Delta, contracted me to fashion some art for his personal DM screen.

Here is what ensued from him honoring me thusly:

Woe betide you if you don't bring your A game when you sit down at a table with a handful of dice and see this facing you. Hang on to your Hit Points and prepare for an Excellent Game !

Since I work digitally, and I like to give a pal some options, here's a couple alternate versions, one is strictly black & white, ideal for printing:

And here as if it had been printed on a TSR product circa the early 1980's. (Okay, I just colored the black as blue, but it does evoke, if I may say so myself...)

Use it in good health, Delta!

Oh, and as a bit of a self serving P.S., I am quite available as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, so if you have a gaming related product and want to punch it up with some artwork, drop me a line. I work quickly when properly motivated and my rates are fair. Contact me at bigfellamachine :at:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thank you, Reaper Miniatures.

For finally producing a decent owlbear miniature.
This fierce lookin' fella is rolling out with the next Bones Kickstarter. While I am a bit tight in the wallet to partake of that (and from the look of it they funded themselves x20 on day 1, so they hardly need my contribution anyway), I will be buying multiples of this badass bearbird when it sees general release. I do love me some owlbears, and I do love me some Reaper Bones.

Finally, a Reaper owlbear that doesn't look like a sports mascot created by a mad costume maker.

Or like he's about to fall over from excessive gangliness.

Hoot hoot hooray!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sometimes it takes time to get your produce to market.

Anty Bella haulin' a load of her sweet agave nectar. Takes time but tastes mighty fine.
I'm proud to announce that Mutant Bastards is finally arrived in an artifact format that'll survive The Big One if you run outta power cells. Go to DriveThruRPG and git yerself a softcover paperback, hot off the presses. Come n' get it!

You ain't had so much fun since you tried some of Miz Bella's special stock and didn't go blind!

My brand new mutant baby with its proud pappy & grand pappy. Evolution in action!
 Thank you kindly!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Well Tarnation!

 Them fast movin' freaks was all runnin' to get their copy of the newest retro-mutant RPG to hit the ol' information superhighway like an armadillo hittin' the underside of a truckbot. (Of course, that pack o' landsharks hot on their tails might have had something to do with it too...)

Mutant Bastards - Adventures in the New West
Goin' on about twenty years ago me and my compadres cooked up one of the earliest retro-clones, cobbled together from 2nd. Edition Gamma World and 2nd. Edition D&D with a glaze of Sergio Leone inspired Western style action laid on thick as Intensity Level 18 barbecue sauce over a hunk o' slow roasted giant iguana meat.

As a parting gift to that gaming group when life began to send us our separate ways, I created a custom rule book based on our home-brewed campaign, lavishly illustrated and packed from cover to cover with all the details you'd need to run your own adventures in the wild and wooley wastelands of the New West.

The original Mutant Bastards book, circa 1998.
And now, two decades on I've cracked open the vault, dusted off the text, cooked up a mess of fresh artwork, and whipped it into a complete RPG book for everyone to enjoy.

Check it out here at

It's available as a downloadable .pdf right now, and in the very near future it will be available as a print on demand softcover.

And further on down the line, look for expansion books, as the mutant mayhem makes its way toward the New South, the New North, and the New East.

Please spread the word and come on by and give it a look see. I'd be most grateful.

Yippy kay yay!

And there's ol' Pecos Phil bringin' up the rear as usual.

All I know is that he'd better keep a tight grip on the safety handle of that artifact grenade his grandpappy gave him, or else he'll be headin' fast in a lot more directions than forward...

Run, Paint! Run! Run!

I ain't seen ol' Paint kick up his heels and skedaddle like that since he got bushwacked by that pack o' kaiutes outside o' McQueen Springs.

I wonder where Miss Peggy's off to in such a hurry...

A gal with 2X the gams can sure cover a lot o' ground when she needs to...