Originally I had never expected to have a velociraptor character in the game. During a play test about 4 months ago my friend Jonathan said he really wanted to play that character. I was skeptical that a dinosaur would be a good fit for the game but I went ahead and made the pawn anyways. The velociraptor immediately was one of peoples favorites and soon after was something I couldn’t imagine being absent from the game. As I started to get closer to the photo shoot I was imagining I would probably just use a stock photo image of a raptor but then decided that it should look like a claymation model. You can see more of the process in earlier blog entries. The claws are actual animal claws from The Bone Room in Albany. The eyes are plastic beads.