Sew funny. Sew very very funny.
joshuanimation has come through once again with artwork for Mad Scientist: the Game.
You’ll recall that, much like Super Growth, I didn’t really think Growth evoked the right imagery for the game and was looking for a better card name. Super Growth became the far more appropriate Team Building Exercise but I was still left with a challenge in coming up with the right image to place on the card. I’ll admit to being very concerned that I’d once again be left in view of the finish line with no means of completing the race.
But that didn’t happen.
Here’s the great artwork joshuanimation created for the card:
With the artwork complete, its on to getting all the components in the same box.
Funnier. And much better... Also, did I mention funnier?
At the end of April I posted that I wasn’t happy with the names for the “add a card” mechanic event cards for Mad Scientist. As a result, I tossed it out to the public to help perhaps identify better, more appropriate, and hopefully funnier names for Growth and Super Growth.
Super huge thanks to everyone who submitted ideas. Its obvious you’re all incredibly talented and understand what I’m aiming for in the game. I can prove it easily because I liked all your ideas far more than mine. – KO
Out of all the ideas, I immediately realized that “Team Building Exercise!” was a much better name for “Super Growth!” and nothing ever offered seemed to capture the card concept as well.
Today I can present you with the artwork that joshuanimation created for that event card.
Team Building Exercise!
Pretty cool isn’t it?
The image so simply but perfectly captures the fun of the game and even some of the mad dash means that some Mad Scientist players employ to quickly snatch up whatever monster part card they’ve been eyeing and hoping the dice let them take out of the laboratory. I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.
Now its on to the new Growth card where I’m really liking the name “Sew What?!?” (another Demiurgus suggestion – huge thanks again) but am still having the same issue before the name changes… namely what image should I ask joshuanimation to create?
The image needs to be fun, lighthearted, humorous, and kid-friendly. Anyone have any thoughts?
Best laid plans...
Sometimes things just don’t go your way in a game.
When things go awry in Mad Scientist: the Game players are required to put parts of their monster back in the laboratory. This is evident from the creature themed cards, but also in the cards Oops and Super Oops.
Once again I asked joshuanimation to work up some imagery for the generic “disaster” cards and this is what he created:
As usual, the artwork he created was just as I described.
Now I’m just waiting for responses on card names for the generic “beneficial” event cards and then I’ll ask him to create something for them.
That done, I’ll be ready to finish up the prototype game.
I’ll need to:
- Get Superior POD to do another set of cards with the new artwork
- Find a good place to get the Lab Sheets printed and laminated
- Perhaps get another Laboratory board with the imagery on it faded out a bit more.
- Find a good place to secure glow in the dark d6 dice.
If all goes well, I expect to have a completed game ready for sale in about a month or two.