Where can I pre-order this?!
Several months ago I heard @jasoncordova talking about Masters of the Universe as a formative sword & sorcery inspiration (possibly in relation to Storm Riders in Codex) and I had kind of forgotten how into it I was as a kid.
This prompted me to start watching some old episodes of MotU/She-Ra and to listen to The Wizard’s Nightshirt
I recently got some production drawings and cels and I love them!
I was probably talking about the LotFP Carcosa, which I consider to be a serious, non-toy commercial version of MotU.
That’s what it was!
It totally flicked a switch for me and made me want to explore that stuff again.
Eternia truly is a hostile environment full of swamps, tar pits and ravines populated by wolfbats.
When I was a kid, I thought He-Man was was too childish for my refined 10 year old sensibilities. I prefered Thundarr the Barbarian, which I have seen as much more cool and mature (it really wasn’t). I like that it was set in post-apocalyptic earth. I still hope to run some science-fantasy vaguely based on it.
I always thought it was a cheap He-Man knock-off, but It actually pre-dated He-Man. Now I feel like a hpister.
Thanks for bringing back memories @cosmicwimp, love the art!
Oh man, Thundarr was one of my top shows as a kid. I probably had a Sun Sword in my hand even more often than a lightsaber! I picked up the series on DVD last year and it is still great.
Thundarr the Barbarian crossed with early 80s Heavy Metal magazine (esp. anything by Moebius) is the visual aesthetic for my upcoming Ultraviolet Grasslands campaign!