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Classic D&D/AD&D/OSR Art

Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by Catacombs, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Archibald Arcane

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    Where is this from?
     
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  3. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    The line about a notarized will is funny, because the 1st edition AD&D character sheets had exactly that on the bottom of the back page.

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  5. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    The cartoon is probably specifically referencing TSR 9029 Permanent Character Folder and Adventure Records, which included a page for "highlights of a character's life and previous adventures" that ended with a space for the character's "Last Will and Testament":

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    Feel like I'm going crazy trying to find this piece in here. Can't seem to find it but I swear it was posted.
    The photorealistic painting of the lady rogue saying something to a bard(?). Who made that? That style is so sick!
     
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  8. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Glen Orbik, who created the painting used for the AD&D 2nd edition Trivia Game, a portion of which was then cropped for a color page in PHBR7 The Complete Bard's Handbook:

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    He only created two other pieces of art for TSR: the cover of adventure module GA3 Tales of Enchantment and an interior color piece for PHBR12 The Complete Paladin's Handbook (doesn't seem to have appeared anywhere else).

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  9. gummy Novice

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    Damn RIP. Those are some seriously awesome pieces!
     
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    I hope this hasn't already been mentioned ITT but there's a documentary film covering the history of art in the D&D game that is just outstanding.

    Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons

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    It features interviews with many of the all-time best including guys like Elmore and Easley and many others. If you grew up looking at these guys' works you will get misty-eyed watching this film.

    It's available on Amazon if you're interested. Highly, highly recommended.
     
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    I love these old school art pieces. There is a charm to them you don't see with the new Tumblr inspired art. There is more heart and more grit. More passion.
     
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    I had no idea Mike Mignola ever did D&D art this is awesome. Did he do art for modules pre-Hellboy or something? Would love to see more if it exists.
     
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    Has anyone made this?
     
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    I thought the same thing. Some ingredients seem fake.
     
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    This drawing by Keith Parkinson appeared in Dragon Magazine #72 (April 1983) in an article about cavaliers, and it might have served as the inspiration for Clyde Caldwell's illustration for the cover of the Forgotten Realms Adventures hardcover book:

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