The Ironclaw role-playing game is published by Sanguine Productions. The works in this book were commissioned for the game to help give players an overview of the world setting.
These illustrations and written descriptions portray the Ironclaw world; a fantasy setting which references the Medieval period to Pre-Industrialization in a "Europe" populated by animal characters. Compiled in the tradition of a bestiary, they paint a picture of a society divided not only along class and culture, but species as well.
This book is useful as a loose reference for those interested in the Ironclaw game system, as it gives a general outline for each animal. Beyond that, the collection ultimately gives insights into human nature through the lenses of history and zoology.
Contains 41 full-color illustrations with accompanying text and commentary.
Freelance Illustrator and designer, painter, teacher and cook. His methods range from straightforward illustration to elaborate, multilayered mixed-media pieces, and portraiture. He lives in the Boston area, graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a major in Illustration, and currently teaches art.
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