Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana [Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]: A Visual History (Hardcover)

Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana [Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]: A Visual History (Hardcover)


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A deluxe, special edition package containing posters, ephemera, and the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game as told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations 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.

Contained inside a clamshell featuring original illustrations by superstar D&D artist Hydro74, this special edition includes 10 poster-sized re-creations of classic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS artwork, as well as a pamphlet-sized, unpublished original version of the game’s most infamous adventure module and deathtrap Tomb of Horrors, written by DUNGEONS & DRAGONS co-creator Gary Gygax.

About the Author:

MICHAEL WITWER is the author of the critically acclaimed empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons, a Geek Dad Best Book of 2015. Michael is widely considered an expert on the D&D history and has spoken on the topic at Google as part of its Google Talks series, on NPR'sAll Things Considered, as well as a major book and gaming conventions such as the Boston Book Festival, Gen Con, and Origins.

KYLE NEWMAN is a writer/director whose directorial work includes Fanboys written by Ernie Cline, starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen; Barely Lethal, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jessica Alba; and music videos for artists including Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift. Newman also produced the critically acclaimed documentary Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. His clients include Microsoft, Interscope Records, Starz, Coca-Cola, Entertainment Weekly, and Lucasfilm.

JON PETERSON is a widely recognized authority on the history of games. His book Playing at the World was called "the first serious history of the development of Dungeons & Dragons" by the Village Voice. He has contributed to academic anthologies on games including Zones of Control and the forthcoming role-playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations. Jon also writes for gaming and geek culture websites including BoingBoing, the Escapist, and Gamasutra, as well as his popular RPG history blog, playing at the world.blogspot.com.

SAM WITWER is an actor whose work includes leading roles in the SyFy series Being Human, for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award, and the Star Wars Saga, where he brings various characters to life in video games, film, and television—including an Emmy-nominated performance as the voice of Darth Maul. He has also been featured once Upon a Time, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Stephen King’s The Mist, and Dexter. He has been an avid Dungeons & Dragons player since age 11.

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Official Release Date Oct 23, 2018
Language English
Genre Misc. Book
Version  US
Pages 448
PAX-Code PAX0009777414
Catalog No.  ISBN0399582754
Item Code  9780399582752

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