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TailWinds Game Concept by Altalamatox TailWinds Game Concept by Altalamatox
High time for a TailWinds update!

TailWinds is a tabletop RPG being developed by ~MFox87, set in the 1940s, populated by talking animals, involving aircraft and hijinks and copious puns and for which I've been recruited to do character art and design for.

There's the concept art behind that group shot of our motley pirates, mostly figuring out what our anthros were going to look like.

The bottom project was a brace of example characters for each of the 'classes' players create their characters under, each class having its own set of perks and bonuses. Kit and I are both fond of the Sidekick class, derpy characters who go out of their way to fall into obvious traps, get kidnapped, and basically land their party into the deep doo.

Fighters are all offense. Detectives are intelligent and sly. Rogues are sneaky and light on morals. Specialists are experts in some field of choice. Adventurers are skillful, daring leaders.


I'm curious: which class would you want to create a character as?


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Moar TailWinds


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Check ~MFox87's page for more info on the game and how to join in the beta testing.
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:iconcoyoteesquire:
CoyoteEsquire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
I am always in awe by how awesome your character designs are. You have a great skill!
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:iconjhmirda:
JHMirda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Totally awesome characters.
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:iconr3aperwolf:
R3aperWolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I really liked the little rambo fish, the frilled lizard and most of all... green koopa turtle. :P
Green koopa turtle not good with edges.

-late-
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:iconepicteawater:
EpicTeaWater Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Tiny Rambo Fish made me laugh xD Really gorgeous designs! :D
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:iconarcanelollipop:
ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Probably Specialist or Rogue, maybe Adventurer....but only if I get to be a Jesus lizard with a whip. Dude is cool.
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:iconleprapotilas:
Leprapotilas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely an adventurer! They seem really interesting.
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:icongsnail:
GSnail Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, these designs are so cool. They make me want to learn more about the game, really sold it just with the art. You're good at that.

I would probably be in specialist class. I have never played RPGs before, but I feel that i'd be the one-skill person in the team.
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:iconbryano37:
Bryano37 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
You are an amazing artist!
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:iconphageous:
Phageous Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'd go for the Detective class. Or maybe Specialist. Although part of me just really wants to be that frilled lizard. He looks super rad.
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:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHH gjrtnhmty the diversity in all of these anthros is fantastic. It's really neat seeing things like sword fish and dodo birds!
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:iconliz-rosethorn:
Liz-Rosethorn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love those adventurers, I would probably go for a navigator though.
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:iconi-haz-a-doodle-plex:
i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These character designs are gorgeous :D
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
I love all your characters' design!
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:iconmoorecreativity:
MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
very awesome!
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:iconastralwolfen:
AstralWolfen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the Rogue classes look like a bundle of fun! I love your concepts c:
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:iconcptphoenix:
CptPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cannot wait!
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:iconwildmagic-warrior:
Wildmagic-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Spy Class would be freaking awesome!
Either that or a Rogue; the femme fatale panther would be a brilliant character to play.
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:iconthedaymann:
TheDayMann Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Reminds me a bit of Sly Cooper. Mainly with the espionage and the animals. If this game existed now I probably would live in my room and never come out.
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
lol this concept reminds me of lackadaisy. Great characters, I'd go for rogue!
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:iconapollyna:
Apollyna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you like Cats Don't Dance?

Hilariously seemingly-off-topic question aside, these are incredible to look at. Good work!
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
It's mentioned to me now and then but I've never seen it. Should it be on my to-watch list?

Hey, thank you very much! :)
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:iconmfox87:
MFox87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
The main character is a little bland, marring an otherwise wonderful film. The character design is too much fun and the characters are wonderful. I'd give it a watch, but keep low expectations. x3
Also, yes- Rosie has those cat proportions. xD
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Most animated films can keep me interested just for the design/execution of the thing, so I'll see if I can find it around. (:

Ha, well, cats do lend themselves to the long body, short legs thing. Sometimes it's the most fun to just make critters walk like humans with the bodies they've got.

On a slightly related note, I swear putting pants on these guys is consistently the hardest part of their designs. XD Animals were just not built for trousers.
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:icondragonessdeanna:
DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Adventurer for me!
But I will simply never tire of your work. ^-^
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:iconbrokenrenamon:
brokenrenamon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I would be the specialist class.

Great work here, I cannot wait to find this game.
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:iconimaginationhaven:
imaginationhaven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing, I really want to find this game now.

Hmm, a class... how about Rogue (big fan of loose morals)
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:iconarhasen:
Arhasen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Specialist Class FER SURE!!!! And I'm in love with the detective Penguin. :D

Is this going to be a legit game to play?!?!?!? 8D
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:iconmfox87:
MFox87 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It is, as a pen and paper, dice-rolling, tabletop type of game. :3
I'm afraid not as a video game or anything, although that would be pretty awesome, wouldn't it? x3
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:iconjillamos:
jillamos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
In that case I would play it. (I'm old school and refuse to understand online RPGs. Especially World of Warcraft).

I LOVE these characters. Totally reminds me of 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'. Football scene.

I love the bat character. You have a wonderful variety of animals, AND you don't go by their stereotypes! (i.e. boxer kangaroo) I would like to see an Aye-Aye in this RPG though. :)
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:iconmfox87:
MFox87 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You can thank the artist for that variety. xD I think Tox gets bored drawing ordinary animals.
But the art is just lovely and I can't take credit for it. x3
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
(Heehee. I think Tox gets bored of seeing other people flood the internet with the same few 'cool' animal species. I'm looking at you, wolf people.)
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:iconarhasen:
Arhasen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WOULD BUY IT!!!!! (both versions...and if there were books.... or a movie... I would. The characters look phenomenal!
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:icon19646:
19646 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wanna play it OwO
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:iconphyllipa:
Phyllipa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome! I love the character brought through the different animals, so well done
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:iconpeekajinx:
Peekajinx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Awesome designs. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite. I have to say, I always highly enjoy seeing your work. I absolutely love your style and find it very inspirational.
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:iconmiss-poh:
miss-POH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love de croc girl!
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:iconshenachie:
Shenachie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Fem Rogue Raccoon (a 'Hana Solo', if you please) with good friends/connections in the other specialties! If I can't do it, I know a guy/gal who can!
:ahoy:
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:icondunklayth:
Dunklayth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice *o* I love Hedgohog ! It's cute :squee:
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:iconzombiesrawr:
ZoMbIeSrAwR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow such amazing characters! I'm already dying to play the game ^.^
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:iconkrvavisale:
KrVaViSaLe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
my eyes enjoying candies
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:iconcaptainjacksluv:
CaptainJacksLuv Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I love these so much! Your 1940s style anthro animals are so delightfully dapper ;)
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:iconaudisey:
Audisey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd go with the rogue class for two reasons: femme fatale panther is simply awesome, and the raccoon reminds me of a more Indiana Jones version of Sly Cooper. <3
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:iconleyk-63:
LeyK-63 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is so creative :D I'm impressed by all the character designs you've come up with as much as your style!
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:iconjenbuggg:
JenBuggg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your anthros so much!
amazing job :XD:
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:iconhyenateeth:
HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The "green" turtle was a definite giggle. I think I'd have to go with a rogue or specialist (explosives) for my part, just because either lends itself well to zany/badass characters. All of this is awesome, though, and I love your pirate!zebra.
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
...I want a pet Rambo Fish. Can I just... have one and keep it forever?

I think I would play an Adventurer a la Don Karnage from the TaleSpin cartoon. He was an air pirate before air pirates were cool. I will be best frenemy rivals with the raccoon smuggler. (Also that Komodo dragon chappie is TERRIFYING. D: )
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:iconprincessravens:
princessravens Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want the Komodo dragon, he looks pretty badass
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:iconskeletalgrin:
skeletalgrin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this, and probably a rogue, gotta keep with mah ways.
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:iconhoneyandchai:
HoneyandChai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautifully drawn. I usually go for the specialist class like engineering or medic.
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:iconmoonlightsblood:
MoonlightsBlood Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Rogue class, I always play them
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