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Monday, February 22, 2010

This picture is Dungeons and Dragons for me

When I first started playing, I had the Otus-cover B/X books, and the Companion set. And for whatever reason, this is my favorite D&D-related picture of all time. It just screams high fantasy, and I love it. Which is kind of weird, as most of the games I've been in have been more down and dirty Black Company style stuff.

3 comments:

Jayson said...

Although Star Frontiers was my first introduction to his work, I think I was of an age for which Elmore brought a specific D&D world to life--it clearly had its own culture, artifacts, etc.

Lots more face-painting in that world, for instance. ;-)

His work for the Mentzer series was iconic in its own right.

Stuart said...

I never got the Companion rules, but saw them in the store. I really liked this illustration and often thought about what kind of Companion level powers that sword must have had! :)

David Macauley said...

I always squirm a bit when I see a picture of someone holding a sword that is taller than they are. Still, this picture brings back happy memories of when I bought the newly released Companion box set.