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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:11 pm 
 

dcas wrote:Could be a non-fantasy picture, too. The fighter in that pic looks like he's wearing a pith helmet.


I dunno, I still think it's TSR.  And that helmet does look really familiar, now that I think about it.  One of the TSR artists (maybe not one of the big ones), used to draw a lot of helmets like that.  Of course, it is a historical type of helmet (the name of which escapes me right now).  I'm going to flip through some books once everyone's asleep...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:18 pm 
 

For some reason the "A" series modules keep flashing in my brain when I look at that artwork.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:26 pm 
 

I thought it was a new Dee piece when I saw it. I don't recognize it as any thing particular; just seems remisicent of his style.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:33 pm 
 

My first reaction was T1 as well.  Maybe also a bit of the green-cover S1.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:52 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:My first reaction was T1 as well.  Maybe also a bit of the green-cover S1.


That was what I thought right away - "oh yeah, obviously the Tomb of Horrors.  Same green cover, but the Medusa in place of the Lich."

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:52 pm 
 

mordrin wrote:
That was what I thought right away - "oh yeah, obviously the Tomb of Horrors.  Same green cover, but the Medusa in place of the Lich."


Yeah, I see that, but the "camera angle" is closer to T1.  I don't have it right in front of me, but isn't the S1 perspective from over the lich's shoulder downward?  Maybe the DCC artist's mind is as much a soup of these images as ours are, and no specific homage is intended?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:38 am 
 

chromaticknight wrote:For some reason the "A" series modules keep flashing in my brain when I look at that artwork.

Me, too — after double-checking T1, my thoughts went straight to the A's.

My quote-unquote "collection," sadly, contains only A1 at the moment. In the past, I have owned A2, A3, and A4, but I cannot swear as to what art they might or might not have contained.

Does anyone out there in Acaeum-land want to page through their copies real quick? Thanks in advance.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:44 am 
 

I'm going to just go ahead and add the image here, since the link is already buried on the previous page. This is the item we're reseaching ... well, other people are researching; I appear to be obsessing. :)

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:48 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Me, too — after double-checking T1, my thoughts went straight to the A's.

My quote-unquote "collection," sadly, contains only A1 at the moment. In the past, I have owned A2, A3, and A4, but I cannot swear as to what art they might or might not have contained.

Does anyone out there in Acaeum-land want to page through their copies real quick? Thanks in advance.


I've got to get to bed (east coast), but here's a link to the Dee illustrations in the A-series.  Nothing there by him that looks close, though.  I'll check my A2, 3, & 4 ASAP tomorrow.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:55 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I'm going to just go ahead and add the image here, since the link is already buried on the previous page. This is the item we're reseaching ... well, other people are researching; I appear to be obsessing. :)

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There is an image inside of C2 that is similar, but it is still somewhat different.   The image I am referring to is of two adventures (a guy in a helmet and a woman IIRC) coming up from behind a medusa who happens to be in a hooded robe.  This picture could perhaps be what happened after these adventures discovered the hooded person was not a person after all.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:00 pm 
 

For some reason it reminds me of the orange cover of S2. Not a match of course but the general position of the monster vs. the characters.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:16 am 
 

It looks like Jim Holloway has his third cover - DCC#49 Palace in the Wastes (2006 GenCon tourney mod).

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:09 pm 
 

I heard a rumor that Erol Otus will be doing the cover for DCC #50, too.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:35 pm 
 

Select DCCs are being reprinted in German. Don't know the print runs, but at least 2 of them are Roslof and Holloway covers.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:20 pm 
 

goatboy wrote:I heard a rumor that Erol Otus will be doing the cover for DCC #50, too.


Confirmed.

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And Monte Cook is the author.  From the ad it looks to be a very interesting adventure.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:55 pm 
 

Interesting. Its a "pop-up." Heh. Reminds me of Labyrinth of Madness with the "rings." Might have to get that one, just because I like modules that let me physically play with them. Would be odd, since that'd be the first I actually bought.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:17 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Confirmed.

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And Monte Cook is the author.  From the ad it looks to be a very interesting adventure.  :D


That Otus art just keeps getting weirder and weirder.  :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:16 pm 
 

Well, hell, as long as bumping seems to be today's theme ...  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

... *BUMP*

I count 10 total covers for Erol. All are viewable here:

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Man, I think I need to order that #50 ... classic Otus art and some sort of weird pop-up map. How can that possibly be topped.  :)

Does anyone have #50 yet? Any reviews?


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:00 pm 
 

Whoops, missed one for Erol ... he's actually painted 11 DCC covers. Woot!

Here's the updated figures for other classic TSR artists (covers only, with DCC #'s in parentheses):

Jeff Dee: 4 (19, 24, 36, 44)
Jim Roslof: 3 (28, 29, 43)
Jim Holloway: 3 (1, 2, 49)

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Some notes for the uber-DCC collectors: I'm not giving Erol credit for #3.5, as it's the same painting ... Holloway was not the original artist for the first two releases; those are second printings ... Holloway has at least one back-cover credit, and possibly more.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:58 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Man, I think I need to order that #50 ... classic Otus art and some sort of weird pop-up map. How can that possibly be topped.  :)

Does anyone have #50 yet? Any reviews?


I haven't played through the adventure yet but the "spinny map" is pretty cool. The rings of the dungeon are held on by a little brad/rivet. At Gen Con I overheard that all the brads were glued on by hand.

It makes for a neat dungeon.

  
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