Friday, August 9, 2013

Neverwinter Nights 2 - Earth Genasi

Fantasy game art from Neverwinter Nights 2.

Earth Genasi are slow to act, ponderous in thought and set in their ways. They appear mostly human, with one or two traits reflecting their quasi-elemental nature, such as earthlike skin, rough facial features or eyes like black pits. Neverwinter Nights 2 is based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. The Genasi as a racial type was overhauled in the 4th Edition with new features such as gyphs on their bodies and occasionally the ability to manifest more than one of the four elements.

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Titan Quest - Huo Qubing's Relics

Fantasy game art from Titan Quest.
An art book, The Art of Titan Quest, is also available.

Gear displayed: Huo Qubing's Relics (Huo Qubing's Helm, Huo Qubing's Cuirass, Huo Qubing's Armguards, Huo Qubing's Greaves, Huo Qubing's Ceremonial Blade)


The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Movie Scenes

Fantasy artwork from The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II real-time strategy game.


The game includes a vast number of scenes from the Peter Jackson (director) Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. Many of these are small, short clips that were played as a mini-introduction to a geographic region or a hero. Others were static scenes tinted in sepia and displayed when the game was loading a mission. We have compiled these and presented them on this page.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Neverwinter Nights 2 - Air Genasi

Fantasy game art from Neverwinter Nights 2.

Air Genasi see themselves as the inheritors of the sky, the wind and the very air of the world. They appear mostly human, with one or two unusual traits reflecting their quasi-elemental nature, such as a light blue color to their skin or hair, a slight breeze in their presence at all times, or flesh that is cool to the touch. Neverwinter Nights 2 is based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. The Genasi as a racial type was overhauled in the 4th Edition with new features such as gyphs on their bodies and occasionally the ability to manifest more than one of the four elements.

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Titan Quest - Nemean Lion Hide, Folg, Leatherskin Shield

Fantasy game art from Titan Quest.
An art book, The Art of Titan Quest, is also available.

Gear displayed: Nemean Lion Hide (Helm of the Nemean Lion, Pelt of the Nemean Lion, Bracers of the Nemean Lion, Greaves of the Nemean Lion), Folg (club), Leatherskin Shield




The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Screenshots

Fantasy artwork from The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II real-time strategy game.


The game interface makes taking good shots without user interface clutter very tricky, and the limited zoom and camera rotation further gives disappointing results. Also, while the larger units are quite detailed, the smaller and generally more numerous units had fewer polygons and didn't look very good close-up (especially the faces, even for the heroes). We instead present a series of screenshots from the game that were made by the developers and displayed while various maps and missions were loaded.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Neverwinter Nights 2 - Wood Elf

Fantasy game art from Neverwinter Nights 2.

Wood Elves are reclusive and solitary although not as withdrawn from society as the nearly feral wild elves, so it is rare, but not unheard of, to see wood elves venture from their homes in the High Forest. Wood elves are uncommonly strong for elves, but also smaller and less intuitive than most elves. Also called copper elves, they have coppery skin tinged with green, and brown, green, or hazel eyes. Their hair is usually brown or black, with blond and coppery-red occasionally found.
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Titan Quest - Raiment of Carnus

Fantasy game art from Titan Quest.
An art book, The Art of Titan Quest, is also available.

Gear displayed: Raiment of Carnus (Gaze of Carnus, Wings of Carnus, Grip of Carnus, Pillars of Carnus, Scepter of Carnus)


The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II: Rise of the Witch King - Angmar Campaign - Epilogue - The Fall of Angmar

Fantasy artwork from The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II real-time strategy game.


This page has the starting and ending movies for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II - Angmar Campaign - Epilogue - The Fall of Angmar. A detailed walkthrough for this mission can be found here.
Unlike Tolkien canon, where the Witch-king marched out from Fornost to meet Elves and the men of Gondor on the plains west of the North Downs, this mission takes place in Angmar, and probably supposes a final stand after Angmar's rout at the North Downs.



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Neverwinter Nights 2 - Wild Elf

Fantasy game art from Neverwinter Nights 2.

The wild elves were always close to nature, even more so than other elves, but they have forgotten many of the high arts and lore of their people, choosing stealth and survival over building and book learning. Wild elves are stocky and strongly built for elves. Their skin tends to be dark brown, and their hair ranges from black to light brown, lightening to silvery white with age. Neverwinter Nights 2 is based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. The introduction of the Eladrin in the 4th Edition as pre-elves also changed the evolution of the wild elves.

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Titan Quest - Eternal Ward of Tartarus, Icefire Spike, Hephaestus' Molten Shield

Fantasy game art from Titan Quest.
An art book, The Art of Titan Quest, is also available.

Gear displayed: Eternal Ward of Tartarus (Dark Justice of Tartarus, Black Cage of Tartarus, Inexorable Grip of Tartarus, Unyielding Shackles of Tartarus), Icefire Spike, Hephaestus' Molten Shield




The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II: Rise of the Witch King - Angmar Campaign - Mission 8 - Fornost

Fantasy artwork from The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II real-time strategy game.


This page has the starting and ending movies for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II - Angmar Campaign - Mission 8 - Fornost. A detailed walkthrough for this mission can be found here.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Neverwinter Nights 2 - Sun Elf

Fantasy game art from Neverwinter Nights 2.

Sun Elves hail from Evermeet where non-elves are not allowed, and therefore are less common in Faerûn than moon elves. Also called gold elves, they have bronze skin, golden blond, copper, or black hair, and green or gold eyes. These are seen as the most civilized and haughty elves, preferring to remain separate from nonelven races. Most sun elves lead a life of study and contemplation, which serves to sharpen their minds, but leaves their bodies soft. Neverwinter Nights 2 was based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, and elves were not yet linked to the Eladrin, which were introduced in the 4th Edition.

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Titan Quest - Crystalline Array

Fantasy game art from Titan Quest.
An art book, The Art of Titan Quest, is also available.

Gear displayed: Crystalline Array (Crystalline Helm, Crystalline Armor, Crystalline Bracers, Crystalline Greaves, Rimescythe)



The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II: Rise of the Witch King - Angmar Campaign - Mission 7 - Plague Bearer

Fantasy artwork from The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II real-time strategy game.


This page has the starting and ending movies for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II - Angmar Campaign - Mission 7 - Plague Bearer. A detailed walkthrough for this mission can be found here.