Shinobi Assault - Felipe Gaona - The problem is when you mess with people at night and they wake up they are often displeased with you and try to talk to you with swords.
Power of the Night - Felipe Gaona - I’ve always had this amusing image of board ninja just stalking people in their rooms at night for practice. So this one was in that vein that he’s not really got a goal he is just out to practice.
Cowed and Defeated - Adam Schumpert - I’m not sure I can say enough good about our newcomer Adam. This was one of four sketches he sent, all were awesome, all would have made great cards and this was his final we had no revisions for him. He used the style guide perfectly and gave us what I think is an epic looking card.
Captured Convict - Steve Argyle - The final piece showing off Kanahashi in her bounty hunter role, she’s convinced the guy to surrender and is dragging his butt back to town. I love how annoyed she looks at having to drag him back. Maybe she hoped he’d fight back more?
Lookout - Dan Masso - A spotter for a ninja in the shadows she marks the target and he gives them an accidental dart in the neck. The guy munching away unexpectantly is great.
Scorn the Weak - Felipe Gaona - The idea here was an ally or guarded individual turning and running when he yojimbo or friend took one on the head. Weak indeed.
Subtle Games - I wanted someone getting caught in a weird situation due to a Scorpions mechanics. Poor lady, I think it’s his wife.
Incite the Phantoms - Felipe Gaona - So fully admit this is our humor card for the set. The design doc called it vorpal bunny and we couldn’t fight the Monty Python joke. The play test team described it as among the creepiest cards in recent memory. We think it’s hilarious cause we’re sick in the head. Design team has however not learned it’s lesson about giving us humorous temp card names. :D
The Menacing Sky - Hector Herrera - Thunder can do more than just electrocute. Deafening and bone jarring shock waves can stun and scare the bejezsus out of people.
Greasing the Wheels - Veronica Jones - We went with some Philippine inspiration for this Mantis Yasuki piece.
Surrounded! - Franz Vohwinkel - Naga’s getting slaughtered, Franz went with variouse snake inspirations for these poor fellows, love the copperhead style one, bit unusual but man does it look good, plus it gives a bit more diversity among the naga.