I'm not quite sure how he did it (especially since he did it with just part one of the image), but ~Pepperonie
got this one - and it was a toughie. Maybe he'll let us in on his secret. Or maybe he'll wait in the shadows until next round. Either way, great job.
Check out the side-by-side comparisons here: [link]
Currently it's a five-way tie for #1 - who will jump out ahead?The leader board stands at:
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The full title being: "Stock Charades - Special Shadowrun 20th Anniversary Edition - Image 5"
This is the 5th image from a new round of Stock Charades; namely a special edition inspired by the 20th anniversary of Shadowrun.
Even though I know almost nothing about video games and have literally no time for pen and paper RPGs anymore, I will always dig the unique concept, wacky frameworld and striking visual style of the Shadowrun universe. I suppose it is this last that I have always enjoyed most; the wonderfully dark and disparate design aesthetic that such an 'eclectic' universe has spawned.
So, in honour of the game's long run and its fantastic graphic style, this special series of Stock Charades will be based on iconic images
from the history of Shadowrun. The images in questions may come from any medium or product (core books and supplements, the video game, posters, fiction, etc.). I'll be posting these as I have time over the course of the rest of the year, so keep an eye out for your chance to show everyone that you know more about illustrations of Matrix-running, pistol-packing, drone-piloting Elves than is probably good for you.If you are not familiar with Stock Charades here's an overview of the rules:
I attempt to recreate a scene or illustration from some sort of visual, pop culture reference (in this case something from the world of Shadowrun) and YOU attempt to guess which one.Two guesses per person, and you have to be specific
; e.g. provide a link if an image of the original is available on the web, or name the book and where in the book it appears, or name the artist and give enough detail to show that you know the image.
I try to get the pose, costume and lighting as close as possible with the understanding that I do not have the ability to build complete sets, grow pointy ears or change my gender.
The first person to guess the source of the image, as documented by the date/time stamp of your comment or note, is the winner.
"And what do I win," you ask? Each winner will receive the satisfaction of knowing that you know so much about this sort of thing that your real name is Mr. Johnson. Also, if we should ever meet in the real world I will buy you the coffee beverage of your choice. But wait, there's more
: at the end of this special Stock Charade series the person with the most wins will receive something from my personal collection of Shadowrun swag. (In the event of a tie the winner will be decided via random drawing.)
-----------------------------------------** Shadowrun Image Disclaimer **
Shadowrun is a game about fantasy races and creatures in a cyberpunk future where magic works. That sentence alone should excuse anything
you may see depicted in these pictures.
In case that is not enough for you, however, please understand that we all know
that people in the real world who know what they are doing do not
use swords, guns, bows, magic arrows, ropes, technology, clothing, keyboards, uncanny targeting systems, et cetera in the ways depicted here. Our disregard of reality and proper technique is quite intentional.