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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:23 pm 
 

...is that from a particular module/adventure?  Just curious.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:05 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:...is that from a particular module/adventure?  Just curious.


a DM of our games once (when i was a player), had an adventure, where that room was in it. i climbed up to get one of the gems and a gas turned me to stone  :D

the party were really cool and carried me around til they got back to the next town and got me sorted :)

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:36 pm 
 

No. It was a painting of a really hard to find sculpted figure. Sometimes they pop up on eBay. :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:50 pm 
 

Truthfully, I think that there is a real story to it, but I cant remeber exactly what it is.  For some reason, I think that it relates to something that happened in the early days in EGG's Castle Greyhawk, but I am not 100% sure if thats it or not.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:24 am 
 

FWIW, I'm not aware of any specific adventures tied to any of the 1e cover paintings (well, other than the DMG cover adventure elements Rob wrote up for his ERKME newsletter in homage to DCSIII).


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:37 am 
 

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There is no story or actual game connection. (L3 has such a room but that is after the painting's completion)

I do know that the adventurers are supposed to be self portraits of Dave Trampier at different points in his life, except the one wizard dude - that is supposed to be Gygax. That is from Gary Gygax and confirmed by DCS III. Also, that is DAT and his girlfriend peering around the edge of the DM screen!


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:40 am 
 

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:01 am 
 

I've read on the current WOTC website that someone has linked the statue to a representation of Orcus.
You should check the article on the evolution of PH here:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dn ... /20060602a

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:44 am 
 

I've always wanted to know who the idol is supposed to be.  Doesn't quite match Orcus as described in trhe MM, especially as there are no wings.

Still it's as good as anything else I have heard.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:30 pm 
 

FWIW, that idol was made into a demon in HackMaster, specifically, the Type XI Demon, known as Pagnyr'Parkus. 18 HD, 120 HP, HackFactor 119 (about equal to an Adult Red Dragon in power, or thereabouts). Pretty cool, actually.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:27 pm 
 

I asked Gary himself, and like an idiot, I said the wrong artist name.
At any rate, he gave an informative answer.
http://www.enworld.org/showpost.php?p=3381011&postcount=702

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