Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketch...

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Title:Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History
Author:Kyle Newman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B078QTFM9Y
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Reviews

  • Phinehas
    Nov 01, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

  • Julian
    Oct 28, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

  • Alfajirikali
    Nov 21, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

    This showcases some tremendous ephemera from the early Gygax days and provides a beautiful visual history of the game and its offshoots. ...

  • Colin
    Nov 05, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

  • Scott Frank
    Dec 05, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

  • Tieg
    Nov 10, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

    This showcases some tremendous ephemera from the early Gygax days and provides a beautiful visual history of the game and its offshoots. ...

    As you walk into the dungeon... Great book!! A must have for anyone who played and loved D&D!! Not only the photos but the in depth history behind that art was most appreciated!! ...

    I received this in a Goodreads giveaway. The art work was amazing. It was a massive history of an awesome game. I loved seeing the evolution from the beginning to now. ...

    An excellent look at the history of Dungeons & Dragons through its art. ...

    An enjoyable mix of the history and art of D&D. ...

  • John
    Nov 30, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

    This showcases some tremendous ephemera from the early Gygax days and provides a beautiful visual history of the game and its offshoots. ...

    As you walk into the dungeon... Great book!! A must have for anyone who played and loved D&D!! Not only the photos but the in depth history behind that art was most appreciated!! ...

    I received this in a Goodreads giveaway. The art work was amazing. It was a massive history of an awesome game. I loved seeing the evolution from the beginning to now. ...

    An excellent look at the history of Dungeons & Dragons through its art. ...

  • Krzysztof
    Dec 05, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

  • Christian
    Nov 12, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

  • Corey McKinnon
    Oct 28, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

  • Adam Whitehead
    Dec 09, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

  • Christopher
    Dec 05, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

  • Jeff
    Nov 22, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

  • Tobias Asplund
    Nov 01, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

  • Shannon Appelcline
    Oct 24, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

  • Christopher
    Dec 01, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

  • Bookwraiths
    Nov 14, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

  • Aidan Hennessy
    Nov 21, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

  • Eran Weiss
    Nov 23, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

  • Jonathan Hicks
    Oct 17, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

  • Mary Catelli
    Oct 24, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

  • Steven Leatherwood
    Dec 01, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

    This showcases some tremendous ephemera from the early Gygax days and provides a beautiful visual history of the game and its offshoots. ...

    As you walk into the dungeon... Great book!! A must have for anyone who played and loved D&D!! Not only the photos but the in depth history behind that art was most appreciated!! ...

    I received this in a Goodreads giveaway. The art work was amazing. It was a massive history of an awesome game. I loved seeing the evolution from the beginning to now. ...

  • Frank
    Oct 30, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

  • Patrick St-Denis
    Oct 30, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

  • Castle Spooktacular
    Nov 21, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

  • John August
    Dec 01, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

  • Malum
    Nov 15, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

  • Eugene Solfanelli
    Nov 02, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

    Its a history as told with and through the art of the various incarnations of the game. Some of the asides in the form of showing how art evolved through the editions for a particular theme or monster are some of the highlights. Seems to generally have the correct retrospective views o...

    It?s exactly the book you hope it will be: a thorough history of the origin and evolution of D&D, complete with tons of the original art. Well-written and terrifically art-directed, it?s a great gift for anyone who loves the game. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The history of D&D was fascinating to read and the countless gorgeous art reproductions just made it that much better. Recommended if you have any interest at all in RPG?s or gaming at all. ...

    This is a visually stunning book. In one collection there is all the History of D&D. Highly reccomended ...

    This showcases some tremendous ephemera from the early Gygax days and provides a beautiful visual history of the game and its offshoots. ...

    As you walk into the dungeon... Great book!! A must have for anyone who played and loved D&D!! Not only the photos but the in depth history behind that art was most appreciated!! ...

  • Matthew Gilliland
    Nov 24, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...

    A history of D&D. Heavy emphasis on the visual elements. Man, that early art was cheap and amateurish. Sometimes fun, to be sure. Picks up as it goes on. Also, there are maps, which gives me deep philosophical thoughts about the way dungeon crawls would be hard to make a novel ...

    The commentary on the early days of D&D, including detailed commentary on the art (and where they stole it) were fascinating and better than several other accounts I've read. Toward the end, it lapsed into a pean to 5th Edition D&D which happens to be (surprise!) a major produc...

    Brilliant and beautiful history of the world's greatest role playing game. ...

    Fantastic visual look at the history of D&D. ...

    They rolled a perfect twenty on this one. ...

    In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a different type of tabletop game. Dungeons and Dragons became the world's first and most popular roleplaying game. For thirty-four years it ruled supreme and unchallenged, until a problematic fourth edition and the rise of the rival Pathfind...

    A work of astonishing beauty and tremendous (for me) nostalgia, this book constitutes a visual history of the world's first and most popular role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. From its earliest roots, this book traces the art that accompanied the first iterations of D&D (some...

    This was incredibly heart warming and nostalgic for me. It was good to see what was going on behind the scenes at times because as a hobby enthusiast I knew something was going on. The history is brief and concise and although it is selfish to say, I wish there was more artwork. It was...

    I knew that Ten Speed Press were working on an illustrated tribute to Dungeons and Dragons. But I must have been sleeping at the wheel, for I had totally forgotten that Dungeons and Dragons: Art and Arcana was about to be released. It's only when the package showed up in my mailbox tha...

    One of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time; every page brought memories of fun, friends, and adventure. The art is incredible, and since much of it is reprinted larger than the originals, sometimes you got to see things you'd never noticed before. The writing is top-not...

    This book was everything I expected and more. Chock full of great art. Chock full of history. I only have minor minor nitpicks. The story of D&D is almost too effusive in it's love for the game. But I guess this is a love letter, not a critical examination so I shouldn't fault it...

    This is a fun, nostalgic romp for anyone who ever played D&D. I dropped out of the hobby before the second edition ever came out, so this volume introduced me to a lot of art and history of which I was completely unaware. I appreciate that the authors are willing to address the sho...

    Just brilliant. This is the most fun you can have with D&D without actually playing it. It's a hefty tome, loaded with graphics and history, produced at the highest quality. The book tell the history of the game and it's art together, and their interactions. Aside from the fact ...

    Excellent book for fans of D&D and RPGs in general. The lavish Special Edition is great, but the content of this tome is quality by itself, no matter the format. Great art, great anecdotes and a summary of the brand's history that might be overly self-celebratory at times, but tran...

    An incredible visual history of the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons. Cool to see where it drew some of it's early inspiration and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most beloved and most played game of all time. Really cool artwork featured and a must see for an...

    This is both a collection of art and a history book. It is a good read for long time fans and people that have a passing interest in the game, company and/or community. It is also very large and make a good coffee table book. There was so much I didn't know about the compan...

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    Dec 10, 2018

    Great book. A mesmerizing trip down memory lane for myself. The amount of historical details here is quite astonishing. Every lover of D&D will devour and adore this history of the rpg, which leaves no stone unturned in its effort to fully tell the story of Dungeon & Dragons fr...

    This is exactly what it says it is: a history of Dungeons and Dragons with loads and loads of art. The history itself was ok. Anyone that is involved in the hobby probably won't find too much here that will surprise them, although it is extremely comprehensive. Gary Gygax, the sata...

    When I hit the D&D hobby in 1984 there was one image that burned into my brain, an image that called out to my imagination and set the tone for my fantasy tabletop gaming for years to come. It was the Larry Elmore cover of the Red Box D&D Basic Set. The warrior lunging forward ...

    Art & Arcana is a stunning visual history of Dungeons and Dragons. It's got all of the famous art that you'd expect to see, much of it drawn from the original sources, without branding. It's also got beautiful comparisons of a variety of sorts and great art drawn from many licensed...

    This had me in full throttle geek mode from start to finish. It's probably the best book in the world. ...