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Classic D&D/AD&D/OSR Art

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

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    Orcus & Demogorgon. These aren't even _that_ old, I remember seeing them somewhere (ENWorld?) around the time when D&D 3e was released. Don't know who the artist is, but I've always liked these.
     
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    One of the first drafts for the red box art
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    I think the second version (the "not-Conan-the-Barbarian" going mano-y-mano vs. a red dragon) is a much better and more dynamic composition (and I have a ton of nostalgia feels for it since Mentzer Basic was babby's very first RPG) but this first draft does a much better job of illustrating what the actual game is supposed to be like: a team of adventurers working together to take down a huge badass threat. The lone wolf bullshit is a one way ticket to boot hill and the published cover definitely colored my first few feeble attempts to keep a character alive. I guess it's a good thing rolling up a new character only took about 10 minutes.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Wow... I've been a huge fan of the Red Box set for decades, but have never seen this before. What a treat! Thank you! Were there other similar samples from the other BECMI boxed sets?
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    So it looks like someone purchased the use of the TSR logo and are creating new games with it... then they went ahead and got Larry Elmore to do the box cover art:

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    I'm not sure I'd want to support this nu-TSR if Ernie Jr. is at the helm. His Marmoreal Tomb Kickstarter is now about 5 years late and he completely fobbed it off to Troll Lord Games to let them clean up his mess. As for the artwork, I'm glad to see Elmore is still painting after his stroke; it's not the best, but it's competent.
     
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    Unfortunately nuTSR has already capitulated to the woke mob because they posted something like "our fantasy games are for escaping", Twitter troons jumped on it and they fired the social media guy.

    If they're this spineless this early on, they'll be out of business before they know it.

    Welp, that didn't take long. Bluehair Gestapo wins again
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    Apparently they're just rebranding to wonderfilled apparently and going with WFD as the logo now.

    Which I perfer in this case. Let old titans rest and all that.
     
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