First of all I want to say that I just recently got hooked on Coriolis - the world and rule set is phantastic, but especially the artwork blew my mind. it makes it easy (at least for me) to be immediately drawn into the world of Coriolis, which is something I really appreciate. I really love the whole game and setting so far - and can't get enough of it.
So, of course, I was quite keen on seeing how the Icons would be depicted in the book. I flipped through the book to the pages of the Icons...
...and was completely and utterly disappointed.
Please accept my apologies, as I sure don't want to critisize the artist who drew the Icons. And I probably am missing something, something I'm not aware of yet or had false expectations...
But, apolgoies again, the drawings - especially the Gambler - look like if Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America" and Lionel Ritchie had a lovechild in the 80s and took that as inspiration for the artwork.
Maybe I am blinded by a european upbringing in regards of catholic iconography - and therefore don't see the true meaning/valor in the depiction of the Icons in Coriolis.
Maybe it is as a contrast to the amazing immersive artwork of the rest of the book, so the Icons seem more mundane and "working class" (is that how icons should be depicted?).
Anyway, I seriously expected the depiction of Icons so much differently and therefore was wondering if I and my group are the only ones who see it that way?
I'm happy for any other opinions and views though! So thank you in advance!