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Classic D&D/AD&D/OSR Art

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

  1. pakoito Arcane Patron

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    Looks like Bless to me. Protection from Arrows at best.
     
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  2. Alex Arcane

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    I dunno, the effect the image brings doesn't much match with protection from evil. The idea seems to show that he is immune to the arrows, but I don't know what cleric spell would fit well with that. I think protection from normal weapons might fit the bill, but that is an arcane spell, not a divine one. Maybe it is a spell from some sourcebook, or even one specific to an adventure?
     
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  3. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    The mace-wielding cleric is the evil High Priest Xanathon from adventure module X3 The Curse of Xanathon. The artwork likely depicts him casting a striking spell to increase damage from his mace, before he attacks the PCs. Xanathon is
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    invulnerable to all damage, until the PCs retrieve the diamond containing his life force, which will occur only after their initial confrontation.
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Wasteland 2
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  5. Bara Erudite

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    Ah okay that makes a lot of sense then. Original I thought it was protection against evil (just swapped to good or something in this case) since the spell pervents melee engagment and not ranged attacks. So I thought that's what was up with the arrows.
     
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  6. Bara Erudite

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    Anyhow back to the Art. Lets go really old here with Original Tomb of Horrors art from the tournament module

     
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  7. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex
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  8. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex
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  9. Bara Erudite

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    Lack of dark sun & spelljammer in here needs fixing. Also bonus manual of planes cover

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  12. Corvinus Arcane

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    These old pictures have so much character.
     
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  13. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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  14. baud Magister Patron

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  15. Alex Arcane

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    Neither image loads for me. But I think they load if you do this:

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    Basically, remove everything after the .jpg on the URL.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    where's the art of the black obese trannies in wheelchairs? I was told they were the foundation of D&D.
     
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  18. baud Magister Patron

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    weird, for me the second worked (that's why I posted it)
     
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  19. Bara Erudite

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    Fixed it thanks!.

    As for art here's bits and bobs from the World of Greyhawk box set. Also I feel text too can be art so I included Gygax's stat bloc.

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  20. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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  21. Bara Erudite

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    Always loved this one with the magic-user looking like hes about to break out in laughter.
     
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    I like the fighter being unsure what to do. Would you go after an Umber Hulk suffering from Otto's Irresistible Dance? You'd get some wacks in, but might also get crushed.
     
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  23. Angelo85 Magister Patron

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    Arcadia Magazine from Matt Colville features modern interpretation of classic DnD art:

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  24. Bara Erudite

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    For some more OSR era art here some more from Old-School Essentials
     
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