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Bare Knuckle Boxers - Concept Art

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Xacharias
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Boxers Concept

Inspired by photos of old-school boxers and bare knuckle fighters, I decided to start with the art work for this game project and figure out a suiting mechanic as I go. Should be fun.

Anyway, here's my first draft.

Oh, and if anyone happen to actually have a simple and neat mechanic that might fit, send me a message and let's talk. :)

radioactivemouse
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Xacharias wrote:Inspired by

Xacharias wrote:
Inspired by photos of old-school boxers and bare knuckle fighters, I decided to start with the art work for this game project and figure out a suiting mechanic as I go. Should be fun.

Anyway, here's my first draft.

Oh, and if anyone happen to actually have a simple and neat mechanic that might fit, send me a message and let's talk. :)

I would keep all the cards the sepia tone to keep with the old-time theme. Colors give an indication it's more modern than you're making it be.

Zag24
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Your poses are a more modern

Your poses are a more modern fighting stance. The bare-knuckled boxers tended to have their wrists turned, as if preparing to deliver an uppercut -- their forward one, at least.

[Aside: There's actually a good reason for this. In bare-knuckled fighting, the body is a better target than the head, because you're too likely to break your hand on somebody's head. Also, a punch to the stomach with a bare fist is far more damaging than one with gloves on. Having the forward arm with the wrist turned as for an uppercut means that the elbow does a lot more for protecting the body than in the modern stance. Try it yourself and see how the elbow moves across when you turn the wrist.]

Also, I believe that wrapping the fist in tape was only a brief thing, and was quickly superseded by actual gloves. For the bulk of the bare-knuckled era, they were actually bare knuckled. (I'm not sure about this.)

Some suggestions for characters:
Gap-toothed grin
Tattoos, especially an anchor or crossed swords.
Cauliflower ear and/or nose

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