Billed as the ‘most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled’, lavishly-illustrated new book Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History is published today by Penguin Random House’s Ten Speed Press.
Authored by Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson and brothers Michael and Sam Witwer, the 448-page hardback is the officially-licensed illustrated history of D&D, featuring more than 700 pieces of artwork from the early days of Gygax and Arneson to the current Fifth Edition.
Delving deep into private collections and the archives of D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History takes the reader on a guided tour through five decades of the hugely-popular role-playing game via a treasure trove of images, from rulebook covers, magazine illustrations and never-before-seen sketches to videogame screenshots, rare photographs and classic advertisements.
The book is also available as a boxed special edition, featuring re-creations of iconic Dungeons & Dragons artwork ready for framing as well as a pamphlet-sized, unpublished original version of infamous party-wiping adventure ‘Tomb of Horrors’ by D&D co-creator Gary Gygax.
Images reprinted with permission from Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History, by Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson and Sam Witwer, copyright (c) 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.
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