I intend to continue posting behind-the-scenes development of the key Icons from the upcoming RPG 13th Age (at least the images that are, at present, available online). Here’s the description of the Lich King from the 13th Age press release: ” The Lich King was a powerful wizard who ruled the land in ancient times, and has risen from the dead to reclaim it.” Here he is in all his undead glory as reanimated by the incredible coloring talents of Lee Moyer. As you trace his development backwards you’ll notice that my original thumbnail had him more “freshly dead” or zombie-like, if you will, but our final version of the Lich King has been dead long enough to have decayed significantly.
And now a *Bonus Image*! Here’s a Lich as envisioned by D.A. Trampier in the Advanced D&D Monster Manual by Gary Gygax circa 1977. And with that I’m suddenly inspired to get back to the drawing board.