The Image Portfolio Platinum bundle from LPJ Design is currently $49.99 on DriveThruRPG. The usual price is over $500.
LPJ Design isn’t selling tabletop RPG supplements and accessories in the usual sense. They’re selling art. Traditionally stock art will be used by other publishers looking for a more cost-effective way to illustrate their own products without commissioning individual pieces. However, with the growth of virtual tabletops and Twitch streams a wider range of gamers is now interested in buying art assets.
There are 49 different editions of Portfolio Platinum in the bundle, which makes it near enough $1 a portfolio. There’s more than one piece of art in each portfolio and the overall cost, LPJ estimate, is closer to $0.14 an image.
The LRJ license is liberal. Once you purchase the art, providing you are not representing a large publisher, you can use the art in any way you want, in streams, in ads, in products except resell the illustrations on.
I gave in and took the offer. Downloading all the art from DriveThruRPG is a challenge as the e-commerce system can only handle 10 downloads at once.
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