Message modified by user Tannhaeuser 2/9/2012, 3:42 am
For all you Dungeons & Dragons old-timers (and maybe some of you young whippersnappers, too), I thought I would give a heads-up to kind of an interesting project going on out there. Back in 1980, TSR released the Deities & Demigods handbook, a sort of divine Monster Manual. Among the gods that appear therein is our ol’ friend Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders — Tiamat gets a couple of notices and a pic as well.
Apparently, sometime since then some bonehead at Wizards of the Coast destroyed all the original artwork that TSR artist Jeff Dee had created of the Egyptian, Norse, and Melnibonean divinities, and now Dee is planning to recreate those works if he can raise enough pledge money to make it worth his while.
Of course, I know a lot of you out there are, like me, poor — so I am not necessarily suggesting that you should pledge. I do suggest, however, that if you are nostalgic, or even just interested, about the sort of art that was inspiring the Dungeons & Dragons crowd in the years when our beloved cartoon was being formulated, it might be well worth your while to pop over to Jeff Dee’s "Re-Creating my Norse Art from Deities & Demigods" or simply to his DeviantArt page, and revel in the sheer 1980's D&D go(o)dness.
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