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

  • Benjamin
    Jan 07, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

  • Phinehas
    Nov 01, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

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

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

  • Julian
    Oct 28, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Kendra
    Jan 03, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

    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...

    D&D isn't something I was into as a kid, and in fact I've only developed an interest as my own tween has become interested. This visual history was really fascinating, and I enjoyed seeing how the game and its art evolved into what it is today. ...

    A fascinating history! I especially like the pages that show the evolution of prominent monsters/characters. Love seeing how they improved on every edition/made it more playable! ...

  • Colin
    Nov 05, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

  • Vivian
    Jan 04, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

  • Hesper
    Dec 28, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

  • Daryl
    Jan 12, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

    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...

    D&D isn't something I was into as a kid, and in fact I've only developed an interest as my own tween has become interested. This visual history was really fascinating, and I enjoyed seeing how the game and its art evolved into what it is today. ...

  • Christian
    Nov 12, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

    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...

  • Ethan
    Jan 14, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

  • Adam Whitehead
    Dec 09, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

  • Tobias Asplund
    Nov 01, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

  • Zedsdead
    Jan 14, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

  • Shannon Appelcline
    Oct 24, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Guillermo
    Jan 07, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

  • Bookwraiths
    Nov 14, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

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

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Dec 31, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

  • Jonathan Hicks
    Oct 17, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Jan 20, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

  • Mary Catelli
    Oct 24, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Evol
    Jan 25, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

  • Mathew Millet
    Feb 12, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

    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...

    D&D isn't something I was into as a kid, and in fact I've only developed an interest as my own tween has become interested. This visual history was really fascinating, and I enjoyed seeing how the game and its art evolved into what it is today. ...

    A fascinating history! I especially like the pages that show the evolution of prominent monsters/characters. Love seeing how they improved on every edition/made it more playable! ...

    Nerd villian (https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lorraine_Wil...) Lorraine Williams' abominable Buck Rogers campaign setting is the only detail missing. Wonder if it's all the suing. ...

  • Nicole Westen
    Jan 03, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

  • Patrick St-Denis
    Oct 30, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

    You should know, just from the title, whether this is a book you're interested in, and if you're interested in this book, you're going to like it. The authors have a good angle here, to review the history of D&D art, which is also the history of D&D. Each chapter is an editi...

    Thorough history of the creation and evolution of D&D, from its roots in wargames through acquisitions by WotC and Hasbro, and responses to an ever growing and changing geek culture landscape. With tons of classic artwork, ads, pictures, and spreads showing the many iterations of t...

    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...

    He disfrutado enormemente este libro. Por sus ilustraciones, por la calidad del mismo, por la historia... por muchas cosas. Juega a mi favor que lleve más de 30 años jugando al rol y que mis comienzos fueran con la mítica caja roja de D&D Básico de Dalmau. He vivido casi ...

    Pros: -exactly as advertised: a visual history -heaps of terrible old D&D art -tight rundowns of all major turning points in D&D history Cons: -scant depth to the accompanying commentary -unironically hagiographic tone (extended to said terrible art, even) -the conclu...

    This wasn't so much a tour of the art of Dungeons and Dragons, although it says it in the title and a lot of art is included, but a history of the game through it's material culture. No only was the art discussed but also other trappings of material culture such as candy (sure as hell ...

    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...

    D&D isn't something I was into as a kid, and in fact I've only developed an interest as my own tween has become interested. This visual history was really fascinating, and I enjoyed seeing how the game and its art evolved into what it is today. ...

    A fascinating history! I especially like the pages that show the evolution of prominent monsters/characters. Love seeing how they improved on every edition/made it more playable! ...

    Nerd villian (https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lorraine_Wil...) Lorraine Williams' abominable Buck Rogers campaign setting is the only detail missing. Wonder if it's all the suing. ...

    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...

  • James Adams
    Jan 04, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

  • Itamar
    Jan 17, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

  • Scott Summerton
    Jan 12, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    This is a tricky one to review. As an artistic history of D&D, it's almost flawless, but the text is a dry and cursory telling of the story thus far. For what is essentially the biography of a game, there are almost no discussions of the mechanics and ideas of its gameplay. while t...

    A bit hagiographic (well, a lot hagiographic) but a good crash course in some of this history. If you hang around dnd nerds often enough you probably know a lot of this stuff, but there's a lot of primary sources and a boatload of art to make the repeat info not totally worthless. As a...

    I absolutely loved flipping through this gorgeous book of art from the 40+ year history of D & D. It does an amazing job of highlighting the contributions that hundreds of people have made to this game, and the ways it has sparked so many people?s imaginations. I?m very interes...

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

    A beautiful book, full of D&D art and some of the game's history. The history part is not very deep and does not go into a lot of detail or human stories, but this is less of D&D's biography and more of "look at the pretty pictures" within context. Highly recommended for tho...

    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...

    See raamat on üle 400 lehekülge mõõduka saatetekstiga D&D illustratsioone läbi mitme aastakümne. Mina olen kahtlemata see, kes leiab, et hea illustratsioon/visuaalne abimaterjal annab igale asjale palju juurde - seda juttu, et ükski pilt ei asenda kujutlusvõimet, räägivad...

    A monstrous look at 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons art, everything from the historic predecessors to components from every version up through today, along with virtually every aspect of the licensing it's seen the entire time. Not only do we get a history of D&D as a product...

  • Malum
    Nov 15, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    Dec 10, 2018

    Dungeons & Dragons is the greatest game ever created by humans. (Snorksplat is the greatest game ever created by aliens, but that?s just because watching two wigblorps twerm a flabbertat is the most exciting thing imaginable, so it edges out D&D by a scrotumfuzz.) Now, it?...

    Don't let the visual history fool you, this is a fairly thorough history of Gary Gygax, D&D, TSR, etc. From basement game play to corporation to being bought out with all the rollercoaster ride that implies. The compilation of visuals include illustrations from the various guides f...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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