I'm a Forsworn Crusader
Nov 13, 2007 02:36:23

After all is said and done I'll now be able to make one claim to nerd fame. The SOE EverQuest-themed card game, Legends of Norrath, has seen fit to include my likeness in the card set for the upcoming expansion entitled "Forsworn". I didn't know that would be the name of the expansion at the time, but apparently, I picked a decent card as it is a good card and it is a namesake of the expansion. I shall appear as the Forsworn Crusader seen here.

For people that know me IRL, it probably isn't immediately apparent, which is fine. The artist responsible for the card, Kieran Yanner, has never laid eyes on me in the flesh, but he rendered the image faithfully from the reference photo seen here.

Many thanks to Em Stock and SOE for this opportunity to boost my nerd cred. It is a thrill of the most geeky kind and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Please be sure to vanquish your foes with this card.

Keep an eye out for more cards based on real people. SOE will be including ten cards based on bloggers, podcasters, players and community leaders in this upcoming set of cards. I can't wait to see some friends rendered as LoN heroes.

Submitted by Brent on Nov 13, 2007 02:36:23 CST (comments: 17)


'Hahaha' by Cameron
Submitted on 2007-11-13 13:04:10 CST
That's awesome, Brent. You look snazzy in your mail coif and danger-earring.

'Very Cool!' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-11-13 18:13:18 CST
A huge boost to nerd cred! Nice work on the card too. I'd make that the back side of my business card if I were you... and I didn't care about getting any customers.

Now if a "Guard Brent" shows up in Norrath some day, you will hit nerd star status.

'Great Stuff...' by Julie
Submitted on 2007-11-13 21:18:41 CST
Wow, I feel like I should bow over repeating "We're not worthy"...

A card with Brent on it. Great Stuff


'Congrats!' by Jaye
Submitted on 2007-11-13 22:01:06 CST
That is so cool! Makes total sense - nice to see them acknowledge you for all the work you've done in lifting the lid off the mmo industry. Congratulations and well deserved!

'Congrats... but' by Ardwulf
Submitted on 2007-11-13 22:11:50 CST
How come you look so ANGRY?

'Thats very cool' by Dathmar
Submitted on 2007-11-14 03:28:42 CST
...but I still beating heart clasped in you hand would have been better than a BAFTA.

Only kidding.

'Very nice' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-11-14 08:57:06 CST
Wow...having that kind of thing done is almost as good as it gets. Next stop, a Prognosticator raid mob. Get Smed on the phone!

'unrelated mob in Steamfont' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-11-14 09:00:53 CST

'angry?' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-11-14 09:02:58 CST
I had very specific instructions regarding what they wanted for this. The only thing they didn't say was how to shoot the picture from an angle or pose standpoint - otherwise they were pretty specific about mood, props that might be included, etc. However I think Ardwulf is just giving me hell here...

'yeah' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-11-14 09:05:20 CST
...I saw those mobs just two days ago and immediately smote them.

Submitted on 2007-11-14 10:54:25 CST
Dude. That card is smoking hot.

How frigging COOL is that? Now I have to trade for it.

'sweet' by hallower
Submitted on 2007-11-14 11:18:10 CST
The guy on the card has a mask. Put your mask back on. Please.


'lol @ hallower' by brackishwater
Submitted on 2007-11-14 15:48:16 CST
Well done Brent, you absolutely deserve it.
2 damage! 2 damage!

'Looking good' by DamianoV
Submitted on 2007-11-14 16:18:31 CST
Definite gratz... that's like a free pass on the nerd cred express.

But seriously, were you ever truly a pawn of Justice? (lol)

'Very Cool!' by James
Submitted on 2007-11-14 18:45:47 CST
Holy crap that's so friggin' cool! Gratz Brent!

'Put it on your resume!' by mchris
Submitted on 2007-11-15 05:21:29 CST
The best thing on my CV is my high school grades. Now Brent's can officially read:

Extracurricular Interests:
*Created and have managed popular game orientated news website.
*Attended various game developer conferences.
*Plus two to attack, defense and damage on exertion.

'Winnar' by rshwayder
Submitted on 2007-11-15 09:15:36 CST
I think you're cooler than me now. Officially. I wonder if they'll do one of me to bring up my nerd cred... Time to send an email to Em!

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