I love the ads in White Dwarf. Part of it is drooling over products I never saw in the U.S., part of it is the slightly different feel of fantasy gaming in Britain, a little more of a black humor edge. And part of it is just plain old geeky Anglophilia, as I delight at seeing game companies and stores with addresses in places like Lancashire and Manchester. That's ordinary stuff for folks living in Britain, but a little part of me will never quite stop believing in a magical land on the other side of the sea.
Anyway, here's the advertisement I took a second look at last night:
Ah, yeah. That's the ticket. A nerd shop with a cool name and a super rad logo. You got planets lurking in the background, your basic spaceman with a bubble helmet and laser rifle, a comely sorceress type, Axebeard Rustbutt the Dwarf, and...
Waitaminute, is that an orc with an Tom Selleck moustache?!?
|All hail Mustache Orc!|
Maybe not an orc, but some sort of muscled-up humanoid at least. The ears are pointy but no elf I know has fangs like that. If he isn't an orc, he at least has me asking why so few orcs are depicted with sweet-as-heck facial hair.
"Worlds Apart" and this art would make for a neat add for a sci-fi fantasy campaign. Something like this: