The images from amazon make this a must buy for any serious fan of D&D. The special edition is a dream come true for those of us that take our D&D art seriously. I'm ordering both. Can't freaking wait until October 23rd!Product Description
Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of "geek culture." This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork--from each edition of the game's core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.
Special Edition Addendum
Contained inside a clamshell featuring original illustrations by superstar D&D artist Hydro74, this special edition includes 10 re-creations of classic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS artwork ready for framing, as well as a pamphlet-sized, unpublished original version of the game’s most infamous adventure module and deathtrap Tomb of Horrors, written by DUNGEONS & DRAGONS co-creator Gary Gygax.
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In late October (the 23rd to be specific), this book will be hitting retailer shelves. There are two versions coming out, the standard edition and the Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set.