Few titles have been forever etched into gaming culture and history like that of Dungeons & Dragons. Many games can thank it for inspiration. Novels have been written based on people’s played campaigns. Because of D&D’s importance, there have been many stories and biographies written about it over the years. What sets Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History apart is that it is an officially produced history that as the publisher’s website says, “provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy.” On hand for this event will Jon Peterson, an investigator of wargames and role-playing games history and one of the authors of Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana, and Caleb Cleveland, a visual artist and author of the picture books The ABCs of D&D and The 123s of D&D.
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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 of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you'll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork--from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus 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 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. 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.