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Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:54 pm 
 

Kevin, here are the NobleKnight.com scans of the Roslof Dungeon! prototypes and finished art, plus art he did for a calendar:

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Anybody know the exact calendar this last one is from? Days of the Dragon? If so, which year?

Also, anybody have any of the NK scans for the Roslof Monster Cards art? I didn't snag them before they were sold (especially the Sylph - wish I had the original; I shouldn't have hesitated on buying...)

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:01 pm 
 

Those are great! Thanks for saving those and posting them.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:29 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:Kevin, here are the NobleKnight.com scans of the Roslof Dungeon! prototypes and finished art, plus art he did for a calendar:

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Anybody know the exact calendar this last one is from? Days of the Dragon? If so, which year?



The first year it came out (1981?)...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:44 pm 
 

Well, I have the 1980 Days of the Dragon and it's not in there, but 1981 is a possible candidate:

http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetai ... GenreID_E_

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:26 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:Well, I have the 1980 Days of the Dragon and it's not in there, but 1981 is a possible candidate:

http://www.nobleknight.com/ProductDetai ... GenreID_E_


I did not realize there was more than one but I have the 1981 issue and I believe it is in there...

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:52 am 
 

zhowar wrote:I have the 1980 Days of the Dragon.

IttyBitty wrote:I have the 1981 issue.

Could you guys provide scans of those covers for me please. I'd like to add them to the book I discussed here:
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Then all I need to find is a scan of the Erol Otus, black dragon cover to the 1982 calendar.
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Edit: Actually, I don't need the 1980 one because I just found it here. http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/k ... lender.jpg
Not only that, but it's the same as the cover to Dragon magazine issue 1.
But I did read that Mars has the 1982 one.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:58 am 
 

Otus did the cover of the 1982 one?? I didn't know that. Somebody lemme see it!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:08 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:Otus did the cover of the 1982 one?? I didn't know that. Somebody lemme see it!


Otus did not have the cover for the 1982 calendar but he did have the artwork for December.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:12 pm 
 

I've always liked that Elmore, when I was a kid I would try to imagine what the magic-user was trying to say to the female archer before she let loose her arrow...  
But Otus is just friggin' awesome!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:42 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:
Otus did not have the cover for the 1982 calendar but he did have the artwork for December.

My mistake. I was going by these 2 pics I found goole searching. One for 1981 & the other for 1982. Looking at it now, I don't know why I thought that black dragon was by Otus. Are these interior pics?
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By the way, thanks for posting those. I think asking for a post of every pic in each of the 3 calendars is too much to ask, so I'm going to try buying them.
It looks like 1982 was a transitionary year for the TSR artists. Otus, Dee, Roslof, Willingham etc., that had all come in about 5 years before to take the reigns from Sutherland, Trampier etc., were about to make way for Elmore, Easley, Caldwell etc. to take over. But in '82, Elmore got the jump with the Endless Quest books, and that calendar cover.

Edit: Searching to buy some, I came across this cover for 1981.
http://www.nobleknight.com/imagepage.asp?image=daysdragon1981.jpg

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:03 pm 
 

The picture on the right is a Phil Foglio and appears as the artwork for March.

Days of the Dragon 1982 contents

January - Crystal Dragon by James Holloway
February - Red Dragon by Clyde Caldwell
March - Black Dragon by Phil Foglio
April - Green Dragon by Darlene Pekul
May - Brass Dragon by John J. Blumen
June - Sardior (Ruby Dragon) by Jack Crane
July - Black Dragon by John Barnes
August - Gold Dragon by Jamie Graham
September - Bronze Dragon by Dean Morrissey
October - Silver Dragon by Alan Burton
November - Black Dragon by Michael Carrol
December - Blue Dragon by Erol Otus
January(1983) - White Dragon by Larry Elmore (cover art)

Seems like it was the year of the Black Dragon  :)

Does anybody have any opinion on what this calendar might sell for on eBay?

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:39 pm 
 

This is one of my personal favourites.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:11 am 
 

Mars wrote:This is one of my personal favourites.





Yes, that's a great pic! I can't believe I never saw it before, but it's a nice treat now to see a "new" color Otus. Thanks for posting it Jason.



Does everyone know that you can use 1982 calendars again in 2010? And 1981 in 2009, and 1980 in 2008.



http://www.wildfire.dircon.co.uk/calendar-when.html



As for Ebay value, I don't have a good idea b/c I only became aware of these recently. I see one 1982 calendar on Ebay right now with a $10 BIN, but it looks ragged and has some writing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1982-Dungeons-Drago ... dZViewItem



Nobleknight has some copies of each calendar. Generally, the better copies (some in shrink) seem to be priced at ~$18-20 and the others for less.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:19 am 
 

VermilionFire wrote:I've always liked that Elmore, when I was a kid I would try to imagine what the magic-user was trying to say to the female archer before she let loose her arrow...  
But Otus is just friggin' awesome!


He was casting spells on the arrow for
true flight........... and
exploding arrow.........


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:41 am 
 

zhowar wrote:

As for Ebay value, I don't have a good idea b/c I only became aware of these recently. I see one 1982 calendar on Ebay right now with a $10 BIN, but it looks ragged and has some writing:

** expired/removed eBay auction **



Thanks zhowar,



The next time I list items on eBay I'll probably list it along with a bunch of LOTR calendars from the same era (Hildebrandt mostly).

I'll make sure I drop a note about it in classifieds in case anybody is interested.



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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:49 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
He was casting spells on the arrow for
true flight........... and
exploding arrow.........


Hey, that sounds good to me.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:45 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:
Hey, that sounds good to me.  :D


As you know, White Dragons are more vulnerable to fire and explosions than to cold based attacks.

And at least in my games, Cold damage would be halved at best, so no damage should be expected from anything cold. So I truly doubt that the robed one was suggesting that she drop the bow and make snowballs instead.


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Aneoth wrote:So I truly doubt that the robed one was suggesting that she drop the bow and make snowballs instead.


Her outfit seems to indicate that she has a certain amount of resistance to cold. Her summer outfit must be a chainmail bikini!   :P

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