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The key idea of the video is that having skilled artists with great intuition and instincts is crucial for creating compelling content in tabletop RPGs, and recruiting illustrators building their own audiences on social media platforms is recommended for small to midsize teams.

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    Multiverse is a platform that combines tabletop RPGs with a visual experience, allowing anyone to create content and play online with friends.
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    Games are different from tech products and require a compelling point of view, foundational decisions, and trust in millions of people, making it important to have someone on the team who is good at it.
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    Creating entertaining content is crucial for companies like Riot, and having someone with great intuition and instincts, like the artist they chose for their game Multiverse, is essential for making compelling content.
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    Artists have the same skill sets as good tech founders and are entrepreneurs, good at business, interdisciplinary, and can earn a lot of money through social media and events.
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    When recruiting illustrators for a small to midsize team, it's recommended to look for those who are building their own audiences on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter, rather than being fixated on those coming from AAA studios.
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    The speaker lacked the vocabulary of startup spaces and had to ask for clarification frequently, even though they were the only person at YC who didn't know who Paul Graham was.
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    Illustrators are crucial for startups to quickly test audience resonance, while tech offers better pay and access to talent for those transitioning from independent work.
    • Illustrators are valuable in the early stages of a startup because they can quickly produce illustrations and trailers to test what resonates with audiences.
    • Tech offers higher budgets, better pay, and access to talented individuals, making it an appealing option for those transitioning from independent work to startup environments.
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    Investors were impressed by the speaker's content, and finding talented artists is best done through social media and popular hashtags.
    • The speaker's content was impressive enough to attract investors without needing to pitch extensively.
    • To reach out to artists and build a talented team, it's best to search for them on Twitter, Art Station, Twitch, or YouTube and explore popular hashtags like #portfolioday and #pocinplay.
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