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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:53 pm 
 

zhowar1 wrote:Heh, I like Roslof's covers *because* they are so bright and colorful...



Love that cover of the 1980/81 D&D Character Sheets with the Blue Dragon facing off against the party of adventurers from the "Rainbow Guild":



http://www.acaeum.com/DDIndexes/MiscPag ... 1DDPC.html



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wow, I've never seen that Roslof cover before. That's really fantastic! I think Roslof is up there and often overlooked.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:50 pm 
 

right after a few days of deliberating, i have finally decided on my fave 3 pics.



so without further ado, here they are!!



at number 3



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at number 2



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and at number 1



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number 3: my favorite ever module will always be Q1. cant play it enough, certainly cant DM it enough and that pic on the cover of the booklet, sums up lolth for me. a typical drow beauty, but under it all, soooo much evil. superb!



number 2: my fave monster manual will always be fiend folio and the renevant is my fave monster. i unleashed one on a group of players once and it was one hell of a chaotic melee and for me, that picture is utterly nightmarish. it captures the mood of "OMG what the feck do we do now?!"



number 1: also from fiend folio, this image will always inspire me. i always love playing the fighter class and this is my kinda thang :D



so there ya go



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:51 pm 
 

Wow! Great stuff.



I had never thought about worst art for this thread but I think that is a great idea. I absolutely do not like the Lakey's work. Apparently husband and wife fantasy art team? The stuff is bad enough for one person much less two in my most humble opinion. 8)



The worst ever art during the 1e era belongs to a nonTSR item..........







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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:04 pm 
 

My least favorite TSR artwork is the cover of the Realms of Terror S-4.  I'm sorry, but everytime I see it, I think "Why does Drelnza look she should be a member of Kiss?"


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:50 pm 
 

How about ... "The 3 graphics you'd be most likely to have to defend against the mockings of a drooling pack 13-year-old, 3e-pumped power munchkins perusing your cherished, personal Monster Manual at GenCon":



#3:

Image



#2:

Image



#1:

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As sweet revenge would have it, you're DM'ing B2 for them at a 1e table (they thought they'd try 1e to make a mockery of it), and you say to the lead munchkin as you hand him his character sheet, "Alright, Lollipop Kid, you're playing a 1st level gnome fighter called Gomer the Galoot with an 8 Str, 7 Dex and 2 hp.  After splurging on studded leather, he had enough gold left to buy a dagger, spiffy new leather boots, and a ball-peen hammer ..."



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:55 pm 
 

I am all about what you talk about, Nels!  8)





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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:25 am 
 

Most of the aces have been mentioned, but I like this one:



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Sorry about the sticker, but I just can't open the factory-sealed baggie!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:32 am 
 

Does anyone own any Trampier art?  He seems to be almost everyone's favorite but I've never heard of anyone owning his pieces except for the PHB cover, which Gygax presumably has.  

Also, any early Erol Otus art out there?  I've never seen any of it for sale.  

I really, really hope all their stuff didn't just fall into the trash bins behind TSR during the reign of Williams.  I hope that someone at TSR then had the presence of mind to pick it up, and it's all stored someplace safe.  Sigh...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:09 pm 
 

Just about the only items are from that large lot of Sutherland correspondence and memos, drawings, and game notes that Burntwire won in auction a couple of years back. All early 1e items.



There were a couple of Tramp inks and a couple Erol Otus inks along with at least one Dee ink. Luckily I bought one Otus from them and a Willingham.



The PHB cover Tramp exists for certain. I have not heard of anything else substantial at all and that is a crying shame. Especially with all of those beautiful Otus paintings. Fortunately, I think many are in possession of some exTSR folks. As time passes I think we will see many of them come up for sale.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:04 pm 
 

Sorry about the sticker, but I just can't open the factory-sealed baggie!




Oh wait! You're the one with the Aussie Combo pack?  :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:05 pm 
 

Not me! I got this module a month ago for $7.00 from a bookstore Down Under. The baggie looks like it went with it originally, and so it stays on. The Aussie Combo pack, along with the Japanese modules, are probably my favorite foreign pieces (that I would like to get). The Jedko Players that I have, even though the contents are the same as the 9th+ Players, is bound quite differently, stitched and printed on different paper. The books I get from India are the same way. The paper is different.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:20 am 
 

I am sorry for the anti-DD3 front, but here is a link to Wayne Reynold's artworks, and I think it's fine ! I like it...!



http://www.waynereynolds.com/

  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:54 am 
 

My #1 D&D visual is the Sutherland cover of the Holmes boxed set, but I guess that's not 1e.



Trampier is the best artist, but Otus is the best stylist.



Of course you'd expect collectors to love the 'holy trinity'.



I guess if it's uniquely 1e pieces I'd have to go with killjoy's #3 right up the page. Permanently altered my ~10 year old mind.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:51 pm 
 

It has to be the PHB cover, hands down!



Here's my version of the idol........







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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:53 pm 
 

It has to be the PHB cover, hands down!



Here's my version of the idol........







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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:55 pm 
 

OK, that didn't work!



Any tips on adding an image will be gratefully received!!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:01 pm 
 

Are your bbcodes enabled in your profile? Because you seem to have applied the proper code.



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or eliminate the last bit of info after the gif portion of your url. It was funking with my effort as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:13 pm 
 

Thanks for the advice, my BBcodes are now on!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:22 pm 
 

that is very cool, richard! I think I had previously seen that at the DF boards.  :D



I can't find the image from teh 1988 or so TSR catalog that had a parody cover for PHB. It is one of the more recreated of all TSR images for sure.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:21 am 
 

otherworld wrote:Thanks for the advice, my BBcodes are now on!




It's the carriage return before the end tag that messes it up!

  
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