Discover Dungeons & Dragons: Art and Arcana
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, all Paladins, Wizards, Bards, Clerics and others, discover the Holy Grail of Magical Books “Dungeons & Dragons: Art and Arcana”!
You cannot call yourself a true Dungeons and Dragons fan if you do not have the slightest inkling about its creator Gary Gygax and its history. But lucky for you, you rolled initiative and discovered a secret treasure…
This tome of awesomeness has been written by Michael Witwer (author of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons), Sam Witwer (actor best known for Being Human, Star Wars Rebels), Kyle Newman (director best known for Fanboys) and Jon Peterson (author Playing at the World), one by one avid players with decades of expertise amongst them.
In this book you will discover over 700 pieces of artwork. These come from each edition of the game’s core books, as well as supplements and modules. Then there is art from decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, classic advertisements and merchandise. And if you add to this never before seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs and one of a kind drafts you know you are holding on to D&D gold.
You can only begin to imagine the amounts of hours that this team of top notch authors poured into this. They gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collection of some of the top collectors. They also spoke to designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. Needless to say this book will detail and illustrate the long and wonderful journey of Dungeons and Dragons from its humble beginnings to the cult status it obtained to this day. This has never been achieved in a book before making it the must-have D&D collectible. You simply cannot keep on playing without knowing more about the creation and evolution of this life-altering game. It surely will fire up new stories, campaigns and friendships.
Dungeons and Dragons has inspired all the layers of the creative community from actors to writers and from game creators to movie directors. You will rarely come across a piece of Fantasy art, be it in written form, photography, music or other that was not in some way influenced by D&D.
I, for one, know the 4 members I want to add to my next campaign! Thank you Michael, Sam, Kyle and Jon for the endless passion you have to pursue this history.
Dungeons And Drageons: Art and Arcana is available for pre-order here
The book releases on the 23rd of October 2018.