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This full color book is filled fantasy and swords & sorcery illustrations by artists of the D&D "Old School Renaissance." These artists have created the visual imagery of recent publications focusing on playing D&D by its early rules, including works by Jennell Jaquays, Stefan Poag, Jason Braun, Christopher Burdett, and many others! The work of these artists has been published by Judges Guild, TSR, Pacesetter Games, Mythmere Games, the First Edition Society, Frog God Games, Usherwood Adventures, and many others!

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Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
June 22nd, 2011
What type of artwork do you associate with “old-school gaming”? Whatever it is, you can probably find it in this gallery of previously-published artwork. Thirty-four artists’ work appears here, and with such a broad selection of artists and style [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
April 8th, 2011
I love RPG art books. The art is wonderful to look at and often very inspiring. The "Surge of the Wine-Dark Sea" is not only no exception to that rule, but it exemplifies it. This is the best of the best of the Old School Renaissance a [...]
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April 05, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on April 05, 2011.