Quick and short today. I agreed to do cinematography and video editing for the production of Tartuffe that's being put on by the theater company I'm in charge of. So not a lot of time for personal work this week.
This week I sat down and started work on designing how I actually want Harbinger's battles to look. Dawnshadow used a very static display of the back of the characters and front of the monsters, all of whom flashed when they attacked or were struck. My goal is to have combats right on the map.
Canonically, the encounters in the Shadowed Vale are random as Syn throws nightmares at Sai from nowhere, so that part isn't changing. And since I'm not thrilled about animating all the characters in all their various armors with all their different weapons from all four different directions, it's still going to use a static setup of heroes on the left and enemies on the right. But this will make it at least a bit more dynamic and root it better in the world.
Now I just have to build the thing.