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[5e] What are your top 5 favorite illustrations in the DMG?

Post by shesheyan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:51 pm

Too hard to choose just one, as was pointed out in the PHB thread.

TOP 5
- Medusa on p83
- Knight on p98
- Underwater thief p117
- The gate p124
- Wizard laboratory p 215

Best Party Illustration:
- The trio on p 243

Special Mention :
- The Magic items section for its generous, beautiful and full color illustrations.

Mapping :
- The birds eye view of the fortified town on page 115

Best Spoof Award goes to :
- The LOTR composition of the Modrons searching for the adventurers on page 42.

I know that is more than 5... ;)

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Re: [5e] What are your top 5 favorite illustrations in the DMG?

Post by Hugin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:38 am

So I just flipped through the whole book to come up with my top 5 - and it ended up that you already had 4 of them (pgs 83,98, 215, and 243). I also whole-heartedly agree with the special mention of the magic item section. Fantastic!

The one that you didn't mention that made my top 5, was pg 96, the undead (and/or death cleric?). I love the composition of its skin and overall pose.

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Re: [5e] What are your top 5 favorite illustrations in the DMG?

Post by shesheyan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Hugin wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:38 am
So I just flipped through the whole book to come up with my top 5 - and it ended up that you already had 4 of them (pgs 83,98, 215, and 243). I also whole-heartedly agree with the special mention of the magic item section. Fantastic!

The one that you didn't mention that made my top 5, was pg 96, the undead (and/or death cleric?). I love the composition of its skin and overall pose.
It is a very good illustration. The way the light reflects on the purple-gray skin gives it a very cryptic ambiance.

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Re: [5e] What are your top 5 favorite illustrations in the DMG?

Post by RobJN » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 pm

The spellcaster on page 283. I like the lighting and the palette.

Page 7's chapter opener. That would be fun to map. For the PCs, at any rate ;)

Page 111's "environments" illustration. I get cold just looking at it. Which, in the Texas summer, is a good thing.
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