March 28, 2018 by brennon
While a lot of gamers probably have some coffee table books filled with aeroplanes, tanks and the like, mine are usually art books for Fantasy properties. So, in hearing that there was going to be a new Dungeons & Dragons ones, I was rather interested. Check out Art & Arcana: A Visual History.
“Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of “geek culture.” This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy.
It features more than 700 pieces of artwork–from each edition of the game’s core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon & Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game.
The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectable for the game’s millions of fans around the world.”
It sounds amazing, even from this early preview, and will be available later this year in October. It not only gives you a nice way to walk down memory lane when it comes to Dungeons & Dragons but may provide you with inspiration for your next campaign.
Are you tempted by this?
"This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectable for the game's millions of fans around the world..."