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Hello hello!

I'm doing my semi-regular activity of coming cap in hand here to see if anyone would like to collaborate with me on any of my ongoing projects. I've been doing this a couple years now and it hasn't helped much, but I'm still working on things so still feel it'd be worth a shot and occasionally I meet interesting people regardless.

All of my projects are currently non-profit, I put my time in wholly for free and anyone working with me would have to do likewise. I can certainly promise to maximise your profile via plugs on Facebook and Twitter, and telling everyone I know that you're awesome, and that sort of thing. Within the parameters of what I directly need I'm fairly relaxed about schedules, quality, and so on, I'm very happy for any of this stuff to go to someone who wants a learning project or whatever. I do have fully written design documentation for my projects and am happy to produce more detail if asked for.

So, all that out the way, two projects that need your help!

Adventures of Soros (Adventure game, PC)

A whimsical text-parser adventure. I need around 35 images, 2d, about 700x500px, that will illustrate each of the game locations. The setting is a classic fantasy with strong early medieval themes, elves, dwarves, goblins, gnomes, etc. The player types parser commands (much as early 1980s games worked) to move around the game world and do quests and so on - the illustrations are the only real visuals in the game and are needed to evoke the setting better than my brief descriptions can! The game programming is around 70% done for the basic plan, and I've been working on it as a hobby project on and off for a few years  - getting the art in place is now the main block to completion.

I can also accommodate other artists on this project if needs be, which will allow me to expand the game world, but mainly I need one person willing to commit to the basic 35-image central game area.

Hetairos (Micro-RPG, Tabletop)

An unusual free downloadable ruleset for a micro-RPG/boardgame. Essentially here the job is "take rulebook, make pretty in some way". The game sets the players as a team/two teams/individuals to complete a scenario running around and exploring the ancient Greek underworld, so expect to be drawing any of Amazons, Cyclopes, hoplites, cerberus, etc. The job is very open ended for people who like that sort of thing, though I'm happy to put down more concrete ideas if someone wants them.


Thanks to anyone who got through reading all that :)

My website, the Exilian, is organising its first convention in Cambridge, England. We exist to promote independent and hobbyist creatives. There will be boardgaming, art, writing, and suchlike happening during the day, there's no entry charge (though there will be a donation box) and it should be a fairly small but relaxed event.

We also have four stands still free, so if you'd like a stand or half-stand to promote your art please email me at





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James Baillie
Artist | Literature
United Kingdom
I am: nerd, gamer, programmer, philosopher, historian, maths geek, writer, political theorist, humorist, game designer, musician, Englishman, physics geek, warhammer player, attempt at being human.


Other sites to take a look at: -> The Exilian, my own little corner of t'interwebs.

Current Residence: East Anglia
Favourite genre of music: Folk!
Shell of choice: Limpets are cool.
Skin of choice: I quite like my skin.
Favourite cartoon character: The guy with the hat from xkcd.
Personal Quote: "I am a great believer in luck; I find the harder I work the more of it I have."

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Marshall123x Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thank you for the watch, i will try not to disappoint.
JubalBarca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Writer
No problem! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :)
Marshall123x Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
AlexGilmore0811 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Hi James - Sorry I didn't get back to me regarding the designers/developer network project - if you are still interested and would like more info feel free to email me at
grellofthecentury Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! (:
Irissfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thanks for the watch!! :D
ToaArcan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday.
ToaArcan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to dA.

Watch out for the Furries.
Anako-ART Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the watch and welcome to deviantART! :3
JubalBarca Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Writer
Thankyou (or merci, danke, or dziekuje if that'd be preferable) and you're welcome (which I won't try in Francais, Deutsch and Polski because I'm actually very bad at languages). :)
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