Music, bards, wine, and comfortable cushions: take part in this joyful banquet, listening to the fables and tales of lost civilizations in a world of bronze and blazing sun.
What is Fragments of the Past?
Fragments of the Past is a PDF narrative artbook with a collection of Homeric-like tales, myths and legends.
The project was born from a decade long Roleplaying game chronicle. A series of other books set in the same world is already under development: the next one will feature more lore and myths + a sourcebook to create your own adventures in the world of Askedoria.
This has got incredible mythic energy, it really feels like a story from an ancient time, a time of beasts and bloodshed, of gods and death.
This definitely feels like a Homeric tale, I love it!
Beautiful worldbuilding. 3 short paragraphs and I'm already completely enamoured with your world.
The only reason I am on this sub is that I enjoy the art and stories. I gotta say, this is some of the best art I have seen! (And if not best, I like it the best).
It’s wonderful. Your narrative reminds me of Calvino’s “Invisible Cities.” Similarly evocative and magical. And the art is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
This. This is why I joined this sub. This is AWESOME. The names evoke Greecian mythos, and the artwork is a
mix of that and Ancient Egyptian tombs (the hands look mummified). SO. COOL.
Dude this looks legit. Like actual ancient artwork.
They're seriously stunning- I can't imagine how much research you did for this. You've captured the nautical and floral themes of Minoan artwork so well that I can instantly place the setting. I love the character's costume as well.
It really is stunning. You have such a great depiction of the environment! I feel like I can feel the heat of a Mediterranean-like sun hit the back of my neck as I look at the map. The dusty smell of academic buildings
and dried paint, the attention to detail is just stunning with the freeze and Greek-like mosaic tilings, you should be really proud it looks amazing!
What to Expect
73 pages of myths, fables, geographical and cultural information inspired by the style of ancient bards, historians, and Mediterranean folklore.
The tragic tale of the oracle Tumsilt and the Mercenary Prince Diosconis.
32 artworks of environments, characters, props, and maps.
Short novels that can be enjoyed both as fiction and as an inspiration to set your RPG adventures in the vast Ophiotaurus Ocean.
Who is the Reader of Fragments of the Past?
A history, archaeology, mythology and fantasy enthusiast. A person who likes to explore, travel. Somebody who plays roleplay games from Zelda to Baldur’s Gate.
I am Massimiliano Nigro, a Worldbuilder. Concept-art, illustration and writing are my favourite tools to create coherent worlds and cultures. I work mainly for the videogame, illustration and movie industry.
For any business inquiry, if you want to follow my mentorship program or if you have something to say or ask, you can write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out on social media.