Back From The Basement

Coff coff. Did'nt you hear my screaming? I was trapped in a humongous cobweb on my way to the basement. It took me days to get out of it while hiding from that monster spider.

But hey - guess what I found, when I finally got downstairs? An old tattoo parlor! What, you don't believe me? Well, I brought prove. Therefore you'll find 3 new sets with a total of 360 (!) tattoo motives in the insignia category: Insignia/TattoosAnimal, Insignia/TattoosMisc, and Insignia/TattoosTribals.

If you don't know what to do with them, maybe take a look in this forum thread, where I posted a few characters that I've done with photoshop some time ago. Of course you will find all the materials I used there in the new sets. So, there you go - have at it... 😉
Phew, now I'm exhausted. Wait ... didn't somebody say something about a garage sale?! Hmmm....

About Mad Jack

Native of Luxembourg living in Bavaria (near Munich) for more than three decades now. OY VEY!

19 Responses to Back From The Basement

  1. Ximero says:

    THOSE are just incredible!!! Thank you so much! So many possible applications: wings, auras, energy effects, masks, heads, spirit companions, body parts, ornamentation… just wow! (and btw, nice touch with one of the lion tattoos that almost looks like the Lux. coat of arms 😉 )

  2. Linea24 says:

    *rainbow drool*

  3. CKnap says:

    Thats awesome man! I have to ask though, how did you do your killer bee? I have a character in mind that looks so similar. Did you blow up one of the tattoos to get that design?

  4. MScat says:

    This is the best Christmas present ever…and it’s not even Christmas!!! My brain is swelling with ideas.

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  6. ams says:

    Thanks, Mad Jack!

    I like to say that with using the program for about 4 years now and all the new items coming in, I’m getting flashbacks from first discovering the site. So many new items, I actually don’t have the items list memorized anymore. Makes it fresh and fun to discover potential combinations and create new concepts.


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  8. Simon says:

    Wow! Just wow!

  9. JR19759 says:

    *Rubs hands together in glee*
    Oh this is going to be fun.

  10. ExtremelyEPIC says:

    Just don’t get trapped in the garage please. 🙂

  11. Hammerknight says:

    Thanks, these will be a blast to work with.

  12. Mad Jack says:

    @ Ximero: You mean the town-logo of Luxembourg City? Didn’t even realise it until you said it… 😉

    @ CKnap: As you said. I blew up one or two of the tattoos (not sure which one exactly though) and used just parts of them to achieve the designs. You might have to push it around a bit before you get a satisfying result, but I had fun with it. Most of the times I named the characters matching the design after finishing it since you might never know what you end up with. 😀

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  14. Jeff Hebert says:

    This is amazing stuff, thanks so much Mad Jack! I think this is the single largest collection of items to be released at once since the suite of sets was finalized years and years ago. Pretty exciting!

  15. Herr D says:

    [sound of rubbery tentacles on floor] MadJack?! I brought some rope. Tie this end to your belt, or something. [arranges hydraulic fitting to doorframe, opens panel] set the timer to retract if you like–and in case you go back in the basement? [thumps styrofoam cooler] I grew this giant fly in the lab for you–you’ll have to let it thaw after you throw it down for maximum diversion. I gotta go build some more outbuildings– [blurs out]

  16. Ximero says:

    @ Mad Jack: yup. that’s the one. lion in profile view, stylised flowing mane 🙂 been there not long ago myself, so i couldn’t miss it 🙂 (though i do miss the city itself, it was pret-ty sweet, if a bit on the expensive side)

  17. Fabien says:

    Ton of items. I’ve spotted an ourobouros, a mithraic sun, a chinese dragon, african patterns…..Cool.

  18. Trekkie says:

    Oh my. So many new items! This is exciting!

  19. DM says:

    I was tweaking characters on HM3 as usual and when I stumbled on this massive selection of tattoos, I was like “How long has this been here?!” Thankfully, not too long, haha. No more trying to put together tattoos out of the other insignias, now I can place some very detailed tribal ink on my characters. The possible combinations…hoo boy. Thank you so much!