April 19, 2014   32 notes
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser enjoy a Lankhmar alehouse.  (Keith Parkinson, from AD&D module CA1: Lankhmar, Swords of the Undercity, TSR, 1985.)
The “RATES” sign is small and faint, but seems to say:
Room & Board … 2 SP
Adventurers Rm & Bd … 20 GP
Ale … 1 CP
Roast Thief …
Fowl … 
Broccoli … 

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser enjoy a Lankhmar alehouse.  (Keith Parkinson, from AD&D module CA1: Lankhmar, Swords of the Undercity, TSR, 1985.)

The “RATES” sign is small and faint, but seems to say:

April 18, 2014   78 notes
Night in old Lankhmar.  (Valerie Valusek from AD&D module CA1: Lankhmar, Swords of the Undercity, TSR, 1985.)

Night in old Lankhmar.  (Valerie Valusek from AD&D module CA1: Lankhmar, Swords of the Undercity, TSR, 1985.)

April 17, 2014   36 notes
The gaze of the loathsome catoblepas is deadly to careless adventurers.  (Dave Trampier from the AD&D Players Handbook, TSR, 1978.)

The gaze of the loathsome catoblepas is deadly to careless adventurers.  (Dave Trampier from the AD&D Players Handbook, TSR, 1978.)

April 16, 2014   14 notes
An adventuring party prepares to leap into action.  (Kevin Siembieda from RuneQuest adventure Broken Tree Inn by Rudy Kraft, Judges Guild, 1979.)

An adventuring party prepares to leap into action.  (Kevin Siembieda from RuneQuest adventure Broken Tree Inn by Rudy Kraft, Judges Guild, 1979.)

April 15, 2014   34 notes
A lizardman chief watches over the warriors’ sword practice.  (Timothy Truman from AD&D module U2: Danger at Dunwater, part 2 of the Saltmarsh series, TSR, 1982.)

A lizardman chief watches over the warriors’ sword practice.  (Timothy Truman from AD&D module U2: Danger at Dunwater, part 2 of the Saltmarsh series, TSR, 1982.)

April 14, 2014   30 notes
Heroes of legend:  Yrag the Lord, Mordenkainen the Mage, Bigby the Magic-User, and Riggby the Patriarch, on their way to explore Maure Castle.  All of these characters were played by Gary Gygax himself, after Rob Kuntz became co-DM of the original Greyhawk campaign in the early 70s.  (Jeff Easley, from AD&D module WG5: Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure, by Robert J Kuntz and Gary Gygax, TSR, 1984.)

Heroes of legend:  Yrag the Lord, Mordenkainen the Mage, Bigby the Magic-User, and Riggby the Patriarch, on their way to explore Maure Castle.  All of these characters were played by Gary Gygax himself, after Rob Kuntz became co-DM of the original Greyhawk campaign in the early 70s.  (Jeff Easley, from AD&D module WG5: Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure, by Robert J Kuntz and Gary Gygax, TSR, 1984.)

April 13, 2014   26 notes
Jugglers and scholars, mercenaries and mysterious strangers, all cross paths in the city.  (Peter Botsis, from the “Urban Adventures” special section of Dragon magazine No. 136, TSR, August 1988.)

Jugglers and scholars, mercenaries and mysterious strangers, all cross paths in the city.  (Peter Botsis, from the “Urban Adventures” special section of Dragon magazine No. 136, TSR, August 1988.)

April 12, 2014   52 notes
A steamy dragon statue stands atop the stairs.  (Erol Otus from AD&D module C1: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, TSR, 1980.)

A steamy dragon statue stands atop the stairs.  (Erol Otus from AD&D module C1: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, TSR, 1980.)

April 11, 2014   41 notes
bacchusapproved:

oldschoolfrp:

Tropical jungles are places of mystery where you never know what you will discover.  But there will be dinosaurs every single time.  (Jim Holloway from Dragon magazine No. 112, TSR, August 1986.)

I love how the guy on the right looks like Larry Elmore.

It woudn’t be the first time Holloway put Elmore in one of his scenes.

bacchusapproved:

oldschoolfrp:

Tropical jungles are places of mystery where you never know what you will discover.  But there will be dinosaurs every single time.  (Jim Holloway from Dragon magazine No. 112, TSR, August 1986.)

I love how the guy on the right looks like Larry Elmore.

It woudn’t be the first time Holloway put Elmore in one of his scenes.

April 11, 2014   41 notes
Tropical jungles are places of mystery where you never know what you will discover.  But there will be dinosaurs every single time.  (Jim Holloway from Dragon magazine No. 112, TSR, August 1986.)

Tropical jungles are places of mystery where you never know what you will discover.  But there will be dinosaurs every single time.  (Jim Holloway from Dragon magazine No. 112, TSR, August 1986.)

April 10, 2014   61 notes
The bulette, or landshark, loves halfling and will hungrily dig them from their burrows.  (David Sutherland from the AD&D Monster Manual, TSR, 1977.)

The bulette, or landshark, loves halfling and will hungrily dig them from their burrows.  (David Sutherland from the AD&D Monster Manual, TSR, 1977.)

April 9, 2014   115 notes
The Rule Lawyer, across the street from The Hanged Dungeon Master.  (Pete Young, Imagine Magazine No. 7, TSR UK, October 1983.)

The Rule Lawyer, across the street from The Hanged Dungeon Master.  (Pete Young, Imagine Magazine No. 7, TSR UK, October 1983.)

April 8, 2014   41 notes
Exploring the post-apocalyptic wilderness of Gamma World.  Even money says that palm tree is sentient, carnivorous, and carrying a bigger gun.  (By Dave Trampier, I believe, Gamma World, TSR, 1978.)

Exploring the post-apocalyptic wilderness of Gamma World.  Even money says that palm tree is sentient, carnivorous, and carrying a bigger gun.  (By Dave Trampier, I believe, Gamma World, TSR, 1978.)

April 7, 2014   35 notes
Goblins attack, by Jeff Easley, from Frank Mentzer’s Basic D&D Players Manual, TSR, 1983.

Goblins attack, by Jeff Easley, from Frank Mentzer’s Basic D&D Players Manual, TSR, 1983.

April 6, 2014   2,083 notes
By Leonard Brandt Cole, a Golden Age comic book artist best known for his work in the 1940s-50s.
(Someone asked me for help figuring out the artist of this piece that has been circulating.  It took me a couple of tries but the Monster Brains blogspot had the answer in this article.)

By Leonard Brandt Cole, a Golden Age comic book artist best known for his work in the 1940s-50s.

(Someone asked me for help figuring out the artist of this piece that has been circulating.  It took me a couple of tries but the Monster Brains blogspot had the answer in this article.)

(Source: spaceghostdepressed, via sticks-and-bones)