Thord Daniel Hedengren is addicted to words, and the stories they make. He writes fiction, short and long, as well as freelance articles and columns for various media outlets. He’s a renowned web developer and designer, and the author of Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog and The Writer's iPad, among other techy things. You’ll find him wasting away on Twitter as @tdh, or writing about just about anything at TDH.me. Thord lives in Sweden, the Land of Kings.
Here’s another nugget from way back when. Älvdalen was a fairy tale world that was supposed to become a lighthearted role-playing game, as well as a short story collection. Artist Thomas Eliasson did the above concept image, which was also made in color, but – alas – that version is lost.
While not entirely related to Project OTFP at this time, the short stories about Stiel, the Green Knight, is set in the same fantasy world as the role-playing game. The image above was commissioned from Reine Rosenberg to illustrate one of three short stories that was published on a dedicated domain for the project. It was an experiment in fiction readership online, and it taught me a lot. You’ll definitely run into Stiel in the future, albeit not in those exact stories.
The above image is a split of two variations of an illustration commissioned for Project OTFP, by the excellent Christoffer Saar. It’s a good example of the decisions we have to make during the process of making a role-playing game, as regards to style and feel.